LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The House” star Jason Mantzoukas is Greek but has played everything from Middle Eastern to Hispanic characters in his time in Hollywood. He says that at a certain point he decided that he wasn’t going to audition for any more parts that required a Middle Eastern accent.
Mantzoukas’ olive complexion has proved to be a challenge for the actor in getting parts early in his career. He says one casting agent told him he was too ethnic looking to get leading roles and yet his appearance wasn’t right to be cast as the ethnic best friend.
The 44-year-old says he doesn’t regret the roles he did, he also says there were a lot that he turned down.
“The House” starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler is in theaters on Friday.
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