Biography: "Frank Mancuso, Jr. was born on October 9, 1958, in Buffalo, New York. His interest in film was spurred by his father, Frank G. Mancuso, long a motion picture executive and now Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Even before he graduated from Thornlea High School in Ontario, Canada, in 1976, the young Mancuso was already working in the film industry, having begun at the age of 14, booking short subjects in various Canadian theaters through Paramount Film Services, Ltd.
Mancuso's initial film production work was as a location assistant for Urban Cowboy in Houston, Texas. He subsequently served as the associate producer of Friday the 13th Part 2, which duplicated it's predecessor's box-office success. Mancuso has also produced Off the Wall, an independent motion picture starring Paul Sorvino.
"Getting involved with the second Friday the 13th movie was a great opportunity for me," recalls Mancuso. "It was my first on-line filmmaking experience. I jumped at the chance, because I did not want to get my producing experience the Holywood way. It would have been easy, given my connections, to have shown up on the set in a suit ans said, 'This is my kingdom.' I wanted to learn by being on-set with all the trucks and all the people. What the Friday films represented was an opportunity for me to learn by doing. These are movies where the only difference between the associate producer and the grip is which end of the truck they're pushing. I wanted to get dirty." - Fangoria #83 (June, 1989)
Species IV (2008)
I Know Who Killed Me (2008)
The Lost City (2004)
Species III (2004)
New Best Friend (2002)
Species II (1998)
Cool World (1992)
Body Parts (1991)
He Said, She Said (1991)
Internal Affairs (1990)
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Permanent Record (1988)
Back to the Beach (1987)
April Fool's Day (1986)
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
The Man Who Wasn't There (1983)
Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D (1982)
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
The Escape (1997)
The Limbic Region (1996)
War of the Worlds (1988)
Friday the 13th: The Series (1987)
Where Is He Now?: Frank Mancuso, Jr. continues to be active in producing, currently working on the upcoming movie, I Know Who Killed Me.