Gennaro "Gerry" Mendicino (born May 18, 1950) is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying Sam Ramone in Ready or Not and Uncle Taki in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

He played Hank in Saw VI.


Gerry Mendicino was born in North Bay, Ontario. He graduated from Windsor University's Drama School and began his career on King of Kensington and as the host of the popular children show Polka Dot Door. His list of accomplishments include the roles of Sam Ramone in the award-winning television series Ready or Not in 1993, Uncle Taki in the feature film My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Dominic in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. In 2009, he played Hank in the horror thriller Saw VI.



Year Title Role
1984 Bedroom Eyes Man in Hallway
1985 The Park Is Mine Landers
1988 Milk and Honey
1990 The Gate II: Trespassers Maitre d'
On Thin Ice: The Tai Babilonia Story
1991 If Looks Could Kill Herb Corben
1992 In the Eyes of a Stranger
Edsville Mechanic / Organist
1993 Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story Fortyish Man
Change of Heart Raoul
1994 The Circle Game Officer Walchuk
Foreign Bodies
1995 Degree of Guilt Ramon
Sugartime Libonati
1996 Double Jeopardy Priest
No One Could Protect Her Chief Lasser
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover Gary Reynolds
Gotti Peter Gotti
1997 That Old Feeling Maitre d'
The Wrong Guy Teamster
Any Mother's Son Judge
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
1998 The Fixer Sergeant Sokates
The Big Hit Slave Trader
Dirty Work Manetti
Universal Soldier III: Unfinished Business Chief Thorpe
Naked City: A Killer Christmas Tony
1999 What Katy Did Signor Rinaldo
The Wrong Girl Mr. Drake
Rocky Marciano Emcee
Vendetta Charles Mantranga
Woman Wanted Vinnie
Execution of Justice Deputy Sheriff
2000 A Tale of Two Bunnies Norm Hellman
One True Love Tuxedo Don
2001 Boss of Bosses Father Vicente
Wild Iris Vito Delgaccio
On Their Knees Joey
Stolen Miracle Mary's Landlord
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Uncle Taki
Guilt by Association Warden Fletcher
Between Strangers Detective
Saint Monica Frank
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe Judge John Thompson
2003 DC 9/11: Time of Crisis CIA Director George Tenet
2004 A Hole in One Johnnie
Reversible Errors Gus Leonidas
Moss Jacob Schump
2005 Looking for Angelina Mazzei
The Perfect Man Market Co-Worker
Short Tongue Freddy Fat Doney
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Benny Begin
Homie Spumoni Rosa's Owner
2007 Hairspray Drunk
2008 Roxy Hunter and the Myth of the Mermaid Nikos
Lucky 10 Bar Owner
Blindness Silver Haired Doctor
2009 Saw VI Hank
The Ache Dr. Howell
2010 The Dogfather Don Tazio
2011 Desperately Seeking Santa Mr. Moretti
2012 Havana 57 Captain Ramiro Ibanez
2013 Prosecuting Casey Anthony Bob Garcia
2014 Americanistan Old Man
Dr. Cabbie Bruno Babagelata
2015 Life Tailor
2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Uncle Taki
2017 The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit Joey Levine


Year Title Role
1971 Polka Dot Door Host
1974 Dr. Simon Locke Tony
1975-1977 King of Kensington Vito / Carlo
1982 Seeing Things
1986-1987 Night Heat
1988-1992 Street Legal Doctor / Captain Mastromantei
1988 Katts and Dog
Alfred Hitchcock Presents Lt. Jack Snyder
1989 War of the Worlds T.J.
1992-1994 Forever Knight Councillor Cardelli
1993-1997 Ready or Not Sam Ramone
1993 Matrix Matrix's Father
1994-1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Dominic
1995 Dark Eyes Fred Kantor
The Hardy Boys Demetrius
Goosebumps Nila's Driver
1996 Traders Moran
F/X: The Series Investor
1997 La Femme Nikita George Hardin
1998 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Mike
PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Niko Andonowski
The Last Don II Don Migliaccio
1999-2000 Avengers Taurus / Cornelius Van Lundt
1999-2001 Relic Hunter Kalifa / Dimitri Vordalos
1999 Omertà - Le dernier des hommes d'honneur The Don
2000-2001 Twice in a Lifetime Vince Santorini / Ernesto Javier Lopez
2001 Tracker Nicholas Tavoulis
Blue Murder Sal Farentino
2003 The Last Chapter II: The War Continues Don Rizzi
Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye Ronnie Sloane / Ron Randall
2004 Il duce canadese Cederna
1-800-Missing Mr. Marone
Doc Mr. Harlow
Degrassi: The Next Generation Detective
Kevin Hill Judge Thomas Meadows
2005-2009 Mayday Frans Wenas / Captain Germano / Captain El Habashi
2007 72 Hours: True Crime David Lopez
2009 The Listener Demir Bey
The Ron James Show
2010 The Bridge Hector
2012 Warehouse 13 Father Domenico
2013-2014 Murdoch Mysteries Mr. Rico / Dr. Antonio Rico
2014 Space Riders: Division Earth Manny
2018 Carter Tony Combover

Video Games

Year Title Role
2004 The Black Mirror Fisherman / Vicar
2014 Far Cry 4 Additional Voices
2018 Assassin's Creed: Origins Pothinus


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