Michael Mando: It's Not 'Breaking Bad, It's 'Better Call Saul' with Easter Eggs

‘Better Call Saul' set a ratings record Sunday night...with the biggest series premiere in cable history. That's great news for the show...and for Michael Mando. He plays Nacho Varga, a criminal mastermind who approaches lawyer Saul Goodman with an offer he probably shouldn't refuse.

Fun facts about Michael Mando (Source: Wikipedia)

After playing the leading character in two award winning professional theatre productions in Montreal, Mando promptly founded Red Barlo Productions. The company's first film, Conditional Affection (which Mando starred in, directed and wrote) was released in 2010 and officially selected to Fantasia, Bare Bones, ACTRA Short Films, and the New Hope International Film Festivals.

Mando's television debut simultaneously followed with a wide range of contrasting characters. His credits include guest appearances in the crime series The Bridge, the medical drama mini-series Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, as an MS-13 gang member in The Border, and as a close friend of the character Kenzi (played by Ksenia Solo) in the sci-fi series Lost Girl.

Mando has had repeated collaborations with directors John Fawcett and Eric Canuel as well as producer David Barlow. He had a starring role in the 2010 feature film Territories. In 2011, he had a recurring role in Les Bleus de Ramville and a guest appearance on the series King. In 2012, he featured in Far Cry 3 where he voiced and inspired one of the main villains: Vaas Montenegro, a vicious and twisted antagonist who arguably became the main face of the video game. He also starred in a webseries called "The Far Cry Experience" where he plays Vaas who captures and tortures a celebrity (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) who has been challenged to survive the island.

In 2012, Mando was cast in the first season of the science fiction television series. Orphan Black, which began airing in 2013. He played Vic, an abusive drug-dealer and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for his work on the series. He reprised his role of Vic in the second season in a recurring role. In 2014, Mando joined the cast of the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul. He will play Nacho, a "Spanish-speaking career criminal."

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