Mandy Patinkin

as Himself - Performer in the movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards

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Real name is Patinkin, Mandel Bruce
Also known as The Patink
Was born at 30 November 1952 (now is 66 years old) in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mandy Patinkin was born Mandel Bruce Patinkin in Chicago, Illinois, toDoris "Doralee" (Sinton), a homemaker and cookbook writer, and LesterPatinkin, who operated two scrap metal plants. He is of Russian Jewishand Latvian Jewish descent. Growing, up he began singing in synagoguechoirs at the age of 13-14 and still continues to use his fantasticvoice in musicals and in recordings. Attending Juilliard, he becamegood friends with actor 'Kelsey Grammer' and upon hearing that "Cheers" (1982) was auditioning for the role of Dr.

FrasierCrane he immediately put Grammer's name forward for the role. Rumourspersist about Patinkin's sudden departure from "Criminal Minds" (2005) . He simply failed to show up one day fora table read. He has contacted the entire cast to explain what isreferred to as "personal reasons" for leaving. It seems that althoughPatinkin was prepared for the show to include violence the actual levelof violence portrayed was unacceptable to the actor.

He left to do morelight hearted work. Patinkin supports many charities including: PAX,Doctors Without Borders, Americans for Peace Now, The September 11thFund, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and Gilda's Club. .

There is some small facts about Mandy Patinkin:
  • 1970 graduate of Kenwood High School, Chicago.
  • Acted in very first commercial for Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats; commercial filmed in Chicago's Loop.
  • (November 1998) Had left cornea replaced due to degenerative eye disease (keratoconus).
  • (May 1997) Had his right cornea replaced due to degenerative eye disease.
  • Father of 'Isaac Patinkin' (born 1983) and 'Gideon Grody-Patinkin' (born 1987).
  • Occasional appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993) on CBS-TV. His most memorable performances were with 'Tony Randall (I)' , who accompanied him pretending to have had a taxi breakdown and therefore needing an emergency rehearsal hall. Mandy then brings down the house with 'Al Jolson' standards "Swanee", "Mammy", etc.
  • Was not asked to reprise his Tony award-winning role of 'Che' in the movie version of Evita (1996) .
  • Attended the University of Kansas for two years before being "discovered."
  • Mandy does concerts for the gun control advocacy group Pax and for Doctors Without Borders, a group that provides medical relief in violence-torn areas such as Darfur, Lebanon, and many other developing countries.
  • Mandy's mother is Doralee Patinkin Rubin, a cookbook author, who is to have her own cooking show on the Food Network.
  • Portrayed a spirit from the '50s in a 7-Up ad for his first TV commercial in 1970. Also played the lead in the very first TV commercial for Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats.
  • Won Broadway's 1980 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for playing 'Ernesto 'Che' Guevara' in Broadway's "Evita." He was also nominated twice as Best Actor (Musical): in 1984 for Broadway's "Sunday in the Park with George," a role he recreated on TV ("American Playhouse" (1981) {Sunday in the Park with George (#5.19)} , and in 2000 for Broadway's "The Wild Party".
  • Says that, of all the roles he's played in his career, "Inigo Montoya" from The Princess Bride (1987) is his absolute favorite.
  • He is a lover/collector of Lionel model trains and he continues to enjoy playing with them to this day. He considers the concept of hanging on to such "classic" influential toys from the past very important to pass down to future generations.
  • Did an interview for a 1987 The Princess Bride (1987) featurette pretending to have worse English than the character he was playing (a Spaniard). In reality, he's American, born and bred.
  • In 2000 he released a CD entitled Kidults featuring childrens songs among others.
  • Before he and 'Adam Arkin' starred as doctors on the television show, "Chicago Hope" (1994) , they both played doctors in the movie, The Doctor (1991) .
  • Began singing in the temple choir at age 9.
  • Briefly studied acting at New York's Juilliard School of Drama, but dropped out to pursue work.
  • Lost his father to cancer.
  • Fans of The Princess Bride (1987) frequently attend his live performances just to hear him utter the famous line, "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." He frequently includes it towards the end of the show.
  • He has played the same character (Dr. Jeffrey Geiger) on three different series: "Picket Fences" (1992) , "Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993) and "Chicago Hope" (1994) .
  • Starred in two film adaptations based on E.L. Doctorow novels: Ragtime (1981) and Daniel (1983) .
  • (June 2010) He is now starring in a new London fringe musical "Paradise Found" at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
  • (January 2006) He stars on the television show "Criminal Minds" (2005) .
  • (2003) He is now "Rube Sofer" on Showtime's "Dead Like Me" (2003) series.
  • (May 2005) Appearing in TV commercials for Crestor, a cholesterol management medication.
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There is the list of movies, where Mandy Patinkin was taked part:
1 As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride movie As You Wish: The Story of The Princess Bride 2001 as Himself
2 Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs movie Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs 2015 as Himself - Narrator
3 Squanto: A Warriors Tale movie Squanto: A Warriors Tale 1994 as Brother Daniel
4 The 42nd Annual Tony Awards movie The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988 as Himself - Presenter: Best Book of a Musical
5 The Princess Bride Game movie The Princess Bride Game 2008 as Inigo Montoya
6 60 Minutes movie 60 Minutes 1968 as Himself - Actor (segment "Mandy Patinkin")
7 Great Performances movie Great Performances 1971 as Himself - Performer
8 Late Show with David Letterman movie Late Show with David Letterman 1993 as Himself
9 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee movie Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1988 as Himself
10 The Arsenio Hall Show movie The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 as Himself - Guest
11 The Larry Sanders Show movie The Larry Sanders Show 1992 as Mandy Patinkin
12 The Oprah Winfrey Show movie The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986 as Himself - Guest
13 The Rosie ODonnell Show movie The Rosie ODonnell Show 1996 as Himself - Guest
14 movie 2010 as Sir Jago Larofsky
15 70th Golden Globe Awards movie 70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 as Himself - Nominee
16 A Centennial Toast to Symphony Hall movie A Centennial Toast to Symphony Hall 2002 as Himself
17 A Film Is Born: The Making of Yentl movie A Film Is Born: The Making of Yentl 1983 as Himself/Avigdor
18 Ali and Nino movie Ali and Nino 2016 as Duke Kipiani
19 Alien Nation movie Alien Nation 1988 as Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco
20 Broken Glass movie Broken Glass 1996 as Dr. Harry Hyman
21 Charleston movie Charleston 1979 as Beaudine Croft
22 Children of Promise: The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy movie Children of Promise: The Legacy of Robert F. Kennedy 2011 as Narrator
23 Choking Man movie Choking Man 2006 as Rick
24 Daniel movie Daniel 1983 as Paul Isaacson
25 Dead Like Me... Again movie Dead Like Me... Again 2005 as Himself
26 Dick Tracy movie Dick Tracy 1990 as 88 Keys
27 Ellis Island movie Ellis Island 1997 as Himself - Host and Narrator
28 Everyones Hero movie Everyones Hero 2006 as Stanley Irving
29 Frankie and Johnny Are Married movie Frankie and Johnny Are Married 2003 as Mandy Patinkin
30 French Postcards movie French Postcards 1979 as Sayyid
31 Impromptu movie Impromptu 1991 as Alfred De Musset
32 Jock movie Jock 2011 as Basil
33 Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance movie Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance 2012 as Narrator
34 Kaze tachinu movie Kaze tachinu 2013 as Hattori
35 La reina de España movie La reina de España 2016 as Jordan Berman
36 Last Embrace movie Last Embrace 1979 as First Commuter
37 Life with Mikey movie Life with Mikey 1993 as Irate Man
38 Lulu on the Bridge movie Lulu on the Bridge 1998 as Philip Kleinman
39 Madonna: Truth or Dare movie Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 as Himself
40 Maxie movie Maxie 1985 as Nick
There is the list of interview of Mandy Patinkin:
  • "Esquire" (USA), January 2013, pg. 84, by: Cal Fussman, "What I've Learned Warriors: Mandy Patinkin"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 9 November 2009, Vol. 57, Iss. 45, pg. 36, by: Lisa Bernhard, "A Serious Mandy"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 14 November 2005, Vol. 53, Iss. 46, pg. 42-43, by: Ileane Rudolph, ""There's No Sinkin' Patinkin""
  • "Empire" (UK), April 1994, Iss. 58, pg. 45-46, by: Tim Fennell, "Profiles: Mandy Patinkin, A Boy Named Sue"
  • "Starlog Yearbook" (USA), 1990, Vol. 7, pg. 69, by: Lynne Stephens, "Murder is Music to His Ears"
  • "Starlog" (USA), November 1988, Vol. 12, Iss. 136, pg. 29-32, by: Carr D'Angelo, "Mandy Patinkin: 'They Call Me Mr. Potato-head!'"
There is the list of some articles of Mandy Patinkin:
  • "The New York Times Magazine" (USA), 25 August 2013, by: Alex Witchel, "Mandy Patinkin: 'I Behaved Abominably'"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 26 October 2009, Vol. 57, Iss. 43, pg. 10, by: Lisa Bernhard, "Oh, Mandy! Patinkin's Back"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 9 October 2005, pg. 28, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Mandy Patinkin"
  • "Parade" (USA), 9 October 2005, pg. 28, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Mandy Patinkin"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 27 November 1999, Vol. 47, Iss. 48, pg. 48-52, by: Marion Hart, "Oh Mandy!"
  • "Parade" (USA), 8 August 1999, pg. 14, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Mandy Patinkin"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 5 July 1997, Vol. 45, Iss. 27, pg. 5-6, by: Ileane Rudolph, "Man of Vision"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 14 March 1997, Iss. 370, pg. 19, by: Kristen Baldwin, "That Ol' 'Back' Magic: Mandy Patinkin is bent on 'Hunchback' success"
  • "Playboy" (USA), October 1995, Vol. 42, Iss. 10, pg. 25, by: Susan Karlin, "Guest Shot: Mandy Patinkin"
The image of Patinkin, Mandel Bruce was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Chicago Tribune TV Week" (USA), 16 March 1997
  • "TV Guide" (Canada), 1 April 1995, Vol. 19, Iss. 952
  • "Starlog" (USA), November 1988, Vol. 12, Iss. 136
There is the list of some quotes of Mandy Patinkin:
  • Everything I experience influences everything I do.
  • I try to say something about the human condition whenever I can when I'm lucky.
  • I'm just an actor. I am nothing special. An actor is only as good as what they have on the page in front of them, and anyone who tells you differently is full of shit.
  • The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do "Criminal Minds" (2005) in the first place.
  • [re quitting "Criminal Minds" (2005) ] It wasn't the right fit. I made a choice I didn't want to make. I pushed myself, thinking I needed more fame, more economic security. One of the greatest gifts that "Homeland" (2011) has given me is it's affirming on a daily basis. I'm always with the script, walking around with this stuff 24/7, so my head's in a good place. The role is about listening, and when you don't listen to yourself, you get in trouble. I wasn't listening to myself in Heartburn (1986) [from which he was fired]. I listened to [my agent and] the culture at large saying, 'You've got to be in a movie, this is going to make you,' and it wasn't who I was. Yes, I did Yentl (1983) and Dick Tracy (1990) , but I felt, and I still feel a little bit today that I'm really not successful, because I didn't become a movie star. The irony is half of those movie stars are all trying to be in television shows like this.
  • I struggled with letting in other people's opinions. During "Chicago Hope" (1994) , I never let directors talk to me, because I was so spoiled. I started off with people like 'Milos Forman' , 'Sidney Lumet' , 'James Lapine' , unbelievably gifted people. So there I was saying, 'Don't talk to me, I don't want your opinion.' I behaved abominably. I don't care if my work was good or if I got an award for it. I'm not proud of how I was then, and it pained me.
  • [re his father, physically impaired in an accident] If you'd say, 'What was your father's greatest pain?' it's that he couldn't play catch with me because he couldn't control his right hand. He was worried that he would throw the ball too hard and too fast and he'd hurt me. I remember when my aunts and uncles would say, 'You don't know your father,' meaning before the brain accident. My little kid-ness was going, 'What do you mean I didn't know my father?' He was a great man. He taught himself how to walk again, to write with his left hand. My father was a hero.
  • [re his role as Saul in "Homeland" (2011) ] When were you afraid? Why? Did you pray? Shake? Sweat? The way I like to work is to attach personal experiences to what I'm doing, so it helps tremendously if I can write my own play under what the writer has written. Saul's heart is in his head. He dreams for the greater good of the world. Saul is now 60 years old, as I am, and he has had a full life in his business, as I have, and he doesn't know how long he gets to be around, as I don't. He recognizes the gift of youth personified by his child in this piece, who is Carrie. He believes that both the savantlike and intellectual qualities of Carrie's nature are the greatest single hope for humanity. He believes so deeply in her possibilities.
  • [on working with 'F. Murray Abraham' in "Homeland" (2011) ] Murray loves what he does - I think he loves it more than breathing. He has a 'quiet' about him that draws you to him and commands your attention. He's a thrill to work with, meaning he almost does it all for you, you just need to show up and be in the room with him.
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