Terrence Mann

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Terrence Mann

Terrence Mann was the voice of Oberon on Gargoyles.

Biography

Terrence Vaughn Mann was born to Charles and Helen Mann in Kentucky on July 1, 1951. Terrence left Jacksonville University after two years there (1969-1971), and later graduated with honors from the North Carolina School for the Arts (1971-73, 1975-76). During his first summer in Paul Green's outdoor drama, "The Lost Colony", Terrence was Ira David Wood III's understudy for the role of Old Tom. Terrence eventually took over the role. Terrence became the Children's Theatre Director for Raleigh, North Carolina's Theatre In The Park when David Wood broadened the theatre's scope. While at TIP, Terrence appeared in a number of main stage productions including A Christmas Carol, The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo & Juliet. After spending a couple of years performing at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Terrence moved to New York and landed a spot in the chorus of Barnum, directed by Joe Layton (Director of "The Lost Colony".) Shortly thereafter, he auditioned for the role of Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, and a star was born.

Terrence spent the rest of the 1980s starring in such films as Critters (1986) and A Chorus Line (1985), making television guest appearances on shows like The Equalizer (1985) and various soap operas, and originating such roles as Saul in Rags and Javert in Les Miserables.

Terrence is happily married to his second wife, a fellow Broadway veteran, Charlotte d'Amboise. For the past ten years, he seems to have switched his focus to directing and TV movies, and has honed his talents by starring as the Beast in the Broadway production of Beauty & the Beast and Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel. For a time, he served as Artistic Director for The North Carolina Theatre, based in Raleigh.

Roles on Gargoyles

Trivia

Terrence Mann's name was mispelled two different ways in the end credits on Gargoyles.

See also