Nick Mancuso Biography (1948?-)

Full name, Nicodemo Antonio Massimo Mancuso; born May 29, 1948 (some sourcescite 1956), in Mammola, Calabria, Italy; immigrated to Canada, 1956.

Birth Details
May 29, 1948?
Mammola, Italy

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Bassanio, Merchant of Venice, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1976
  • Diomedes, Antony and Cleopatra, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 1976
  • Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 1976
  • Silva, Tiger Tail, Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, 1977
  • Strong Man's Weak Child, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles,1989-1990
  • Appeared as Clov, Endgame, as Gerry, Underground, as Nutka,The Native, and as Stanley, A Streetcar Named Desire, all at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival; also appeared as Shannon, The Night ofthe Iguana.
  • Film Appearances
  • Willie, A Thousand Moons, CBC/National Film Board of Canada, 1975
  • Manuel, A Sweeter Song (also known as Snapshot), 1976
  • Youngman Duran, Nightwing, Columbia, 1979
  • Nick, Death Ship, Avco-Embassy, 1980
  • David Kappell, Ticket to Heaven, United Artists, 1981
  • Francois Paradis, Maria Chapdelaine, Movie Store, 1982
  • Jean Dupre, Mother Lode (also known as Search for the Mother Lode: The Last Great Treasure), Agamemnon, 1982
  • Dan, Tell Me That You Love Me (also known as Miri), 1983
  • Chris Dalton, Blame It on the Night, TriStar, 1984
  • Eli Kahn, Heartbreakers, Orion, 1984
  • Father Angel, Death of an Angel, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985
  • Michael, La nuit magique (also known as Night Magic), RSL/Fildbroc/TFI, 1985
  • Spallner, "The Crowd," The Bradbury Trilogy, Atlantic, 1985
  • Peter Marker, Paroles et musiques (also known as Love Songsand Words and Music), Spectrafilm, 1986
  • Paul Flemming, La travestie, 1988
  • Reunion friend, Tiger Warsaw, Sony Pictures Classics, 1988
  • Cold Front, 1989
  • Corey Flynn, Lena's Holiday, Prism Entertainment, 1991
  • Jaromir, Milena (also known as The Lover and Geliebte Milena), 1991
  • Paul Flemming, Double Identity (also known as Frontiere du crime and Haute tension--Frontiere du crime), Monarch Home Video, 1991
  • Antonio Serrano, Rapid Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Tom Breaker, Under Siege (also known as Piege en haute mer), Warner Bros., 1992
  • Jimmy Devane, Suspicious Agenda (also known as Under the Gun), Prism Pictures/Shavick Entertainment, 1994
  • Miles Raymond, Flinch, 1994
  • Anthony "Tony" Vilachi, The Takeover, Artist View Entertainment, 1995
  • King Arthur, A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, World International Network, 1995
  • Tom Breaker, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (also known as UnderSiege 2), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Marquis de Sade, Marquis de Sade (also known as Dark Prince), Concorde Pictures, 1996
  • Toynbey Bates, Provocateur (also known as Agent provocateur), Via Appia Communications, 1996
  • Once You Meet a Stranger, Michael Filerman Productions, 1996
  • David Kenyon, The Ex, Lions Gate Films, 1997
  • John Shepard, Against the Law, Sunset Films International, 1997
  • Mather, Laws of Deception, Eternity Pictures, 1997
  • Paul Bourke, Misbegotten, Trimark Pictures, 1997
  • Peter, Matter of Trust, Shoreline Entertainment/Two Sticks Productions, 1997
  • Willard, The Invader, Promark Entertainment Group/Spectator Films,1997
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart, 1997
  • Holden Downs, Captured, Back Seat Productions, 1998
  • John Stone, Past Perfect, Nu Image/Past Perfect Productions, 1998
  • Robert Cannon, Loving Evangeline (also known as Harlequin's Loving Evangeline), 1998
  • Death by Dawn, 1998
  • Franco Macalousso, Revelation (also known as Apocalypse II: Revelation), Providence Entertainment, 1999
  • Patton, The Secret Pact, Avalanche Home Entertainment/Libra Pictures, 1999
  • Steven Healy, Question of Privilege, Illusions Entertainment Corp., 1999
  • Jack of Hearts, 1999
  • Franco Macalousso, Tribulation (also known as Apocalypse III--Tribulation), Anchor Film Distributors/Artist View Entertainment, 2000
  • Franco Macalousso, Apocalypse IV: Judgement, Cloud Ten Pictures/Once Upon a Time Films, 2001
  • Jack Barone, A Time of Fear, Baker Film Group, 2001
  • Film Work
  • Associate Producer
  • Captured, Back Seat Productions, 1998
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Title role, Stingray, NBC, 1986-1987
  • Steven Matrix, Matrix, USA Network, 1993
  • Host, Mysterious Forces Beyond, 1994
  • John Thornton, Call of the Wild (also known as Jack London's Call of the Wild), CBS, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Vito Orsini, Scruples, CBS, 1980
  • Danny LaManna, Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (also known as Bride of Violence, A Family Matter, A Woman of Honor, andDonna d'onore), syndicated, 1991
  • Captain Quinn, Danielle Steele's Message from Nam (also known as Message from Nam), NBC, 1993
  • Tully Woiwode, Wild Palms, ABC, 1993
  • Riviere rouge (also known as Red River), 1995
  • Movies
  • Ari, The House on Garibaldi Street, ABC, 1979
  • Horse's ghost, The Legend of Walks Far Woman, NBC, 1982
  • Mike, Desperate Intruder, syndicated, 1983
  • Harry Brackett, Embassy, ABC, 1985
  • William Hall/Worthington Hawkes, H--The King of Love (also known as The King of Love), ABC, 1987
  • Peter Hollinger, Burning Bridges, ABC, 1990
  • Sam Steele, Last Train Home (also known as Tom Alone), TheFamily Channel, 1990
  • Carl Stone, Fatal Exposure, USA Network, 1991
  • Sonny Vincent, Lies before Kisses, CBS, 1991
  • Deadly Surveillance, Showtime, 1991
  • Noah Canaan, Somebody's Daughter, ABC, 1992
  • Stuart Singer, For the Love of Aaron, CBS, 1994
  • Dr. Samuel Greely, Perfect Assassins (also known as A Breed Apart), HBO, 1998
  • Specials
  • Toby, "Half a Lifetime," HBO Showcase, HBO, 1986
  • Episodic
  • "Shack," Sidestreet, 1981
  • Mitchell, "Fading Away," The Hitchhiker, USA Network, 1989
  • Martin GX21, "Resurrection," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1996
  • Reverend Abraham Hawking, "Town without Pity," Poltergeist: The Legacy, Sci-Fi Channel, Showtime, and syndicated, 1996
  • George Rain, "Anais," The Hunger, Showtime, 1997
  • Mr. Stepford, "The Goody Two-Shoes People," Eerie, Indiana: The OtherDimension, Fox, 1998
  • Richard Collector, "Machine Dreams: Parts 1 & 2," Total Recall 2070 (also known as Total Recall: The Series), Showtime, 1999
  • Richard Collector, "Meet My Maker," Total Recall 2070 (also knownas Total Recall: The Series), Showtime, 1999
  • Richard Collector, "Revelation," Total Recall 2070 (also known asTotal Recall: The Series), Showtime, 1999
  • Appeared as Alexander Berkman in "Red Emma" and as Hunky in "Six War Years," episodes of Performance; appeared in "Bob Williams," "Mr. West," "Police Surgeon," "Rape," and "Wife Beater," all episodes of Sidestreet; and in "Streetwise," an episode of Toronto Trilogy; appeared as Harris in "Tom Thompson," an episode of True North; appeared as Jack Loashin an episode of The Great Detective; also appeared in Italian inAction.
  • Pilots
  • John Shackelford, Doctor Scorpion, ABC, 1978
  • Max Catlin, Unit 4, CBS, 1981
  • Andy Thorn and narrator, Feel the Heat, ABC, 1983
  • Title role, Stingray, NBC, 1985
  • Richard Collector, Total Recall 2070, 1998
  • Other
  • Kewpie, Paradise Lost, CBC, 1976
  • De Bourget, Young Ivanhoe, 1995
  • Barry Kuda, Sealed with a Kiss, 1996
  • Crenshaw, Twists of Terror (also known as Primal Scream), 1996
  • Matt Harding, Vows of Deception (also known as Deadly Seduction and Tangled Web), 1996
  • General Metzger, Loyal Opposition: Terror in the White House, TheFamily Channel, 1998
  • Radio Appearances
  • Performed in the radio program Ideas.
  • Fiction
  • Author of plays and poems.
  • Nonfiction
  • Author of the autobiography The Line.

Further Reference


  • Mancuso's poems have been adapted as "soundscapes" and performed in Europe.
    • Globe and Mail (Toronto), June 9, 1999, p. C3

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