Jeremy Licht is an American actor best known for his role as Mark Hogan on the television series “The Hogan Family” (originally titled “Valerie”) which aired from 1986 to 1991.
Licht was born on January 4, 1971, in Los Angeles, California to Dennis Licht and Trudi Licht.
Licht journey into acting began when he was five years old. His cousin, who was already in the entertainment industry, recommended him to an agent, and he started with print ads and commercials before moving on to movies of the week.
His first acting credit came in 1979 when he appeared in the movie "…and Your Name Is Jonah."
His big break came when he landed a role in the 1983 film, Twilight Zone: The Movie. He appeared in the segement "“It’s a Good Life,” where he played the leading role of Anthony.
In the segemnt, a town is isolated from the rest of the world, and the residents live in constant fear of a young boy named Anthony. Anthony possesses god-like powers, capable of transforming or destroying anything or anyone with just a thought. He has complete control over the town, and the adults are forced to cater to his every whim and desire, lest they face his terrifying wrath.
The Hogan Family
His next big break would come when he would get the part of Mark Hogan in The Hogan Family in 1986.
“The Hogan Family” aired from 1986 to 1991. Originally titled “Valerie” and later renamed “Valerie’s Family: The Hogans,” the show centers around the Hogan family. Valerie Hogan, portrayed by Valerie Harper in the first two seasons and later by Sandy Duncan, leads the family.
The Hogan family includes parents Valerie and Michael, played by Josh Taylor, along with their three sons: David (Jason Bateman), Mark (Jeremy Licht), and Willie (Danny Ponce).
When asked about the transition from “Valerie” to “The Hogan Family” after Valerie Harper left the show due to a contract dispute, Jeremy explains that as actors, they were not fully aware of what was happening behind the scenes.
They initially filmed the first episode of the third season without Valerie, but she eventually came back to re-shoot it. However, she left the show afterward, and Sandy Duncan joined the cast as the boys’ aunt.
Jeremy recalls that when Valerie left, they were uncertain about the show’s future. Sandy Duncan was a great addition to the cast, and they were grateful for the opportunity to continue the series.
Career After The Hogan Family
After leaving the show, Jeremy Licht appeared in a few episodes of short-lived TV shows before deciding to go to college.
He studied finance and psychology at the University of Southern California (USC) and eventually established his own financial services company, specializing in insurance.
Where is Jeremy Licht Now?
Jeremy Licht has been an independent life and medical insurance agent in California since 2004. Accoding to his website, Licht and his team’s objective is assisting individuals in navigating the complexities of medical and life insurance plans. They provide a 100% free, value-added service and do not impose any charges to facilitate the acquisition of life or health insurance.
A couple of years ago, Jeremy decided to return to the acting world. He now has an agent and a manager and occasionally goes on auditions.
He is also starring in a short film called Seat 23B, a film about a Ponzi scheme mastermind, who races against time to unravel the mystery of his wife’s disappearance aboard a plane.
Jeremy Licht is married to Kimberly Wallis, a working actress who has appeared on shows like CSI, Charmed and Passions. They married over Memorial Day weekend in 2007 and have two children together.
You can follow Jeremy Licht on Facebook, where he posts updates on his work and personal life.