Recurring Character "Mark" on
TV One's "Love That Girl"
Bechir Sylvain is a Haitian-American actor and writer who found acting his senior year of high school in Miami, Florida with a performance on his school’s debate team. He continued to Miami Dade College as a theater major before attending the acting program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Bechir is the co-creator and star of the webseries Make It Happen, winner of the 2011 Audience Award at NBCUniversal’s Shortcuts Film Festival and 2011 Best Comedy Webseries and the Los Angeles Webfest. He is also the co-founder and vice president of Ground Up and Rising, an award-winning, critically acclaimed theater company in Miami.
Bechir's stage performances have been hailed as "phenomenal... jumping deftly from earnest and solicitous to cagey and desperate." (Tampa Tribune) and has been praised for having abilities to "gather into one soul the capacity to murder without remorse and the ability to appreciate the flight of a bird in the sunlight.” (Sun-Sentinel).
Audiences will remember him from his portrayals of Malcolm X from The Meeting, George in Intimate Apparel, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Thami in My Children My Africa, Lucius in Jesus Hopped The A Train, Lincoln in Top Dog /Under Dog, Darius in September 10th, Paul in Six Degrees of Separation, Mister in King Hedley, Tupolski in The Pillowman and City Theatre's nationally recognized Summer Shorts Festival. His directorial debut of Indian Wants Of The Bronx was widely acclaimed. Bechir's television and film credits include TV One’s “Love That Girl,” SyFy’s “Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus”, Lionsgate’s Know Thy Enemy, Observe, Bahama Hustle, Mysterious, Three Days to Vegas, Leonard, webseries “Make it Happen” and various commercials including All State, McDonalds, Toyota, Turbo Tax, and Miller Lite. He is a Carbonell Award Winner for Best Ensemble (Summer Shorts Miami) and has been awarded the Best Actor for the Star Project at the ABFF 2009 (American Black film festival 2009).
Bechir can be seen in The Ultimate Life, a prequel to the film The Ultimate Gift. He’s also featured in Jeff Baena’s (I Heart Huckabees) directing debut Life After Beth.