Mark McGrath never slows down. In 1988, he co-founded multiplatinum chart-topping pop institution Sugar Ray with lead guitarist Rodney Sheppard. The group has sold 10 million records, notched four top 10 songs, posted up hundreds of millions of streams, and sold millions of tickets. Among many highlights, Sugar Ray served up the triple-platinum 14:59 powered by era-defining hits such as “Every Morning,” “Someday,” and “Falls Apart.” They upheld this hot streak with their self-titled album, which became their first ever Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and boasted “When It’s Over.” Plus, he has worked as a songwriter on tracks with everyone from producer Harry Fraud to Action Bronson. In 2019, he notably joined forces with Emerson Hart of Tonic and Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra to form the super group Ezra Ray Hart. He has also graced the covers of Rolling Stone, Spin, and Teen People and even popped up in the penultimate episode of The Office. Mark spent a decade-plus performing as part of Camp Freddy—the blockbuster covers jam co-founded by Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison. In the wake of Camp Freddy’s 2014 dissolution, he went on to launch Royal Machines with Navarro and Morrison.
Outside of his myriad of musical endeavors, Mark’s Imdb page seemingly scrolls on forever through dozens of television programs, awards ceremonies, and reality shows. He notably co-hosted EXTRA from 2004 until 2008 and hosted cultural staples such as The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, NBC’s Radio Music Awards, MTV’s Rock N’ Jock, the World Music Awards, The CW’s The Pussycat Dolls Present, and Don’t Forget The Lyrics! Plus, he starred in the first American season of Celebrity Big Brother, tying for third place. He emerged victorious a whopping three times on VH1’s Rock & Roll Jeopardy. Other appearances span American Idol, The Celebrity Apprentice, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and more. As an actor, he graced the silver screen multiple times, including Scooby-Doo, Sharknado 2: The Second One, Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, and Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. Not to mention, he leads his own SiriusXM show Mark McGrath’s 120 on ‘90s on 9.
With more music from Sugar Ray on the horizon and other surprises in store, Mark will never stop.