Costas Mandylor 2013
3 September 1965
|Spouse(s)||Talisa Soto (m. 1997–2000)|
Mandylor was born in Melbourne, the son of Louise (née Mandylaris) and Yannis Theodosopoulos, who is a taxi driver. He is of Greek ancestry. Mandylor took a version of his mother's maiden name, citing his real name in Greek being too long. He grew up in St Kilda and South Melbourne. 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.
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). 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." 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.
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". Mandylor married Talisa Soto in May 1997; they divorced in 2000. His brother, Louis Mandylor, is also an actor.
|1989||Triumph of the Spirit||Avram Arouch|
|1991||The Doors||Italian Count|
|1994||Almost Dead||Detective Dominic Delaserra|
|1995||Fist of the North Star||Lord Shin|
|1995||Delta of Venus||Lawrence Walters||Lead role|
|1996||Portraits of a Killer||George G. Kendall|
|1997||Just Write||Rich Adams|
|1998||Shame, Shame, Shame||McCarthy|
|1998||Double Take||Hector Stroessner/Ray Soldado|
|1998||Conversations in Limbo|
|1998||My Brother Cicero||Cicero|
|1999||Stealth Fighter||Ryan Mitchell|
|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|
|2004||The Eavesdropper||Aiden Porter|
|2004||Just Desserts||Marco Poloni|
|2005||The Game of Their Lives||Charlie "Gloves" Columbo|
|2005||Sub Zero||John Deckert||Direct-to-video|
|2006||Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York||Matt|
|2006||Saw III||Mark Hoffman|
|2007||Made in Brooklyn||Joey|
|2007||Saw IV||Mark Hoffman||Lead role|
|2008||Lost Warrior: Left Behind|
|2008||The Drum Beats Twice||Jesus|
|2008||In the Eyes of a Killer||Congressman Donaldson|
|2008||Saw V||Mark Hoffman||Lead role|
|2008||The Ball Is Round||Frank Lazaridis|
|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||An Affirmative Act||Matthew||Post-production|
|2010||Saw 3D||Mark Hoffman||Lead role|
|2014||Twisted Metal||Marcus "Needles" Kane / Sweet Tooth||Filming|
|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|
|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"
|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|
|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"|
- "Costas Mandylor Biography (1962–)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 25 December 2010.
- 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.
- Miska, Brad (25 October 2007). "Saw IV: Interview With Star Costas Mandylor". Bloody Disgusting. The Collective. Retrieved 25 December 2010.
- "Costas Mandylor. (The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World 1991)". People (Time Inc.) 36: 90. 18 July 1991. Retrieved 25 December 2010.