Mark Povinelli stars as Todd, Chelsea's quick-witted and over-qualified colleague at the sports bar, in the NBC comedy "Are You There, Chelsea?" inspired by Chelsea Handler's best-selling books.
Over Povinelli's 17-year acting career, he has appeared in more than 40 films and television shows, 25 theater productions and dozens of national commercials, proving himself capable of spanning the entire range of medium, style and genre from New York theater to studio films, from slapstick comedy to heartfelt drama, and from broad caricature to quiet realism.
Povinelli starred opposite Robert Pattinson and Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in the Fox 2000 film "Water for Elephants," playing the iconic role of "Kinko." The film was adapted from the New York Times best-seller.
More recently, Povinelli has been cast in "The Brother's Grimm: Snow White" starring Julia Roberts.
Povinelli's other film credits include "Epic Movie," "Polar Express," "Van Helsing," and "Beer for My Horses." Television appearances include "Modern Family," "Boardwalk Empire," "Cold Case," "'Til Death," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Pushing Daisies," "Charmed," "Frasier," "Dharma & Greg" and "The Parkers."
For the past five years, Povinelli has been touring the world as Torvald Helmer in the OBIE Award-winning production of "Mabou Mines' DollHouse," an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic. Other theater credits include the premiere of "Belle Epoque" at Lincoln Center as the lead role of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Additionally, Povinelli has worked regionally at the Shakespeare Theater, Children's Theater Company, Radio City Music Hall, Oklahoma Lyric Theater, Will Geer Theatricum and UCLA Live.
When Povinelli is not working, he dedicates his time to Little People of America, an organization that promotes awareness, advocacy and medical assistance for individuals with forms of dwarfism.
He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.