Biography

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Michael Constantine (born May 22, 1927) is an American actor.

He is probably now best known for his portrayal of Gus Portokalos, the Windex bottle-toting Greek father of Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), in the 2002 surprise hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Prior to that, he was well-known for his extensive TV work, especially as the long-suffering high school principal Seymour Kaufman on Room 222 for which he won an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actor in 1970. He played a night court magistrate, Matthew J. Sirota, on the brief 1976 sitcom Sirota's Court.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Michael Constantine (born May 22, 1927) is an American actor.

He is probably now best known for his portrayal of Gus Portokalos, the Windex bottle-toting Greek father of Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), in the 2002 surprise hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Prior to that, he was well-known for his extensive TV work, especially as the long-suffering high school principal Seymour Kaufman on Room 222 for which he won an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actor in 1970. He played a night court magistrate, Matthew J. Sirota, on the brief 1976 sitcom Sirota's Court.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Constantine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 114

Birthday 1927-05-22

Place of Birth Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Mike Constantine
  • Constantine Joanides

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 as Kostas "Gus" Portokalos
2003 Cold Case(1 episode)
2003 My Big Fat Greek Life(7 episodes) as Gus Portokalos
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding as Kostas "Gus" Portokalos
2001 WW 3 as Yuri Zenkovsky
1999 Judging Amy(1 episode)
1996 Thinner as Tadzu Lempke
1996 The Juror as Judge Weitzel
1995 New York News(1 episode)
1994 Because Mommy Works as Elliot
1993 My Life as Bill Ivanovich
1993 Deadfall as Frank
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(1 episode)
1990 Law & Order(2 episodes)
1989 Prancer as Mr. Stewart / Santa
1989 Mancuso, F.B.I.(1 episode)
1989 Free Spirit(1 episode)
1988 Probe(1 episode)
1987 Friday the 13th(1 episode)
1987 In the Mood as Mr. Wisecarver
1986 Blacke's Magic(1 episode)
1985 MacGyver(2 episodes)
1985 Pray For Death as Mr. Newman
1984 Crazy like a Fox(1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1984 Highway to Heaven(1 episode)
1984 Hunter(1 episode)
1984 Airwolf(2 episodes) as Dr. Vladimir Bronski
1984 Airwolf(1 episode) as President Marios Guzman
1983 Masquerade(1 episode)
1983 Hotel(1 episode)
1983 Mama's Family(1 episode)
1982 It Takes Two(1 episode)
1982 Remington Steele(3 episodes)
1982 Matt Houston(1 episode)
1982 Silent Rebellion as Yianni
1981 Simon & Simon(3 episodes)
1981 Evita Peron as Jaime Yankelevich
1980 Magnum, P.I.(1 episode)
1980 Palmerstown, U.S.A.(1 episode)
1979 Trapper John, M.D.(1 episode)
1979 Roots: The Next Generations(7 episodes) as Dr. Vansina
1979 Crisis in Mid-air as Frank Piovano
1979 The North Avenue Irregulars as Marv
1978 The Pirate as Yashir
1978 Summer of My German Soldier as Harry Bergen
1978 Vega$(1 episode)
1978 Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident
1977 79 Park Avenue(3 episodes) as Ben Savitch
1977 Lou Grant(2 episodes)
1976 Sirota's Court(13 episodes)
1976 Quincy, M.E.(5 episodes)
1976 Wanted: The Sundance Woman as Dave Riley
1976 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl(1 episode)
1976 Peeper as Anglich
1975 Conspiracy of Terror
1975 The Night That Panicked America
1975 Ellery Queen(1 episode)
1975 The Secret Night Caller as Dr, Mayhill
1974 Police Woman(1 episode)
1974 The Manhunter(1 episode)
1973 Kojak(1 episode)
1973 The Bait as Captain Gus Maryk
1972 The Streets of San Francisco(1 episode)
1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole as Dr. Sweeney
1971 Suddenly Single as Frankie Ventura
1971 The Impatient Heart as Murray Kane
1970 Night Gallery(1 episode)
1970 The Odd Couple(1 episode)
1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show(1 episode)
1969 The Reivers as Mr. Binford
1969 Don't Drink the Water as Krojack
1969 Room 222(113 episodes) as Mr. Seymour Kaufman
1969 Justine as Memlik Pasha
1969 If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium as Jack Harmon
1968 Skidoo as Leech
1968 The Good Guys(1 episode)
1968 In Enemy Country as Ladislov
1967 Ghostbreakers as Oscar Jensen
1967 Ironside(1 episode)
1966 Hawaii as Mason
1966 Mission: Impossible(1 episode)
1966 Hey, Landlord(30 episodes) as John 'Jack' Ellenhorn
1966 Beau Geste as Rostov
1965 Hogan's Heroes(1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life(1 episode)
1965 Quick Before It Melts as Mikhail Drozhensky
1964 Profiles in Courage(1 episode)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre(3 episodes)
1963 The Great Adventure(1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive(3 episodes)
1963 The Greatest Show on Earth(1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits(1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial(2 episodes)
1963 Island of Love as Andy
1963 The Dakotas(1 episode)
1962 Combat!(1 episode)
1962 The Virginian(2 episodes)
1962 Sam Benedict(1 episode)
1962 The Beachcomber(1 episode)
1961 The New Breed(1 episode)
1961 The Dick Van Dyke Show(1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey(1 episode)
1961 Target: The Corruptors!(1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare(1 episode)
1961 The Hustler as Big John
1961 Cain's Hundred(1 episode)
1959 The Detectives(1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1959 The Last Mile as Ed Werner
1958 77 Sunset Strip(1 episode)
1958 Naked City(1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason(2 episodes)
1955 Gunsmoke(2 episodes)
1950 Armstrong Circle Theatre(1 episode) as Committee Chairman

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