Nick Mancuso

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Nick Mancuso
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Mancuso in 2009
BornNicodemo Antonio Massimo Mancuso
(1948-05-29) May 29, 1948 (age 70)
Mammola, Calabria, Italy
OccupationActor, director, playwright,[citation needed] poet,[citation needed] artist,[citation needed] teacher,[citation needed] screenwriter, producer
  • Lady Patricia Pelham-Clinton-Hope
    (m. 1981; div. 1983)
  • Barbara Williams
    (m. 1987; div. 1993)
  • Nadia Capone
    (m. 1998; div. 2006)
  • Laïla Frances Dekhil
    (m. 2018)

Nicodemo Antonio Massimo "Nick" Mancuso (born May 29, 1948) is an Italian-born Canadian actor and playwright. He is probably best known for his roles as the antichrist Franco Macalousso in the Apocalypse film series produced by Cloud Ten Pictures, and for his starring role in the NBC action series Stingray (1985–87).

Early life[edit]

Mancuso was born May 29, 1948 in Mammola, Calabria, Italy and emigrated to Canada in 1956.[1]


In the early 1980s, Mancuso starred in Ticket to Heaven in which he played the part of a David Kappel, a non-observant Jewish teacher in Toronto. His girlfriend leaves him and he visits San Francisco to find his footing and see an old friend. He is lured into spending a weekend at a camp that is actually the recruiting and indoctrination center for a religious cult. It becomes apparent that this film is based on the Unification Church.[2]

Among the other roles Mancuso has taken on there was the role of Holden Downes in Captured. In this sometime violent film, he plays a real estate tycoon on the edge. He comes across some thieves who are out to rob him and takes his anger out on them.[3] Instead, he turns the tables on them and making them the victims.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Mancuso's first marriage took place in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, on 24/26 May 1981 to Lady Patricia Pelham-Clinton-Hope (born Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, 20 July 1949), daughter of the 9th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne,[5] film actress on two occasions, on Mask (1985) as Canuck's Girl and on Tales from the Darkside, episode "A New Lease on Life" (1986) as Helen Tanner. She was a former wife of Alan Parker, whom she married on 1 December 1971 and divorced in 1974. They divorced in 1983, when she reverted to her maiden name, and had no children.

Mancuso's second wife was actress Barbara Williams. The couple divorced and had no children.

In 1998 Mancuso married his third wife, actress Nadia Capone, whom he divorced in 2006. His only child is a result of that union.

Mancuso Married the actress, filmmaker and Films Producer Laïla Frances Dekhil in 2018. They Reside In Paris, France.




  1. ^ "Nick Mancuso Biography". Film Reference. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. ^ Machlowitz, David S. (March 1982). "Lawyer on the Aisle". ABA Journal. 68: 364. ISSN 0747-0088.
  3. ^ "Captured". Weird Wild Realm. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  4. ^ Captured (1998) at Rotten Tomatoes
  5. ^ Biography for Nick Mancuso on IMDb
  6. ^ " The Outer Limits (1995-2002): Resurrection". 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  7. ^ " The Outer Limits (1995-2002): A New Life". 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2018.

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