Born during the communist regime in Romania, a Latin country situated in mostly-Slavic Eastern Europe, Cain lived his first seven years of his life in horrific poverty and terror induced by the country's dictator and his "Securitate", the Big Brother-type government agency of local espionage. Reading about things like blue jeans, cho...
Born during the communist regime in Romania, a Latin country situated in mostly-Slavic Eastern Europe, Cain lived his first seven years of his life in horrific poverty and terror induced by the country's dictator and his "Securitate", the Big Brother-type government agency of local espionage. Reading about things like blue jeans, chocolate or sodas in books and dictionaries, he never saw them in real life until long after the fall of communism in 1989. Even during such hard times, Cain's love for acting was able to blossom. As a child, he would be in every kindergarten and school play and even organize little shows with other children for their neighbors.As time went by, this love for acting and theater morphed into a love of film and soon Cain found himself quite a movie buff, watching movie after movie on the translated videocassettes that appeared on the Romanian market. Years later, having studied English extensively, and due to his extracurricular work, he enrolled at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy, in Exeter, New Hampshire, where he took his first acting classes and directed his first play, Christopher Durang's "The Living Room". He then went on to act in Richard Brinsley Sheridan's "The School for Scandal", as the vicious Joseph Surface, and in Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" as title character Rosencrantz.He then moved to Boston, where he chose advertising as his major, a field of study close to the entertainment industry but not really part of it. In the summer break preceding his junior year, while back at home in Bucharest, he simply walked in the offices of a local record company (Sony Music Romania) demanding a meeting with the A&R director, who happened to be the head of the company himself. He offered Cain a contract on the spot, and a year later, he released "All She Wants Is The Money", the title track from "Break The Game Rules", his debut album. The hot video, featuring a simulated sex orgy between male and female Romanian top-models (with Cain in the center, of course), created a lot of buzz, and the young artist began showing up in a plethora of different local TV shows.Just one year later, after putting music on pause due to contractual issues, he attended the casting for "Return of the Living Dead" movies, in which he was supposed to read for the part of Zeke, but having already done the "bad boy" thing in his musical career, he decided to try for the more laid-back funny-man Jeremy.Ever since completing "Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave to the Grave", Cain has been the co-host of a TV show called "I'd Do Anything", and has filmed a large supporting role in the upcoming thriller "Catacombs", starring Pink.
Cain Manoli's FILMOGRAPHY
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