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. "I fell in love with acting as soon as I started classes!" Manny continues studying scene work and intensives in New York City. With his hard work ethic and determination (instilled by his parents) Manny has been able to land several roles in his short time as an actor. 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 cracking each other up.