Biography

Mark L. Lester is an American writer, producer, and director of action films. Following his first film, Twilight of the Mayas, Lester worked on films such as Stunts, Steel Arena, and Bobby Jo and the Outlaw. His next film Roller Boogie with Linda Blair was a modest success, which he built on with reasonably received exploitation thriller Class of 1984, and Stephen King's Firestarter. His biggest hit came in 1985 with Commando, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action film that grossed over $57 million worldwide. He also produced Armed & Dangerous starring Meg Ryan and John Candy. In 1989 he directed Class of 1999, a very loose science fiction sequel to Class of 1984.

Mark Lester married Dana Dubovsky, who he now works with and had two children, Jason and Justin. He also founded American World Pictures, and independent production and distribution company. Recent films include The Base, an action film, the thrillers Blowback and Hitman's Run, and television film Pterodactyl (produced for the Sci Fi Channel).

Other credits include Showdown in Little Tokyo starring Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee, Night of the Running Man, Extreme Justice, Misbegotten, The Ex, Double Take, and Truck Stop Women.

Mark L. Lester is an American writer, producer, and director of action films. Following his first film, Twilight of the Mayas, Lester worked on films such as Stunts, Steel Arena, and Bobby Jo and the Outlaw. His next film Roller Boogie with Linda Blair was a modest success, which he built on with reasonably received exploitation thriller Class of 1984, and Stephen King's Firestarter. His biggest hit came in 1985 with Commando, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action film that grossed over $57 million worldwide. He also produced Armed & Dangerous starring Meg Ryan and John Candy. In 1989 he directed Class of 1999, a very loose science fiction sequel to Class of 1984.

Mark Lester married Dana Dubovsky, who he now works with and had two children, Jason and Justin. He also founded American World Pictures, and independent production and distribution company. Recent films include The Base, an action film, the thrillers Blowback and Hitman's Run, and television film Pterodactyl (produced for the Sci Fi Channel).

Other credits include Showdown in Little Tokyo starring Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee, Night of the Running Man, Extreme Justice, Misbegotten, The Ex, Double Take, and Truck Stop Women.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1946-11-26

Place of Birth Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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Also Known As

  • Mark Lester

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2014 Dragons of Camelot Director
2014 Poseidon Rex Director
2010 Groupie Director
2005 Pterodactyl Director
2003 Betrayal Director
2003 Stealing Candy Director
2003 White Rush Director
2000 Guilty as Charged Director
2000 Sacrifice Director
2000 Blowback Director
1999 The Base Director
1999 Hitman's Run Director
1998 Misbegotten Director
1998 Double Take Director
1997 The Ex Director
1996 Public Enemies Director
1995 Night of the Running Man Director
1993 Extreme Justice Director
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo Director
1990 Class of 1999 Director
1986 Armed and Dangerous Director
1985 Commando Director
1984 Firestarter Director
1982 Class of 1984 Director
1979 Roller Boogie Director
1979 Gold of the Amazon Women Director
1977 Stunts Director
1976 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw Director
1975 White House Madness Director
1974 Truck Stop Women Director
1973 Steel Arena Director

Production

2018 High Resolution Producer
2014 Dragons of Camelot Producer
2014 Poseidon Rex Producer
2011 Sand Sharks Producer
2011 Jabberwock Dragon Siege Producer
2010 Groupie Producer Executive Producer
2007 Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke Producer
2000 Blowback Producer
1999 The Base Producer
1991 Showdown in Little Tokyo Producer
1990 Class of 1999 Producer
1982 Class of 1984 Executive Producer
1976 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw Producer
1975 White House Madness Producer
1974 Truck Stop Women Producer
1973 Steel Arena Producer

Writing

2014 Poseidon Rex Writer
1990 Class of 1999 Story
1982 Class of 1984 Screenplay
1974 Truck Stop Women Screenplay
1973 Steel Arena Writer

Acting

2009 Teen Spirit: Teenagers and Hollywood as Himself

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