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Mark Frost is an American novelist, television/film writer, director, and executive producer. His first work was for The Six Million Dollar Man and his work became famous in the seminal 1980s TV show Hill Street Blues for which he wrote scripts for season 3 and was the story editor of seasons 4 and 5. His other TV credits include Twin Peaks and On the Air. He co-wrote and directed the film Storyville, co-wrote Fantastic Four and wrote The Greatest Game Ever Played (based on his novel of the same name).

He is a long time friend of Charles Haid who portraid Ofc. Andy Renko on Hill Street Blues. Years before this show's creation, they used to role plays two characters they invented in the Haid's ranch in California. Frost's character was Denver Bob Hobbes and Haid's one was Wayne Charlie Chance, which became a big influence in writing the Andy Renko character.[1]

He made a cameo appearance in Episode 8 of Twin Peaks as news reporter Cyril Pons on the TV in Shelly Johnson's hospital room, reporting the fire at the Packard Sawmill.

He wrote the novels The List of Seven and its sequel The Six Messiahs with the later being the first official appearance of a character named Denver Bob Hobbes. Lynch owns the rights for the film adaptation of The List of Seven.

Absent from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, Frost is returning as a writer for the 2017 series of Twin Peaks. He is also author of the books The Secret History of Twin Peaks and the upcoming Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier. He was additionally part of the former's audiobook cast.

He is the son of actor Warren Frost, brother of writer Scott Frost, father of Travis Frost and brother-in-law of Rick Giolito through his sister Lindsay Frost.

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  1. Portrait: Mark Frost PBS Special 12/3/92

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