December 27, 1927
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alan Mandell (born Albert Mandell on December 27, 1927) is a Canadian-American actor known for playing Rabbi Marshak in the Coen Brothers' 2009 film A Serious Man. With several decades of experience as a stage actor, he is especially acclaimed as an interpreter of the works of Samuel Beckett.
Albert Mandell was born to a Jewish family in Toronto, Ontario in 1927. He acted on stage in both Canada and the United States, building a reputation in San Francisco's theater scene in the 1950's. In 1968 he legally changed his given name to Alan to avoid being confused with noted mobster, Albert Anastasia. 
Mandell's association with Beckett began in 1957, with a production of Waiting for Godot at San Francisco's Actor's Workshop. He subsequently played Lucky in a production of Godot directed by Beckett himself.
Outside of Beckett, Mandell has acted in productions of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land and Arthur Miller's The Price. In 2007 he appeared as Juror #9 in a Los Angeles production of Twelve Angry Men, directed by Scott Ellis and costarring Richard Thomas and George Wendt.
|1988||Illegally Yours||Juror #8|
|1991||The Marrying Man||Murch|
|2001||Hedwig and the Angry Inch||Patron at Bar||Uncredited role|
|2006||Shortbus||Tobias, the Mayor|
|2009||A Serious Man||Rabbi Marshak|
|2013||Herblock: The Black & the White||Herbert Block||documentary|
|2015||Addicted to Fresno||Arthur Lupka|
|2019||Velvet Buzzsaw||Ventril Dease|
|1974||Great Performances||District Police Inspector||Episode: "Enemies"|
|1975||The Invisible Man||Senator Baldwyn||Episode: "Man of Influence"|
|1975||Cannon||Billings||Episode: "Fall Guy"|
|1976||The Six Million Dollar Man||Technician||Episode: "The Secret of Bigfoot: Part 2 "|
|1976||Baretta||Assistant DA Merriman||Episode: "The Left Hand of the Devil"|
|1976||Baretta||Richmond||Episode: "Runway Cowboy"|
|1977||Man from Atlantis||Grant Stockwood||Episode: "The Death Scouts"|
|1978||79 Park Avenue||Dr. George Waldheim||TV miniseries|
|1978||Eight is Enough||unknown||Episode: "Cinderella's Understudy"|
|1980||Breaking Away||Pinball player||Episode: "Grand Illusion"|
|1991||Sisters||Owen Glendower||Episode: "One to Grow On"|
|2010||Grey's Anatomy||Henry Stamm||Episode: "Shiny Happy People"|
- Byrd, Craig (April 20, 2016). "Alan Mandell Will Finish His Stage Career the Way He Started It: with a Performance of Endgame". Los Angeles. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
- "Alan Mandell papers, 1950-2012". Online Archive of California. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
- McNulty, Charles (February 13, 2015). "Theater pulses in Alan Mandell's veins". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
- Rampell, Ed (April 11, 2012). "Q&A: Actor Alan Mandell on Samuel Beckett". The Forward. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
- Verini, Bob (March 30, 2007). "Twelve Angry Men". Variety. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
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