Darien, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Darien’s Mark Tinker!
Mark Tinker, who has schooled in Darien, turns 63 on Thursday. The television producer and director was born Jan. 16, 1951, in Stamford.
Tinker joined the crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as an executive producer and director for the third and final season in 2006.
He directed the episodes "Tell Your God to Ready for Blood", "Unauthorized Cinnamon", "A Constant Throb" and "Tell Him Something Pretty".
He is known for NYPD Blue (1993), St. Elsewhere (1982) and Private Practice (2007). He last collaborated with David Milch on the short-lived HBO drama series John from Cincinnati, which began airing in June, 2007.