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Sensuously handsome and full-lipped, this actor quickly established himself in a handful of featured roles in films and as a regular on the acclaimed drama series "Picket Fences" (CBS, 1992-96). Born in Australia of Greek descent, Mandylor abandoned a professional soccer career after sustaining injuries and relocated to Hollywood to pursue acting. He quickly won a co-starring role as Willem Dafoe's younger brother in the Holocaust drama "Triumph of the Spirit" (1989). Director Oliver Stone cast him as a drugged-out Italian aristocrat in his biopic "The Doors" (1991) and Mandylor went on to star as a young Frank Costello in "Mobsters" (1991), another Hollywood picture romancing the image of Chicago gangsters and Prohibition. He also played an actor in the soap opera spoof "Soapdish" (1991).
On "Picket Fences" Mandylor made his small screen debut as Officer Kenny Lacos, whose sometimes quirky behavior led to run-ins with his female partner (Lauren Holly). The ambivalence in both their private and professional relationships provided much of the tension between the two characters. He went on to appear in a 1993 episode of "Tales from the Crypt" (HBO) and had a villainous role in the TV-movie "Falling for You" (CBS, 1995). Other credits include the post-nuclear "Fist of the North Star" (HBO, 1996), the suspense thriller "Almost Dead" (HBO, 1996) and the futuristic sci-fi "Last Exit to Earth" (Showtime, 1996).
Mandylor has appeared in several movies since his "Picket Fences" fame, but none have really caught on with critics or audiences. He was bodyguard to a mobster's moll in "Fatal Past" (1994), a mysterious stranger in the appallingly bad soft-porn "Delta of Venus" (1995) and Denzel Washington's doomed partner in a virtual reality world in the big-budget sci-fi actioner "Virtuosity" (also 1995). He then returned to low-budget dramas and thrillers like "Crosscut" (1995), as a good-natured criminal, the sci-fi film noir "Venus Rising" and as a murder suspect in "Portraits of a Killer" (both 1996). He has completed work on three films awaiting release in 1997: the courtroom thriller "Double Take," the 1930s Hollywood drama "Stand-Ins" and a welcome return to comedy, "Just Write."
Cast (Feature Film)
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Shin splint injuries forced him to abandon his professional soccer career
Feature film debut, opposite Willem Dafoe, in "Triumph of the Spirit"
Appeared in the comedy feature, "Soapdish"
Cast as Frank Costello in the stylized organized crime drama, "Mobsters"
Had a small role as an Italian count in Oliver Stone's "The Doors"
Debuted as a TV series regular, playing Officer Kenny Lacos, on the acclaimed CBS drama, "Picket Fences"
Again played a mobster named Costello, this time in the erotic thriller "Fatal Past"
Starred in the action drama "Crosscut" as a man doomed to a life on the lam after accidentally killing the son of a Mafia don in a barroom brawl
TV-movie debut, "Falling for You" (CBS)
Appeared in HBO's post-apocalyptic adventure film, "Fist of the North Star"
Featured in an installment of the "Roger Corman Presents" Showtime series entitled, "Last Exit to Earth"
Played a suspected murderer whose lawyer falls in love with him in the thriller, "Portraits of a Killer"
Returned to series TV as co-star of the NBC drama series, "Players"
Played the adult incarnation of Cupid in the Family Channel movie, "Love-Struck"
Starred opposite Ally Sheedy in the paranormal thriller, "The Fury Within"
Co-starred as Salvatore Bonnano in Showtime's two-part biopic, "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story"
Starred with Ice-T and Ernie Hudson in the adventure film, "Stealth Fighter" (aired on HBO in lieu of theatrical release)
Returned to series teleivison with a regular starring role in UPN's "Secret Agent Man"
Co-starred with Melissa Gilbert in the CBS movie, "Nora Roberts' 'Sanctuary'"
Had featured role in the Sean Penn-directed, "The Pledge"
Had a recurring role on the WB's "7th Heaven" as Beau Brewer
Played Forensic Hoffman in "Saw III," the third installment in the Saw horror film series
Reprised role of Forensic Hoffman in "Saw IV," the fourth installment of the Saw film series
Again played Forensic Hoffman in "Saw V," the fifth installment of the Saw film series
Returned to play Hoffman in "Saw VI," the sixth installment of the Saw film series