Fast Facts

  • His mother, Doris, is a cookbook author.
  • Began singing in public at his synagogue in Chicago at the age of 9.
  • Met wife Kathryn in 1978 when they were cast in the off-Broadway drama Split.
  • Made his 1980 Broadway debut in a Tony-winning performance as Che in Evita.
  • Underwent corneal transplants in both eyes to avert blindness.
  • Recorded the CD Kidults in 2001 to appeal to the child in each adult.
  • Collects Lionel trains.
  • Left the hit series Criminal Minds after two seasons citing creative differences due to his dissatisfaction with violence on television.
  • Reunited almost 30 years later with his friend and Evita costar for a series of concerts titled An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
  • 1980, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Musical): Winner
  • 1984, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Laura Patinkin — Cousin
  • Lester Patinkin — Father
  • Gideon Patinkin — Son
  • Doris Patinkin Rubin — Mother
  • Isaac Patinkin — Son
  • Kathryn Grody — Wife
  • Marsha Patinkin — Sister

College

  • Attended University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (1970-72); attended The Juilliard School, New York, NY

Details

  • Birth Name: Mandel Bruce Patinkin
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: November 30, 1952, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Singer
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