Tom Mardirosian

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Tom Mardirosian
Born (1947-12-14) December 14, 1947 (age 75)
Years active1980–present

Tom Mardirosian (born December 14, 1947) is an American actor. He is known for playing Agamemnon Busmalis in the HBO show Oz and Agt. Kristos Koutris in the HBO show The Wire .


Mardirosian was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, the son of Armenian parents Afro (née Karahos) and Matthew Mardirosian. [1] In the army, he was a member of a Special Forces troop, where he first started developing his love for acting. After his army service he appeared in numerous productions in Buffalo, and was taught acting at The Studio ARENA Theatre School. He appeared on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in The Magic Show as Goldfarb.

Mardirosian is strongly involved with the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) within New York City. His brother is the actor and writer Oliver Clark.



1983 Trading Places Officer Pantuzzi
1984 Alphabet City BennyNight Club Owner
1986 Eat and Run Scarpetti
1988 Shakedown Insane Cab Driver
1987 The Rosary Murders Detective Fallon
1990 Presumed Innocent Nico Della Guardia
1992 Quiet Killer Deputy Mayor KaprowTV film
1992 Boomerang Salesman
1993 The Dark Half Rick Crowley
1994 Don Juan DeMarco BaBa the Eunich
2014 Let's Be Cops Georgie
2019 Abe Salim


1980Seizure: The Story of Kathy MorrisBus DriverTV movie
1980 Ryan's Hope NorrisEpisode #1.1337
1982Muggable Mary, Street CopMaitre'DTV movie
1982The NeighborhoodCustomerTV movie
1984 Another World Bates
1985 American Masters Michael AnagnosEpisode: "Becoming Helen Keller
1986 Rockabye Cab Driver #1TV movie
1986 Miami Vice Leo CrysonEpisode: "Streetwise"
1987 Guiding Light Hitman's Medic
1989 The Equalizer Arnoff2 episodes
1989 True Blue UN AmbassadorEpisode: "Pilot: Part 1"
1990 Kojak: None So Blind WeissTV movie
1991–2006 Law & Order Brian Doxsee / Joe Tashjian / Mr. Butler / Mr. Stubelski / Nicky Avakian / Judge Keith Fischer7 episodes
1992 Black Death KaprowTV movie
1992 Miss Rose White HenryTV movie
1992 L.A. Law Gary LoweryEpisode: "Silence Of The Lambskins"
1992With Murder in MindTV movie
1994 Nurses Mr. ParryEpisode: "The One After the Earthquake"
1994 Love & War MerchantEpisode: "A New York Yankee in Queen Dana's Court"
1995 NYPD Blue Mr. KasinzakasEpisode: "Torah! Torah! Torah!"
1996If Looks Could KillPolice CaptainTV movie
1996 Voice from the Grave Judge BaconTV movie
1998–2003 Oz Agamemnon 'The Mole' Busmalis 47 episodes
2003 Queens Supreme Mr. AliEpisode: "Permanent Markers"
2003 The Wire Agent Kristos Koutris 3 episodes
2004 The Jury DarrylEpisode: "Mail Order Mystery"
2006 The Bedford Diaries Thaddeus Cole2 episodes
2008 New Amsterdam SamarEpisode: "Honor"
2009 The Philanthropist Caller from BuffaloEpisode: "Kashmir"
2012 Blue Bloods ConnieEpisode: "The Uniform"
2014 Elementary Artem DedekianEpisode: "The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction"
2016 Mom PriestEpisode: "Diabetic Lesbians and a Blushing Bride"
2016 Bosch Joey Marks3 episodes
2019 City on a Hill Father BenderEpisode: "If Only the Fool Would Persist in His Folly"


2005 Bully Mr. Smith
2015 Evolve Lazarus

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  1. "Tom Mardirosian adds another success to his actor-author r'esum'e". Christian Science Monitor.