The talents of this blessed and unique man read like a show business and sports career choice list: football, basketball, and baseball player; and track-and-field long and triple-jumper; in addition to:
creator, writer, producer, show-runner, director, manager, host, impersonator, dancer, comedian,
contestant, actor, model and performer. Mark Anthony DiBello began his sports and show business career at age 8, winning his first
“Punt, Pass and Kick™” competition and modeling in print advertisements.As a teenager, Mark honed his gifted skills. He dedicated himself to sport as a NY All-State 4-sport athlete. He developed pro football and baseball potential at Hudson Valley Community College before concentrating on football with the NCAA National Champion University of Miami Hurricanes. He played semi-pro football with the Albany Metro-Mallers before suffering a hamstring injury in a Quarterback tryout for the Anaheim franchise of the Arena Football League. As a young adult, Mark played recreational basketball in the East Greenbush Men’s Summer League, which he organized and ran. In entertainment, Mark did runway and casual modeling along with print work. He focused on acting; appearing in commercials for Molson, Seagram's, Nike, Quaker and others. In the off-season, a self-represented Mark garnered himself gigs traveling the US as a product spokesperson; hosting a wide-range of special events; and his own cable-access game show.In the ultimate 80's, upon graduation from “The U,” with a BA in Communications and Drama; Mark continued acting by regularly appearing on the TV series "Miami Vice." Apart from show business, Mark was involved in all aspects of Anthony DiBello's [his father]: DiBello Publishing Company. The publicly held Hospital Newspapers Group afforded him the salesmanship, marketing, managerial, and entrepreneurial skills genetically bequeathed by his rags-to-riches father.Back in entertainment, Mark's sense of humor landed him jobs emceeing the renowned spring break events of Fort Lauderdale. Simultaneously, he appeared in vast “Sexiest Man” and “Best Body” contests. Behind the scenes, Mark did production assistant and public relations work on “Vice” and Florida-based films like: "The Revenge of the Nerds II."
The 90's began with performances at select Florida stand-up comedy venues. As well, Mark Anthony performed live and in an array of classy videos as a “Chippendale” dancer. As an offshoot of the staged shows, Mark Anthony created an impersonation show of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler [replete with lip-synching, choreography, and wardrobe].
In the late ‘90’s, Mark scored big with enlightening appearances on "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" miraculously winning cars on both. In conjunction, he has produced and hosted televised and theatrical segments for a “contestant search ministry” called TV Trips; featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, "National Enquirer TV" and "EXTRA." This ministry has netted financial and promotional help for renowned national and international churches and charities.
As the millennium began, in 2000, with the onslaught of “reality” shows; Mark Anthony's featured past appearances on the talk shows "Geraldo," "Bertice Berry," "Gordon Elliott," and later appearances on"Moral Court," "Blind Date," "Blind Date All-Stars," "Style Court," "Judge David Young," "1 vs. 100," "The Big Match," "The Tyra Banks Show," "Wipeout," "Reality-Obsessed," "La La Land," "Divorce Court-Before the Vows," and the stage show "The Price is Right Live" in Atlantic City and Las Vegas; combined his comedic improvisational skills with his charismatic and inspirational mission. It also presented him the opportunity to cast and co-produce segments of some of the telecasts.
Back in sports, years before the release of the movie “Moneyball”; Mark Anthony DiBello created his revolutionary analytical data product and consultation service as a Master Strategist for the NFL®, and major sports, with his “NFL-ESP [Extended Strategic Principles]” program; and was credited with offering invaluable and priceless ”power spread” and strategic insights to the 2-time CFL® Grey Cup Champion Montreal Alouettes.
In the following decade, 2010, following the formation of his non-profit, DiBello Production Company Incorporated, and after being unjustly blackballed from sports and blacklisted from reality television, Mark Anthony and his ESP program and system helped the Toronto Argonauts become CFL® Grey Cup Champions. He also appeared as “The Minister of Reality TV” on "Face the Truth" and soon after on "The Dr. Phil Show."
In 2020, Mark Anthony seeks to complete filming on his low-budget, independent feature film: Lots of Promise [adapted from his book]. He’s producing, directing, and acting in his screenplay. He’s also penning its autobiographical companion and sequel: The Womanizer. He’s also scribed the movie Father Joe [another self-adaptation from a poetic ode]. He’s also penning or developing the films: The Motorcade, The King is Dead, The Underdog, Lili is Lost and The Perfect Girl; as well as his “life’s dream”: a novel and big-budget, epic film entitled: The Archangel.
Additionally, he's created a slate of reality shows: "The Contestants," "The Gambler," "The Sport of Kings” and "A Day at the Races "; as well as a documentary called "Reunion"; an NFL commercial entitled: "A Game for the Ages"; a cartoon strip/series/ministry called "10 Cool Things"; a TV “sitcom” called "Dum Bells"; an animated series called "Manimal"; a dramatic series entitled "Heaven Sent"; and "Party Boy(s)"; a game show, an exercise/diet video, and many others. Diversely, Mark Anthony has even invented a “Monopoly-type” board game designed for gaming parlors he wishes to establish. He has also concocted a restaurant/food truck concept: “Father Nature’s®”. As well, he seeks to construct his “God’s Pod’s®” urban centers; and he looks to promote his marketing plan for ServiceMaster®, the top cleaning company in the world; and market a never-before-seen clothing line: “Common Threads®”. Furthermore, he continues his work as a “racehorse whisperer”/ strategist with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association®. He’s also continuing his ministerial mission for the Animal Kingdom and homeless called: "TLC-70©." As well as a marriage ministry: "A Match Made in Heaven."
In addition, he's written a number of poems; songs; essays; blogs and a newsletter “Good News®." Mark Anthony has also developed "Literally Written®" (a film literacy program). He is also an accredited media member.
My other interests include: the love of animals and nature; preaching, meditation, and time spent alone in Christian peace.