On Saturday, Jan 16th the Hellenic Society of Constantinople held its annual Dinner Dance at the Wilshire Country Club. This was the 43rd consecutive year that the organization “cut” its vasilopita. The Hellenic Society of Constantinople was founded by a group of Greek Americans who came to the US from Istanbul for a better future. Every year the organization honors a person of Greek descent who has promoted Greek heritage. This year’s honoree was Greek-American actor Costa Mandylor. Mandylor who was commended for his contributions to the film and Greek community. He gleefully accepted the award from Corina Tsopei (former Miss Universe) and thanked the Hellenic Society of Constantinople.
Mandylor was born Costas Theodosopoulos in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is the son of Louise (née Mandylaris) and Yannis Theodosopoulos. Initially remembered for the role of Kenny- a deputy sheriff, in Picket Fences. Today, Mandylor is best known for portraying Hondshew in Beowulf, and Mark Hoffman in Saw parts III, IV, V and VI.
The evening continued with music and dance Greek style almost until midnight.