Mark Lutz was born on Valentine's Day in Montréal, Québec. At the age of 13, he moved to Hong Kong; he lived there for 4½ years before moving to Toronto, where he finished high school. Mark attended the University of Guelph and graduated with an Honors BA in Political Science.
After finishing university, Mark embarked on his lifelong ambition—acting. His first professional gigs came in the field of improv comedy where he quickly picked up a following and was signed by an agent to make the move onto television and film. Although he has over 40 film and television credits to his name, he is probably best known for his role as the Finnish hockey superstar Jukka Branny-Acke in CTV's Power Play. In January 2001, Mark made the move to Los Angeles.
Mark is also an accomplished athlete: he swam competitively from primary school all the way through university. His swimming career was highlighted by setting Canadian national records, Ontario high school records and by swimming internationally for his country, including World Cups and the Olympic Trials. His hobbies include scuba diving,