Nick Mancuso

Actor
Effectively cast as both amiable heroes and imposing figures of evil, Italian-born actor Nick Mancuso established himself as a new and valuable performer on stage in productions put on by the Stratford Festival and the ... Read more »
Born: 05/28/1948 in Italy

Filmography

Actor (88)

Call of the Wild: Foxfire 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dreaming on Christmas 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Firm 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Whiskey Business 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Contract Killers 2008 (Movie)

Witkoff (Actor)

What Comes Around 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Saurian 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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In the Mix 2005 (Movie)

Salvatore (Actor)

Lives of the Saints 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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A Time of Fear 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Avalanche Alley 2001 (Movie)

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Call of the Wild 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Judgement 2000 (Movie)

Franco Macalousso (Actor)

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The Pact 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Harlequin's Loving Evangeline 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Laws of Deception 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Matter of Trust 1999 (Movie)

Doctor Peter Marsh (Actor)

Revelation 1999 (Movie)

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Twists of Terror 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Captured 1998 (Movie)

Holden Downs (Actor)

The Invader 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Provocateur 1997 (Movie)

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The Ex 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory 1995 (Movie)

Breaker (Actor)

A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1994 (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

Flinch 1994 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

The Takeover 1994 (Movie)

Tony Valachi (Actor)

Under the Gun 1994 (Movie)

Jimmy Devane (Actor)

Young Ivanhoe 1994 (Movie)

De Bourget (Actor)

Matrix 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Rapid Fire 1992 (Movie)

Antonio Serrano (Actor)

Under Siege 1992 (Movie)

Tom Breaker (Actor)

Lena's Holiday 1991 (Movie)

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Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Double Identity 1990 (Movie)

Paul Flemming (Actor)

Last Train Home 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Milena 1990 (Movie)

Jaromir (Actor)

Cold Front 1989 (Movie)

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Tiger Warsaw 1988 (Movie)

Reunion Friend (Actor)

Death of an Angel 1986 (Movie)

Father Angel (Actor)

Half a Lifetime 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Words and Music 1986 (Movie)

Peter Marker (Actor)

Embassy 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Half a Lifetime 1985 (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

Stingray 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Blame It on the Night 1984 (Movie)

Chris Dalton (Actor)

Heartbreakers 1984 (Movie)

Eli Kahn (Actor)

La Nuit Magique 1984 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Bradbury Trilogy 1984 (Movie)

Spallner (Actor)

Feel the Heat 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Unit 4 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Maria Chapdelaine 1981 (Movie)

Francois Paradis (Actor)

Mother Lode 1981 (Movie)

Jean Dupre (Actor)

Ticket to Heaven 1981 (Movie)

David Kappell (Actor)

Death Ship 1980 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Nightwing 1979 (Movie)

Youngman Duran (Actor)

Against the Law (TV Show)

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Brave New Girl (TV Show)

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Burning Bridges (TV Show)

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Dancing at the Harvest Moon (TV Show)

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Desperate Intruder (TV Show)

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Dr. Scorpion (TV Show)

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Fatal Exposure (TV Show)

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For the Love of Aaron (TV Show)

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Lies Before Kisses (TV Show)

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Marquis de Sade (TV Show)

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Night of Terror (TV Show)

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Once You Meet a Stranger (TV Show)

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Past Perfect (TV Show)

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Perfect Assassins (TV Show)

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Question of Privilege (TV Show)

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Rise of the Gargoyles (TV Show)

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Scruples (TV Show)

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Sealed With a Kiss (TV Show)

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Somebody's Daughter (TV Show)

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Stingray (TV Show)

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The King of Love (TV Show)

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Total Recall 2070 (TV Show)

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Vows of Deception (TV Show)

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Biography

Effectively cast as both amiable heroes and imposing figures of evil, Italian-born actor Nick Mancuso established himself as a new and valuable performer on stage in productions put on by the Stratford Festival and the Toronto Free Theater. He made his Hollywood motion picture debut in the horror outing "Nightwing" (1979), which proved to be a failure, but Mancuso quickly bounced back with one of his finest performances in "Ticket to Heaven" (1981) as a downtrodden man seduced into joining a cult. From that point onward, he alternated between working in the United States and Canada, including the fondly remembered "Stingray" (NBC, 1985) and its short-lived series offshoot, and such major studio pictures as "Under Siege" (1992) and "Rapid Fire" (1992). Moving back and forth from lead roles to more character-oriented assignments, Mancuso's dark good looks and multilingual abilities also made him the perfect choice to play different ethnicities. Although he was rarely at a loss for employment, Mancuso launched a new career path later in life as an enthusiastic advocate for healthy life choices and homeopathic alternatives to conventional medication. While never a bona fide star by Hollywood standards, Mancuso commanded a great deal respect amongst both his peers and the public for an impressively lengthy and varied acting history in three mediums.

EDUCATION

University of Toronto

Milestones

1993

Appeared in the popular sci-fi miniseries "Wild Palms", executive produced by Oliver Stone

1993

Starred in "Matrix", a fantasy action series on USA

1985

Starred in the NBC crime show pilot, "Stingray", produced and written by Cannell

1980

TV miniseries debut, "Scruples"

1979

Feature debut, starred in the suspense film "Nightwing"

1978

TV-movie debut, starred in "Dr. Scorpion", a Stephen J. Cannell-produced fantasy adventure

1976

Gained national attention playing Kewpie in George Bloomfield's CBC production of "Paradise Lost" by Clifford Odets

1949

Born in southern Italy

Starred in the series "Stingray"

Founded a Toronto theater troupe called "Teatru Streetcarru" that produced plays for Toronto's Italian community

Raised in Toronto Canada

Worked as a performer and artistic director for a season at Vancouver's Playhouse Theater

Toured cross-Canada with his theater troupe

Bonus Trivia

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"He learned that his very own network (NBC) was airing a new series called "Mancuso, FBI". The hero's name was Nick Mancuso, but the character was played by Robert Loggia."'That was very upsetting to me. It was the bizarrest damn thing," Mancuso said. "NBC decided to use my name. There was nothing I could do about it. ...'"Fortunately for Mancuso, the series was short-lived, but that didn't soften the blow."'To this day, people still think I'm that guy," he says. "People still get confused. After 26 years of work, people still think I'm that guy'". -- From "Nick: A Mancuso For All Seasons" by Jackie Hyman in Daily News, December 28, 1993.

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Mancuso paints and writes poetry.

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