Tom Mardirosian Biography (1947-)

Born December 14, 1947, in Buffalo, NY; son of Matthew and Afro (maiden name,Karahos) Mardirosian; married Frederica Meister (an actress), August 26, 1984; children: Anna Victoria, Sally Lucile. Addresses: Contact: Don Buckwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Actor, playwright
Birth Details
December 14, 1947
Buffalo, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo,NY, 1971-1972
  • Romeo and Juliet, Studio Arena Theatre, 1971-1972
  • Peter Pan, Studio Arena Theatre, 1972-1973
  • Feldman, The Magic Show, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Flint, Studio Arena Theatre, 1974
  • Desire under the Elms, Studio Arena Theatre, 1974-1975
  • 13 rue de l'Amour, Studio Arena Theatre, 1974-1975
  • The Legend of Wu Chang, Studio Arena Theatre, 1974-1975
  • The Contrast, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1975-1976
  • Scapino!, Studio Arena Theatre, 1975-1976
  • Fran, Gemini, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Member of the Fold, Happy End, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City,1977
  • Understudy for the roles of Baby Face and Cop, Happy End, ChelseaTheatre Center, New York City, 1977
  • Police Inspector, Grand Magic, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1978-1979
  • Mike, Losing Time, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1979
  • Little Tom, Passione, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1980
  • A View from the Bridge, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cincinnati, 1980-1981
  • Haroutoon, A Day out of Time, New Federal Theatre, New York City,1981
  • Barton, Success and Succession, Theatre for the New City, New YorkCity, 1983
  • Julius Caesar, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 1983-1984
  • Inspector Spano, Cap and Bells, Judith Anderson Theatre, 1984
  • Dave DeVito, Cliffhanger, Lamb's Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • David, Hiram Keebler, examining doctor, and Ben, The Normal Heart,Public Theatre/LuEsther Hall, New York City, 1985
  • Guard, The Ground Zero Club (segment of The Young Playwrights Festival), Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1985
  • Provost, Measure for Measure, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Olda, Largo Desolato, Public Theatre/LuEsther Hall, 1986
  • Understudy for the role of Jackie, Cuba and His Teddy Bear, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • King, Coup d'etat (segment of Fifth Annual Young Playwrights Festival), Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1986
  • Egerton, Almost by Chance a Woman: Elizabeth, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1986
  • Bardolph, Henry IV, Part I, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1988
  • Tom, Saved from Obscurity, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1988
  • Joe LaPorte, The Good Coach, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Tom, Subfertile, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1990
  • Hortensio, The Taming of the Shrew, New York Shakespeare Festival,Delacorte Theatre, 1990
  • King Kaiser, My Favorite Year, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1992
  • Pompey, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1993
  • My Favorite Year, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1993
  • Baptista Minola, The Taming of the Shrew, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1999
  • Joe Lehman, The Butter and Egg Man, Atlantic Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • String Fever, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 2003
  • Film Appearances
  • Only When I Laugh, Columbia, 1981
  • Stage manager, Tootsie (also known as Would I Lie to You?),Columbia, 1982
  • Officer Pantuzzi, Trading Places, Paramount, 1983
  • Benny, Alphabet City, Atlantic, 1984
  • Shopkeeper, Agent on Ice, Shapiro, 1985
  • Sheik, Power, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Detective Fallon, The Rosary Murders, New Line Cinema, 1987
  • Cab driver, Shakedown (also known as Blue Jean Cop), Universal, 1988
  • Hasid, "Life without Zoe," New York Stories, Buena Vista, 1989
  • Dave Delahaas, Betsy's Wedding, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Nico Della Guardia, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Mr. Zang, Just Like in the Movies, Cabriolet Films, 1990
  • Salesman, Boomerang, Paramount, 1992
  • The Deodorant Salesman Breaks a Sweat (short film), 1992
  • Rick Cowley, The Dark Half, Orion, 1993
  • Baba the Eunuch, Don Juan DeMarco and the Centerfold (also known as Don Juan DeMarco), New Line Cinema, 1995
  • The barber, Razor's Edge, Vagabond, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Bus driver, Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris, 1980
  • The Neighborhood, 1982
  • Maitre'd, Muggable Mary: Street Cop, CBS, 1982
  • Meat man, Terrible Joe Moran, 1984
  • Pedestrian, Stone Pillow, 1985
  • First cab driver, Rockabye, 1986
  • Weiss, "None So Blind" (also known as "Kojak"), The ABC Saturday Mystery, ABC, 1990
  • Kaprow, Quiet Killer (also known as Black Death and Panic in the City), CBS, 1992
  • Henry, "Miss Rose White," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1992
  • Captain Bob Browning, With Murder in Mind (also known as With Savage Intent), CBS, 1992
  • Judge Bacon, Voice from the Grave: From the Files of "Unsolved Mysteries" (also known as Crimes of Passion: Voice from the Grave, Unsolved Mysteries: Voices from the Grave, and Voice from the Grave),NBC, 1996
  • Police captain, If Looks Could Kill: From the Files of "America's MostWanted" (also known as If Looks Could Kill and If Looks CouldKill: The John Hawkins Story), 1996
  • Series
  • General Gazi, One Life to Live (also known as Between Heaven and Hell), ABC, 1991-1992
  • Prisoner # 98b242 Agamemnon Busmalis, Oz, HBO, 1998-2003
  • Episodic
  • McIntyre, "No Exit" (also known as "Three-Eyed Turtle"), Miami Vice, NBC, 1984
  • "Streetwise," Miami Vice, NBC, 1984
  • "Time Present, Time Past," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989
  • Brian Doxsee, "Mushrooms," Law & Order, NBC, 1991
  • Joe Tashjian, "The Fertile Fields," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Gary Lowery, "Silence of the Lambskins," L.A. Law, NBC, 1992
  • Mr. Parry, "The One after the Earthquake," Nurses, NBC, 1994
  • Mr. Kasinzakas, "Torah! Torah! Torah!," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1995
  • Edward Patterson, "Control Freak," VR.5 (also known as AvengingAngel, Virtual Reality, and VR), Fox and Sci-Fi Channel, 1995
  • Mr. Butler, "DWB," Law & Order, NBC, 1998
  • Mr. Stubelski, "Fools for Love," Law & Order, NBC, 2000
  • Nicky Avakian, "Oxymoron," Law & Order, NBC, 2002
  • Also appeared as Buddy, Cosby, CBS; merchant, Love and War,CBS; in All My Children, ABC; Another World, NBC; Big Brother Jake, The Family Channel; Father Brown Detective; Guiding Light, CBS; Loving, ABC; Miss Rosewater, BBC; Ryan's Hope, ABC; and Search for Tomorrow.
  • Plays
  • Saved from Obscurity, produced at Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Subfertile, produced at Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1990
  • Screenplays
  • Author of the unproduced screenplay Pop Goes the Weasel, HBO, 1991.
  • Television Episodes
  • Big Brother Jake, The Family Channel, 1993

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