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Costas Mandylor

Costas Mandylor

Australian actor
Costas Mandylor
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Australian actor
A.K.A. Costas Theodosopoulos
Is Actor Athlete Football player Association football player Film actor Television actor
From Australia
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 September 1965, Melbourne, Australia
Age: 54 years
Star sign VirgoVirgo
Residence Los Angeles, USA
Family
Siblings: Louis Mandylor
Spouse: Talisa Soto
Genre:
Drama film
Thriller film
The details

Biography

Costas Mandylor (born Constantinos "Costas" Theodosopoulos, Greek: Κωνσταντίνος "Κώστας" Θεοδοσόπουλος, September 3, 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

Mandylor was born in Melbourne the son of Greek immigrants from the state of the Peloponnese, Louise (née Mandylaris) from Kalamata and Yannis Theodosopoulos from Tripoli, who is a taxi driver. 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.

Career

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.

Personal life

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. Mandylor married Victoria Ramos in the fall of 2013. His brother, Louis Mandylor, is also an actor.

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http://www.filmreference.com/film/97/Costas-Mandylor.html
http://articles.latimes.com/1993-07-25/news/tv-16637_1_costas-mandylor
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/interview/419
http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20063429,00.html
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0541908/
http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX1324699
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb142026602
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb142026602
https://d-nb.info/gnd/1061911098
http://isni.org/isni/0000000078406984
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr2001005518
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