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Mandy Patinkin

Highest Rated:   100% The Music of Chance (1993)
Lowest Rated:   0% Lulu on the Bridge (1998)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
Intense, dynamic Julliard alumnus Mandy Patinkin, born November 30th, 1952, has tackled everything from ancient classics to modern musicals during his formative years in regional theatre. From 1975 through 1981, Patinkin was a mainstay of Joseph Papps New York Shakespeare Festival. Making his Broadway debut in 1977, Patinkin won a Tony Award three years later for his raw-nerved portrayal of Che Guevara ("Not much to ask for!") in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita. He later appeared as star-interlocutor in Stephen Sondheim's musical Sunday in the Park with George, a role he repeated for the benefit of future generations on a videotaped TV presentation in 1986. In films from 1977, Patinkin made his earliest impression on moviegoers in a brace of E. L. Doctorow adaptations: he played the immigrant-artist-turned-pioneer filmmaker in Ragtime (1981) and the Julius Rosenberg counterpart in Daniel (1983). He also portrayed Avigdor, Barbra Streisand's dream lover, in Yentl (1983), and essayed the part of a Spanish swashbuckler (with a hilariously impenetrable accent) in The Princess Bride (1985). His extensive musical skills, both as vocalist and instrumentalist, have gone virtually untapped in films, save for his turn as 88 Keys in Dick Tracy (1990). The scope of Patinkin's musical talents were generously displayed in his one-man show Dress Casual, and also in his many "concert recordings" of classic Broadway scores. Despite his devotion to his craft, Mandy Patinkin evidently has his head on straight in terms of priorities: in 1996, he gave up the meaty role of Dr. Jeffrey Geiger in the weekly TV medical series Chicago Hope because he didn't like spending so much time away from his wife (actress Kathryn Grody) and children. Patinkin recorded an album comprised of traditional, classical, and contemporary Yiddish music in 1998, and starred in The Adventures of Elmo and Grouchland the following year. In 2003, Patinkin played the role of mentor to a fledgling grim reaper in the Showtime series Dead Like Me, and joined the cast of the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds in 2005 to play the criminal profiler Jason Gideon. Patinkin left the show after two seasons. Patinkin remained active in music, theater, television, and film following his depature from Criminal Minds, and took on a regular role in Homeland, a drama series from Showtime.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
13% Life Itself
  • Actor
2018
84% Wonder
  • Mr. Tushman
$132.1M 2017
29% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España)
  • Actor
2017
37% Smurfs: The Lost Village
  • Papa Smurf
$45.1M 2017
40% Ali and Nino
  • Duke Kipiani
2016
No Score Yet The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs
  • Actor
2015
50% The Humbling
  • Actor
2015
46% Wish I Was Here
  • Gabe
2014
88% The Wind Rises
  • Hattori
2014
55% Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
  • Narrator
2012
No Score Yet Jock The Hero Dog
  • Actor
2011
37% 4.3.2.1
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet The Boy Who Cried Wolf ... and More Children's Fables
  • Director
2010
50% Choking Man
  • Rick
2007
41% Everyone's Hero
  • Stanley Irving
$14.5M 2006
67% Frankie and Johnny Are Married
  • Himself
2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures
  • Actor
2003
43% Piñero
  • Joseph Papp
$0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Sunday in the Park with George
  • Georges Seurat/George
2002
71% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Himself
2002
No Score Yet As You Wish: The Story of 'The Princess Bride'
  • Actor
2001
77% The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
  • Huxley
1999
No Score Yet Strange Justice
  • Kenneth Duberstein
1999
0% Lulu on the Bridge
  • Philip Kleinman
1998
89% Men With Guns
  • Andrew
1997
No Score Yet The Hunchback
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet The Hunchback
  • Quasimodo
1997
No Score Yet Leonard Bernstein's New York
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre
  • Dr. Harry Hyman
1996
60% Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
  • Brother Daniel
1994
27% Life with Mikey
  • Irate Man
1993
100% The Music of Chance
  • James Nashe
1993
87% The Doctor
  • Dr Murray Caplan
1991
76% Impromptu
  • Alfred de Musset
1991
47% True Colors
  • John Palmeri
1991
64% Dick Tracy
  • 88 Keys
1990
95% Castle in the Sky
  • Louis
1989
54% Alien Nation
  • Det. Samuel 'George' Francisco
1988
67% The House on Carroll Street
  • Ray Salwen
1988
97% The Princess Bride
  • Inigo Montoya
1987
No Score Yet South Pacific: The London Sessions
  • Actor
1986
0% Maxie
  • Nick
1985
No Score Yet Follies in Concert
  • Buddy Plummer
1985
73% Yentl
  • Avigdor
1983
43% Daniel
  • Paul Isaacson
1983
90% Ragtime
  • Tateh
1981
No Score Yet Night of the Juggler
  • Cabbie
1980
No Score Yet French Postcards
  • Sayyid
1979
29% Last Embrace
  • Commuter
1979
100% The Big Fix
  • Pool Man
1978
No Score Yet Follies in Concert
  • Actor
1978

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2018
85% Homeland
2011
  • Saul Berenson
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Explorer
2015
  • Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet 48 Hours
1988
  • Narrator
  • 2016
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
50% The Whole Truth
2010
  • Lloyd Perlman
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
  • Narrator
  • 2012
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2010
23% Three Rivers
2009-2010
  • Victor
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Jason Gideon
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
87% Dead Like Me
2003-2004
  • Rube
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Levi March Glenn Fordeis aka Levi March
  • 2003
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
  • Isaac Rice
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 2000
No Score Yet Chicago Hope
1994-2000
  • Dr. Jeffrey Geiger Geiger Dr. Geoffrey Geiger
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
  • Dr. Harry Hyman
  • 1996
  • 1991
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • Actor
  • 1995
84% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 1995
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
  • Georges Seurat
  • 1986

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