Randolph Mantooth Biography
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As: Randy DeRoy Mantooth
Born Country: United States
Born in: Sacramento, California, United States
Famous as: Actor
Spouse/Ex-: Kristen Connors (m. 2002), Rose Parra (m. 1978 – div. 1991)
father: Donald Mantooth
mother: Sadie Mantooth
siblings: Don Mantooth, Nancy Mantooth, Tonya Mantooth
Notable Alumni: American Academy Of Dramatic Arts
U.S. State: California
education: Santa Barbara City College, San Marcos High School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Randolph Mantooth is a well-known American actor. He has worked in television, documentaries, theatre as well as on the big screen. Mantooth was born in Sacramento, California, in the US. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, after which he was discovered by a talent agent of Universal Studios, while he was acting in a play named ‘Philadelphia, Here I Come’. He soon started appearing in guest roles in TV shows such as ‘Marcus Welby, MD’, ‘Alias Smith and Jones’, and ‘Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law’. His most significant work was in the action adventure medical drama ‘Emergency!’ which aired between 1972 and 1977. He appeared in all six seasons, in one of the main roles. The series has received generally positive reviews. He has also appeared in a few feature films such as ‘Agent Red’ and ‘Killer Holiday’. Other than acting, Mantooth is also a regular spokesperson for the ‘International Association of Firefighters’, as well as the ‘International Association of Fire Chiefs’ for health and safety or firefighters. He has received several awards as well for his work.
- Randolph Mantooth was born Randy DeRoy Mantooth in Sacramento, California, US, on19 September 1945. His parents were Donald and Sadie Mantooth. He was the oldest of four children. His siblings are Don, Nancy and Tonya.
- He studied at San Marcos High School. He developed interest in acting from an early age, and therefore, started taking part in school plays. Later, he studied at Santa Barbara City College, after which he received a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in New York. There, changed his first name to Randolph and kept his last name the same.
- He acted in the play ‘Philadelphia Here I Come’, which earned him a Charles Jehlenger Best Actor Award, and this also brought him to the notice of a talent agent of Universal Studios. After signing with their studio, he started appearing in several TV shows in guest roles. Some of them include ‘Alias Smith and Jones’ and ‘Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law’.
- Randolph Mantooth’s most important work in his career is the role of Firefighter Paramedic John Gage, a main role, in the action adventure medical drama series ‘Emergency!’. The series aired for six seasons between 1972 and 1977 six television movie specials as well. The show earned a lot of popularity, as it aired during a time when ambulance coverage in the US was rapidly expanding as well as changing. The series received mostly positive reviews.
- He also appeared in few television films, including ‘Marriage: Year One’, (1971) ‘Vanished’ (1971), and ‘Terror at London Bridge’ (1985). His next important role was seen in the American submarine comedy series ‘Operation Petticoat’, in 1978 and 1979. He also appeared in the sitcom ‘Detective School’, in the role of Eddie Dawkins, one of the main characters.
- In the late 1980s, he was seen in the American soap opera ‘Loving’, in a recurring role. It aired for 3169 episodes between 1983 and 1995. He also appeared in its spin-off ‘The City’.
- In 1992 and 1993, he also appeared in the medical drama series ‘General Hospital’. The series featured in the Guinness World Records, for being the longest running American soap opera.
- In 1999, he made his feature film debut in the action film ‘Enemy Action’. The film was about two Air Force officers, who are pursuing a stolen hightech bomb. The film received mostly negative reviews. In 2000, he played a main role in another action film ‘Agent Red’, which was also met with negative reviews. The story was about two soldiers who are stuck on a submarine with a group of terrorists, whose plan is to attack the US with a chemical weapon.
- In 2000, he played a main role in another action film ‘Agent Red’, which was also met with negative reviews. The story was about two soldiers who are stuck on a submarine with a group of terrorists, whose plan is to attack the US with a chemical weapon.
- Between 2003 and 2005, he had a recurring role in another long-running soap opera ‘As the World Turns’. The series which aired from 1956 to 2010, gained a lot of popularity throughout the years, and also received several awards and nominations.
- In 2007, he was seen in the drama film ‘He Was a Quiet Man’. It was directed by Frank Cappello, and Mantooth’s performance in the movie received positive reviews.
- He continued to appear in few other feature films such as ‘Bold Native’ (2010) and ‘Killer Holiday’ (2013). His last role on television was a guest role in the TV series ‘Sons of Anarchy’, in 2011.
- Most significant work of Randolph Mantooth’s career was the medical drama series ‘Emergency! ‘, which aired between 1972 and 1977. The series also starred actors like Robert Fuller, Julie London, Kevin Tighe and Bobby Troup. Mantooth played a firefighter paramedic who works for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
- One of his other significant works include ‘He Was a Quiet Man’, a 2007 psychological drama film, directed by Frank Cappello. The film revolved around an insignificant office worker, named Bob Maconel, who often thinks about murdering his colleagues. Though the film didn’t do well commercially, it was met with mostly positive reviews.
- Randolph Mantooth has been married twice. His first wife was Rose Parra. They got married in 1978 and divorced after thirteen years, in 1991. Later, in 2002, he married Kristen Connors.
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