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Costas Mandylor (born Costas Theodosopoulos; September 3, 1965) is an Australian actor of Greek heritage, best known for his role as Kenny in Picket Fences, and his role in the Saw franchise.

He played Detective Mark Hoffman in Saw III, Saw IV, Saw V, Saw VI and 3D.

Early life

Costas Mandylor was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, under the name Costas Theodosopoulos, the son of Louise and Yannis Theodosopoulos, a taxi driver. Mandylor took a version of his mother's maiden name, Mandylaris, citing his real name in Greek being too long. He grew up in St. Kilda and South Melbourne. In 1987, he moved to the United States, where he started taking acting lessons. He was initially unable to find any acting jobs and had to take any job available.


Mandylor's first major role was in the 1989 film Triumph of the Spirit as an European Jew, which was filmed at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. He returned to Los Angeles, where he met director Oliver Stone. He auditioned and ultimately got the role of an Italian count in The Doors in 1991. Mandylor landed a leading role in Mobsters, playing Mafia boss Frank Costello. He went mentally prepared for the role, telling the Los Angeles Times, "It was interesting that I got that part, because I felt tuned in to gangsters, it was a genre I'd read a lot. When I was 13, I got a job as a dishwasher in a Melbourne nightclub and saw everything there, real gangsters, and had met characters who were dangerous people from an underground world." In 1992, he had a leading role on the CBS television drama Picket Fences as Officer Kenny Lacos until the show ended in 1996.

Personal life

Mandylor played professional soccer in Europe until suffering shin splints. In 1991, he was chosen by the People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the world". Mandylor married Talisa Soto in May 1997. They divorced in 2000. His brother, Louis Mandylor, is also an actor.



Year Title Role
1988 Hostage Syndrome Andrei Arbitovich
1989 Triumph of the Spirit Avram Arouch
1991 The Doors Italian Count
Soapdish Mark
Mobsters Frank Costello
1993 Fatal Past Costello
1994 Almost Dead Dominic
1995 Falling for You Paul Blankenship
Fist of the North Star Lord Shin
Delta of Venus Lawrence Walters
Virtuosity John Donovan
Venus Rising Vegas
1996 Portraits of a Killer George G. Kendall
Crosscut Martin Niconi
Last Exit to Earth Jaid
1997 Just Write Rich Adams
Double Take Hector Stroessner / Ray Soldado
Love-Struck Cupid on Earth
Stand-ins Jack Turner
1998 Shelter Nikos Kostantinos
My Brother Cicero Cicero
The Fury Within Mike Hanlon
Exiled Gianni Uzielli
Conversations in Limbo
1999 Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Salvatore Bonanno
Shame, Shame, Shame Mark
Stealth Fighter Ryan Mitchell
2000 Intrepid Alan Decker
2001 The Pledge Monash Deputy
Sanctuary Nathan Delaney
Above & Beyond Michael Amorosa
Gangland Jared
2002 Cover Story Kevin Dodd
Turn of Faith Bobby Giordano
Scent of Danger Chris Milos
The Real Deal Instructor
Hitters Tony
2004 The Eavesdropper Aiden Porter
Just Desserts Marco Poloni
Dinocroc Dick Sydney
2005 The Game of Their Lives Charlie 'Gloves' Columbo
Sub Zero John Deckert
Dr. Chopper Terrell
The Shore Raymond
2006 Disaster Zone: Volcano in New York Matt McLaughlin
Saw III Forensic Hoffman
2007 Payback Billy
Made in Brooklyn Joey
Nobody Mortemain / Noe
Saw IV Detective Mark Hoffman
Beowulf Hondshew
Primal Doubt Chase Harper
2008 Lost Warrior: Left Behind Frank Bisner
Emma Blue Del
The Drum Beats Twice Jesus
Toxic Steve
Saw V Detective Mark Hoffman
Golden Goal! Frank Lazaridis
2009 Immortally Yours Rex
In the Eyes of a Killer Congressman Donaldson
Saw VI Detective Mark Hoffman
2010 Torn Steve Clay
The Cursed Jimmy Muldoon
An Affirmative Act Matthew
Sinners and Saints Raymond Crowe
Saw 3D Mark Hoffman
Exit 102 Ronnie
2011 Hyenas Gannon
2012 Should've Been Romeo Mason
2013 Five Thirteen Sheriff O'Connor
2 Dead 2 Kill Vin Dictive
2014 Then There Was Jim
House of Secrets Detective Morrison
2 Bedroom 1 Bath Frank
Guardian Angel Attila
The Nurse Martin
Model Citizen Nick Anderson
In 10 Easy Steps Isaak Misidis
2015 Bad Cat Tommy Castano
Bite Roman
The Right Girl Chester Marino
Praise and Blame Viktar Ramanchuk
Burn Off
2016 Beyond the Game Frank Bisner
The Horde Cylus Atkinson
2017 The Best Thanksgiving Ever Aquavelva
Blue Eyes Russian
Blindsided Congressman Donaldson
Deprivation Dr. Vovan
Residue Jacob


Year Title Role
1992-1996 Picket Fences Kenny Lacos
1993 Tales from the Crypt Dan King
1996 The Outer Limits Lee Taylor
1997-1998 Players Alphonse Royo
1997 F/X: The Series Jerry Tamblin
2000 Secret Agent Man Monk
Resurrection Blvd. Aaron Cross
2001 Nash Bridges Vincent Corell
Sex and the City Friar
2002 Flatland
Andromeda Bobby Jensen
Sacred Ground Greg
Charmed Rick Lang
She Spies Mica Divornak
2003 Fastlane Reno Castelli
2004-2006 7th Heaven Beau Brewer / Bill Brewer
2007 The Wedding Bells Ernesto
2013 Major Crimes Vince Webb
NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service Tomas Mendez
2016 Once Upon a Time Captain Silver
2017-2018 NCIS: Los Angeles Abram Sokolov
2018 The Last Ship Demetrius / Greek Vice Admiral Demetrius / Vice Admiral Demetrius


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