Mark DeMayo, is a native New Yorker and has the accent to prove it. Mark has an interesting background. His mother Drahomira immigrated to the United States from Czechoslovakia and His father immigrated from the Dominican Republic, both families arrived in New York City in 1964. Mark often jokes his parents met in English Speaking school and quickly fell in love and got married. Once they could understand whatever the other was saying, they quickly got a divorce.
Mark has always sought the spotlight he started by being disruptive student in public school. Mark talked so much in class that he was eventually sent away to Military School boarding school in the middle of third grade. When he wasn’t being the class clown, Mark started to excel in the fine arts and sports, starting out in class plays and then finding Break Dancing. He also played High School basketball.
After graduating High School Mark worked a few jobs like driving a Limo and working as a concierge, none of it felt right. On June 30th, 1992 Mark was sworn into the New York City Police Department. Finally, Mark had found an exciting job which brought him and his family peace of mind. Having a “career” also allowed Mark to pursue his secret passion of performing on stage as an actor. Before you know it, Mark was chasing after bad people during the day and acting in plays at the famous 13th Street Theatre Repertory Company at night. Marks love for action and excitement led him to try stand-up comedy and he fell in love with the art.
After serving NYC for 20 years Mark retired from the NYPD in 2012. These days Mark is very busy performing his stand-up comedy, touring with his solo show, 20 & Out and hosting his very popular podcast Police Off the Cuff.
Mark recent credits include, NBC’s Law & Order SVU, CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted, Optimum The UnMovers commercial series, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, feature films Chronicles of a Serial Killer and Nobody’s Perfect.
Release date: 09/14/2021