For the Australian rules footballer, see Mark Dawson (footballer).
Mark Richard Dawson (born 4 February 1960) is an entertainment manager and CEO of Dawson, Reeves and Zutaut Entertainment Group (otherwise known as DRZ Entertainment Group).
Dawson was born in London, the first son of actor/game show host Richard Dawson and actress Diana Dors. Previously, he had worked as an assistant to producer Mark Goodson as well as a showcase and question writer for The Price Is Right, Concentration, The Better Sex, Match Game and Family Feud, and had served as a creative consultant of the latter show's second run with his father as host from 1994 to 1995. A young Dawson appeared alongside his father on a few early episodes of Family Feud as well. Dawson was also an associate producer at Rastar Productions and at NBC for You Bet Your Life, a remake based on the old 1950s Groucho Marx TV program that his father's production company produced in the 1980s. In 2001, he was hired by Paul Schrader as a technical advisor for the movie Auto Focus starring Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe.
Dawson manages the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens, the cover band Crabby Patty and the all-female heavy metal band Phantom Blue. Drummer Linda McDonald is a member of all three bands. In 2008, he along with Brad and Tom Zutaut developed a tribute bands TV show for New Wave Entertainment.
Concentration - Production assistant, editorial staff, rebus writer, assistant contestant coordinator (1976-1977),
Match Game - Editorial staff (1976),
Tattletales - Editorial staff (1976),
The Better Sex - Music coordinator (1977),
Family Feud - Editorial staff (1977-1985); Creative consultant (1994-1995),
The Price is Right - Showcase writer (1977),
Card Sharks - Music coordinator, production assistant (1978),
Nudity Required - Associate producer (1988),
You Bet Your Life - Associate producer (1988),
Auto Focus - Technical advisor (2002),
The Iron Maidens Live at Galaxy Theater - Director (2007),
Family Feud - Himself (select episodes),
Who Got Diana Dors' Millions - Himself
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