TMZ reports that Mantenuto committed suicide by shooting himself. He was found dead by police in Des Moines, Wash.
Mantenuto, a former Maine (2000-01) and UMass Boston (2001-02) player, earned a role in Disney’s 2004 movie “Miracle” about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, playing Boston University defenseman Jack O’Callahan.
After acting in a few other movies, Mantenuto enlisted in the military.
Col. Guillaume Beaurpere, the commander of Mantenuto’s army unit, broke the news about his passing.
Mantenuto, a native of Holliston, Mass., is survived by his wife, the former Kati Vienneau, a daughter, Ava, a son, Leo, his father, Ed, and three sisters.