On May 30, 1964 a future King was born in London, England.

His name is Mark Sheppard.

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Yes, we are talking about you, Mark.
Today we celebrate your 56th birthday!

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The first time I recognized you on the screen was in 1993 in the TV-Show The X-Files.

In the Episode “Fire” you played a serial killer capable of pyrokinesis (a small glimpse into your future as King of Hell)!

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What can I say about your role as Crowley in Supernatural?

From Crossroad Demon to King of Hell and always one of my favorites.
You played Crowley to perfection & I still miss you on the show.

You will always be the King.


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I screamed when I saw you in Warehouse 13 and said “Woahhhhh, that´s Mark!” I hoped that we could see you in more episodes.
And it happened.

You played Benedict Valda in 6 Episodes.
(Episodes: "Breakdown", "Beyond Our Control", "Around the Bend", "Buried", "Endless Terror", "Cangku Shisi")

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My favorite Doctor from Doctor Who is the 11th played by Matt Smith. That means I never missed one of your episodes.
To top all of that, you appeared on the screen in the Season 6 opener "The Impossible Astronaut" & "Day of the Moon".

It is quite clear that these are among my favorite episodes ever.


What I also love about the role Canton Everett Delaware III is that you and your dad, W. Morgan Sheppard, both played this role at different ages.

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I always watched the old MacGyver episodes with Richard Dean Anderson and thought I will give the reboot from 2016 a chance.
While watching the episode “Cigar Cutter” I got surprised with your appearance .

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In 2019, the TV-Show Doom Patrol premiered. In it, you have a recurring role as Willoughby Kipling.
Season two starts soon and I know we will see you again (I think it was just yesterday that I read that on your Instagram).

I started to watch it just because of you. I love the role.

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I also saw you in Soldiers of Fortune, Slilders, Star Trek Voyager, JAG, Special Unit 2, Firefly, Charmed, Fastlane, CSI New York, NCIS, Burn Notice and White Collar. Maybe I missed some! I know you played more roles in other TV-shows and movies.

That´s why you are the King of Fandoms for me.

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But you are not only an actor, you are also a good drummer.
I love to see how happy you are when you´re playing the drums.

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PS: for anyone who wants to read a bit more about him, here is an Interview with the Drummers Journal


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You also support at least one charity, Camp Conrad Chinnock, with T-Shirt campaigns like this one.

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Even in your spare time that you could spend with your lovely family, you go to conventions to give us the chance to have some time with you.

I had the pleasure to meet you in 2018 at PurCon4 in Düsseldorf, Germany. I enjoyed every second.
You rocked the whole panel room.

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Of course, there's a lot more! 
I could keep writing forever, but I'll stop with that.

You are one hell of a guy!

Happy Birthday, Mark.
Enjoy the day with your gorgeous family.

Stay as you are & see you next year at PurCon6.


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With this Birthday Special I also want to show you how much you mean to other people.

I chose a few of fans' best wishes and gifts to share with you.



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Let´s start with Cat

“To the King of Snarky wit, have a Royal kick ass day and enjoy a nice cup of Tea! “

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The lovely Bex wrote a poem about you as Crowley.

Sitting on the throne of hell is his favorite seat.
Hell hounds, demons, and wayward souls, all fall at his feet.
Crowley strikes a fearsome blow for all of demon kind,
he started at the crossroads and up the ladder he did climb.
Clawed and scraped his way to glory, step by step he rose,
till he reached the throne of hell, or so the story goes.

These were some bumps along the road,
the Winchesters were a pain,
and Rowena was always in the way,
looking for what she could gain.

In the end our King of Hell did fall to protect his friends.
He made the biggest sacrifice when he met his end.
So now we do honor him and quickly shed a tear,
lift your glass and make a toast to the demon we held so dear.

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An edit form Tamara

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An edit and some words from my friend Stephanie

“You´re a special and rare human. You give us strength and you showed us over time that you can accomplish anything. I hope you have an amazing Birthday with your beautiful family.🖤”


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Some words from Svenja

“You played the 'Boss of Evil' and believe me, you played it damn great. On the show, you were the 'King of Hell' but in real life, a true angel. You're kind, friendly, loyal and supportive, especially to your family. Keep it up! With that, Mr Sheppard, I wish you a Happy Birthday. Stay well and may many more birthdays follow.“

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Some words and a drawing from Claudia

“I miss Crowley. You played him so adorably that I enjoyed every episode with him. You managed to play the bad guy in such a way that he came across sympathetically. Thanks Mark! I hope to have the opportunity to see you at PurCon next year.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sheppard - the one and only King of Hell“

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Some words from the lovely Andria

“Hi Mark! Your morning memoirs in your video chats lately have been fantastic. Your wife & daughter have such a vivacious energy & you are so honest and real with your sons. Getting to see you as yourself, NOT playing a character, has made me admire you more than ever. Good on you!”

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Gio portrays her feelings through art. Here´s two of her drawings of you as King of Hell.

Happy Birthday, Mark.


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My friend Katerina drew a portrait for you.

“Happiest of birthdays to the one and only King.”

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Please share your birthday wishes, comments, questions, and reactions below!

Thanks for reading and to everyone who sent me wishes to include here.

Bettina Bier

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