Terrence Mann

Actor, Dancer, Singer
Two weeks after his 1980 arrival in NYC, Terrence Mann landed his first Broadway play, "Barnum", thanks to his ability to juggle and ride a unicycle, and has seldom been far from the Great White Way since. He donned fur ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1951 in Ashland, Kentucky, USA


Actor (25)

Circle on the Cross 2014 (Movie)


eavesdrop 2014 (Movie)


Smash 2012 (Tv Show)


All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)


One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)


Dresden Files: Storm Front 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


The Dresden Files 2007 (Tv Show)


Love Monkey 2006 (Tv Show)


Law & Order 2001, 2005 (Tv Show)


Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Critters 4 1992 (Movie)

Ug (Actor)

Bump in the Night 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Shangri-La Plaza 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Philby 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


Critters 2: The Main Course 1988 (Movie)

Ug--Bounty Hunter (Actor)

Light Years 1988 (Movie)

Collective Voice (Actor)

The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)


Adams Apple 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)


Critters 1986 (Movie)

Johnny Steele--Bounty Hunter (Actor)

A Chorus Line 1985 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Mrs. Santa Claus (TV Show)


Stuck With Each Other (TV Show)


True Women (TV Show)

Music (2)

Critters 1986 (Movie)

("Power of the Night ") (Song Performer)

Critters 1986 (Movie)



Two weeks after his 1980 arrival in NYC, Terrence Mann landed his first Broadway play, "Barnum", thanks to his ability to juggle and ride a unicycle, and has seldom been far from the Great White Way since. He donned fur for his next outing as Rum Tum Tugger, the Jaggeresque rock'n'roll feline of "Cats" (1982), and showed his true penchant for villainy as the fearsome Javert in "Les Miserables" (1987), garnering his first Tony nomination as Actor in a Musical. Perhaps his greatest triumph came as the Beast in "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" (1994), which brought him a second Tony nod as Actor in a Musical and praise from The New York Times: "Somehow, despite the masses of matted fur, the padding and the protruding incisors, he actually manages to convey the delicacy of awakening love." He appeared among Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's critically-acclaimed (but commercially-spurned) "Assassins" (1990, as Leon Czolgosz, the murderer of William McKinley) and also got to revel in his dark side as Scrooge in Madison Square Garden's "A Christmas Carol" (1995) and as the Javert-like Chauvelin in Broadway's "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1997). Unfortunately, his second collaboration with Sondheim, the non-musical "Getting Away with Murder" (1996), failed to please even the critics.


Charles Mann


Juliette Mann

Married in 1981 later divorced

Helen Mann


Josephine Mann

Born c. 2005 mother, Charlotte d'Amboise

Shelby Mann

Born c. 2006 mother, Charlotte d'Amboise

Charles Mann

Born c. 1953

Timothy Mann

Born c. 1965

Charlotte d'Amboise

Daughter of dancer Jacques d'Amboise met while both were starring in "Cats" (1982) began dating while appearing together in "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" (1990) married in 1996

Christopher d'Amboise


Jacques d'Amboise



Jacksonville University

Jacksonville , Florida 1969 - 1971
Flunked out after two years

Largo High School

Largo , Florida 1969

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina 1976



Played the regular role of Bob in the short-lived series, "The Dresden Files" (Sci Fi Channel)


Cast as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd in a revival of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"


Starred in the Broadway musical, "Lennon," about the life of John Lennon


Assumed leading role of Dr. Frank N. Furter in the Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show"


Cast as Daniel in the ABC daytime drama, "One Life to Live"


Directed a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at the Ordway Musical Theater in Minnesota; brother-in-law Christopher d'Amboise served as choreographer


Played British General John Burgoyne in PBS documentary, "Liberty! The American Revolution"


Portrayed the Javert-like Chauvelin in Broadway's "The Scarlet Pimpernel"


Played arch-villain toymaker A.P. Tavish in the CBS movie musical, "Mrs. Santa Clause"


Provided the voice of Oberon in the syndicated animated series, "Gargoyles"


Acted in Sondheim's first non-musical play on Broadway, "Getting Away with Murder"


Originated the role of the Beast in Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast"; earned second Tony nomination


Played the title roles in the New York workshop of "Jeckyll & Hyde"


Directed and performed in several plays at the North Carolina Theater


Portrayed one of the gangsters involved in the real-life 1978 robbery of Lufthansa Airlines in "The 10 Million Dollar Getaway" (USA Network)


Acted Off-Broadway in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's "Assassins" playing Leon Czolgosz, the Polish immigrant who shot President William McKinley


Cast as Griffin Sanders on the NBC soap, "Another World"


Succeeded Jason Alexander as the narrator in "Jerome Robbins' Broadway"


Had recurring role on the ABC daytime serial, "One Life to Live"


Earned a Tony nomination as the fearsome Javert in "Les Miserables"; directed by Nunn


Had a brief run playing a prisoner named Jester on the CBS daytime drama, "As the World Turns"


Appeared as a serial killer in an episode of "The Equalizer" (CBS)


Originated the role of Saul in "Rags"; first played the role in Boston and later in a brief run on Broadway


Portrayed an extraterrestrial bounty hunter in the horror film, "Critters"


Played assistant choreographer Larry in Richard Attenborough's disappointing film version of "A Chorus Line"


Took a leave of absence from "Cats" to play King Arthur in "Camelot" at Raleigh's North Carolina Theater


Portrayed Rum Tum Tugger in the original Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats"; first association with director Trevor Nunn


Moved to New York and within three weeks made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical, "Barnum"; played the supporting role of Chester Lyman

Spent two years with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival in Chapel Hill

Worked as a dancer and technician at The Lost Colony amphitheater in North Carolina

Will play the role of Mal Beineke, opposite Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth, in the musical adaption of "The Addams Family" (2010)

Took some time off from North Carolina School of the Arts to play in a "hometown" rock'n'roll bar band

Bonus Trivia


"Movies make one famous, Television makes one rich, and Theatre makes one good." --Terrence Mann


"My parents were always very supportive of me. They just love everything I do. Once, when I was at home in Clearwater my mother said, 'Let's go over to the mall and go shopping.' So I went and we came across this bookstore. Right outside, there was a sign: 'Come see Terrence Mann Sign Books!' She had set the whole thing up, knowing I wouldn't do it if I knew about it." --Mann to Anne E. Kornblut in Daily News, December 11, 1994.


About landing his first Broadway gig: "Joe Layton, who had been the director of The Lost Colony and also was a big Broadway director, was casting "Barnum" that winter. I literally walked in the door for the audition and saw Joe, and he said, 'Hi, Terry.' And I said, 'Hi.' He said, 'Can you juggle?' And I said, 'Yes.' He said, 'Can you do all the circus stuff?' And I said, 'Yes.' They teach you all the circus skills at the School of the Arts. I could ride a unicycle, juggle, walk a high-wire--all that stuff--plus act and sing a bit. So he gave me my first break in New York." --Mann, quoted in Show Music, Summer 1999, Volume 15,


"Right after 'Beauty & the Beast', my whole perspective on having work and having money relaxed a little bit. It's not like I have a lot of money--I'm not rich or anything. I can't stop working, but I am in a position right now where I don't feel like, 'Oh shoot, where is my next job coming from, I have to have a job.'"I'm not sure that had as much to do with having money as it did with having a sense of who I was in the business; I am employed, and therefore I am defined, and therefore I have worth and self-esteem. And that's changed in the last few years. I don't have to be in shows to feel a sense of self-worth. Just being here is enough." --Mann to Show Music, Summer 1999, Volume 15, Number 2


He has acted in three pilots not picked up by their respective metworks: "Adams Apple" (CBS, 1986), "Philby" (ABC, in which he played the title character) and "Shangri-La Plaza", a musical-comedy pilot about the lives of the tenants of a Southern California mini-mall.


Mann received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work on "As the World Turns" (CBS, as Jester) and also played Griffin Sanders on "Another World" (NBC), Theo on "One Live to Live" and Earl Jordan on "All My Children" (both ABC).


His official website ("Who's Da Mann?") is located at www.terence-mann.com.