Mandel Bruce Patinkin
1952 - Born in Chicago, Illinois of Jewish heritage on the 30th of November.
1970 - Attended South Shore High School, Kenwood Academy .
1979 - His initial success came in musical theater when he landed the part of Che in Evita on Broadway.
1980 - Married actress and writer Kathryn Grody, they have two sons, Isaac and Gideon.
1984 - He returned to Broadway to star in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, which saw him earn another Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.
1994 - He burst onto the small screen, playing the role of Dr. Jeffrey Geiger on CBS's Chicago Hope and promptly won an Emmy Award.
1998 - He debuted his most personal project, Mamaloshen, a collection of traditional, classic, and contemporary songs sung entirely in Yiddish.
2000 - He returned to Broadway in the New York Shakespeare Festival's The Wild Party, earning another Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.
2004 - He played a 6–week engagement of his 1–man concert at the Off–Broadway complex Dodger Stages.
2005 - In September, he started his role as Jason Gideon, an experienced profiler just coming back to work after a series of nervous breakdowns, the result of his partner's death, in the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds.
2007 - His show, Criminal Minds, aired in the slot immediately after the Super Bowl.
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