Mark McKinney stars as Glenn Sturgis, the store's kind but naive store manager on NBC's hit comedy Superstore.
The Canadian-born McKinney has performed in, written and produced some of the most sophisticated and groundbreaking television in North America. He has worked with Lorne Michaels on Saturday Night Live and Aaron Sorkin on both Sports Night and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
As co-creator, writer and cast member of The Kids in the Hall (seen on CBC, HBO and CBS), McKinney was nominated for three Emmy Awards for writing. He followed The Kids in the Hall (1988-94) with three seasons on NBC's Saturday Night Live, as both a principal cast member and staff writer. "Kids" later returned to television with the miniseries Death Comes to Town.
With Susan Coyne and Bob Martin, McKinney co-wrote the international hit Slings and Arrows. The team won the 2006-07 Gemini Award for writing, and McKinney also took home a Gemini Award in two acting categories. Slings and Arrows was later syndicated in the U.S. by the Sundance Channel.
Following Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, McKinney served as showrunner of Canada's biting Less Than Kind for which he won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Direction on the series.
McKinney has also appeared on 3rd Rock from the Sun, Wanda at Large, Corner Gas, Kevin Hill and Spun Out. His feature films include Guy Maddin's The Saddest Music in the World and Scott Smith's Falling Angels, which garnered him an ACTRA Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male. Other films include The Ladies Man, Superstar, The Out-of-Towners (with Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin), Spice World and Dog Park.
As a writer and producer, McKinney has served as executive producer on Picnicface, a 13-part sketch comedy series that aired on the Comedy Network in Canada. He continues to perform stand-up in Los Angeles and tours with the Kids in the Hall.
McKinney also can be seen on television in the FX comedy Man Seeking Woman with Jay Baruchel. He recently completed production on the comedy film Room for Rent.
- Mark McKinney's stand-in on Superstore is Andy Lobo who also plays the character Travis/Tim on the show.
- McKinney made his directing debut on the Superstore episode Lovebirds.