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'''John Reynolds''' ([[1941]]<nowiki/>–[[1966]]) was an actor who is remembered for his portrayal of [[Torgo]] in ''[[Manos: The Hands of Fate]]''. His appearance in ''Manos'' is his sole movie credit.
[[Image:Torgo reynolds.jpg|thumb|right|200px|John Reynolds as Torgo]]
 
'''John Reynolds''' (1941–1966) was an actor who is remembered for his portrayal of [[Torgo]] in [[Manos: The Hands of Fate]]. His appearance in ''Manos'' is his sole movie credit.
 
   
As Torgo was intended to be a satyr, Reynolds and [[Tom Neyman]] designed the rigging that Reynolds wore under his trousers. This rig was made of wire coat hangers and foam. Unfortunately, Reynolds wore it backwards, and no one bothered to correct the mistake. The rig was very painful for Reynolds to wear, and caused permanent damage to his kneecaps. The painful rig also caused Reynolds to become addicted to painkillers. [[Jackie Neyman Jones]] - who played Debbie in the film - said she only later realized the reason Reynolds was so much fun on the set was because he was high most of the time.[http://jophan.org/mimosa/m30/brandt.htm]
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As Torgo was intended to be a satyr, Reynolds and [[Tom Neyman]] designed the rigging that Reynolds wore under his trousers. This rig was made of wire coat hangers and foam. The leg braces were built by Tom Neyman and were actually worn the way they were supposed to. They were uncomfortable, but did not cause him harm. [[Jackie Neyman Jones]] - who played Debbie in the film - said she only later realized that the reason Reynolds was so much fun on the set was because he was high most of the time.[http://jophan.org/mimosa/m30/brandt.htm]
   
Tragically, Reynolds committed suicide after production was completed on the film, shortly before the film was released. With the movie being screened on [[MST3K]] Reynolds became known to new generations of fans. In 1998 there was an effort to get a star for him on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - while the effort failed Reynolds wife was grateful for the effort.
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Reynolds committed suicide after production was completed on the film, shortly before the film was released. With the movie being screened on [[MST3K]] Reynolds became known to new generations of fans.[http://debbiesmanos.blogspot.ca/2012/10/john-reynoldstorgo-story-i.html]
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[http://debbiesmanos.blogspot.ca/2013/10/john-reynolds-as-torgo.html]
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In [[2015]], a photo of Reynolds (as Torgo) was used as a key plot point in an episode of the television mystery series ''Elementary''.
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== Riffed Movies ==
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* [["Manos" The Hands of Fate (film)|''"Manos" The Hands of Fate'']] ([[MST3K 424 - "Manos" The Hands of Fate|Experiment #424]] & [[RiffTrax]]) - as Torgo
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Image:Torgo reynolds.jpg|Appearing in ''"Manos" The Hands of Fate''
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0721786/ John Reynolds on imdb.com]
 
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0721786/ John Reynolds on imdb.com]
 
* [http://jophan.org/mimosa/m30/brandt.htm Growing Up Manos]
 
* [http://jophan.org/mimosa/m30/brandt.htm Growing Up Manos]
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* [http://debbiesmanos.blogspot.com/2012/10/john-reynoldstorgo-story-i.html John Reynolds on Debbie's Manos]
 
 
   
   
 
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Latest revision as of 06:01, 24 May 2020

John Reynolds (19411966) was an actor who is remembered for his portrayal of Torgo in Manos: The Hands of Fate. His appearance in Manos is his sole movie credit.

As Torgo was intended to be a satyr, Reynolds and Tom Neyman designed the rigging that Reynolds wore under his trousers. This rig was made of wire coat hangers and foam. The leg braces were built by Tom Neyman and were actually worn the way they were supposed to. They were uncomfortable, but did not cause him harm. Jackie Neyman Jones - who played Debbie in the film - said she only later realized that the reason Reynolds was so much fun on the set was because he was high most of the time.[1]

Reynolds committed suicide after production was completed on the film, shortly before the film was released. With the movie being screened on MST3K Reynolds became known to new generations of fans.[2] [3]

In 2015, a photo of Reynolds (as Torgo) was used as a key plot point in an episode of the television mystery series Elementary.

Riffed Movies

External Links