|Born||Quebec City, Quebec, Canada|
|Occupation||Actor, Writer, and Director|
Michael Mando is a Canadian film and television actor, writer, and director with a background in contemporary and classical theatre. He is well known for his role as Vaas Montenegro, the secondary antagonist in the video game Far Cry 3.
Mando was born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He was raised by his father, and is the middle child of three brothers. Their family traveled a lot, and lived in over 10 cities, across 4 continents, and in over 37 different homes all before he reached his mid-twenties. Even though his native language is French, he also speaks English and Spanish fluently.
Mando was enrolled in many fields, including International Relations at the University of Montreal, before discovering the performing arts at The Dome Theatre Program (Dawson College) in 2004. Despite no prior training, Michael went on to play the male lead in all 5 productions at the program. He graduated with excellence in 2007. His Dome credits include, Orlando in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Professor Katz in David Edgar’s Pentecost and Valentine Xavier in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending. Upon graduation, Steven W. Lecky, the Chairman of the program proudly stated Michael to be “one of the finest talents to emerge from the program in the past 25 years.”
After playing the leading character in two award winning professional theatre productions in Montreal, Mando promptly founded Red Barlo Productions. The company’s first film, Conditional Affection (2010)(which Mando starred in, directed and wrote) was officially selected to Fantasia, Bare Bones, ACTRA Short Films, and the New Hope International Film Festivals.
Mando’s TV debut simultaneously followed with a wide range of contrasting characters. His credits include guest appearances in the crime series The Bridge (2010), the medical drama mini-series Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures (2010), as an MS-13 gang member in The Border (2010), and as a close friend of the character Kenzi (played by Ksenia Solo) in the sci-fi series Lost Girl (2010).
Mando has had repeated collaborations with directors John Fawcett and Eric Canuel as well as producer David Barlow. Other upcoming credits include a recurring role in Les Bleus de Ramville (2011), a starring role in the feature film Territories (2010), a guest appearance in new show King (2011) and two Ubisoft video games to be released in 2011.[dated info] Mando has also finished shooting his second film under Red Barlo Productions, Abyss of the Mind, which will be released in the spring of 2011. In 2012, he featured in Far Cry 3 where he voiced and inspired one of the main villains: Vaas Montenegro, a vicious and twisted antagonist who arguably became the main face of the video game. He also starred in a webseries called "The Far Cry Experience" where he plays Vaas who captures and tortures a celebrity (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who has been challenged to survive the island.
Mando grew up wanting to be a writer or an athlete. He was shot in the knee in his mid-twenties and consequently decided to change directions. He then pursued an academic scholarship at the University of Montreal in International Relations, but shortly after decided to go into acting.
|2009||The Last Templar||Necia First Mate||Mini-Series|
|2009||Web of Lies||Danny Wilcox||TV Film|
|2010||Conditional Affection||Jack||Short Film|
|2010||Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures||Dr. Manolas||Mini-Series|
|2010||My Name is Sandy||Larry (Business Man)||Film|
|2010||The Border||Marco||TV Series|
|2010||The Bridge||K9||TV Series|
|2010||Lost Girl||Neville||TV Series|
|2011||Abyss of the Mind||Johnny H.||Film|
|2011||Les Bleus de Ramville||Marc-Andre David||TV Series|
|2011||King||Esteban Demarco||TV Series|
|2012||Far Cry Experience||Vaas||Web Series|
|2012||The Pregnancy Project||Javier Rodriguez||TV Movie|
|2013||Orphan Black||Vic||TV Series|
|2010||Shaun White Skateboarding||Francisco Crystobal||Voice actor|
|2012||Far Cry 3||Vaas Montenegro||Voice actor|
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- "Michael Mando Biography". Michael Mando Official Site, Biography.
- "GUEST: Michael Mando". Friday Night Live!. October 29, 2010. Retrieved Accessed December 30, 2010.
- "Trivia". Michael Mando Official Site.
- "Team". Red Barlo Productions Official Site.
- IMDb,Conditional Affection
- 2010 Fantasia Film Festival
- "Conditional Affection". Red Barlo Productions Official Site.
- Bare Bones Film Festival
- "Profile: Michael Mando". Kim Vaincourt Site.
- IMDb, The Bridge: Voices Carry
- IMDb, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures: All Souls
- IMDb, The Border: No Refuge
- IMDb, Lost Girl: (Dis)Members Only
- IMDb, John Fawcett
- IMDb, Eric Canuel
- "Backstage help needed on Francophone TV Series", Northern Life, August 20, 2010. Accessed December 30, 2010.
- "Filmography". Michael Mando Official Site.
- IMDb, Territories