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Also Known As: Costas Theodosopoulos Died:
Born: September 3, 1965 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, AU Profession: actor, professional soccer player

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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).

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).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Saw 3D (2010)
2.
 Saw VI (2009)
3.
 Primal Doubt (2008)
4.
 Payback (2008)
5.
 Toxic (2008)
6.
 Saw V (2008)
7.
 Saw IV (2007)
8.
 BEOWULF (2007)
9.
 Made in Brooklyn (2006)
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Acted in television commercials in his native Australia
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Moved to Greece to play professional soccer as part of European League
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Returned to Australia and played soccer for the National League
1987:
Shin splint injuries forced him to abandon his professional soccer career
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Moved to the United States to pursue an acting career
1989:
Feature film debut, opposite Willem Dafoe, in "Triumph of the Spirit"
1991:
Had a small role as an Italian count in Oliver Stone's "The Doors"
1991:
Appeared in the comedy feature, "Soapdish"
1991:
Cast as Frank Costello in the stylized organized crime drama, "Mobsters"
1992:
Debuted as a TV series regular, playing Officer Kenny Lacos, on the acclaimed CBS drama, "Picket Fences"
1994:
Again played a mobster named Costello, this time in the erotic thriller "Fatal Past"
1995:
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
1995:
TV-movie debut, "Falling for You" (CBS)
1996:
Appeared in HBO's post-apocalyptic adventure film, "Fist of the North Star"
1996:
Featured in an installment of the "Roger Corman Presents" Showtime series entitled, "Last Exit to Earth"
1996:
Played a suspected murderer whose lawyer falls in love with him in the thriller, "Portraits of a Killer"
1997:
Played the adult incarnation of Cupid in the Family Channel movie, "Love-Struck"
1997:
Returned to series TV as co-star of the NBC drama series, "Players"
1998:
Starred opposite Ally Sheedy in the paranormal thriller, "The Fury Within"
1999:
Co-starred as Salvatore Bonnano in Showtime's two-part biopic, "Bonanno: A Godfather's Story"
1999:
Starred with Ice-T and Ernie Hudson in the adventure film, "Stealth Fighter" (aired on HBO in lieu of theatrical release)
2000:
Returned to series teleivison with a regular starring role in UPN's "Secret Agent Man"
2001:
Had featured role in the Sean Penn-directed, "The Pledge"
2001:
Co-starred with Melissa Gilbert in the CBS movie, "Nora Roberts' 'Sanctuary'"
2004:
Had a recurring role on the WB's "7th Heaven" as Beau Brewer
2006:
Played Forensic Hoffman in "Saw III," the third installment in the Saw horror film series
2007:
Reprised role of Forensic Hoffman in "Saw IV," the fourth installment of the Saw film series
2008:
Again played Forensic Hoffman in "Saw V," the fifth installment of the Saw film series
2009:
Returned to play Hoffman in "Saw VI," the sixth installment of the Saw film series
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Notes

Mandylor changed his last name from Theodosopolis when he moved to the United States. The name Mandylor comes from his mother's maiden name Mandylaris.

Mandylor on the quirky drama "Picket Fences": "To me, everything that's happened on the show has happened some place, some time in the world--look at Jeffrey Dahmer, look at these people who lock up their kids for days like animals. The world's gone nuts." --quoted in Daily News, March 31, 1994

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wife:
Talisa Soto. Model, actor. Together since 1991; married in May 1997; divorced in 2000.

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father:
Yannis Theodosopoulos. Taxi driver.
mother:
Louise Theodosopoulos.
brother:
Louis Mandylor. Actor. Born on September 13, 1966; appeared in the sitcoms "Down the Shore" and "Can't Hurry Love".

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