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Michael Constantine

Biography

Emmy Award-winning actor who played a significant function in the sleeper strike, My Big Body fat Greek Wedding ceremony. His performing in Area 222 gained him the 1970 Emmy Prize for Best Helping Actor. He began his acting profession in the 1959 film, THE FINAL Mile, where he performed a convict. He performed a dad in the 2002 strike film, My Big Fats Greek Wedding ceremony. He fulfilled Julianna McCarthy – whom he afterwards wedded and divorced – through the stage creation of Inherit the Blowing wind in the 1950’s. He made an appearance in a few episodes from the present MacGyver, which starred Richard Dean Anderson being a nonviolent magic formula agent.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michael Constantine
Date Of Birth May 22, 1927
Place Of Birth Reading, PA
Profession Movie Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Kathleen Christopher, Julianna McCarthy
Children Brendan Constantine, Thea Constantine
Parents Theoharis Ioannides, Andromache Efstratiou
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Comedy or Musical
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit: Film
Movies My Big Fat Greek Wedding, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Thinner, The Hustler, Prancer, The Juror, If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, The Reivers, The North Avenue Irregulars, The Last Mile, Skidoo, Pray for Death, Deadfall, Summer of My German Soldier, Peeper, Quick, Before It Melts, Don't Drink the Water, In Enemy Country, Island of Love, Crisis in Mid-Air, The Pirate, My Life, The Night That Panicked America, In the Mood, Conspiracy of Terror, Hawaii, Forty Days of Musa Dagh, Winds of Terror, Voyage of the Damned, Beau Geste, Dirty Heroes, Justine, The Bait, The Secret Night Caller, Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole, Wanted: The Sundance Woman, Lonnie, Because Mommy Works, The Impatient Heart, Suddenly Single, The Promise of Tomorow 1940-1960, Leap of Faith, Deadly Harvest, Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid, Twin Detectives, Enter Horowitz, The Love Tapes, 79 Park Avenue, Big Rose, Death Cruise
TV Shows My Big Fat Greek Life, Sirota's Court, Room 222, Hey, Landlord
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1He was awarded the 1989 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Temptation" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Acting mentor and friend of Denise Nicholas and Karen Valentine.
3He made guest appearances on both of the longest running prime time dramas in US television history: Gunsmoke (1955) and Law & Order (1990).
4Has a variety of foreign accents at his disposal, including French, Italian and Russian.
5Was a good friend of Telly Savalas, starring with him in many television programs such as American Playhouse: My Palikari (1982) and Kojak (1973).
6He is a Greek American. His parents were Greek immigrants.
7He and his ex-wife, Julianna McCarthy, have two children: Thea Eileen (Thea Constantine) and Brendan Neil (Brendan Constantine).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 22016Gus
Location! Location!2010ShortGustav
Back in 102009ShortBill
The Crossroads with Martin Anthony2009TV Series
Pink Glasses2008ShortDr.Love
Cold Case2007TV SeriesArchie Randall '07
Then Came You2006ShortCole McAllister
My Big Fat Greek Life2003TV SeriesGus
In-Laws2002TV SeriesHoward
My Big Fat Greek Wedding2002Gus Portokalos
Judging Amy2001TV SeriesElias Kelikidis
WW 32001TV MovieYuri Zenkovsky
Cosby1997TV SeriesZack
Thinner1996Tadzu Lempke
The Juror1996Judge Weitzel
New York News1995TV Series
Because Mommy Works1994TV MovieElliot
The Cosby Mysteries1994TV Series
Law & Order1992-1994TV SeriesJoshua Berger / Dan Barnett
My Life1993Bill Ivanovich
Deadfall1993Frank
Homicide: Life on the Street1993TV SeriesJim Scinta
By a Thread1990
Midnight Caller1990TV SeriesAngelo Busico
Island Son1990TV Series
Free Spirit1990TV SeriesWinnie's Father
Prancer1989Mr. Stewart / Santa
Hunter1988TV SeriesHarvey Falk
Murder, She Wrote1985-1988TV SeriesLaszlo Dolby / Ben Gibbons
Leap of Faith1988TV MovieDoctor Rudolph
Friday the 13th: The Series1988TV SeriesRay Dallion
Probe1988TV SeriesTruman Smith the 3rd
Simon & Simon1984-1988TV SeriesErnie Petrolik / Dr. John Longstrand / Robert Corman
The Law and Harry McGraw1988TV SeriesLamonica
In the Mood1987Mr. Wisecarver
Airwolf1987TV SeriesDr. Vladimir Bronski - Special Guest Star
MacGyver1985-1987TV SeriesSam Leland / Hungarian Inspector Jan Messic
Magnum, P.I.1986TV SeriesJudge Hannibal Kearns
Crazy Like a Fox1986TV Series
Blacke's Magic1986TV SeriesVictor Kroeger
Remington Steele1984-1986TV SeriesGeorge Edward Mulch
Daniel and the Lion's Den1986Video short voice
Highway to Heaven1985TV SeriesDr. Dan Hickey
Pray for Death1985Mr. Newman
Airwolf1985TV SeriesPresident Marios Guzman
Finder of Lost Loves1984TV SeriesMr. Harding
Masquerade1984TV Series
Mama's Family1984TV SeriesJudge Willard E. Packard
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesMel Hurock
Hotel1983TV SeriesMr. Tomasino
The Love Boat1983TV SeriesCharlie Haskins
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesPolice Chief
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesVirgil Sykes
Amanda's1983TV SeriesKrinsky
Forty Days of Musa Dagh1982Talaat Pasha
The Powers of Matthew Star1982TV SeriesGiancarlo
Quincy M.E.1979-1982TV SeriesDr. Arthur Ciotti / Brock Campbell / Dr. George Pendleton
Benson1982TV SeriesMichael Musker / Marvin Musker
It Takes Two1982TV SeriesJudge Beilin
Lou Grant1981-1982TV SeriesJoe Lombardi / Sidney Kovac
American Playhouse1982TV Series
Darkroom1982TV SeriesMonsieur de Paris
Palmerstown, U.S.A.1981TV SeriesBennett
Trapper John, M.D.1981TV SeriesMax Wyatt
Vega$1981TV SeriesArnie Moss
Evita Peron1981TV MovieJaime Yankelevich
The Love Tapes1980TV MovieFrank Yost
Fantasy Island1980TV SeriesJoshua Templar
Roots: The Next Generations1979TV Mini-SeriesDr. Vansina
Crisis in Mid-air1979TV MovieFrank Piovano
The North Avenue Irregulars1979Marv
The Pirate1978TV MovieYashir
Summer of My German Soldier1978TV MovieHarry Bergen
Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue1977TV Mini-SeriesBen Savitch
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid1977TV MovieDr. Silver
Sirota's Court1976-1977TV SeriesJudge Matthew Sirota Judge Matthew J. Sirota
Voyage of the Damned1976Luis Clasing
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl1976TV SeriesThe Sorcerer
Wanted: The Sundance Woman1976TV MovieDave Riley, Shopkeeper aka David Baker
Twin Detectives1976TV MovieBen Sampson
Ellery Queen1976TV SeriesLeo Robert Campbell
McMillan & Wife1976TV SeriesDr. Eisner
Peeper1976Anglich
Conspiracy of Terror1975TV MovieJacob Horowitz
The Night That Panicked America1975TV MovieJess Wingate
Police Woman1975TV SeriesRalph
The Secret Night Caller1975TV MovieDr. Mayhill
The Manhunter1975TV SeriesWarden Lewis
Death Cruise1974TV MovieDr. Burke
Kojak1974TV SeriesDon 'Cheech' Frank Scalesi
Big Rose: Double Trouble1974TV MovieGunther
Room 2221969-1974TV SeriesPrincipal Seymour Kaufman
The Streets of San Francisco1973TV SeriesAl Davies
The Bait1973TV MovieCaptain Gus Maryk
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1973TV SeriesCharles Milaney
Love, American Style1972TV SeriesFred (segment "Love and the High School Sweetheart")
Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole1972TV MovieDr. Sweeney
Deadly Harvest1972TV MovieStefan Groza
Suddenly Single1971TV MovieFrankie Ventura
The Impatient Heart1971TV MovieMurray Kane
Mary Tyler Moore1971TV SeriesMike Cooper
Night Gallery1971TV SeriesWellman (segment "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes")
The Odd Couple1971TV SeriesBill Green
The Name of the Game1970TV SeriesJay Johnson
The Reivers1969Mr. Binford
The Virginian1965-1969TV SeriesJohn Halstead / Private Essex Kanin / Stavros Karas
Don't Drink the Water1969Commissar Krojack
Mission: Impossible1969TV SeriesJanos
Justine1969Memlik Pasha
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium1969Jack Harmon
The Good Guys1969TV SeriesLarry Tomack
Skidoo1968Leech
In Enemy Country1968Ladislov
The Danny Thomas Hour1968TV SeriesDemetrios
Gunsmoke1963-1968TV SeriesNoah Meek / Baca
The Flying Nun1968TV SeriesJuan
The Invaders1968TV SeriesDr. Martin Willard
Ironside1967TV SeriesHarry Brancusi
Iron Horse1967TV SeriesSam McGinty
Ghostbreakers1967TV MovieOscar Jensen
Dundee and the Culhane1967TV Series
The Fugitive1965-1967TV SeriesArthur 'Art' Howe / Lt. Ben Wyckoff / Ernie Svoboda
Hey, Landlord1966-1967TV SeriesJohn 'Jack' Ellenhorn / Jack Ellenhorn
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1965-1967TV SeriesNiri / Steve Jenkins
Combat!1967TV SeriesJacques Patron
The Road West1966TV SeriesJacob Adams
T.H.E. Cat1966TV SeriesSilvio
I Spy1966TV SeriesColonel Halouf / Plotkin
Hawaii1966Mason, sailor
The Jean Arthur Show1966TV SeriesCarnella
12 O'Clock High1966TV SeriesGen. Nikolai Vorodenko
Beau Geste1966Rostov
The Dick Van Dyke Show1966TV SeriesLeslie Merkle
Run for Your Life1966TV SeriesColonel Shoner
My Favorite Martian1965-1966TV SeriesLeonardo da Vinci / Collins
The Double Life of Henry Phyfe1966TV SeriesGoogie
Hogan's Heroes1966TV SeriesCaptain Heinrich
Death Valley Days1965-1966TV SeriesGeorge Burnett / Thomas J. Pollack / John Chisum
Perry Mason1964-1965TV SeriesPappy Ryan / Dillard
The Trials of O'Brien1965TV SeriesColin Kipner
Memorandum for a Spy1965TV MovieNiri
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1965TV SeriesDr. Brand
Profiles in Courage1964-1965TV SeriesGeneral Lucas / Watson
The Outer Limits1964TV SeriesJoe Dix
Quick Before It Melts1964Mikhail Drozhensky
Slattery's People1964TV SeriesPaul Hungerford
The Rogues1964TV SeriesDr. Vittorio De Nova
The Great Adventure1964TV SeriesColonel Streight
The Twilight Zone1964TV SeriesSheriff Charlie Koch
The Richard Boone Show1963-1964TV SeriesBarney Chapman / Romero
Arrest and Trial1963-1964TV SeriesDr. Graham / Dr. Fowler
77 Sunset Strip1963TV SeriesSylvio Fiore
The Greatest Show on Earth1963TV SeriesVerducci
Lonnie1963Gage
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesDr. Jamison
Channing1963TV SeriesNick
Vacation Playhouse1963TV SeriesPolice Detective
Island of Love1963Andy
The Untouchables1961-1963TV SeriesMax Frivol / Marty Baltin / Seth Otis / ...
The Dakotas1963TV SeriesJohn Marshak
The Lloyd Bridges Show1962-1963TV SeriesHata - Town Elder / Aristos
The Beachcomber1962TV SeriesMaurice Martone
Sam Benedict1962TV SeriesJudge Tower
Ben Casey1962TV SeriesEngineer Andersen
Dr. Kildare1962TV SeriesDr. Ernest Miller
Naked City1962TV SeriesVito Calageras
The Defenders1961TV SeriesMr. Heinmiller
Target: The Corruptors1961TV SeriesChief Swenson
The Detectives1961TV SeriesSalvatore Tropolis
The New Breed1961TV SeriesOscar Holloway
Cain's Hundred1961TV SeriesHerbert Lorgan
The Hustler1961Big John
Armstrong Circle Theatre1958-1961TV SeriesVictor / George Calder / Committee Chairman
The Asphalt Jungle1961TV SeriesJoe Garfield
Play of the Week1960TV Series
The Catholic Hour1959TV SeriesPonticianus
Brenner1959TV SeriesLt. Kopec
The Last Mile1959Ed Werner
The Big Story1949TV SeriesMiller

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Making the Greekquel2016Video documentary shortHimself
My Big Fat Greek Dinner2016Video documentary shortHimself
Recorded Live2011TV SeriesHimself
The Promise of Tomorrow 1940- 19602009DocumentaryHimself
Life in the Fast Lane: Fast Eddie Felson and the Search for Greatness2007Video documentary short
Milestones in Cinema History: The Hustler2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Hollywood Squares1977TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1976TV SeriesHimself / Judge Matthew J. Sirota from TV series SIROTA'S COURT
The Virginia Graham Show1972TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy
The Fountain of Groovy1970TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1969TV SeriesHimself - Commentor

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years2004Video documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
1970Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in ComedyRoom 222 (1969)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)· Gia Carides
· John Corbett
· Joey Fatone
· Lainie Kazan
· Andrea Martin
· Nia Vardalos
2003Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Hissy FitMy Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
1977Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalSirota's Court (1976)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - TelevisionRoom 222 (1969)
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in ComedyRoom 222 (1969)


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