Costas Mandylor

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Costas Mandylor
Costas Mandylor 2013.jpg
Costas Mandylor 2013
Born Costas Theodosopoulos
(1965-09-03) 3 September 1965 (age 49)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Talisa Soto (m. 1997–2000)

Costas Mandylor (born Costas Theodosopoulos; 3 September 1965) is a Greek Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Kenny in Picket Fences, and for portraying Mark Hoffman in the Saw films.

Early life[edit]

Mandylor was born in Melbourne, the son of Louise (née Mandylaris) and Yannis Theodosopoulos, who is a taxi driver. He is of Greek ancestry.[1] Mandylor took a version of his mother's maiden name, citing his real name in Greek being too long.[2] He grew up in St Kilda and South Melbourne.[3] He moved to the United States in 1987 where he started taking acting lessons. He was initially unable to find any work acting and had to work any job available.[2]

Career[edit]

Mandylor's first major role was in the 1989 film Triumph of the Spirit playing a European Jew, which was filmed at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. He returned to Los Angeles meeting director Oliver Stone and auditioned and got the role of an Italian count in The Doors (1991).[2] Mandylor landed a leading role in Mobsters playing Mafia boss Frank Costello. He went mentally prepared for the role, telling the Los Angeles Times, "It was interesting that I got that part, because I felt tuned in to gangsters, it was a genre I'd read a lot. When I was 13, I got a job as a dishwasher in a Melbourne nightclub and saw everything there, real gangsters, and had met characters who were dangerous people from an underground world."[2] In 1992 he had a lead role on the CBS television drama, Picket Fences, playing officer Kenny Lacos until the show ended in 1996. Mandylor also had a lead role in the Saw films as Detective Mark Hoffman.

Personal life[edit]

Mandylor played professional soccer in Europe until suffering shin splints. In 1991, he was chosen by People as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the world".[4] Mandylor married Talisa Soto in May 1997; they divorced in 2000. His brother, Louis Mandylor, is also an actor.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Triumph of the Spirit Avram Arouch
1991 The Doors Italian Count
1991 Soapdish Mark
1991 Mobsters Frank Costello
1993 Fatal Past Costello
1994 Almost Dead Detective Dominic Delaserra
1995 Venus Rising Vegas
1995 Fist of the North Star Lord Shin
1995 Delta of Venus Lawrence Walters Lead role
1995 Virtuosity John Donovan
1996 Shame Mark
1996 Portraits of a Killer George G. Kendall
1996 Crosscut Martin Niconi
1997 Just Write Rich Adams
1997 Stand-ins Jack Turner
1998 Shame, Shame, Shame McCarthy
1998 Double Take Hector Stroessner/Ray Soldado
1998 Conversations in Limbo
1998 Shelter Nikos Kostantinos
1998 My Brother Cicero Cicero
1999 Stealth Fighter Ryan Mitchell
2000 Gangland Jared
2000 Intrepid Alan Decker
2001 Turn of Faith Bobby Giordano
2001 The Pledge Monash Deputy
2001 Above & Beyond Michael Amorosa
2002 Cover Story Kevin Dodd
2002 The Real Deal Instructor
2002 Hitters Tony
2004 Dinocroc Dick Sydney
2004 The Eavesdropper Aiden Porter
2004 Just Desserts Marco Poloni
2005 The Game of Their Lives Charlie "Gloves" Columbo
2005 Dr. Chopper Terrell Direct-to-video
2005 Sub Zero John Deckert Direct-to-video
2005 The Shore Raymond
2006 Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York Matt
2006 Payback Billy
2006 Saw III Mark Hoffman
2007 Made in Brooklyn Joey
2007 Nobody Mortemain/Noe
2007 Saw IV Mark Hoffman Lead role
2007 Beowulf Hondshew
2008 Lost Warrior: Left Behind
2008 Emma Blue Del
2008 The Drum Beats Twice Jesus
2008 In the Eyes of a Killer Congressman Donaldson
2008 Toxic Steve
2008 Saw V Mark Hoffman Lead role
2008 The Ball Is Round Frank Lazaridis
2009 Immortally Yours Rex
2009 Saw VI Mark Hoffman Lead role
2010 The Cursed Jimmy Muldoon Real life brother Louis Mandylor plays on-screen brother
2010 Sinners and Saints Raymond Crowe
2010 Torn Steve Clay Awaiting release
2010 Hyenas Gannon
2010 An Affirmative Act Matthew Post-production
2010 Saw 3D Mark Hoffman Lead role
2014 Twisted Metal Marcus Kane/Needles Kane Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992–
1996
Picket Fences Kenny Lacos 83 episodes
1993 Tales from the Crypt Episode: "Half-Way Horrible"
1995 Falling for You Paul Blankenship Television film
1996 Last Exit to Earth Jaid Television film
1996 The Outer Limits Lee Taylor Episode: "The Heist"
1997 F/X: The Series Jerry Tamblin Episode: "Get Fast"
1997 Love-Struck Cupid on Earth Television film
1997–
1998
Players Alphonse Royo 18 episodes
1998 The Fury Within Mike Hanlon Television film
1998 Exiled Gianni Uzielli Television film
1999 Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Salvatore Bonanno Television film
2000 Secret Agent Man Monk 9 episodes
2000 Resurrection Blvd. Aaron Cross Episode: "Luchando"

Episode: "Cholitas"

2001 Nash Bridges Vincent Corell Episode: "Something Borrowed"
2001 Sanctuary Nathan Delaney Television film
2001 Sex and the City Friar Episode: "The Agony and the Ex-tacy"
2002 Andromeda Bobby Jensen Episode: "Be All My Sins Remembered"
2002 Sacred Ground Greg Episode: "Behind the Words"
Episode: "Walk Like a Man"
2002 Charmed Rick Lang Episode: "Saving Private Leo"
2002 She Spies Mica Divornak Episode: "Poster Girl"
2002 Scent of Danger Chris Milos Television film
2003 Fastlane Reno Castelli Episode: "Slippery Slope"
2004 Just Desserts Marco Poloni Television film on Hallmark Channel
2004–
2006
7th Heaven Beau Brewer 5 episodes
2007 The Wedding Bells Ernesto Episode: "For Whom the Bells Toll"
2007 Primal Doubt Chase Harper Television film
2013 Major Crimes Vince Webb Episode: "D.O.A"
2013 NCIS Tomas Mendez Episodes: "Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot" and "Past, Present, Future"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Costas Mandylor Biography (1962–)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d N.F. Mendoza (25 July 1993). "With An Eye On ... There's no fencing in Costas Mandylor as he picks his parts". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Miska, Brad (25 October 2007). "Saw IV: Interview With Star Costas Mandylor". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Costas Mandylor. (The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World 1991)". People (Time Inc.) 36: 90. 18 July 1991. Retrieved 25 December 2010. 

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