John R. Mangus has appeared in over 15 films and many television shows and movies including Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, True Detective, NCIS New Orleans, The Outsider, Wild Card, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Bonnie and Clyde, Beasts of the Bayou, Starcrossed, Navy Seals vs Zombies, Escape Plan, Jurassic World, Fantastic Four, Red Hood Webseries, and Harvest Night, plus many more.
John earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications and has worked in the radio industry for many years. He also designed and wore costumes for commission but in 2010 he was selected to portray Darth Maul in promotions by 20th Century Fox and LucasFilm for the 3D release of the Phantom Menace. That opportunity opened doors for him into the world of film and TV entertainment as he was asked to appear in the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone prison film Escape Plan as a skin head inmate. He has parlayed his athletic ability, stage, radio experience and rugged looks onto numerous sets as a stunt driver, stuntman, stand in, photo double, stunt double, special ability actor and background talent. He has continued to develop his craft by having taken acting classes with stuntman turned actor Michael Papajohn and seasoned actor Jerry Katz. John mainly portrays law enforcement or heavies and his athletic build and martial arts experience should keep him active in the entertainment industry for years to come.