Mark Frost

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Mark Frost
Born (1953-11-25) November 25, 1953 (age 65)
New York City, New York, United States
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter, director, film producer
ResidenceVentura County, California
GenreMystery, supernatural
Notable worksTwin Peaks, Hill Street Blues, The List of Seven, The Six Messiahs

Mark Frost (born November 25, 1953) is an American novelist, screenwriter, director and film producer, best known as a writer for the television series Hill Street Blues and as the co-creator of the television series Twin Peaks.


Frost was a writer for the NBC television series Hill Street Blues, he co-created the ABC television series Twin Peaks[1] and On the Air with David Lynch. He co-wrote and directed the film Storyville, co-wrote Fantastic Four and wrote The Greatest Game Ever Played, based on his book of the same name.[2]

His other books on golf are The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever, about a 1956 match pitting pros Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson against amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, and The Grand Slam, about the 1930 golf season of Bobby Jones, his fictional works include The List of Seven, The Six Messiahs, and The Second Objective.

Personal life[edit]

Born in New York City, Frost moved with his family to Los Angeles during his childhood, he is the son of Mary Virginia Calhoun and actor Warren Frost, whom he cast as Dr. Hayward in Twin Peaks, and the brother of actress Lindsay Frost and writer Scott Frost,[3] his nephew is Major League Baseball player Lucas Giolito. He graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 1975 with a BFA.[4] Frost lives in Ventura County, California with his wife and son.




  • The Greatest Game Ever Played: A True Story (2002)
  • The Grand Slam: Bobby Jones, America, And the Story of Golf (2006)
  • The Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever (2007)
  • Game Six (2009)




  1. ^ Frost, Mark (2002). The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vandon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf. Hyperion Books. ISBN 978-0-786-8692-06.
  2. ^ Bradigan, Bret (March 16, 2018). "The Storyteller — From 'Twin Peaks' To Ojai". Ojai Hub. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "Biography | Mark Frost – novelist, television/film writer, director, producer". Archived from the original on March 15, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ CMU School of Drama | Notable Alumni Archived 2015-08-03 at
  5. ^ Frost, Mark (8 September 2015). "Rogue: The Paladin Prophecy Book 3". Random House Books for Young Readers – via Amazon.

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