For this special episode the lads had the privilege to sit down and talk with Marco Kyris, the man behind the man. Marco worked as a stand in for Nicolas Cage for 10 years from 1994 to 2004 and has worked on films such as: Con Air, Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, Face/Off, Snake Eyes, 8MM, Gone in 60 Seconds, Adaptation, National Treasure and many more!
Marco Kyris was born Evrimahos Kyriakakis in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Oct 14th, 1961. His parents were both Greek immigrants who met through an arranged marriage in 1958. His father owned and managed a Greek variety store while his mother was a homemaker. Marco Kyris, along with his two siblings, were raised in a non-english speaking home.
At an early age, Marco recognized his disparate social and cultural status through American pop television and culture. Failing in school, he adopted an entertainer's persona and began thinking of a life as an actor.
After his sojourn in Paris during his early 20's, he moved to LA and began studying acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. He landed a few bit parts, but worked primarily in the restaurant industry. He returned to Toronto in the early 90's.
He was waitering and receiving work through an extras agency when he was asked to stand in for actor Nicolas Cage on the film "Trapped in Paradise". Unbeknownst to him, this would land him a long time working relationship with Mr. Cage and help springboard him into the A-lister culture of Hollywood.
Marco worked as Mr. Cage's stand in for 10 years and then began working full-time investing and renovating properties in Toronto. He is now producing a podcast called "Babble, Bullshit, and Beyond", along with other projects.
UNCAGED: A STAND-IN STORY (Trailer):