Michael Constantine

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Award-winning Greek-American actor Michael Constantine (born 22 May 1927) is best known for his portrayal of the Windex bottle-toting family patriarch "Gus Portokalos" in the sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Hochzeit auf griechisch (2002). Before his appearance in that movie and the subsequent TV series based on it, he was primarily known for his portrayal of principal "Seymour Kaufman" in the series Room 222 (1969), for which he won a 1970 Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actor (in 1971, he also received a second Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination as Best Supporting Actor for the role).Michael Constantine was born Constantine Joanides in Reading, Pennsylvania, to Greek parents, Andromache (Fotiadou) and Theoharis Ioannides, a steel worker. He made his Broadway debut as part of the ensemble of the hit play "Inherit the Wind", which made its bow at the National Theatre on April 21, 1955, and closed on June 22, 1957, after 806 performances. During the run of the play, Constantine managed to work his way up into the part of "Conklin". His next appearance on the Great White Way was in "Compulsion", a dramatization of the Leopold & Loeb trial, in which he played three parts: speakeasy owner "Al", defense attorney "Jonathan Wilk" and "Dr. Ball". The show had a modest run of 140 performances in the 1957-58 season at the Ambassador Theatre.On October 19, 1959, Constantine was part of the opening-night cast of the hit play "The Miracle Worker", appearing in the role of "Anagnos". It ran for 719 performances at the Playhouse through July 1, 1961, but his next play, "The Egg", was a flop, lasting but one week (eight performances) at the Cort in January 1962. His last turn on Broadway was in Tony Richardson's staging of Bertolt Brecht's mediation on the rise of Adolf Hitler, "Arturo Ui" (a.k.a. "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui"). Constantine played the character "Dogsborough" in support of the great Broadway star Christopher Plummer's "Arturo Ui". It, too, was a one-week flop, lasting but eight performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in November 1963. Constantine's Broadway career was at an end.He had made his motion picture debut in Eine Meile Angst (1959) in support of Mickey Rooney, but had already begun appearing in the medium in which he made his reputation, television, the year before. He appeared in teleplays on the omnibus television anthologies Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950) and Play of the Week (1959) and made numerous guest appearances on TV series, where his ethnic look made him valuable as heavies on such programs as Die Unbestechlichen (1959). In film, he appeared in such productions as Robert Rossen's classic Haie der Großstadt (1961), So reisen und so lieben wir (1969) and the film version of Woody Allen's play, Don't Drink the Water (1969), the latter two films revealing his flair for comedy.Constantine was a regular on the series Hey, Landlord (1966). His stint on Room 222 (1969) was followed by his star-turn in the short-lived series Sirota's Court (1976), for which he received his second Golden Globe nomination, this time as Best Leading Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV Series, in 1976. After that, he remained steadily employed but his career remained rather quiet until cast he was cast in My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Hochzeit auf griechisch (2002). - IMDb Mini Biography By: Jon C. Hopwood

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Releases by Year

Michael Constantine on average has worked on 1 movies per year from 1970 to 2016. See the full graphs of the number of Michael Constantine movies released per year from 1979 till 2016.

Top Genres

Michael Constantine works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Comedy Genre flixes. 39% of Michael Constantine movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Michael Constantine worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Michael Constantine has worked on is 6.3.

6.3 / 10

Michael Constantine's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles's radio play "The War of the Worlds" accidentally provokes mass panic.

7/1092 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

A young Greek woman falls in love with a non-Greek and struggles to get her family to accept him while she comes to terms with her heritage and cultural identity.

6.6/1095 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

A Portokalos family secret brings the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.

6/1094 min

Available in 12 platform(s).

Comedy,Crime,Mystery
Peeper (1975)

In 1947, a smart-mouthed Brit working in L.A. as a private eye (or peeper) is on a case to find the long lost daughter of a shady client pursued by two dangerous goons. The case leads him to a rich oddball Beverly Hills family.

5.7/1087 min

Available in 8 platform(s).

The Sundance Kids widow Etta Place joins up with Pancho Villa.

5.5/10100 min

Available in 1 platform(s).

Drama,Sport
WW 3 (2001)

Terrorists release a deadly biological-warfare virus in the United States.

5/10100 min

Available in 7 platform(s).