Mark Damon

Mark Damon (born Alan Harris on April 22, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American film actor and producer. He started his career in his native country first appearing on several television shows. He signed a contract with 20th Century Fox and their Regal Pictures affilliate appearing in such films as Between Heaven and Hell (1956) and Young and Dangerous (1957). During the 1960s he was featured in Roger Corman's House of Usher. In an attempt to boost his career, he relocated to Italy, where he starred in several spaghetti westerns and B-movies, playing either the hero or the antagonist. He was the only actor to appear in both The Longest Day and The Shortest Day. He eventually gave up acting in the mid-1970s to become a film producer. His production and releasing company Producers Sales Organization distributed several American films such as The Final Countdown and Prizzi's Honor in foreign markets and distributed Das Boot in the United States. As a production company Damon's company helped finance Never Say Never Again and Once Upon a Time in America.


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