Mandel “Mandy” Patinkin (68) is an actor and singer known for his work on stage, screen, and television. Patinkin has appeared in such movies as The Princess Bride, Criminal Minds, Yentl, Alien Nation, and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. He also has had recurring roles in a number of television series, including Homeland, Chicago Hope, and Dead Like Me. In addition, Patinkin is renowned for his work in musical theater. He sometimes breaks into song in Yiddish; Mamaloshen, Patinkin’s musical production of songs sung entirely in Yiddish, premiered in 1998.
Quote: “I’m a Jew. I’m fascinated by our culture and our history, by what made us the people we are. It influences every breath I take. It informs and guides me. Without it, I’d just be a vacuum.” ||| “My whole life, I feel so blessed. I met my wife: I can’t get over that I got so lucky. I have two incredible children. I can’t believe that I’ve been so blessed. I’ve had a career that is way past anything that I’ve ever dreamed. I get to work in all these different areas with such extraordinary people on every level.”
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Learn more about Mandy Patinkin on Wikipedia. ►
Read Mandy Patinkin’s Yiddish Version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ Is Everything” and be sure to watch the two videos. ►
Read an opinion piece by Many Patinkin: “How I became political — and why you should too” ►
Watch an interview with Rolling Stone: “Mandy Patinkin: RS Interview Special Edition” [30:15]. ►
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