This week’s #mancrushmonday is the handsome Spiro Malandrakis!
Born and raised in Montreal, Spiro began acting at the age of 15. Following his first leading role and television debut on MTV’s series Undressed, he landed a supporting role in Going for Broke where he acted alongside Ellen Page and Delta Burke. Before breaking into television, Spiro honed his acting skills on the theatre stage. Prior to his supporting role of Oliver in the cult classic The Wild Hunt, Spiro played leading roles in various theatre productions such as Vittorio Rossi’s Little Blood Brother and John Patrick Shanley’s Savage in Limbo. This multi-talented actor will even forgo showcasing his handsome visage on the screen or stage, which has lead him to making a name for himself in Montreal’s voice talent community, lending his vocal skills to a multitude of roles for radio and television.
More recently, fans caught Spiro acting alongside Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises), as police cadet Tim Davis, in CAT. 8, a doomsday mini-series thriller and in Syfy’s Ascension, starring Tricia Helfner (Battlestar Galactica), portraying the recurring role of Nixon. These days, we can catch Spiro playing the character of Webber in The Fixer alongside Eric Dane (Grey’s Anatomy), Pawn Sacrifice opposite Tobey Maguire(Spiderman) and on ABC’s new series Quantico. In addition to his recurring role in the award-winning series 19-2 as Frank Ferney, he most recently played opposite Devon Sawa (Final Destination), as his partner Detective Peluso, on Investigation Discovery’s new series Real Detective.
The busy man about town took some time to chat with us about love, dating and romance. Take a read below!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Their sense of humour, which I can pick up on right away from just their eyes and smile.
What is your ideal first date?
Call me a romantic, but a candlelight dinner between two people who truly care about each other.
What’s the strangest thing you have ever done to get a love interest’s attention?
I had bought a pair of really expensive, tight jeans to wear at one of my movie premieres. The whole night I stood next to this beautiful girl hoping to grab her attention but I was so uncomfortable in the jeans that I kept trying to stretch them out by doing lunges. Damn pants didn’t stretch one bit but they did pave the way to a great conversation with her, and ultimately a great night!
What’s the strangest thing someone has done to get your attention?
While in high school, a girl that I think had a crush on me seemed fed up that I wouldn’t pay her much attention. One day, she came to the back of the class where I was sitting and began choking me out of nowhere! Talk about running out of patience, yet she most definitely got my attention …not to mention the attention of all our classmates!
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
I like to be spontaneous and super silly. It keeps things fun and unpredictable.