Mark Sheppard (birth name: Mark Andreas Sheppard), a British actor and musician, was born in London on 30th May 1964. He is of an Irish-German background. Currently he lives in Los Angels with his wife, Jessica and two sons, Maximilian and William. From an early age he became interested in music, and at the age of 15, he became a professional musician, touring as an artist with bands including Robyn Hitchcock, The TV personalities and the Irish group Light a Big Fire. He rose to become a session musician, and as a session musician, he recorded albums for many groups throughout Europe and eventually moved to the US where he formed the LA group School of Fish. He has also worked in films and television. Prior to Bionic Woman he was most recently seen on American television in David Eick's other endeavor for NBC Universal, Battlestar Galactica.