Michael Mantenuto Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 13 May 1981Holliston, Massachusetts, USA
Date of Death 24 April 2017Des Moines, Washington, USA  (self-inflicted gunshot wound)
Nickname Manto
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Michael Mantenuto was born on May 13, 1981 in Holliston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor, known for Miracle (2004), Surfer, Dude (2008) and Dirtbags (2006). He was married to Kati Vienneau. He died on April 24, 2017 in Des Moines, Washington, USA.

Spouse (1)

Kati Vienneau (? - 24 April 2017) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (15)

Played hockey for the University of Maine but ended up quitting due to a coaching change.
Worked on a fishing boat in Gloucester, MA.
Father was a hall monitor at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA.
Transferred to University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2001.
Had a daughter.
Got into a fight on the ice with another player who picked on him and other guys during tryouts for Miracle (2004). He apologized to director Gavin O'Connor afterwards, to which Gavin responded, "No, that was good," and cast him as Jack O'Callahan, the defenseman dubbed "the first one to drop his gloves.".
His last name is the past participle of the Italian verb "mantenere," which means "to maintain."
His father Ed, who was the assistant principal and hockey coach at Holliston High School, suffered a near-fatal stroke in 1993 that left him temporarily paralyzed and mute for three years. After years of rehab, he was able to walk and talk (at a slower pace) again.
Attended Holliston High School.
Had three sisters.
His father taught him how to skate and play hockey from the moment he could walk, while his sisters learned how to figure skate.
Played for the Walpole Junior Stars in the Eastern Junior Hockey League for three years before he was recruited by the University of Maine in 2000.
Was recruited to play hockey by Boston University, University of Maine and University of New Hampshire before ultimately deciding on Maine.
Mother was a therapist.
Was roommates with UMaine Black Bears teammate Todd Jackson before transferring to UMass. Jackson was recruited by the Detroit Red Wings in 2004.

Personal Quotes (2)

[on his movie debut in Miracle (2004)] It's always been my intention to pursue an acting career. Fortunately, my hockey background helped open the door for me to do that.
[on being cast in Miracle (2004)] I was working on this fishing boat trapping eels before I got cast in this movie, so I felt like I was stepping off a boat and into a dream.

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