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Years active
  
2008—present

Website
  
www.michaelmando.com


Name
  
Michael Mando

Role
  
Film actor

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Born
  
July 13, 1981 (age 42) (
1981-07-13
)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Occupation
  
Actor, Writer, and Director

Nominations
  
Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series

Movies and TV shows
  
Better Call Saul, Orphan Black, The Colony, Rookie Blue, Make Your Move

Similar People
  
Kevin Hanchard, Rhea Seehorn, Jordan Gavaris, Patrick Fabian, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Profiles

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Michael Mando (born July 13, 1981) is a Canadian film and television actor, writer, and director with a background in contemporary and classical theatre. He is well known for his role as Vaas Montenegro, one of the main antagonists of the video game Far Cry 3, and for his role as Victor "Vic" Schmidt in the sci-fi thriller television series Orphan Black. He currently portrays Ignacio "Nacho" Varga in the AMC television series Better Call Saul.

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Early life

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Mando was born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He was raised by his father, and is the middle child of three brothers. He is of Mexican Canadian descent. Their family frequently traveled, and lived in over 10 cities, across 4 continents, and in over 37 different homes, all before he reached his mid-twenties. His native language is French, and he also speaks English and Spanish fluently.

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Mando was enrolled in many fields, including International Relations at the University of Montreal, before discovering the performing arts at The Dome Theatre Program (Dawson College) in 2004. Despite no prior training, Michael went on to play the male lead in all 5 productions at the program. He graduated with excellence in 2007. His Dome credits include, Orlando in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Professor Katz in David Edgar’s Pentecost and Valentine Xavier in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending. Upon graduation, Steven W. Lecky, the Chairman of the program proudly stated Michael to be “one of the finest talents to emerge from the program in the past 25 years.”

Career

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After playing the leading character in two award-winning professional theatre productions in Montreal, Mando promptly founded Red Barlo Productions. The company’s first film, Conditional Affection (which Mando starred in, directed and wrote) was released in 2010 and officially selected to Fantasia, Bare Bones, ACTRA Short Films, and the New Hope International Film Festivals.

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Mando’s television debut simultaneously followed with a wide range of contrasting characters. His credits include guest appearances in the crime series The Bridge, the medical drama mini-series Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, as an MS-13 gang member in The Border, and as a close friend of the character Kenzi (played by Ksenia Solo) in the sci-fi series Lost Girl.

Mando has had repeated collaborations with directors John Fawcett and Eric Canuel as well as producer David Barlow. He had a starring role in the 2010 feature film Territories. In 2011, he had a recurring role in Les Bleus de Ramville and a guest appearance on the series King. In 2012, he featured in Far Cry 3 where he voiced and inspired one of the main villains: Vaas Montenegro, a vicious and twisted antagonist who arguably became the main face of the video game. He also starred in a webseries called "The Far Cry Experience" where he plays Vaas who captures and tortures a celebrity (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who has been challenged to survive the island.

In 2012, Mando was cast in the first season of the science fiction television series. Orphan Black, which began airing in 2013. He played Vic, an abusive drug-dealer and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the series. He reprised his role of Vic in the second season in a recurring role. In 2014, Mando joined the cast of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad spin-off, portraying Nacho, a career criminal.

Personal life

Mando grew up wanting to be a writer or an athlete. In his mid-twenties he suffered a knee injury and consequently decided to change directions. He then pursued an academic scholarship at the University of Montreal in international relations, but shortly afterward decided to go into acting.

Filmography

Actor
2024
King Ivory (post-production) as
Ramón Garza
2015
Better Call Saul (TV Series) as
Nacho Varga
- Fun and Games (2022) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Point and Shoot (2022) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Plan and Execution (2022) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Axe and Grind (2022) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Black and Blue (2022) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Hit and Run (2022) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Rock and Hard Place (2022) - Nacho Varga
- Carrot and Stick (2022) - Nacho Varga
- Wine and Roses (2022) - Nacho Varga
- Something Unforgivable (2020) - Nacho Varga
- Bad Choice Road (2020) - Nacho Varga
- Bagman (2020) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- JMM (2020) - Nacho Varga
- Wexler v. Goodman (2020) - Nacho Varga
- Dedicado a Max (2020) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Namaste (2020) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- The Guy for This (2020) - Nacho Varga
- 50% Off (2020) - Nacho Varga
- Magic Man (2020) - Nacho Varga
- Winner (2018) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Wiedersehen (2018) - Nacho Varga
- Coushatta (2018) - Nacho Varga
- Something Stupid (2018) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Piñata (2018) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Quite a Ride (2018) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Talk (2018) - Nacho Varga
- Something Beautiful (2018) - Nacho Varga
- Breathe (2018) - Nacho Varga
- Smoke (2018) - Nacho Varga
- Lantern (2017) - Nacho Varga
- Fall (2017) - Nacho Varga
- Slip (2017) - Nacho Varga
- Expenses (2017) - Nacho Varga
- Off Brand (2017) - Nacho Varga
- Chicanery (2017) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Sabrosito (2017) - Nacho Varga
- Sunk Costs (2017) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Witness (2017) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Mabel (2017) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Klick (2016) - Nacho Varga
- Nailed (2016) - Nacho Varga
- Fifi (2016) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Inflatable (2016) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Bali Ha'i (2016) - Nacho Varga
- Rebecca (2016) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Gloves Off (2016) - Nacho Varga
- Amarillo (2016) - Nacho Varga
- Cobbler (2016) - Nacho Varga
- Switch (2016) - Nacho Varga
- Marco (2015) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Pimento (2015) - Nacho Varga
- RICO (2015) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Bingo (2015) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Five-O (2015) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Alpine Shepherd Boy (2015) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
- Hero (2015) - Nacho Varga
- Nacho (2015) - Nacho Varga
- Mijo (2015) - Nacho Varga
- Uno (2015) - Nacho Varga (credit only)
2021
Far Cry 6 (Video Game) as
Vaas Montenegro - Vaas Montenegro: Insanity DLC (voice)
2018
The Hummingbird Project as
Mark Vega
2017
Spider-Man: Homecoming as
Mac Gargan
2016
The Crossroads of History (TV Series) as
Guam
- Columbus (2016) - Guam
2016
Wake up (Short) as
Johnny H. / Alter Ego
2014
La marraine (TV Mini Series) as
Alvaro Pessoa
- Episode #1.5 (2014) - Alvaro Pessoa
- Episode #1.4 (2014) - Alvaro Pessoa
- Episode #1.1 (2014) - Alvaro Pessoa
- Episode #1.3 (2014) - Alvaro Pessoa
- Episode #1.2 (2014) - Alvaro Pessoa
2013
Orphan Black (TV Series) as
Vic
- Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done (2014) - Vic
- Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things (2014) - Vic
- To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings (2014) - Vic
- Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2013) - Vic
- Unconscious Selection (2013) - Vic (credit only)
- Entangled Bank (2013) - Vic (credit only)
- Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner (2013) - Vic (credit only)
- Variations Under Domestication (2013) - Vic
- Conditions of Existence (2013) - Vic
- Effects of External Conditions (2013) - Vic (credit only)
- Variation Under Nature (2013) - Vic
- Instinct (2013) - Vic
- Natural Selection (2013) - Vic
2013
Covert Affairs (TV Series) as
Eduardo
- Into the White (2013) - Eduardo
2013
Make Your Move as
Raphael
2013
Rookie Blue (TV Series) as
Cesar Medina
- The Kids Are Not Alright (2013) - Cesar Medina
2013
The Listener (TV Series) as
Len Gazicki
- Buckle Up (2013) - Len Gazicki
2013
The Colony as
Cooper
2012
The Far Cry Experience (TV Mini Series) as
Vaas
- Chris' Fate (2012) - Vaas
- Episode #1.4 (2012) - Vaas
- Episode #1.3 (2012) - Vaas
- Episode #1.2 (2012) - Vaas
- Episode #1.1 (2012) - Vaas
2012
Far Cry 3 (Video Game) as
Vaas Montenegro (voice)
2012
The Good Lie as
Orville
2012
The Killing (TV Series) as
Vasquez
- Off the Reservation (2012) - Vasquez
2012
Psych (TV Series) as
Chuy
- Let's Doo-Wop It Again (2012) - Chuy
2012
Les Bleus de Ramville (TV Series) as
Marc-André David
- La Consigne (2012) - Marc-André David
- L'Article (2012) - Marc-André David
- L'Anniversaire (2012) - Marc-André David
- Fin De Cycles Et Renaissance - Marc-André David
- Les grande ambitions - Marc-André David
- Des billes et des Bolchovicks - Marc-André David
- Les vraies affaires - Marc-André David
- Coupez! - Marc-André David
2012
The Pregnancy Project (TV Movie) as
Javier Rodriguez
2011
Michael: Every Day (TV Series) as
Alain
- Unscripted Conversation (2011) - Alain
2011
King (TV Series) as
Estaban Demarco
- T-Bone (2011) - Estaban Demarco
2010
Lost Girl (TV Series) as
Neville
- (Dis)Members Only (2010) - Neville
2010
Shaun White Skateboarding (Video Game) as
Francisco (voice)
2010
Territories as
Jalii Adel Kahlid
2010
Conditional Affection (Short) as
Jack
2010
The Bridge (TV Series) as
K9
- Voices Carry (2010) - K9
2010
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures (TV Mini Series) as
Dr. Manolas
- All Souls (2010) - Dr. Manolas
- The Missing Years (2010) - Dr. Manolas (uncredited)
2008
The Border (TV Series) as
Marco / Mirza
- No Refuge (2010) - Marco
- Prescriptive Measures (2008) - Mirza
2009
The Last Templar (TV Mini Series) as
Necia First Mate
- Episode #1.2 (2009) - Necia First Mate
- Episode #1.1 (2009) - Necia First Mate
2009
Web of Lies (TV Movie) as
Danny Wilcox
2009
Flashpoint (TV Series) as
Felipe
- Eagle Two (2009) - Felipe
Producer
2016
Wake up (Short) (producer)
2010
Conditional Affection (Short) (producer)
Director
2016
Wake up (Short)
2010
Conditional Affection (Short)
Writer
2016
Wake up (Short) (writer)
2010
Conditional Affection (Short) (written by)
Editor
2010
Conditional Affection (Short)
Self
2022
Series Adjourned: Saying Goodbye to Saul (Video documentary short) as
Self
2017
Ok! TV (TV Series) as
Self
- Episode #9.86 (2022) - Self
- Episode #9.65 (2022) - Self
- Episode #4.141 (2019) - Self
- Episode #2.181 (2017) - Self
- Episode #2.171 (2017) - Self
2022
Show Me More (TV Series documentary) as
Self
- Inside Better Call Saul Season 6: Part 1 (2022) - Self
2021
Live with Dan Allen Gaming (TV Series) as
Self
- Live with Michael Mando (2021) - Self
2020
Meet Me for Coffee (TV Series) as
Self
- Michael Mando (2020) - Self
2020
Steve Varley Show (TV Series) as
Self
- Michael Mando (2020) - Self
- Michael Mando (2020) - Self
2020
Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series) as
Self
- Nick Offerman/Michael Mando/D Smoke/Davion Farris/Steve Ferrone (2020) - Self
2019
Red Carpet Report (TV Series short) as
Self
- El Camino Premiere (2019) - Self
2018
The IMDb Show (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Michael Mando (2018) - Self - Guest
2018
Last Call with Carson Daly (TV Series) as
Self
- Laura Harrier/Sofi Tukker/Michael Mando (2018) - Self
2018
Better Call Saul: Gene of Omaha (Video documentary short)
2018
Better Call Saul: It's a Bad, Bad World (Video documentary short) as
Self
2018
Better Call Saul: Signs of Saul (Video documentary short) as
Self
2018
Better Call Saul: The Return of Gus Fring (Video documentary short) as
Self
2016
Talking Saul (TV Series) as
Self - Guest / Self
- Lantern (2017) - Self - Guest
- Klick (2016) - Self
2016
Better Call Saul: Switch Table Read (Video documentary short) as
Self
2016
Better Call Saul: The Takedown (Video documentary short) as
Self
2016
Settling the Score: Original Music by Composer Dave Porter (Video documentary short) as
Nacho Varga
2015
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards (TV Special) as
Self

References

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