Who was Mark York?
Mark York was an American actor who was best known for portraying Billy Merchant in seasons one and two of ‘The Office’. He was widely known for A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Greatest American Hero (1981) and Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972).
According to TMZ, Mark passed away last week at Miami Valley Hospital in Ohio, however, while his exact cause of death has not been revealed yet.
How old was Mark York?
Mark York was 55 years old at the time of death.
Mark York Wiki, Bio
York was raised in Ohio and graduated from Arcanum High School. After graduating with three majors from Anderson University, he was encouraged to move to California in order to pursue a career in acting. An avid TV and movie fan, the actor picked up a series of television roles on different shows.
He also had an uncredited role in Steven Spielberg’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.”
Mark, who grew up in Ohio, had been focusing on his work as an inventor, and according to the outlet had already secured two patents for his inventions. “He always tried to look at what he could accomplish and do, not what he couldn’t do,” the actor’s obit reads. ”
He had experienced many travel opportunities and many dreams for the future. In the past several years, he had been working as an inventor, and had obtained two patents for his inventions.” Mark was a paraplegic since 1988 after he was involved in an automobile accident.
He started his acting career with small TV roles, including a part in ‘CSI: New York’ in 2004 as well as ‘Fighting Words’ in 2007.
Mark York ‘The Office’
His role in the much-loved show ‘The Office’ really reeled in fans, especially due to his fantastic comedic delivery. His commendable performance occurred on a Season 2 episode titled ‘The Injury’ which has Steve Carell’s Michael Scott inviting Mark’s character to talk about people with disabilities.
Mark York Paralyzed
York is survived by his mother, Becky; father, Glenn; three brothers, Brian, Jeff and David; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.
R.I.P. Mark York, AKA BILLY MERCHANT from The Office: https://t.co/qAOGv6Gmqh He was a terrific human, a positive force and a dynamic actor. You will be missed.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) May 25, 2021