VIDEO: A Beardless Mandy Patinkin Visits LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
This morning on "LIVE," Kelly and Michael sat down the nearly-unrecognizable MANDY PATINKIN from the hit Showtime series "Homeland." Patinkin, who plays the current CIA Director Saul Berenson on the widely popular show, is known for his well-manicured beard and appeared this morning clean-shaven! He explained, "I shaved it the minute I finished the last shot... I felt like I was taking off a Mickey Mouse mask... I also felt about 20 years younger."
And this new look does have its perks, he told the hosts, "The thing I love most about is once the show got more and more successful, wherever I go people go, 'Saul!,Saul!' I'd be in an airport in a foreign country -'Saul! Saul!' And I took it off and nobody knows me. I thought, this is what real life is like, you go to work, you leave, and you walk home and you just take a rest, you know." Patinkin also was surprised during the interview with a viewer email -a first kiss, Sandy, from his childhood wrote into the show to say "hello" to him. Currently, Patinkin appears in the workshop presentation of "The Last Two Men on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville" at the Abrons Arts Center in New York.
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About Mandy Patinkin:
Tony and Emmy Award-winner Mandy Patinkin has an extensive list of theatre credits that include Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theater. He won a Tony Award for his 1980 Broadway debut as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita and was nominated again in 1984 for his starring role as George in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical,Sunday in the Park with George. In 1991 he returned to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden and in 1997 played a sold-out engagement of his one-man show,Mandy Patinkin in Concert, with all profits benefiting five charitable organizations. Mandy's other solo concerts, Dress Casual, Celebrating Sondheim, andMamaloshen have been presented both on Broadway and Off. In 2009 he celebrated the 20th Anniversary of performing his solo concerts with a two-week run of all of his concerts in rep at New York's Public Theater, the very space he began his concert career. Mandy continued the celebration with a critically acclaimed two-week run ofMandy Patinkin in Concert in London's West End at the Duke of York's Theatre. Mandy's other stage credits include: the world premiere of Compulsion, a new play by Rinne Groff and directed by Oskar Eustis, appearing in productions of the play at Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep and finally at The Public Theater in early 2011, Paradise Found (London's Menier Chocolate Factory), The Tempest (Classic Stage Company), Enemy of the People (Williamstown Theater Festival), The Wild Party (2000 Tony nomination),Falsettos, The Winter's Tale, The Knife, Leave It to Beaver is Dead, Rebel Women,Hamlet, Trelawney of the 'Wells,' The Shadow Box, The Split, Savages, and Henry IV,Part I.