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Who is Jason Mantzoukas?
Jason Mantzoukas born on December 18, 1972, is an American character actor, comedian, writer, and podcaster.
Mantzoukas was born in Nahant, Massachusetts, and is the eldest child of Cynthia and William Mantzoukas, second-generation Greek-Americans. He has one younger sister, Melissa. He has described himself as “100 percent Greek.
He is best known for his recurring role as Rafi in the FX comedy series The League, and as one of the three co-hosts of the podcast, How Did This Get Made? alongside Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael.
Mantzoukas began taking drum lessons at age 10 and studied under Steve Barrett for over 8 years. In interviews, he has cited Stewart Copeland, Stephen Perkins from Jane’s Addiction, and Jimmy Chamberlin from The Smashing Pumpkins as his biggest influences as a young musician. He participated in jazz and marching bands in high school, as well as playing in a cover band called Slygoul. He continued with jazz drumming in college and also played for a bebop group.
Mantzoukas attended Swampscott High School, graduating in 1991. While attending, he was named captain of Swampscott’s boys’ soccer and track teams and was also president of the marching band. He then attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, where he majored in religion. He attempted to defend a “terribly written” honors thesis on religious iconography (which he admits to starting a week prior to his defense date) but was not given credit to graduate with honors.
After graduating from college in 1995, Mantzoukas was granted a Watson Fellowship and traveled throughout North Africa and the Middle East studying religious and transcendental music for nearly two years. He has admitted to having a “horrible [grant proposal] but was charming in the room; so [he earned the grant].”
At the time he left for Morocco for the Watson Fellowship, he had already had six auditions and callbacks for the Blue Man Group, but he ultimately decided to travel before the audition process was complete. He lived in Morocco for about 7½ months while studying and recording Gnawa music. While abroad, he also traveled to Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, and Syria.
During his time abroad, he was arrested numerous times, once in Morocco for having an expired tourist visa and again in Turkey to prevent him from traveling through an active war zone.
After beginning his career as an improv comedian, he has played several comedic roles in film and television. He appeared in the films The Dictator, The Long Dumb Road, Sleeping with Other People, They Came Together, Conception, and John Wick: Chapter 3.
He has had recurring roles on three TV series created by Michael Schur: Parks and Recreation as Dennis Feinstein, Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Adrian Pimento, and The Good Place as Derek Hostedtler.
He voices the characters Jay Bilzerian in the Netflix animated series Big Mouth, Alex Dorpenberger in the HBO Max animated series Close Enough, Rex Splode in the Amazon Prime animated action series Invincible, and Jankom Pog in the Paramount+ animated series Star Trek: Prodigy.
What is Jason Mantzoukas’s net worth?
Jason Mantzoukas the American writer, actor, producer, and comedian is a millionaire who has a net worth of $3 million.
Who is Jason Mantzoukas’s wife?
Actress Connie Britton once said, “romance with Jason Mantzoukas was ‘awesome'” As for who might be Britton’s type, she only married once in the ’90s. But she dated comedy writer and actor Jason Mantzoukas in 2009 and told Redbook he was one of the best things that happened to her after turning 40.
But Jason Mantzoukas loves to enjoy privacy status most, he is a private man and likes to keep his relationship and family life private. And that, there is no record of him abut his marriage and wife.
Currently, no one knows if he is straight or gay, married or single, in a relationship, with a long-time partner, or divorced.
Does Jason Mantzoukas have kids?
Currently, no child has been brought to or noted to the general public as Jason Mantzoukas’ child.
How old is Jason Mantzoukas?
Jason Mantzoukas since born on December 18, 1972, he is 49 years now and will have his 50th birthday a couple of months ahead in this year, 2022.
Who are Jason Mantzoukas’s Parents?
Jason Mantzoukas is born to and is the eldest child of Cynthia Mantzoukas who owned a gourmet gift basket business, Proper Basket Inc., and William Mantzoukas who worked as a hospital administrator, second-generation Greek-Americans.
Who are Jason Mantzoukas’s siblings?
Jason Mantzoukas‘ parents gave birth to two children, himself and one biological younger sister, Melissa Mantzoukas who is the owner of a Cycle fitness studio.
What are Jason Mantzoukas’s Social media handles?
Jason Mantzoukas is on social media platforms, Instagram, and Twitter as @thejasonmantzoukas @mantzoukas respectively.