After many years of child labour as the family videographer, Mansoor decided to make a career out of it and actually get paid. Now he refers his family to his website for rates. And they refer him... to Allah.
He was co-producer of feature film 500 Miles, which won Best Narrative Feature at Cincinnati Film Festival and was distributed via Eagle Entertainment & Devolver. He has written, produced, directed and starred in numerous short films, including "Don’t Panic I’m Islamic", and most recently, He’s ISIS having travelled to six international festivals so far and won ‘Next Big Thing’ at Freshflix Film Festival. He's also in development for his web series titled, Son Nation, about a Middle Eastern Muslim boy who discovers his mother is Australia's most famous, red-headed, right wing politician.
He made his debut to the stage as the Gruff Goat in Billy Goat Gruff and the Baby Troll. At the time a young Middle Eastern boy he felt it was a progressive step towards colour blind casting but in hindsight he's come to realise that, alike many Disney movies, they typecast the brown guy as the baddie. This also occurred when he played the Grinch who stole Christmas. No one had ever seen a Muslim Grinch before... but I guess it made sense.
Since then he's played a bad cop in 'Cleverman' and in international indie feature 'Project Eden', a Doctor in 'Rake' and a Journalist in 'Winter'. He also played Terrorist #1 in 'Embedded'. That's right, terrorist roles lead to larger terrorist roles which lead to great lead roles. Most recently he played Dan Driver, owner of an intergalactic detective agency in ABC's off-beat sci-fi comedy 'Trip For Biscuits'. Sadly, he's probably most famous for that TAB commercial where he serenaded the richest horse in the world.