Disney Actor Found Dead at 35

Michael Mantenuto died of self-inflicted gunshot wound
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2017 4:30 PM CDT
Michael Mantenuto is shown in a scene from "Miracle."   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Michael Mantenuto, an actor who starred in Disney's Miracle in 2004 and went on to join the US Army, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Washington state Monday. He was 35. As Deadline reports, Mantenuto played hockey from a young age, going on to play in college before being cast as Jack O'Callahan in the Disney flick about the "Miracle on Ice" when the US hockey team beat the Soviets in the 1980 Olympics. After a brief stint as an actor that included a role in a Matthew McConaughey film, Mantenuto joined an Army Special Forces unit. He leaves behind a wife and two children. (Read more suicide stories.)

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