Born in Hartford, Connecticut and raised in Southern California, Mark McGrath joined "Extra" two seasons ago as the show's co-host. McGrath first appeared with his band, Sugar Ray (then known as the Shrinky Dinx), in 1992. Two years later, the band landed a deal with Atlantic Records. Shortly after, in 1997, the band's collaboration with reggae artist Super Cat resulted in the song "Fly," which dominated the airwaves. Later that year, and following the success of their number-one hit, Sugar Ray released its second album, "Floored," which went double platinum. Sugar Ray's success rocketed McGrath to pop-star status, as he graced the covers of "Rolling Stone" and "Spin." He has even made "People" magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue twice, named "Sexiest Rocker" in 1998 and "Sexiest Co-Host" in 2004.
After "Floored," Sugar Ray released "14:59," in reference to its fading "15 minutes of fame." Ironically, the CD wound up outselling its predecessor, going triple-platinum with hit singles "Every Morning," "Someday" and "Falls Apart." Their success continued with the release of the self-titled album, "Sugar Ray," which garnered the band its first-ever top-10 album. This past June, Sugar Ray released another album, "The Best of Sugar Ray."
In 2004, Mark was a guest judge on the television phenomenon "American Idol." Additionally, he has made guest appearances on the hit television dramas "Law & Order: SVU," "Las Vegas" and "North Shore." He has also been featured on a number of MTV and VH1 programs, including the "Teen Choice Awards," "My VH1 Music Awards, the "American Music Awards, the "ESPY Awards" and was a "Rock ‘n' Roll Jeopardy" champion. McGrath has hosted VH1's "I Love the 80's" and "The Greatest: 100 Most Shocking Moments in Rock and Roll," and the primetime specials "The World Music Awards," "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" and "Fashion Rocks." He also appeared with Sugar Ray in the 2002 feature film "Scooby-Doo."
Catch Dayna and Mark in action behind the scenes
at the "Extra" studios, from wardrobe
and make-up to the "Extra" set and more.