"Walt" is a professional actor and stand-up comedian, and is a founding member of the Docs. In fact, he precedes the Docs moniker, since he was with the original group of actors that began doing improvisation at comedy clubs in the area back in 1985. In 1993, Mark took over control of the Docs and began to expand the Docs comedy to corporate (i.e., "paying") work, where the group enjoys great success. He holds an M.F.A. in Acting from S.M.U. Mark's resume includes over 100 feature films, network movies of the week, sitcoms, commercials and industrial films, playing roles as varied as stupid cowboy to drunk stupid cowboy. His credits include Pure Country, Leap of Faith, Walker, Texas Ranger, Wishbone, and Varsity Blues in which he graciously shares the screen with Jon Voigt.
Mark is a Dallas native who has been a part of the local comedy scene since founding Random Scam, Dallas' first improv comedy group. Besides writing and performing in well over 300 industrial films, he has been seen in film, television, national commercials, the New York stage, local Dallas theatre and face down outside a number of area bars. His recent credits include being taller than Chuck Norris in Walker, Texas Ranger and beating the daylights out of Matthew McConaughey in the feature film The Newton Boys. Mark studied acting in New York where he eventually was featured as various inanimate objects off Broadway.
Gary is a lawyer by trade having practiced law for fifteen years in Dallas and Denton. In 1995 he began transitioning out of the legal world to the world of comedy writer and performer with the Docs now working full time for the group. He has never been in a movie or televison program but has seen several of each. Gary also handles the business and legal aspects for the corporate side of the Docs. He thinks he is more important than anyone else in the group because he knows how to sue people.
Jay joined the troupe in 1992 and is the only member who isn't/never wanted to be/shouldn't be an actor. He is comfortable on stage, but his preference is to be there with a guitar and not with some imaginary prop (freakin' actors). Jay is a product of the Plano ISD and Baylor University (when it was only infamous for bad football). When not assaulting unappreciative Red Bull and Vodka-drinking club-going twenty-somethings with his band Sylvanshine, Jay sells advertising space inside Rolling Stone, Men's Journal and Us Weekly. His favorite quote is "If Elvis was such a great man, why is he buried in the backyard like a hamster?"
Vince is a graduate of the SMU Professional Acting Program. As a theatre actor, he was known for dramatic roles from The Elephant Man to House Front. But he couldn't get arrested doing comedy until stints in Lone Star and Greater Tuna where he created 11 roles ranging from and old man to a young girl to a dog (not at the same time). A popular film actor, he has over two dozen film and television appearances, including Leap of Faith, Bad Girls, Wishbone and Walker, Texas Ranger. Vince regularly works as a commercial and industrial actor, instructing and entertaining corporate audiences from American Airlines to Ziban. Vince has been working with the Docs since 1992.
Sherry has been seen in many musicals and stage productions in the D/FW area...and in many late-night, unstaged, spur-of-the-moment performances, which she doesn’t care to expound upon. With a degree in communications, she has worked as a writer/producer in the corporate sector, sales/promotions in sports marketing, creative director/copywriter on the ad agency side and now runs her own advertising/graphic design firm, etzetera creative services. Her proudest accomplishment is that she has never had a cavity or danced the macarena.
Maria is pleased to be one of the Docs without. . . jocks. She has performed in a number of plays in the Dallas area, as well as films, commercials, industrials and print. Maria's favorite roles with the Docs include nail salon reporter Sum Yung Ho, the politically correct preschool teacher, and the cheerleader in love with John McCain. Maria won fifth place in a Mrs. Field's cookie recipe contest, and is good at math, both of which make her a big hit at parties.
John is an actor, musician and unemployed wine connoisseur who has made his home in Dallas since attending Clown College (SMU) in 1972 from which he earned a BFA (Better Find Alternate) Degree. He has appeared on stage at Theatre Three, The Dallas Theater Center, Stage # 1 (now defunct), The Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Stage West, The Barn Theater in Connecticut, and the Lortell Theater in New York as well as films and commercials produced in Dallas. He currently performs in a Marx Brothers tribute band - The Coconuts - as Chico, and a Rat Pack cover band called The Fratelli Brothers (the word "fratelli" in Italian means "brothers.") His very first paid performing job was playing piano at age 15 in a French restaurant in Ft. Worth for $12/night and all the onion soup he could eat. To this day he still likes onion soup. He temporarily resides in Lake Highlands (while putting together financing for a villa in Italy) with his lovely bride and DISD surviving teacher Jeannine, 17 year old son Nick who is attempting to revive Punk Rock, dogs Raisa & Gracie, kitty cat Kira, and Pinky the magic rabbit.
Tom E. Moore (Fifth Doc) Tom has been a member of the Doc's since whining his way into the group after getting Fick and Gary inebriated during a Texas Rangers opening day outing back in 2004. Tom's greatest asset to the group has been as a stage prop during freeze. If you want to catch Tom during the day, you can't! He works! Like a "Blue Collar" job! But in the evenings you can often catch him hanging out on local community theater stages. No money, just lots of fun.