Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin

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Age
61
Birthday
Nov. 30th, 1952
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height
185 cm

Mandy Patinkin's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Criminal Minds TV Show
Criminal Minds
Homeland TV Show
Homeland
Dead Like Me TV Show
Dead Like Me
Chicago Hope TV Show
Chicago Hope
The Jewish Americans TV Show
The Jewish Americans
 

Main Movie Roles

2006 - Choking Man
2006 - Everyone's Hero
1999 - The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
1993 - Life With Mikey
1991 - The Doctor
1991 - Madonna: Truth or Dare
1991 - True Colors
1991 - Impromptu
1990 - Dick Tracy
1988 - Alien Nation
1987 - The Princess Bride
1983 - Yentl
1981 - Ragtime
1980 - Night of the Juggler
1979 - Last Embrace
1978 - The Big Fix

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Guest
2
Levi 'The Griffin' March
1
Victor
1
Hugh St. John Alastair Parkfield (Voiced)
1
Mandy Patinkin
1
Dr. Jeffrey Geiger
1
Himself
1
Isaac Rice
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Mandy Patinkin was born "Mandel Bruce Patinkin" to Lester, a scrap metal dealer and Doris "Doralee". His first name was a tribute to his grandfather. Growing up he began singing in synagogue choirs at the age of 13-14 and still continues to use his fantastic voice in musicals and in recordings.

Attending Juilliard he became good friends with actor Kelsey Grammer and upon hearing that "Cheers" was auditioning for the role of Dr. Frasier Crane he immediately put Grammer's name forward for the role.

Rumours persist about Patinkin's sudden departure from Criminal Minds. He simply failed to show up one day for a table read. He has contacted the entire cast to explain what is referred to as "personal reasons" for leaving. It seems that although Patinkin was prepared for the show to include violence the actual level of violence portrayed was unacceptable to the actor. He left to do more light hearted work.

Patinkin supports many charities including: PAX, Doctors Without Borders, Americans for Peace Now, The September 11th Fund, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and Gilda's Club.


TRIVIA:
  • Lost his father to cancer.
  • Did an interview for a 1987 _The Princess Bride (1987)_ (qv) featurette pretending to have worse English than the character he was playing (a Spaniard). In reality, he's American, born and bred.
  • Attended the University of Kansas for two years before being "discovered."
  • (May 1997) Had right cornea replaced due to degenerative eye disease
  • 1970 graduate of Kenwood High School, Chicago
  • (November 1998) Had left cornea replaced due to degenerative eye disease (keratoconus)
  • Father of 'Isaac Patinkin' (qv) (born 1983) and 'Gideon Grody-Patinkin' (qv) (born 1987).
  • Briefly studied acting at New York's Juilliard School of Drama, but dropped out to pursue work.


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