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Mark Gordon

'Army Wives,' 'Grey's Anatomy'

Current shows: “Army Wives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds,” “Reaper,” “Private Practice”

Resume: As TV producer, past credits include the telepics: “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself,” and “Warm Springs;” film credits include “The Hoax,” “The Painted Veil,” “Casanova,” “The Matador,” “Prime,” “The Day After Tomorrow,” “Hostage,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Patriot,” “Broken Arrow” and “Speed”; and as executive producer/financier: “Tomb Raider,” “Wonder Boys,” “Man on the Moon,” “A Simple Plan,” “Primary Colors” and “The Jackal”

What shows have influenced your career: “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “I Love Lucy,” “The Wild, Wild West,” “The Bold Ones”

Most difficult aspect of being a producer: “It’s only difficult if you make yourself miserable. I’m happy and I love doing what I do. What do I have to complain about?”

Is staying under budget a weekly struggle (for non-writing producers): “Yes.”

Favorite shows besides your own: “Boston Legal,” “Heroes,” “The Sopranos,” “Entourage,” “House”

Personal gratification: “Getting up every morning and working on shows that I love, with people I love working with.”

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