Tom Mardirosian

Tom Mardirosian

Highest Rated: 71% Abe (2019)

Lowest Rated: 18% Let's Be Cops (2014)

Birthday: Dec 14, 1947

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

A character actor who vanishes into his roles, Tom Mardirosian is best remembered from the gritty HBO dramas "Oz" and "The Wire." Mardirosian's love for acting began while in an Army Special Forces troop. After leaving the services, he headed back to his hometown of Buffalo, New York, where he began to appear in local theatre and studied drama at Buffalo's Studio ARENA Theatre School. Soon he headed downstate to work on Broadway, notably in "The Magic Show," a one-act musical starring magician Doug Henning. Soon he was appearing in small roles in feature films, notably as Officer Pantuzzi in the comedy "Trading Places" in 1983. Sporadic screen appearances lined his resume for the remainder of the 1980s, but it was in 1990 that his film career took off with a role as District Attorney Nico Della Guardia in the Harrison Ford paranoid thriller "Presumed Innocent." Soon further TV and screen parts poured in, and in 1998 he landed the key part of the childlike inmate Agamemnon Busmalis on HBO's prison drama "Oz." He portrayed the character from its second until its final sixth season. Now well-known to HBO's producers, he was swiftly snatched up for the part of corrupt FBI Agent Kristos Koutris on the second season of the network's multi-faceted crime drama "The Wire." For the rest of the 2000s Mardirosian dipped in and out of TV and feature film roles, memorably in M. Night Shyamalan's fantasy drama "Lady in the Water."

Highest rated movies

Abe The Dark Half Boomerang
Let's Be Cops

Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 68% Abe Salim (Character) - 2019
18% 51% Let's Be Cops Georgie (Character) $82.4M 2014
59% 38% The Dark Half Rick Cowley (Character) $9.0M 1993
48% 59% Boomerang Salesman (Character) $66.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quiet Killer Deputy Mayor Kaprow (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet With Murder in Mind Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 36% The Rosary Murders Detective Fallon (Character) $1.7M 1987

TV

Credit
91% 80% The Blacklist Hashem Mojtabai (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet 83% Mom Priest (Guest Star) 2016
95% 89% Elementary Artem Dedekian (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Connie (Guest Star) 2012
62% 40% New Amsterdam Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991-1992 2000 2002 2004 2006
94% 97% The Wire Agent Kristos Koutris (Guest Star) 2003
92% 98% Oz Agamemnon Busmalis (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% 83% NYPD Blue Mr. Kasinzakas (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nurses Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1986