Watch Mandy Patinkin twerk to get out the vote

Rachel Yang
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Mandy Patinkin is an acclaimed stage, film, and TV actor… and now he can add TikTok twerking star to his list of accomplishments.

The Princess Bride actor, who joined TikTok earlier this month, has been posting videos with wife, actress Kathryn Grody, dancing in their house to raise support for Joe Biden's campaign. And his latest edition may be his best.

Patinkin showed that he's a master of clickbait (for a good cause, of course) as the video, captioned #twerkformechallenge and #twerk, starts off with the actor getting ready to bust a move along to some music.

But, before getting to the good stuff, Patinkin quickly rattled off his important voting message:

"I want to thank all the young people who welcomed Kathryn and me to TikTok," he said. "Listen, if you're too young to vote, you can still help by getting your parents, your grandparents, your uncles, yours aunts, your friends, anyone who's old enough to vote, to vote. If it's your first time voting, make sure you're registered correctly, otherwise your vote won't count. Gotta get Biden and Harris in the White House. Blue up and down the ballot, good luck to ya. It makes all the difference."

Patinkin then danced his butt off, with Grody looking on lovingly and slightly confused. And although young people might not officially call his moves twerking, we give him an A+ for effort and for fitting his message in 60 seconds.

Last month, Patinkin reunited with his Princess Bride castmates to raise money for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Many viewers thought he was the night's MVP, bringing his character Inigo Montoya from the 1987 film back to life. Fans loved the actor's committed performance during the table read, like when he delivered Inigo's famous "You killed my father, prepare to die" line.

The actor channeled Inigo in another TikTok on Thursday, when he reacted to Donald Trump's claim during the presidential debate that he was "the least racist person in this room." "You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means," Patinkin said, referencing another of character's iconic lines.

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