Happy Birthday, Mandy Patinkin!


“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Mandy Patinkin was born “Mandel Bruce Patinkin” in Chicago on this day in 1952. In my opinion, he is best known as “Inigo Montoya” from The Princess Bride, but some readers may think different. His list of other geek worthy appearances include:

  • Alien Nation
  • Dick Tracy
  • The Doctor
  • Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
  • Picket Fences
  • The Simpsons
  • Hercules: the TV Series
  • The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
  • Chicago Hope
  • Touched by an AngelHe played Satan…
  • Law & Order
  • Dead Like Me
  • Criminal Minds

He can now be seen in the hit series Homeland on Showtime. Did I mention that he is also a hit singer? Check out his site for showtimes and places he can be seen in concert through January 2012. Mr. Patinkin really knows how to keep busy. He does state that of all the roles he’s played in his career, “Inigo Montoya” from The Princess Bride (1987) is his absolute favourite.

Please join all of us at GeekDad in wishing Mandy Patinkin a very happy 59th birthday, and many more to come!

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