Flip Mark in Guestward Ho!, circa 1961.
Philip Mark Goldberg
December 22, 1948
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation||Former child actor|
Flip Mark (born Philip Mark Goldberg in New York City on December 22, 1948)is an American former child actor, active primarily from 1959-1969.
The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
The term child actor or child actress is generally applied to a child acting on stage or in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began their acting career as a child. To avoid confusion, the latter is also called a former child actor. Closely associated is teenage actor or teen actor, an actor who reached popularity as a teenager.
Mark's first role was at the age of ten as "Flip Rhinelander" in the 1959 film The Journey , starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr. That same year, he appeared as Robbie Adams in "Another Day Another Dollar" of the NBC anthology series Alcoa Theatre . In 1960, he played 11-year-old George MacKay in the Doris Day and David Niven film, Please Don't Eat the Daisies . In the 1959-1960, television season, Mark appeared five times with Jon Provost as play-mate "Flip Rogers" on the CBS series, Lassie in episodes entitled "The Whopper", "Alias Jack and Joe", "Champ", "The Alligator", and "The Wallaby".
A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving picture, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images. This optical illusion causes the audience to perceive continuous motion between separate objects viewed in rapid succession. The process of filmmaking is both an art and an industry. A film is created by photographing actual scenes with a motion-picture camera, by photographing drawings or miniature models using traditional animation techniques, by means of CGI and computer animation, or by a combination of some or all of these techniques, and other visual effects.
The Journey is a 1959 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak. A group of Westerners tries to flee Hungary after the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It stars Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Jason Robards and Robert Morley. Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner were paired again since they starred in The King and I in 1956, where he had an Oscar-winning performance. The Journey was shot in Metrocolor.
Yul Brynner was a Russian-American film and stage actor.
In 1960, Mark appeared as "Junior" in the episode "My Brother, the Hero" of the NBC sitcom, The Tab Hunter Show .. In 1961, Mark appeared as "Dennis" in the episode "A Friend to Man" of the syndicated television series The Brothers Brannagan . He also appeared as "Tommy" in the January 22, 1961, episode "Jack at Supermarket" of CBS's The Jack Benny Program .
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Mark was also cast as Brook Hooten on Guestward Ho! . Thereafter, he appeared in guest shots in four CBS series, Have Gun - Will Travel , The Andy Griffith Show , General Electric Theater , and My Favorite Martian .
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In the 1962-1963 season, he had a regular role as Larry Walker in CBS's Fair Exchange .
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In 1964, Mark appeared as 15-year-old Kenny Hallop in the episode "Taps for a Dead War" of ABC's drama The Fugitive .The same year, he appeared as Kenny Benjamin in the episode "The Special One" of the ABC science fiction series The Outer Limits .
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"The Special One" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 6 April 1964, during the first season.
Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that has been called the "literature of ideas". It typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, time travel, parallel universes, fictional worlds, space exploration, and extraterrestrial life. It often explores the potential consequences of scientific innovations.
From 1964-1969, Mark guest starred in several sitcoms, The Lucy Show in the episode "Lucy and the Missing Stamp"and Mister Ed on CBS, The Patty Duke Show on ABC, and The Mothers-in-Law on NBC. He then appeared as Fitzgibbons in the 1966 episode "The State v. Chip Douglas" of CBS's My Three Sons .
From 1965-1966, Mark appeared as the first Steven Olson in the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives . In 1968, he guest starred as Jerry Frye in "The Good Thieves" of ABC's The Big Valley . Mark's final screen roles were on CBS's Mission: Impossible as a delivery man (uncredited) and in the episode "The Bullet" of ABC's The Streets of San Francisco .
For the American TV schedule, see: 1964–65 United States network television schedule.
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