A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada, Mark is a former member of the Canadian Hockey League. After his hockey days ended, he spent almost 10 years living in New York City performing on Americas premiere stages. He earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Timon in DISNEY’S THE LION KING. He recently starred in the Broadway Hit ROCK OF AGES at the Venetian/Palazzo and as the MC is the sexy smash MAGIC MIKE LIVE at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. He is currently the in-arena host for THE VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS of THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE and for Bob Arum’s TOP RANK BOXING.
He is the creator of MONDAYS DARK, Vegas’ premiere variety show for a cause. Twice a month Mark Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of guests including stars from Hollywood, The Strip, musical acts, for 90 minutes of chat, entertainment – and a lot of laughs. Its mission is to raise 10k in 90 minutes. The $20 variety show has become one of the hottest tickets in town and the list of charities waiting to partner with Mondays Dark continues to grow. Mondays Dark has raised over $800,000, partnered with over 70 local organizations, and every penny has stayed here in Las Vegas. This December, Mondays Dark will partner with it’s 100th partner and hit the 1 Million Dollars Raised for Las Vegas.
Mondays Dark has been named “Best of the City” from Vegas Seven and “Best of Vegas” from Las Vegas Weekly.
In addition, Shunock received the 2014 Angel Award for Cultural Advocate/Entertainer of the Year and recently won Best Philanthropist from “Best of Las Vegas” and the Las Vegas Review Journal. He also received The Impact Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Las Vegas Chapter for Mondays Dark.