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Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin was born Mandel Bruce Patinkin in Chicago, Illinois, to Doris "Doralee" (Sinton), a homemaker and cookbook writer, and Lester Patinkin, who operated two scrap metal plants. He is of Russian Jewish and Latvian Jewish descent. Growing up, he began singing in synagogue choirs at the age of 13-14 and still continues to use his fantastic ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Homeland Saul Berenson
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride Inigo Montoya
Wonder Mr. Tushman
Alien Nation
Alien Nation Sam Francisco


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 2011-2018 Homeland (TV Series)
Saul Berenson
- Paean to the People (2018) ... Saul Berenson
- Episode #7.11 (2018) ... Saul Berenson
- Clarity (2018) ... Saul Berenson
- Useful Idiot (2018) ... Saul Berenson
- Lies, Amplifiers, F**king Twitter (2018) ... Saul Berenson
 2017/I Wonder
Mr. Tushman
 2017 Smurfs: The Lost Village
Papa Smurf (voice)
 2016 La reina de España
Jordan Berman
 2016 Ali and Nino
Gregor Kipiani
 2015 Nina's World (TV Series)
Mr. Lambert
- Nina's Library Hop (2015) ... Mr. Lambert (voice)
 2014 Wish I Was Here
 2013 Kaze tachinu
Hattori (English version, voice)
 2011 Wonder Pets! (TV Series)
- Help the Groundhog!/Help the Lion Cub! (2011) ... Groundhog (voice)
 2011 Jock the Hero Dog
Basil (voice)
 2010 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
- Cold Case (2010)
Sir Jago Larofsky
 2009 Three Rivers (TV Series)
- The Luckiest Man (2009) ... Victor
 2008 The Princess Bride Game (Video Game)
Inigo Montoya (voice)
 2005-2007 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Jason Gideon
- In Name and Blood (2007) ... Jason Gideon
- Doubt (2007) ... Jason Gideon
- Legacy (2007) ... Jason Gideon
- Open Season (2007) ... Jason Gideon
 2006 Everyone's Hero
Stanley Irving (voice)
 2006 Choking Man
 2003-2004 Dead Like Me (TV Series)
Rube Sofer
- Haunted (2004) ... Rube Sofer
- Always (2004) ... Rube Sofer
- Last Call (2004) ... Rube Sofer
- Forget Me Not (2004) ... Rube Sofer
- Ashes to Ashes (2004) ... Rube Sofer
 2004 NTSB: The Crash of Flight 323 (TV Movie)
Al Cummings
 2003 Frankie and Johnny Are Married
Mandy Patinkin
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Levi 'The Griffin' March / Glenn Fordyce
- Absentia (2003) ... Levi 'The Griffin' March / Glenn Fordyce
 2002 Run Ronnie Run
Mandy Patinkin
 2001 Piñero
Joseph Papp
 2001 Boston Public (TV Series)
Isaac Rice
- Chapter Twenty-Two (2001) ... Isaac Rice
 2001 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Netherlands (2001) ... Satan
 1994-2000 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Jeffrey Geiger
- Have I Got a Deal for You (2000) ... Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (credit only)
- Everybody's Special at Chicago Hope (2000) ... Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (credit only)
- Thoughts of You (2000) ... Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (credit only)
- Miller Time (2000) ... Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (credit only)
- Devoted Attachment (2000) ... Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (credit only)
 1999 Strange Justice (TV Movie)
Kenneth Duberstein
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
- Hercules and the World's First Doctor (1998) ... Hippocrates (voice)
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Philip Kleinman
 1997/II Men with Guns
 1997 The Hunchback (TV Movie)
 1996 Broken Glass (TV Movie)
Dr. Harry Hyman
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Dr. Jeffrey Geiger
- A Doll's Eyes (1995) ... Dr. Jeffrey Geiger (uncredited)
 1995 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Mandy Patinkin
- Eight (1995) ... Mandy Patinkin
 1995 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Hugh St. John Alastair Parkfield
- Lisa's Wedding (1995) ... Hugh St. John Alastair Parkfield (voice)
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Dr. Jeffrey Geiger
- Rebels with Causes (1994) ... Dr. Jeffrey Geiger
 1994 Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
Brother Daniel
 1993 Life with Mikey
Irate Man
 1993 The Music of Chance
Jim Nashe
 1991 The Doctor
Dr. Murray Kaplan
 1991 Impromptu
Alfred De Musset
 1991 True Colors
John Palmeri
 1990 Dick Tracy
88 Keys
 1988 Alien Nation
Sam Francisco
 1987 The Princess Bride
Inigo Montoya
 1986 Castle in the Sky
Louis (English version, voice)
 1986 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Georges Seurat / George
- Sunday in the Park with George (1986) ... Georges Seurat / George
 1985 Maxie
 1983 Yentl
 1983 Daniel
Paul Isaacson
 1981 Ragtime
 1980 Night of the Juggler
Allesandro the Cabbie
 1979 French Postcards
 1979 Last Embrace
First Commuter
 1979 Charleston (TV Movie)
Beaudine Croft
 1978 Taxi (TV Series)
- Memories of Cab 804: Part 2 (1978) ... Alan
 1978 The Big Fix
Pool Man
 1978 That Thing on ABC (TV Movie)
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[re his role as Saul in Homeland (2011)] When were you afraid? Why? Did you pray? Shake? Sweat? The way I like to work is to attach personal experiences to what I'm doing, so it helps tremendously if I can write my own play under what the writer has written. Saul's heart is in his head. He dreams for the greater good of the world. Saul is now 60 years old, as I am, and he has had a full life in ... See more »


Occasional appearances on Late Show with David Letterman (1993) on CBS-TV. His most memorable performances were with Tony Randall, who accompanied him pretending to have had a taxi breakdown and therefore needing an emergency rehearsal hall. Mandy then brings down the house with Al Jolson standards "Swanee", "Mammy", etc. See more »


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