42 Facts About Mark Burnett

1. Mark Burnett called his wife, Deena, after hijackers took control of the plane.

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2. In 1985, Mark Burnett became the biological father to a daughter who was given up for adoption.

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3. In 1996 Mark Burnett joined Thoratec Corporation, a medical devices company, as vice president of sales and marketing.

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4. Mark Burnett studied economics at Saint John's University in Minnesota, where he was a quarterback on the football team.

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5. On September 11, 2001, Mark Burnett was a passenger on board United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks.

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6. Mark Burnett is producing The Contender, along with actor-director Sylvester Stallone.

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7. Mark Burnett was a longtime fan of Trump, and in 2002 he got the chance to meet his idol when he leased the skating rink in Central Park for a Survivor finale.

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8. Mark Burnett was not yet finished riding the reality show wave.

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9. Mark Burnett came from a humble, but very supportive family.

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10. Mark Burnett got married to Dianne J Burnett in 1992 and had two sons named James and Cameron from their union.

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11. Mark Burnett is best known for his work in the reality show Survivor for which he has taken home several awards.

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12. Mark Burnett brought a similar thrill-seeking challenge, called the Eco-Challenge, to the US and he was welcomed into the world of television production.

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13. Mark Burnett is responsible for the television phenomenon of 2000, Survivor—an experiment in social Darwinism, in which contestants compete for food, shelter, friendship, and $1million.

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14. Mark Burnett said that serving in The British Army was quite daring to him.

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15. Mark Burnett is among the very well known names in theatre business.

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16. Mark Burnett will be a producer on the project and it was released in August 2016.

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17. In 2007, Mark Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame.

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18. Mark Burnett has won two Emmy Awards and his company has received 55 nominations.

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19. Mark Burnett was honored with the 2,387th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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20. Mark Burnett said that serving in The British Military was really daring to him.

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21. Mark Burnett signed to get a membership in The British Military, when he was 17 years aged.

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22. Mark Burnett is among the most well-known names in film sector.

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23. In 1998 Mark Burnett purchased the American rights to Survivor, a European show that offered, like Eco-Challenge, dramatic race settings and featured competitors under harsh conditions.

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24. Mark Burnett married Roma Downey on 28th April 2007 in Malibu.

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25. Mark Burnett is best known for producing the hit reality show "Survivor", which premiered in the summer of 2000 and was the most watched summer series since Sonny and Cher.

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26. Mark Burnett went on to find more success with the hit show The Apprentice, starring Donald Trump.

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27. In 2000, Mark Burnett acted as executive producer for Survivor, a reality TV show airing on CBS and loosely based on The Lord of the Flies, the award-winning novel by William Golding.

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28. In 1999, Mark Burnett received a Sports Emmy Award for best program achievement for his work on Eco-Challenge.

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29. Mark Burnett experienced his first successful career venture in the early 1990s, when he created Eco-Challenge, a multi-day team competition including racing, trekking, diving and horseback riding, and taking place in Utah.

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30. Mark Burnett has won 9 Primetime Emmy Awards in his career.

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31. Mark Burnett initially joined the British Army and became a Section Commander.

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32. Mark Burnett is a British television and film producer and author.

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33. Mark Burnett was married to Dianne Valentine between 1991 and 2003.

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34. Mark Burnett said in an interview with Business Insider Australia that the idea of Survivor had its root in his involvement in the Falkland War.

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35. Mark Burnett went on a French adventure competition in 1991, and it gave him the idea to develop a similar programme in North America.

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36. In 1982, Mark Burnett left the Army and immigrated to the United States.

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37. Mark Burnett pointed out in a 2016 that he and MGM Studios do not have the legal right to make unseen footage available to the public.

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38. In June 2011, Mark Burnett was elected into the Producers Guild of America Council Board of Delegates and currently serves on the Producers Council.

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39. Mark Burnett served for two years on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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40. Mark Burnett is best known for producing the hit reality show Survivor, which premiered in the summer of 2000 and was the most watched summer series since Sonny and Cher.

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41. In 2017, Mark Burnett had timeslot winning shows on six nights out of seven.

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42. Mark Burnett is the executive producer of the cable series The Contender and Lucha Underground (The El Rey Network).

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