Mandy Patinkin Biography (1952-)

Full name, Mandel Bruce Patinkin; born November 30, 1952, in Chicago, IL; sonof Lester (a scrap metal dealer) and Doris (a homemaker; maiden name, Sinton) Patinkin; cousin of Laura Patinkin (an actress); married Kathryn Grody (anactress and writer), June 15, 1980; children: Isaac, Gideon.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
November 30, 1952
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Durant Laxart, Joan of Lorraine, Theatre at Good Shepherd/Faith Church, New York City, 1974
  • Fortinbras and "dumb show" king, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Mr. Arthur Gower, Trelawney of the "Wells," New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1975
  • Major Robert Steele Strong, Rebel Women, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public/Newman Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • Mark, The Shadow Box, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1976, then Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Carlos, Savages, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Saverin, Leave It to Beaver Is Dead, New York Shakespeare Festival, Other Stage, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Che, Evita (musical), Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1979-83
  • Henry Percy (Hotspur), Henry IV, Part I, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Two artists named George, Sunday in the Park with George (musical), Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1983, then Booth Theatre, NewYork City, 1984-85
  • Buddy Durant, "Follies" in Concert, Theatre at Avery Fisher Hall,New York City, 1985
  • Lieutenant Cable, South Pacific (musical), London production, 1986
  • Peter Handsworth, The Knife, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public/Newman Theatre, 1987
  • Leontes, The Winter's Tale, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public/Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual (solo show), New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, then Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, both 1989
  • The marriage arranger, Kismet (musical), 1991
  • Archibald Craven (Mary's uncle), The Secret Garden (musical), St.James Theatre, New York City, 1991-93
  • Marvin, Falsettos (musical), John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1992-93
  • Sunday in the Park with George (concert performance), St. James Theatre, 1994
  • Experiment, 1994
  • Sancho Panza, Man of La Mancha (musical), Broadway production, 1996
  • Mandy Patinkin in Concert, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Mamaloshen (in Yiddish), Theatre at Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, then Belasco Theatre, both New York City, 1998
  • Forbidden Broadway (revue), 1999
  • Burrs, The Wild Party (musical), New York Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Also appeared in the title role, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival; and in The Split.
  • Film Appearances
  • Pool man, The Big Fix, Universal, 1978
  • First commuter, Last Embrace, United Artists, 1979
  • Sayyid, French Postcards, Paramount, 1979
  • Alessandro the cabbie, Night of the Juggler (also known as NewYork Killer), Columbia, 1980
  • Tateh, Ragtime, Paramount, 1981
  • Avigdor, Yentl, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1983
  • Paul Isaacson, Daniel, Paramount, 1983
  • Nick, Maxie (also known as Free Spirit), Orion, 1985
  • Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Detective Samuel Francisco (George), Alien Nation, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Ray Salwen, The House on Carroll Street, Orion, 1988
  • "88 Keys," Dick Tracy, Buena Vista, 1990
  • Alfred DeMusset, Impromptu, Hemdale, 1991
  • Dr. Murray Kaplan, The Doctor, Buena Vista, 1991
  • John Palmieri, True Colors, Paramount, 1991
  • Himself, Madonna: Truth or Dare (also known as In Bed with Madonna and Truth or Dare), 1991
  • Irate man, Life with Mikey (also known as Give Me a Break),Buena Vista, 1993
  • James "Jim" Nashe, The Music of Chance, IRS Releasing, 1993
  • Brother Daniel, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (also known as The Last Great Warrior), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Andrew, Men with Guns (also known as Hombres armados), SonyPictures Classics, 1998
  • Philip Kleinman, Lulu on the Bridge, Trimark Pictures, 1998
  • Huxley, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Columbia, 1999
  • Voice for English-language version, Laputa: Castle in the Sky (animated), 2000
  • Joseph Papp, Pinero, Miramax, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Jeffrey Geiger, Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994-95 and 1999-2000
  • Additional voices, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's Hercules), ABC and syndicated, 1998-99
  • Movies
  • Beaudine Croft, Charleston, NBC, 1979
  • Dr. Harry Hyman, Broken Glass, BBC, 1996
  • Quasimodo, The Hunchback, TNT, 1997
  • Kenneth Duberstein, Strange Justice, Showtime, 1999
  • Specials
  • That Thing on ABC, ABC, 1978
  • That Second Thing on ABC, ABC, 1978
  • Buddy Plummer, "`Follies' in Concert," Great Performances, PBS, 1986
  • George, "Sunday in the Park with George," Broadway on Showtime, Showtime, 1986
  • An Evening at Pops, 1989
  • An Evening at Pops, 1995
  • Larry King: An Evening with Mandy Patinkin, 1995
  • Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II, PBS, 1995
  • Narrator, Ellis Island (documentary), 1997
  • "The Papp Project" (documentary), American Masters, PBS, 2001
  • Episodic
  • New father, "Memories of Cab 804: Part 2," Taxi, ABC, 1978
  • Dr. Geiger, "Rebels with Causes," Picket Fences, CBS, 1994
  • Voice of Hugh St. John Alastair Parkfield, "Lisa's Wedding," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1995
  • "Eight," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1995
  • Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1995
  • Jeffrey Geiger, "The Parent Rap," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996
  • Jeffrey Geiger, "Quiet Riot," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996
  • Jeffrey Geiger, "Transplanted Affection," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996
  • Jeffrey Geiger, "Brain Salad Surgery," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997
  • Jeffrey Geiger, "Hope against Hope," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997
  • Jeffrey Geiger, "Take My Wife, Please," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1997
  • Jeffrey Geiger, "One Hundred and One Damnations," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1998
  • Jeffrey Geiger, "Curing Cancer," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999
  • Isaac Rice, "Chapter Twenty-Two," Boston Public, Fox, 2001
  • Lucifer, "Netherlands," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2001
  • Appeared as a singing hospital clown in an episode of ChiPs, NBC;performed songs in multiple episodes of The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS; also appeared in The Midnight Special, NBC; and Sesame Street, PBS.
  • Pilots
  • Sparrow, CBS, 1978
  • Other
  • Appeared in Streets of Gold.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • Evita--Premiere American Recording (original cast recording), MCA,1979
  • Sunday in the Park with George (original cast recording), RCA, 1984
  • "Follies" in Concert (original cast recording), RCA, 1985
  • South Pacific (studio cast recording), CBS/MCA, 1986
  • Mandy Patinkin, CBS/Sony, 1989
  • Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual, CBS/Sony, 1990
  • Kismet (studio cast recording), Rhino, 1991
  • The Secret Garden (original Broadway cast recording), Polydor, 1991
  • (With others) Tenors Anyone?, 1991
  • (With others) Love Songs, Sony, 1992
  • Experiment, Elektra Nonesuch, 1994
  • Oscar and Steve, Elektra Nonesuch, 1995
  • (With others) Leonard Bernstein's New York, Elektra Nonesuch, 1996
  • Man of La Mancha (studio cast recording), MCA, 1996
  • Mamaloshen (in Yiddish), Elektra Nonesuch, 1998
  • (With others) Myth and Hymns, Elektra Nonesuch, 1999
  • The Wild Party (cast recording), Decca, 2000
  • Kidults, Elektra Nonesuch, 2001
  • Appeared in Mr. Arthur's Place.
  • Videos
  • South Pacific: The London Sessions, 1986
  • Audio Books
  • (With others) Genesis: A Living Conversation with Bill Moyers, 1997
  • Voice of Sisyphus, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Translated by Mark Twain, Fair Oaks Audio, 1999
  • WRITINGS
  • Nonfiction
  • (Author of introduction) Doralee Patinkin Rubin, Grandma Doralee Patinkin's Holiday Cookbook: A Jewish Family's Celebrations, St. Martin's Press (New York City), 1999

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Musicians, Volume 20, Gale, 1997
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, January, 1988
    • Esquire, April, 1989
    • Hollywood Reporter, October 31, 1988, pp. 2, 13
    • New Republic, May 8, 1989
    • Newsweek, February 20, 1989, April 3, 1989
    • New York Times, March 19, 1989
    • Parade, August 8, 1999, p. 14
    • People Weekly, February 17, 1986, May 8, 1989
    • Starlog, November, 1988, pp. 30-32
    • TV Guide, November 27, 1999, pp. 48-52

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