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Mark Tinker

Mark Tinker
Born (1951-01-16) January 16, 1951
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Director
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Kristin Harmon (1988–2000); Chandra West (2005-present)
Mark Tinker (born January 16, 1951) is an American television producer and director. Tinker was an executive producer and regular director on the HBO series, Deadwood. Prior to Deadwood, Tinker served as a director/producer on NYPD Blue which was co-created by Deadwood writer, David Milch. Tinker has also directed episodes of Grey's Anatomy, St. Elsewhere, Private Practice and L.A. Law.


  • Personal life 1
  • Career 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal life

Tinker was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Ruth Prince (née Byerly) and former NBC chairman Grant Tinker, and the brother of John Tinker, with whom he worked on St. Elsewhere. His stepmother was Mary Tyler Moore, who married Grant Tinker in 1962 and divorced him in 1981.

Tinker born in Stamford, Connecticut[1] and graduated from Syracuse University in 1973.[2] Formerly married (1988–2000) to the actress and painter Kristin Harmon, he married actress Chandra West in October 2005.[3]


Tinker joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as an executive producer and director for the third and final season in 2006. The series was created by David Milch and focused on a growing town in the American West. Tinker directed the episodes "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood",[4] "Unauthorized Cinnamon",[5] "A Constant Throb"[6] and "Tell Him Something Pretty".[7]

Tinker last collaborated with David Milch on the short-lived HBO drama series John from Cincinnati, which began airing in June, 2007. Tinker directed the pilot and served as executive producer.


  • Private Practice
    • episode 1.01 "In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else" (2007) TV Episode
    • episode 1.03 "In Which Addison Finds the Magic" (2007) TV Episode
    • episode 1.08 "In Which Cooper Finds a Port In His Storm" (2007) TV Episode
    • episode 2.01 "A Family Thing" (2008) TV Episode
    • episode 2.08 "Crime and Punishment" (2008) TV Episode
    • episode 2.12 "Homeward Bound" (2009) TV Episode
    • episode 2.16 "Ex-Life" (2009) TV Episode
    • episode 2.19 "What Women Want" (2009) TV Episode
    • episode 3.01 "A Death in the Family" (2009) TV Episode
    • episode 3.07 "The Hard Part" (2009) TV Episode
    • episode 3.10 "Blowups" (2009) TV Episode
    • episode 3.16 "Fear of Flying" (2010) TV Episode
  • John from Cincinnati
    • episode 1.01 "Pilot"
  • Deadwood
    • episode 3.01 "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood" (2006) TV Episode
    • episode 3.07 "Unauthorized Cinnamon" (2006) TV Episode
    • episode 3.10 "A Constant Throb" (2006) TV Episode
    • episode 3.12 "Tell Him Something Pretty" (2006) TV Episode
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005)
    • episode 2.27 "Losing My Religion" (2006) TV Episode
    • episode 2.05 "Bring the Pain" (2005) TV Episode
  • NYPD Blue (1993)
    • "Frickin' Fraker" (2003) TV Episode
    • "Danny Boy" (1998) TV Episode
    • "Top Gum" (1998) TV Episode
    • "Hammer Time" (1998) TV Episode
    • "A Box of Wendy" (1998) TV Episode
  • Philly (2001) TV Series
  • Brooklyn South (1997) TV Series
  • Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) (TV)
  • ER
    • "Going Home" (1994) TV Episode
  • Chicago Hope (1994) TV Series
  • L.A. Law
    • "Dead Issue" (1994) TV Episode
    • "God Is My Co-Counsel" (1994) TV Episode
    • "Foreign Co-respondent" (1993) TV Episode
    • "Book of Renovation, Chapter 1" (1993) TV Episode
  • Civil Wars (1991) TV Series (1991–1993)
  • Babe Ruth (1991) (TV)
  • N.Y.P.D. Mounted (1991)
  • Our Shining Moment (1991)
  • My Old School (1991) (TV)
  • Capital News (1990) (TV)
  • Private Eye (1987)
  • St. Elsewhere' (1982) TV Series (1982–1988)
  • Making the Grade (1982) TV Series
  • The White Shadow (1978)
  • The Bob Newhart Show
    • "Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod" (1978)


  1. ^ Mark Tinker bio
  2. ^ Bruce Greenwood Is John From Cincinnati
  3. ^ Mark Tinker biography, HBO John From Cincinnati, Deadwood webpages at
  4. ^ Mark Tinker (6/11/2006). "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 1. HBO.
  5. ^ Mark Tinker (7/23/2006). "Unauthorized Cinnamon". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 7. HBO.
  6. ^ Mark Tinker (8/13/2006). "A Constant Throb". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 10. HBO.
  7. ^ Mark Tinker (8/27/2006). "Tell Him Something Pretty". Deadwood. Season 3. Episode 12. HBO.

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