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Occupation  Director Producer
Parents  Grant Tinker
Role  Television producer

Name  Mark Tinker
Years active  1975–present
Siblings  John Tinker
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Born  January 16, 1951 (age 64) (1951-01-16) Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Spouse  Chandra West (m. 2005), Kristin Nelson (m. 1988–2000)
Movies  Bonanza: Under Attack, N.Y.P.D. Mounted, Inside the Box, Operating Room
Awards  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series
Similar People  Chandra West, Kristin Nelson, Bill Clark, John Tinker, David Milch

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Mark Tinker (born January 16, 1951) is an American television producer and director. Tinker was an executive producer and regular director on the HBO series, Deadwood. Prior to Deadwood, Tinker served as a director/producer on NYPD Blue which was co-created by Deadwood writer, David Milch. Tinker has also directed episodes of "The White Shadow", St. Elsewhere, "Capital News", "Civil Wars", "Chicago Hope", L.A. Law, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, "Scandal", "Chicago P.D.".


Personal life

Tinker was born in Stamford, Connecticut, the son of Ruth Prince (née Byerly) (1927–2004) and former NBC chairman Grant Tinker (1926–2016), and the brother of John Tinker, with whom he worked on St. Elsewhere. His stepmother was Mary Tyler Moore, who was married to Grant Tinker from 1962 until 1981.

Tinker was born in Stamford, Connecticut and graduated from Syracuse University in 1973. Formerly married (1988–2000) to the actress and painter Kristin Harmon, he married actress Chandra West in October 2005.


Tinker joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as an executive producer and director for the third and final season in 2006. The series was created by David Milch and focused on a growing town in the American West. Tinker directed the episodes "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood", "Unauthorized Cinnamon", "A Constant Throb" and "Tell Him Something Pretty".

Tinker last collaborated with David Milch on the short-lived HBO drama series John from Cincinnati, which began airing in June, 2007. Tinker directed the pilot and served as executive producer.


  • Chicago P.D.
  • Scandal
  • episode 2.04 "Beltway Unbuckled" (2012) TV Episode
  • episode 2.14 "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" (2013) TV Episode
  • episode 2.21 "Any Questions?" (2013) TV Episode
  • Private Practice
  • episode 1.01 "In Which We Meet Addison, a Nice Girl From Somewhere Else" (2007) TV Episode
  • episode 1.03 "In Which Addison Finds the Magic" (2007) TV Episode
  • episode 1.08 "In Which Cooper Finds a Port In His Storm" (2007) TV Episode
  • episode 2.01 "A Family Thing" (2008) TV Episode
  • episode 2.08 "Crime and Punishment" (2008) TV Episode
  • episode 2.12 "Homeward Bound" (2009) TV Episode
  • episode 2.16 "Ex-Life" (2009) TV Episode
  • episode 2.19 "What Women Want" (2009) TV Episode
  • episode 3.01 "A Death in the Family" (2009) TV Episode
  • episode 3.07 "The Hard Part" (2009) TV Episode
  • episode 3.10 "Blowups" (2009) TV Episode
  • episode 3.16 "Fear of Flying" (2010) TV Episode
  • John from Cincinnati
  • episode 1.01 "Pilot"
  • Deadwood
  • episode 3.01 "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood" (2006) TV Episode
  • episode 3.07 "Unauthorized Cinnamon" (2006) TV Episode
  • episode 3.10 "A Constant Throb" (2006) TV Episode
  • episode 3.12 "Tell Him Something Pretty" (2006) TV Episode
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005)
  • episode 2.27 "Losing My Religion" (2006) TV Episode
  • episode 2.05 "Bring the Pain" (2005) TV Episode
  • NYPD Blue (1993)
  • "Frickin' Fraker" (2003) TV Episode
  • "Danny Boy" (1998) TV Episode
  • "Top Gum" (1998) TV Episode
  • "Hammer Time" (1998) TV Episode
  • "A Box of Wendy" (1998) TV Episode
  • Philly (2001) TV Series
  • Brooklyn South (1997) TV Series
  • Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) (TV)
  • ER
  • "Going Home" (1994) TV Episode
  • Chicago Hope (1994) TV Series
  • L.A. Law
  • "Dead Issue" (1994) TV Episode
  • "God Is My Co-Counsel" (1994) TV Episode
  • "Foreign Co-respondent" (1993) TV Episode
  • "Book of Renovation, Chapter 1" (1993) TV Episode
  • Civil Wars (1991) TV Series (1991–1993)
  • Babe Ruth (1991) (TV)
  • N.Y.P.D. Mounted (1991)
  • Our Shining Moment (1991)
  • My Old School (1991) (TV)
  • Capital News (1990) (TV)
  • Private Eye (1987)
  • St. Elsewhere (1982) TV Series (1982–1988)
  • Making the Grade (1982) TV Series
  • The White Shadow (1978)
  • The Bob Newhart Show
  • "Carol Ankles for Indie-Prod" (1978)
  • References

    Mark Tinker Wikipedia

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