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Lawrence Mandley was born in Springfield, Illinois and grew up in Chicago. His first stage appearance was a school talent show when he was in 2nd grade. The song was “Tequila” and Lawrence sat centerstage, on the floor with a wide brimmed straw hat covering his face as two 8th grade girls danced around him garbed in calypso dresses. At the key point of the song, Lawrence would lift his head and mouth the word TEQUILA and again lower his head. Every time this was done, he got a laugh. It triggered something in him that he liked and he has been pursuing it ever since.
In his late teens and very early 20‘s, he sang with various vocal groups around Chicago and met with little success. Eventually, he decided to reshift his focus and moved to Los Angeles.
Back in those early LA days when Lawrence Mandley was doing messenger work, he happened onto an elevator on Sunset Blvd. While looking down at his packages to see his first stop, a voice asked him: “What Floor?” He looked up and it was Cary Grant. What does one say to Cary Grant? In this particular instance: “9 Please. Thank you”.
Lawrence has gone on to work in commercials and numerous TV shows such as: CSI: VEGAS, ROSEWOOD, LETHAL WEAPON, CRIMINAL MINDS, SUPERSTORE, SHAMELESS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, LOST, FLASH FORWARD, ER, BROTHERS & SISTERS, and recurring roles on ANIMAL KINGDOM, SEINFELD and ZEKE & LUTHER.
His film work has included roles in: A STONE COLD CHRISTMAS, FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL…, MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL, and WHITE MAN’S BURDEN. In addition, he has been featured as Captain Mahoney in ANGEL BUSINESS TIME videos playing on Funny or Die.
A major source of pride, reward and enjoyment for him was the time he spent working with the late MK Lewis. Not only teaching scene study classes in the Santa Monica studios but traveling to Germany three times and working with MK at the Internationale Filmschule Köln.