Mark Thomas Little (born October 21, 1982) is a Canadian actor and comedian. He is best known for his appearances on the CBC Television sitcom Mr. D, playing Simon Hunt, the Xavier Academy science teacher, and his work with Picnicface.
Little grew up in New Westminster, British Columbia and lived in Vancouver, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia, before moving to Toronto, Ontario, where he currently resides.
Little is the former Humour Editor of Simon Fraser University's The Peak (newspaper). He has performed at Yuk Yuk's, the Halifax Comedy Festival, and CBC Radio's "So You Think You're Funny" series. He is a member of the Halifax-based sketch comedy group Picnicface. The troupe has produced several successful viral videos, is featured on Funny or Die, and is a star in the film, Roller Town.
Little is also co-star of CTV's "Space Riders: Division Earth", a Power Rangers-themed web series that released its first season in 2014. The show won the 2015 Canadian Canadian Screen Award for best original webseries, and is set to release a second season in 2016.
Beginning in January, 2012, Little portrayed Xavier Academy Science teacher Simon Hunt on the CBC Television sitcom Mr. D. In 2013, he appeared in a commercial for Telus, a Canadian phone company.
Little's voice is featured in the YouTube video for an energy beverage called "Powerthirst" which holds over 26 million views and is part of an internet meme known as "Extreme Advertising". Little was subsequently hired to voice a drink ad inspired by the film Idiocracy called "Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator". Little currently stars as the title role in the VRV animated series Gary and his Demons.
Honors and awards
2008, named Best Comedian by the readers of Halifax's The Coast, and appeared on the cover of the November 6, 2008, edition.
2009, first prize, Yuk Yuk's Great Canadian Laugh Off. In a competition with 63 other comedians from across Canada, Little won $25,000.