In Unfortunate Events, Mandvi will play eccentric Uncle Monty, who the Baudelaire children are sent to live with. The role was played by Billy Connolly in the 2004 feature. The eight-episode series recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris), as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes and an evil uncle (Mandvi) in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents’ deaths.
In the Sam Esmail-created Mr. Robot, Mandvi will play Jesse, a special agent who is a bit of a “dog.”
Mandvi is coming off HBO’s The Brink, where he served as writer, producer and co-star alongside Jack Black and Tim Robbins. He’ll next be seen in romantic comedy feature Mother’s Day, playing Kate Hudson’s husband. Mandvi is repped by ICM, Sweet 180 and attorney Bruce Gellman.