Beloved for his role as Dr. Hank Lawson on USA's Royal Pains, Mark Feurestein has been charming television audiences for over 15 years. Last fall, Feuerstein gave viewers a look into his life beyond the screen with the CBS’ family comedy, 9JKL, which he wrote and co-created with his wife. Join SeriesFest for an in-depth conversation with the multi-hyphenate actor-writer-producer on the creative process of taking ideas to screen and the challenges of an evolving television industry.
Moderated by Jim Halterman (West Coast Bureau Chief, TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider)
Over the past 15 years, Mark Feuerstein has received critical acclaim for his roles in feature film, television and theater, but he is best known for his lead role as Dr. Hank Lawson in the series Royal Pains. Inspired by his real life experience, he wrote and created 9JKL with his wife, executive producer Dana Klein. Most recently, he appeared on Prison Break as arch-villain Jacob Ness. Additional television credits include The West Wing, Sex and the City, Once and Again, Fired Up! and Good, Morning, Miami. This past summer, Feuerstein was also recently seen in Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later where he was reunited with Prof. Elaine Showalter’s son, Michael.
Jim Halterman grew up collecting TV Guide magazines and keeping show schedules on index cards (it's true) so it was only fitting the Indiana native would wind up covering television and joined the iconic magazine in 2016 as its West Coast Bureau Chief. Besides being a regular moderator for the Paley Center for Media, SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Conversation series and the various Comic Cons, Jim is also a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association), NLGJA (National Lesbian Gay Journalism Association) and the Writers Guild of America (for writing on the original Beverly Hills 90210!). He welcomes your memories of The Brady Bunch, Knots Landing, Thirtysomething and more!