Mark Consuelos is a Spanish-born American actor best known for his role as FBI Agent Antonio Cortez in the second and third seasons of the television series Missing, which in its first season was known as 1-800-Missing.
Consuelos was born in Zaragoza, Spain and grew up in Lebanon, Illinois, and Tampa, Florida. He attended Bloomingdale High School in Florida, went to Notre Dame University and received a degree in marketing from the University of South Florida in 1994.
In August 2005 Mark appeared in the WWII action film "The Great Raid," which he shot in Australia. Set in the Philippines in 1945, it is based on the true story of Gen. Douglas MacArthur's secret raid on a POW camp to free Americans. Directed by John Dahl, the picture also stars Benjamin Bratt and James Franco.
Most recently, Consuelos starred in Missing and guest-starred on Hope & Faith. he played former baseball star Gary "The Gooch" Gucharez, who left to play in Japan after beginning a romance with Faith, portrayed by his real-life wife, Kelly Ripa.
Additional TV credits include the romantic comedy Beautiful Girl and guest appearances on Third Watch, Friends, American Family, Fortune Hunter and SeaQuest.
In 2007 he hosted the reality dating competition Age of Love, featuring Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis.
Consuelos' early acting work includes Hello, Dolly at the Lookinghouse Glass Playhouse in Illinois. He has appeared off-Broadway in Boy's Life, by Howard Korder, Orphans, by Lyle Kessler; and the Penguin Repertory production of One Shot, One Kill, by Richard Vetere.
The actor may be best known for his role on the long-running soap opera favorite All My Children. He played the much-tormented Mateo Santos from February 1995 to 2002, Consuelos also met his wife, Ripa, when their characters (she was Hayley Vaughn on the series for 12 years) were paired up onscreen.
Consuelos resides in New York City with Ripa and their children, Michael, Lola and Joaquin.