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Adoni Marpolis

Adoni Maropis as Mr. Gray

Our main villain Mr. Gray, is played by the exceptionally talented Adoni Maropis!  Adoni is gifted at playing dangerous, imposing characters and had little trouble making Gray feel every bit as menacing as he is made to be!   Mr. Gray is the deadliest of assassins . . . the terminator. He speaks and moves with purpose, is called in to clean up messes and adheres to his strict code of conduct.  He does not like competition.

Being an exceptional all-around athlete in high school near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – it appeared Adoni would pursue a professional career in some kind of sport. Turning down various athletic scholarships, Adoni enrolled at West Virginia University and graduated magna cum laude earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

His father Petro, after years of being entertained by Adoni’s impromptu comedic performances and impersonations; told him that the suit and tie of the business world would probably choke him to death and encouraged Adoni to give acting a shot.

Surprised, yet intrigued at this suggestion, Adoni enrolled at a performing arts school, Point Park College (now a University) in Pittsburgh to study acting, dialects, singing and a bit of dance. He performed in many stage productions at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Adoni Maropis as Mr. Gray

Although Adoni is truly blessed with athletic ability and creative talent, what truly makes Adoni stand out is he has been a Type 1 Diabetic since the age of 18 months. His parents were told he would be weak and sickly, and would be in and out of hospitals his whole life. Ultimately, a renowned diabetic specialist told his father that most likely Adoni would be dead by the age of 25.

Despite the odds he has proved his resilience by his numerous athletic awards and championships throughout high-school and in college which involved everything including  strength, speed, quickness, and finesse. The list includes: tennis, basketball, baseball, football, weightlifting, arm-wrestling, fitness, and his favorite pastime – table tennis (ping-pong); a love which led him to becoming the 2011 National Champion in Hardbat Ping Pong and the US Open Champion in Liha (Sandpaper) Ping Pong in 2012

Adoni has appeared in many films and TV series including the role of Abu Fayed on the TV Series “24″, as well as “NYPD Blue”, “CSI: New York”, and the feature films “Hidalgo”, and “Troy” to name a few.


Adoni Maropis as Mr. Gray:
Mr. Gray is the deadliest of assassins . . . the terminator. He only speaks and moves with a purpose. He gets called in to clean up messes and adheres to his strict code of conduct and he does not like competition.

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