Mark spent almost 10 years living in New York City performing on Americas premiere stages. He earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Timon in DISNEY’S THE LION KING. He recently starred in the Broadway Hit ROCK OF AGES at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas.
Mr. Shunock currently works full time in sports as the Host for The Vegas Golden Knights, Host for Top Rank Boxing on ESPN, and Host for The Las Vegas Raiders.
He is the creator of MONDAYS DARK, Vegas’ premiere variety show. The $20 variety show for a cause has become one of the hottest tickets in town and the list of charities waiting to partner with Mondays Dark continues to grow. To date, Mondays Dark has raised over 1.5 Million Dollars, partnered with over 150 local organizations, and every penny has stayed here in Las Vegas.
Robert is an award-winning filmmaker with a long and diverse love affair with improvisation. From performer, to Producer, to PhD in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Robert developed two novel programs that use improvisation to improve confidence, creativity, and communication for people with and affected by Parkinson’s disease. Robert also trains medical students using improvisational techniques, increasing empathy, communication, and doctors' ability to get patients the care they need. Robert is a keynote speaker for major Parkinson’s groups across the country, bring a unique, interactive and fun presentation that delivers immediate, practical value. He will present his research at the World Parkinson’s congress in Barcelona, Spain in July 2023. Robert launchd his non-profit, Yes, And…eXercise! (YAX) in the spring of 2022. It will be fully operational, with a full suite of classes on a weekly basis, in January 2023. YAX does not charge participants for classes, instead existing on the Pay it Forward model. Robert’s father, Dan, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2001 and Robert has committed his company and his life’s work to his father, who continues to fight the good fight. Dan includes learning about improvisation and the Yes, And philosophy as a turning point in improving his quality of life. As a symbol of their great partnership, Robert and Dan will run the Walt DisneyWorld Marathon with Team Fox (Michael J. Fox Foundation) in January 2023. Dan’s sense of humor is one of the driving forces that keeps him and Robert active. As Dan is apt to say, “It’s just F’n Parkinson’s!"