Manny was born in Athens, Greece and moved to New Jersey at the young age of 2. His first passion (food) was obvious when he was about 7 years old helping his mother cook dinner almost every night. He discovered his new passion for the arts when he got out of the food business and started acting classes.

"I fell in love with acting the first day I attended class!" 

Always wanting to challenge himself, Manny frequently attends scene study and intensive classes with prominent casting directors and acting coaches in New York City and is part of an amazing class in beautiful Swarthmore, PA The Actors CO-OP.

With his hard work ethic and determination (instilled by his parents) Manny has been able to work on numerous projects of all types from House of Cards to independent projects such as award winning Nightingale.

"Studying my role in becoming the character is so much fun! I feel so blessed for every opportunity!" 

Although he may be "business as usual" a lot times he's actually a kid at heart. Especially when he is with his sons Manny Jr (MJ) and Stephen doing "boys will be boys" type of stuff.