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Monte Markham  
Baywatch: Pilot Movie - 3rd Season  (1989-1990, 1991-1992 through 1992-1993)
Occupation: Actor; Director; Producer  
Current Projects: Managing his Own Production Company's Projects (partnership wife Klaire and son Jason) 
Birth Name: Monte Markham
Birthdate: June 21, 1935
Birthplace: Manatee, Florida
Current Residence: Los Angeles, California
Marital Status: Married to Klaire Keevil Hester (Married June 1, 1961-Present) 
Hair/Eyes: Brown/Blue
Height/weight: 6 feet tall/N/A
Heritage: American/decent N/A
Education: College/Recieved Masters (MFA) from the University of Georgia in 1960; Masters Degree in Theatre and English Literature. 
Parents: N/A
Children: 2 children; 1 son, Jason who is partner with parents of their production company Perpetual Motion Films; 1 daughter Keevil, an attorney with USAA/Mother of twins Ben and Caroline. 
Siblings: N/A
Showbusiness start: Stage   
Hobbies/Interests: Music; Sports
Monte Markham was born in Manatee, Florida and grew up in West Palm Beach. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 1960 with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Theatre and English Literature. After graduation, Monte was an instructor at Stevens College in Missouri from 1960-1961 before he pursued full-time acting. He had honed his acting skills by spending his Summers doing Summer Stock in Massachusetts and Vermont. He married Klaire Keevil Hester in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 1, 1961. The couple had two children, a son Jason and a daughter Keevil.
Monte has starred in his own TV series, The 2nd Hundred Years, Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, The New Perry Mason and Campus Cops. He has appeared in recurring roles on Dallas/CBS and Melrose Place/FOX. His critically aclaimed TV movies include Death Takes A Holiday and Hustling. On the big screen, his credits include Guns Of The Magnicificent Seven, Midway, Hour of The Gun, Airport 77 and Hot Pursuit.
During the 1970's Monte focused on directing and producing. He has written and directed the feature films Neon City and Defense Play. He has directed episodes of Baywatch and Skycane. Monte has been on camera Host and Narrator for over 100 television documentaries.
Monte's talents has extended to the stage, appearing in 200 plays. He starred in NY theatre ranging from Hamlet to receiving the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debute in Irene, with Debbie Reynolds.
Monte's versitility has resulted in a remarkable career. He is an exceptional actor, writer, director and producer. Monte, Klaire and their son Jason have formed a production company called Perpetual Motion Films. They have produced over 100 hours of broadcast programming for A&E and The History Channel. Their high quality specials include those filmed in China are Chinatown and China's Great Dam as well as mini-series The Royal Navy, hosted by Prince Andrew, America On Guard, Fly Past, Search & Rescue, Masters Of War and Air Combat. They have produced over 10  biographies which are among A&E's biography series, include Michelangelo, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Perpetual Motion Films received the New York Festival's top prize for the 35 hours of their series, The Great Ships and the Gold Medallion for their 2-hour special, The Killer Storm. 
For recognition of his excellent work, he has recieved the Governor's Award of Florida's Community Colleges, The Fellowe of Maritime History Award from the Columbia River Maritime Museum and was honored with the US Coast Guard's Meritorious Public Service Medal awarded by The Commandant.
Monte has served as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a member of the Academy's Documentary Committe; member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and The Academy's Emmy Blue Ribbon Awards Panel; a former Board Member of the Screen Actor's Guild; a member of The Actor's Equity; AFTRA; The Director's Guild of America and a fellow member of the Explorer's Club.
-The Governor's Award of Florida's Community Colleges.
-Fellow Maritime History Award from the Columbia River maritime Museum.
-Honored in Washing D.C. ceremonies with the US Coast Guard's Meritorious Public Service Medal. Awarded by the Commandant.
-Theatre World Award for Broadway debut in the musical Irene.
-Co-owns a Production Company, Perpetual Motion Films with his wife Klaire and son Jason.
-Their company has celebrated its 10th anniversary and has produced over 100 hours of broadcast programming for A&E and The History Channel.
-A professor of the University of Georgia with a Master's Degree in Theatre and English Literature.
-Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
-Member of of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
-Former Board member of the Screen Actors Guild.
-Successful Actor, Writer, Director and Producer.  
-His stage debut was in the Broadway musical Irene with Debbie Reynolds. He recieved The Theatre World Award for his dancing and singing role.