Mark Aaron was born in Nashville Tennessee. After playing basketball and volleyball and swimming his way through young adulthood, Mark found a new passion when he enrolled in acting classes at the Nashville Children's Theatre following the capricious audition and booking of an RC Cola television commercial.
Mark was fortunate to be cast in a number of well received shows at the University of Tennesse Knoxville's Clarence Brown Theatre and tallying weeks in the Candidate/Apprentice Program, he eventually earned his AEA card. Upon graduation with a degree in Political Science, a SAG card and a strong desire to travel, Mark drove south to Houma Louisiana and took a job in the offshore oil field, working as a roughneck on a drilling platform. Six months later after heading out to Southern California with a wallet full of oil money, he was initiated into the milieu with a car accident that left him with a broken neck. There was no nerve damage but the C6 fracture left Mark in a healing mode for several years. Determined to make the best of it, he bought an old upright piano and began putting in hours daily, hammering on those 88's and tackling challenging pieces which he continues to work on with great zeal.
In 1988 Mark was accepted into the South Coast Repertory Summer Conservatory in Costa Mesa California where he received his classical theatre training. Feeling healthy and completely recovered from the neck injury, he began performing again and found the beauty of the Pacific Ocean; rediscovering his physical life in surfing.