Mark York Biography – Mark York Wiki
Mark York (Marcus A. York) was an American actor best known for his role as Billy Merchant in NBC’s The Office. He also had roles in CSI: New York, 8 Simple Rules, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001). He was best known for his role as Billy Merchant, the no-nonsense building manager for the Scranton business park, in NBC’s The Office. He first portrayed the character Merchant in the twelfth episode of the second season entitled “The Injury”, and later reprised the role in that season’s finale episode “Casino Night”. After his portrayal of the character, he received several positive fan letters, who praised his performance as the straight man in a hectic work environment. He reprised the role in two further episodes: “Fun Run” and “Dream Team”. York also had roles in Passions and an uncredited appearance in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001).
He graduated from Arcanum High School. He then went on to graduate from Anderson University with three majors and moved to California to pursue an acting career. York had been a paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair due to an automobile accident since 1988. He was an avid sports fan supporting the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Kentucky Wildcats. He also served as the Southern California representative for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Research Advancement, to help find a cure for spinal cord injuries with non-embryonic stem cells. According to his obituary, he has been working as an inventor for the past several years and obtained two patents for his inventions.
Mark York Age
He was born on November 27, 1965. He was then brought up in Ohio and died on May 19, 2021, in Miami Valley Hospital, Ohio. He was aged 55.
Mark York Family
He is survived by his mother Becky, father Glenn, and his three brothers, Brian, Jeff and David.
Mark York Death
He died on May 19, 2021, aged 55 at Miami Valley Hospital, Ohio, due to a brief and unexpected illness. According to Variety, The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed his death, although the exact cause of death has not been disclosed. His fellow The Office actors Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, and Angela Kinsey, paid tribute to him. His funeral services were held on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 2 pm, at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, Ohio.
Mark York Cause of Death
It was stated that the cause of his death was due to a brief and unexpected illness.