Nicodemo Antonio Massimo Mancuso (born May 29, 1948) is an Italian-Canadian actor, artist, playwright, and director. Beginning his career as a stage actor, he had his breakthrough role in the 1981 drama Ticket to Heaven, for which he won the Genie Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor. He has over 155 film and television credits, including a starring role on the NBC series Stingray (1985–87) and as antichrist Franco Macalousso in the Apocalypse film series.
In 1981, Mancuso married Lady Patricia Pelham-Clinton-Hope (born 1949), a daughter of Henry Pelham-Clinton-Hope, 9th Duke of Newcastle, but they were divorced in 1983. He later married his second wife, Canadian actress Barbara Williams before divorcing. In 1998, he married his third wife Toronto-born actress Nadia Capone. The two have one child together.Mancuso currently resides in Toronto, where he runs a six-week acting workshop. He has also published a book of poetry titled Mediterranean Man and created a number of abstract paintings. He is fluent in English and Italian, and speaks conversational French. He underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2011. A longtime vegetarian and proponent of homeopathy, Mancuso joined a class-action lawsuit against the government of Canada in 2012 over its ban of previously available herbs and vitamins that were offered by naturopaths and health food suppliers.
Mancuso was born May 29, 1948 in Mammola, Calabria, Italy. His family emigrated to Canada in 1956 via Naples, when he was eight years old. He grew up in Ontario and began acting in high school. Upon graduation, he studied psychology at the University of Toronto, but left to pursue acting full time.
Movies & TV shows
Road to the Lemon Grove
A deceased Sicilian father, has one last outrageous mission in store for his son - spread his ashes in the lemon groves of Sicily, reunite two feuding families, discovering the heart and soul of who h...
Above the Drowning Sea
A documentary about Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe who, at a time when all doors were closed to them, found sanctuary in Shanghai, thanks to the intervention of Chinese diplomat Ho Feng Shan who as ...
Adam a young musician had the perfect life until one day everything changed. His father, detective Joseph Gable continues on a relentless path to save Adam's soul as angels and demons are disguised as...
An actor gives a one-man show at the location of his first performance.
A man returns to his hometown after 40 years. There is no one there. The small village in Vojvodina becomes lively as his friends try to get him back.
A woman is kidnapped by her deranged ex-husband and forced to perform a series of challenges in order to win her freedom. From the director of Samurai Cop 2 and Mad Cowgirl.
While waiting for the train to pass, an out-of-town businessman sees a girl in the cold. He took the girl with him to a restaurant because he thought she would throw herself under the train. During th...
A group of history students are promised a reward if they can find the ancient tools of legendary blacksmith, 'One-Eyed Yardley', who murdered the townspeople of a remote rustic village in the 1800s. ...
When a young man learns about his father's killer's parole, it sets off a cat and mouse chase through the hostile desert, searching for a hidden family inheritance.
Mary Loss of Soul
Mary Solis returned without any recollection of the traumatic events that she experienced after vanishing from her family's lake house. Even though a shocking mystery surrounds her disappearance and h...
A Trip To The Island
Bad decisions and troubled relationships bleed over from real life into a writer's new screenplay.
Black Christmas Legacy
An examination of the effects and lasting impact of the cult-classic horror film 'Black Christmas', featuring interviews with cast, crew, and industry experts.
Adventures of a Pizza Guy
Follow Ike on this wild adventure based around the life of a Pizza delivery guy. From a serious (nervous) crush that he has on a regular customer, to the long list of odd clients, Ike does his job wit...
The Last King
A descendant of the Maharaja attempts to recover the fabled Koh-I-Noor diamond from Britain's crown jewels when they make a tour stop at a Toronto museum.
The Great Chameleon
An ex-con searches for his niece as cops look for the money he stole.
Eugene, a man dealing with the tragedy of his family's death by living at the vacation cabin that they last stayed, discovers he's completely snowbound. Eugene discovered he's not alone when he tried ...
Real Gangsters tells the story of one of the most successful crime syndicates in New York City. The two men in Real Gangsters maintain control of their dangerous extended family and volatile business ...
A music teacher obsessed with an unfinished symphony. Ondrej is an inventor who is reputed to be shady and dangerous. Pietro showed up at her house and locked her in a cage.
Deadtime Stories 2
An anthology of three horror stories presented by George A. Romero. In "Gorge" hikers are trapped in a cave-in must make a gruesome choice. In "On Sabbath Hill," a woman is driven to suicide but remai...
Two men pitted in a supernatural battle over a woman, one motivated by twisted obsession, the other by love.
The Wrong Mr. Johnson
To raise money for spring. Vaclav from prison, timid 20-something Veronika agrees to cover for Lucy but picks up the wrong guy good-natured jazz drummer Jim Johnson at the airport. Jim Johnson, a sex ...
A MMA fighter is forced into a twisted, underground gambling ring in which he must fight to the death with other MMA fighters in order to save his wife from certain death at the hands of a crime boss....
Rise of the Gargoyles
Workers release a gargoyle that will behead those who took her eggs.
Dragonland - L'urlo di Chen terrorizza ancora l'occidente
The first Italian documentary on the most extraordinary phenomenon of the 70s: the Kung-fu films!
A CIA assassin is trying to break out of the contract killing business to lead a normal life. She embarked on a path of revenge after the system framed her for the death of her husband.
Nick Browning is summoned by his ex-wife to find his missing daughter and returns to his hometown just to find out that there is more behind this disappearance than his friends let go. Drugs, weapons,...
Night Of Terror
A bonding family weekend turns sinister in a storm.
The FBI is trying to stop the havoc being wreaked on the world by reptilian beings who have taken human form.
A woman's past comes back to haunt her when the pimp she helped put behind bars is released and after revenge.
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In The Mix
A DJ named Darrel saved a mobster. Frank Pacelli gave Darrell the task of protecting his daughter, Dolly, in order to repay Darrell.
G-spot is a Canadian comedy show. The show ran on The Movie Network and Movie Central for two seasons until April 3, 2006 and is also seen on the E! network. The show is written by and stars Brigitte ...
Today You Die
A man who was a thief is trying to get revenge on those who framed him.
The Messiah: Prophecy Fulfilled
A first century rabbi, Yehuda (Nick Mancuso), finds his true calling when he decides to follow in the footsteps of a certain Jesus of Nazareth and spread his Good Word. But in the year after Jesus' cr...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Time of Fear
Time of Fear is a psychological taut thriller that thrusts an FBI agent and a grieving father into the dark world of a deranged killer. FBI agent Cheryl Hammer is in a small town to catch a killer. Ja...
Hack aired on CBS from 2002 to 2004. The life of a former police officer, Mike Olshansky, who left the force after being charged with corruption, is the focus of the series.
Dancing at the Harvest Moon
A betrayed wife, whose husband leaves her after 25 years, returns to the lake where she first fell in love and begins an affair with the son of her first love.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Mutant X was a science fiction television series. Mutant X is a team of "New Mutants" who possess extraordinary powers as a result of genetic engineering. Government experiments used Mutant X members ...
Helen Hannah is on trial. Victoria Thorne was assigned to defend her. The entire trial is scripted, but that doesn't mean he's on one side or the other.
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Tom Canboro is a police detective with a Christian sister, Eileen, a brother, Calvin, a wife, Susan, and an eccentric brother-in-law. He tried to kill Eileen. Tom realises that this may be a conspirac...
Jack of Hearts
Call of the Wild
The best-selling novel of the same title is the basis of Call of the Wild. It was shown on Animal Planet. The thirteen episodes of Call of the Wild would be made into a movie.
The Call of the Wild
Call of the Wild claims to be a breed of adventure that parents and kids can enjoy together. The life of a 15-year-old boy living in an Alaskan mining town at the turn of the century changes forever w...
3 Movies · 2 TV shows
The first one was the sequel. Stone is still looking for his family. The Christians, whom the rest of the world has started to call The Haters, are being framed for many murders and terrorist acts. Th...
Canada's Family Channel aired a 30-minute Canadian fantasy series called Mentors. Discovery Kids broadcasted it in the United States and Latin American.
Total Recall 2070
The Canadian television channel CHCH-TV broadcasted the first broadcast of Total Recall 2070 in 1999. The US syndicated it with edits to remove nudity, violence and strong language. The film Total Rec...
Question of Privilege
A defense attorney wife and her prosecutor husband square off in court over a murder case in which four young boys are accused.
After witnessing the killing of his parents, a teenage boy is placed in a witness relocation program and sent to a boarding school in Canada to start a new life. He befriends a fellow student who is u...
6 Movies · 1 TV show
Matter of Trust
Michael D'Angelo is an alcoholic. He explored the nightlife of Los Angeles after being demoted from his job. Theresa is the only woman he has ever been in love with. The most important case of her fir...
When a terrorist surfaces, the Chairman of the Joint Chief urges the President for military response. However, the President prefers to try negotiating. So, the General takes the President prisoner an...
A female North Korean spy integrates herself as a domestic worker for the U.S. in 1994. She is worried about her cover when she falls in love with the officer's son.
Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension
A new mystery begins for two young boys in the seemingly ordinary town of Eerie, Indiana as they experience strange and interesting phenomena.
A car thief broke into a man's house because his career is being taken away. The man locked the thief in the car and tortured him.
An infertile couple seek help at a sperm bank in order to have a child, and are thrilled when the procedure works. Their joy is cut short when they discover the donor is willing to kill anyone who sta...
When deadly terrorists strike, an FBI man who is an expert on terrorist mentality hunts their twisted " creator," who may be connected with a disgraced professor from his past.
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Let Me Call You Sweetheart
A female prosecutor sees a woman in a plastic surgeon's waiting room who looks like a girl who was murdered more than a decade ago. The prosecutor is unraveling a ten year old mystery involving betray...
The Hunger is a British/Canadian television horror anthology series, co-produced by Scott Free Productions, Telescene Film Group Productions and the Canadian pay-TV channel The Movie Network. Though i...
An Earth woman must be pregnant with a good alien to save his race. Bad alien who helped wipe out good alien's race doesn't want to see that happen.
Laws of Deception
A law student is in love with a beautiful woman he doesn't know, but his roommate warns him to be careful because he suspects she may have other motives. He was hired by her to defend her against a ch...
Twists of Terror
Phillip is stuck in the attic and is trying to explain the dangers of the world to an unknown person.
Against The Law
A cop chases an outlaw. There is a shoot out.
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A police detective tries to bring a band of adolescent arms dealers to justice. He can't be prosecuted as an adult because he is under-age. Someone is slaughtering the youth's gang mates, leaving the ...
Poltergeist: The Legacy
Poltergeist: The Legacy is a Canadian horror television series which ran from 1996 to 1999. The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy and their efforts to prote...
Vows of Deception
A woman is on trial for her husband's murder.
Once You Meet a Stranger
The genders of the lead characters in the television remake of "Strangers on a Train" have been changed from male to female. The first husband of a former child star is unwilling to give her a divorce...
Marquis de Sade
Based on the true story of a notorious person. In the 18th century Paris, an innocent beauty's search for her missing sister leads her into the dangerous realm of the notorious Marquis de Sade. The be...
In order to get her husband back, an architect's psycho ex-wife kills everyone she can get her hands on.
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Six veteran police officers have blemished records, but one tries to be a judge, jury and executioner.
The Outer Limits
Sometimes there is a plot twist at the end of The Outer Limits. Unlike the original incarnation of the series, which was a pure anthology with each episode completely unrelated to the others, the revi...
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
An electronics expert hijacked a passenger train and turned it into a command center for a weapons satellite. He has a plan to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him.
A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A modern take on the novel by Mark Twain.
He is learning how to deal with his father. The Black Knight, King Richard, and followers of Robin Hood must quickly develop him because the Normans are threatening England.
Drug lords Danny Stein and Tony Vilachi are competing for control of the same territory. Jonathan and Mickey are ex-cons who try to settle a dispute by wearing white hats.
Robert Cannon was the manager of a large computer company and was hit by many disasters, including his brother's death and an important contract going to his worst competitor. In the hunt for the leak...
Two live store window mannequins witness a murder late at night.
For the Love of Aaron
A woman is threatened with losing her son in a made-for-television movie. Margaret's son is the only one who matters to her. When Margaret begins showing symptoms of mental-illness, the boy's father d...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Message from Nam
The man she loved in the Vietnam War is no longer with her. She decided to work out her grief by going to Vietnam and writing a column that will hopefully help those at home understand the War.
A Canadian-produced fantasy/adventure series called Matrix ran for 13 episodes on the USA Network in the United States in 1993. There was a brief revival of interest due to a coincidence.
The five-hour mini-series was first aired on the ABC network in the United States in May 1993 The comic strip was first published in 1990. Oliver Stone was an executive producer. The series features J...
A stripper and her bodyguard are involved in a murder.
This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship wit...
A college student is pursued by criminals after he witnessed a murder by a Mafia boss.
4 Movies · 1 TV show
Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride
A father is killed by a mob. The don feels guilty because he takes care of the girl. She fell in love with one of his goons. She doesn't know what happened.
Prague, 1920. Milena's father wants her to follow in his footsteps and be one of the first female doctors in Czechoslovakia, but she is determined to be a writer. She elopes to Vienna with the Jewish ...
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a person from East Germany goes to Hollywood. She lost her bag and can't find her hotel. She befriends a cab driver who doesn't think someone is trying to get her.
When Jamie Hurd gets the wrong photos from the developing shop, she thinks nothing of it. But when the man in the photos is killed, she is sure one her neighbors must be the killer. But the sheriff wo...
Lies Before Kisses
A publisher is accused of murdering a woman he spent the night with. His son will have to testify against him. Desperate to destroy her stepson's reputation, the publisher's wife tried to clear her hu...
Death of an Angel
Grace, a priest, tracks her missing daughter to a religious community where the strange father Angel is keeping a wooden Jesus figure that sheds actual blood. Grace decided to help get her daughter ba...
3 Movies · 2 TV shows
A district attorney is kidnapped by a criminal who has a deranged doctor do something to him that leaves him with the mind of a child. His assistant is looking for a man who is only known by the car h...
US interests and secrets must be protected by the US ambassador in Rome.
Night Magic is a musical fantasy but also about the heavens. At the center of it all is Michael, a music hall artist who finds Judy, an angel that epitomizes the woman of his dreams at the System Thea...
The Ray Bradbury Theater
An anthology series was written by Ray Bradbury. Bradbury's short stories were used in many of the teleplays.
Ray is an adventurer who travels from place to place fighting crime and helping people in trouble. He doesn't want to be paid for his services, but he must be given a favor.
Blue is left by his girlfriend because she considers him too immature for a long-term relationship. Eli, Blue's best friend, works for his father's garment business and is still searching for a woman ...
Blame It on the Night
Chris, who he has never seen, assumed custody of Job when his mother died. Job is an enthusiastic cadet at a military academy, and Chris is a top-grossing rock star who removes Job from his beloved sc...
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A young woman, living with her parents and siblings on a remote farm in harsh, picturesque northern Québec, has three suitors: a steady and unimaginative farmer, Eutrope, the Americanized and wealthy ...
An escaped convict is given sanctuary by a blind woman at a lonely beach house.
The Hitchhiker is a mystery anthology series that aired from 1983 to 1987 on HBO and First Choice in Canada. The series later moved to the USA Network from 1989 to 1991.
The Legend of Walks Far Woman
The Blackfoot tribe has a squaw called Walks Far Woman. She is ostracized by her tribe for taking revenge on the men who killed her husband. She tries to start a new life after being adopted by the tr...
A couple of youngish explorers go into the wilderness of British Columbia in search of a lost colleague. Their plane crashes and they find themselves at the mercy of a crazed old Scottish miner, who h...
Ticket to Heaven
A cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader seduces a young man. David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, min...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
The 1978 novel by Judith Krantz is the basis of the 1980 television mini-series. Warner Bros produced it. The last screen appearance of Gene Tierney was on television.
A mysterious black ship appears out of the fog and rescues survivors of a tragic shipping collision. They don't know that the ship is a Nazi torture ship that has been killing sailors off one by one f...
A man is about to kill himself. A friend is with him.
A retired spy is lured back into action to take down a mad scientist.
A Westerner travels through foreign land looking for a woman he loves who got lost down the Ganges while on an LSD trip. The experience is similar to a movie.