Michael Constantine Biography (1927-)

Original name, Constantine Joanides; born May 22, 1927, in Reading, PA; son of Theoharis (a steel worker) and Andromache (maiden name, Foteadou) Efstration; married Juliana McCarthy (an actress), October 5, 1953 (divorced, 1969); children: Thea Eileen, Brendan Neil.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
May 22, 1927
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • John "Jack" Ellenhorn, Hey, Landlord, NBC, 1966-1967
  • Principal Seymour Kaufman, Room 222, ABC, 1969-1974
  • The Sorcerer, "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl," The Krofft Supershow,ABC, 1976-1977
  • Judge Matthew J. Sirota, Sirota's Court, NBC, 1976-1977
  • Avril Krinsky, Amanda's (also known as Amanda's by the Sea), ABC, 1983
  • Miniseries
  • Ben Savitch, Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (also known as 79 Park Avenue), NBC, 1977
  • Yasfir (some sources cite Yashir), Harold Robbins' The Pirate (also known as The Pirate), CBS, 1978
  • Dr. Vansina, Roots: The Next Generations, ABC, 1979
  • Jaime Yankelovitch, Evita Peron, NBC, 1981
  • Movies
  • Frankie Ventura, Suddenly Single, ABC, 1971
  • Murray Kane, The Impatient Heart (also known as McCormack),NBC, 1971
  • Stefan Groza, Deadly Harvest, CBS, 1972
  • Dr. Sweeney, Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole, ABC, 1972
  • Dr. Burke, Death Cruise, ABC, 1974
  • Jess Wingate, The Night That Panicked America, ABC, 1975
  • Dr. Mayhill, The Secret Night Caller, NBC, 1975
  • Dave Riley/David Baker, Wanted: The Sundance Woman (also known asMrs. Sundance Rides Again), ABC, 1976
  • Dr. Silver, Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (also known as Ghetto Child), CBS, 1977
  • The Raid on Entebbe, 1977
  • Harry Bergen, Summer of My German Soldier, NBC, 1978
  • Frank Piovano, Crisis in Mid-Air, CBS, 1979
  • Dr. Rudolph, Leap of Faith (also known as Question of Faith), CBS, 1988
  • Elliot, Because Mommy Works, NBC, 1994
  • WW3 (also known as WWIII), Fox, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Oscar Jenssen, Ghostbreaker, NBC, 1967
  • Captain Gus Maryk, The Bait, ABC, 1973
  • Gunther, Big Rose (also known as Double Trouble), CBS, 1974
  • Jacob Horowitz, Conspiracy of Terror, NBC, 1975
  • Ben Sampson, Twin Detectives, ABC, 1976
  • Dominick, the father, Daughters, NBC, 1977
  • Frank Yost, The Love Tapes (also known as They're Playing Our Tape), ABC, 1980
  • Mr. Harding, "Maxwell Ltd.: Finder of Lost Loves Pilot," Finder of Lost Loves, 1984
  • Episodic
  • Armstrong Circle Theatre, CBS, 1958
  • "Loan Shark," Brenner, CBS, 1959
  • Carabello, "The Nick Moses Story," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961
  • Edmund Wald, "The King of Champagne," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961
  • "The Fighter," The Asphalt Jungle, ABC, 1961
  • Seth Otis, "The Matt Bass Scheme," The Untouchables, ABC, 1961
  • "A Piece of Tomorrow," Detectives (also known as The DetectivesStarring Robert Taylor), ABC, 1961
  • Swedon, "To Wear a Badge," Target: The Corruptors, ABC, 1961
  • "The Attack," The Defenders, CBS, 1961
  • "Let Me Die before I Wake," Naked City, ABC, 1962
  • "Wheresoever I Enter," The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1962
  • Engineer Andersen, "The Night That Nothing Happened," Ben Casey, ABC, 1962
  • Marty Baltin, "The Chess Game," The Untouchables, ABC, 1962
  • "Tears for a Nobody Doll," Sam Benedict, NBC, 1962
  • Dr. Ernest Miller, "A Distant Thunder," Dr. Kildare, 1962
  • Police detective, "Hide and Seek," Vacation Playhouse, CBS, 1963
  • "Scapegoat," The Lloyd Bridges Show, CBS, 1963
  • Max, "Junkman," The Untouchables, ABC, 1963
  • Baca, "Old York," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1963
  • "Trouble at French Creek," Dakotas, ABC, 1963
  • "No Wild Games for Sophie," Channing, NBC, 1963
  • "And Man Created Vanity," Eleventh Hour, NBC, 1963
  • "A Black Dress for Gina," The Greatest Show on Earth, ABC, 1963
  • Sylvio Fiore, "Bonus Baby," 77 Sunset Strip, ABC, 1963
  • Sheriff Charlie Koch, "I Am the Night--Colour Me Black," The TwilightZone, CBS, 1964
  • "Escape," Great Adventure, CBS, 1964
  • "The Stefanini Dowry," The Rogues, NBC, 1964
  • "Remember the Dark Sins of Youth," Slattery's People, CBS, 1964
  • Dillard, "The Case of the Blonde Bonanza," Perry Mason, CBS, 1964
  • "Governor John M. Slaton," Profiles in Courage, NBC, 1964
  • Joe Dix, "Counterweight," The Outer Limits, ABC, 1964
  • "General Alexander William Doniphan," Profiles in Courage, NBC, 1965
  • "Indestructible Man," Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, ABC, 1965
  • "Paid in Full," Death Valley Days, syndicated, 1965
  • The Tycoon, ABC, 1965
  • Ernie Svoboda, "Everybody Get Hit in the Mouth Sometime," The Fugitive, ABC, 1965
  • "Memorandum for a Spy," Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1965
  • Detective Harry Collins, "The Case of the Missing Sleuth," My FavoriteMartian, CBS, 1965
  • "What Can Go Wrong?," Trials of O'Brien, CBS, 1965
  • "Compulsion to Confess," The New Breed, ABC, 1965
  • Pappy Ryan, "The Case of the Runaway Racer," Perry Mason, CBS, 1965
  • Stavros Karas, "The Dream of Stavros Karas," The Virginian, NBC, 1965
  • Captain Heinrich, "It Takes a Thief ... Sometimes," Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1966
  • "Don't Count on Tomorrow," Run for Your Life, NBC, 1966
  • Leonardo da Vinci, "Martin Meets His Match," My Favorite Martian,CBS, 1966
  • Ben Wyckoff, "A Taste for Tomorrow," The Fugitive, ABC, 1966
  • Leslie Merkle, "You Oughta Be in Pictures," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1966
  • Vorodenko, "Massacre," Twelve O'Clock High, ABC, 1966
  • "A Gift from Alexander," I Spy, NBC, 1966
  • "Sparrowhawk," I Spy, NBC, 1966
  • "Brotherhood," T.H.E. Cat, NBC, 1966
  • Silvio, "Marked for Death," T.H.E. Cat, NBC, 1966
  • "To Light a Candle," The Road West, NBC, 1966
  • Jacques Patron, "Entombed," Combat!, ABC, 1967
  • "Verdict for a Spy," Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre, NBC, 1967
  • Arthur "Art" Howe, "The Judgment: Part 1," The Fugitive, ABC, 1967
  • "The Turn the Other Cheek Brief," Dundee and the Culhane, CBS, 1967
  • "Consignment: Betsy the Boiler," The Iron Horse, ABC, 1967
  • "Sister Lucy," The Flying Nun, ABC, 1968
  • Martin Willard, "The Possessed," The Invaders, ABC, 1968
  • Noah Meek, "The Gun Runners," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1968
  • "Buffalo Man," Gunsmoke, CBS, 1968
  • "The Death Wagon," The Virginian, NBC, 1968
  • "Once More without Feeling," The Good Guys, CBS, 1969
  • Janos, "The Code," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1969
  • "A Touch of Hands," The Virginian, NBC, 1969
  • "All the Old Familiar Faces," The Name of the Game, NBC, 1970
  • "Engrave Trouble," The Odd Couple, ABC, 1971
  • Wellman, "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes," Night Gallery, NBC,1971
  • Mike Cooper, "I Am Curious Cooper," The Mary Tyler Moore Show, CBS, 1971
  • "Love and the High School Sweetheart," Love, American Style, ABC,1972
  • "A Terminal Career," The Bold Ones: The Doctors, NBC, 1972
  • "A Wrongful Death," Streets of San Francisco, ABC, 1973
  • Don "Cheech" Frank Scalesi, "The Chinatown Murders: Parts 1 & 2," Kojak, CBS, 1974
  • "Queen of the Gypsies," Kojak, CBS, 1975
  • "Man in a Cage," Manhunter, CBS, 1975
  • "The Score," Police Woman, NBC, 1975
  • "The Picture in Sobel's Window," Insight, syndicated, 1976
  • Dr. Eisner, "The Deadly Cure," McMillan and Wife, NBC, 1976
  • Leo Campbell, "The Adventure of the Wary Witness," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1976
  • Arnie Moss, "Time Bomb," Vega$, 1981
  • Dr. George Pendleton, "Gentle into That Good Night," Quincy, 1981
  • Sidney Kovac, "Boomerang," Lou Grant, 1981
  • Dr. Ciotti, "Seldom Silent, Never Heard," Quincy, 1981
  • Monsieur de Paris, "Guillotine," Darkroom, ABC, 1982
  • "Death in a Funny Position: Parts 1 & 2," Benson, 1982
  • Virgil Sykes, "One Hundred Miles a Gallon," The Fall Guy, 1983
  • Police chief, "The Beverly Hills Social Club," Matt Houston, 1983
  • Bill Green, "China Cruise," The Love Boat, 1983
  • Mr. Tomasino, "Faith, Hope, and Charity," Hotel, 1983
  • Dr. Dan Hickey, "The Good Doctor," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1984
  • Judge Willard E. Packard, "Harper versus Harper," Mama's Family, 1984
  • Robert Corman, "The Disappearance of Harry the Hat," Simon & Simon, 1984
  • George Edward Mulch, "Cast in Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1984
  • George Edward Mulch, "Have I Got a Steele for You," Remington Steele, NBC, 1985
  • Jan Messic, "Thief of Budapest," MacGyver, ABC, 1985
  • "Prisoner of Yesterday," Airwolf, 1985
  • Ben Gibbons, "Murder Takes the Bus," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985
  • George Edward Mulch, "Steele, Inc.," Remington Steele, NBC, 1986
  • Judge Hannibal Kearns, "Death of the Flowers," Magnum P.I., CBS, 1986
  • "Rosie," Crazy Like a Fox, 1986
  • Sam Leland, "Out in the Cold," MacGyver, ABC, 1987
  • "Stavograd: Parts 1 & 2," Airwolf, 1987
  • Dr. John Longstrand, "Walking Point," Simon & Simon, 1987
  • Ernie Petrolik, "Forever Hold Your Piece," Simon & Simon, 1988
  • Ray Dallion, "Pipe Dream," Friday the 13th, syndicated, 1988
  • Truman Smith III, "Plan 10 from Outer Space," Probe, 1988
  • Laszlo Dolby, "Wearing of the Green," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Harvey Falk, "Payback," Hunter, 1988
  • Winnie's father, "Blast from the Past," Free Spirit, 1990
  • Angelo Busico, "The Language Barrier," Midnight Caller, 1990
  • Dan Banett, "Trust," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Jim Scinta, "Dog and Pony Show," Homicide: Life on the Street, NBC, 1993
  • Joshua Berger, "Sanctuary," Law & Order, NBC, 1994
  • "One Day at a Time," The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1994
  • "The Using Game," New York News, CBS, 1995
  • Zack, "Valentine's Day," Cosby, CBS, 1997
  • Elias Kelikidis, "Beating the Bounds," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001
  • Other
  • Yianni, My Palikari (special), 1982
  • Film Appearances
  • Convict Ed Warner, The Last Mile, United Artists, 1959
  • Big John, The Hustler, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1961
  • Andy, Island of Love (also known as Not on Your Life), Warner Bros., 1963
  • Gage, Lonnie, Futuramic, 1963
  • Mikhail Drozhensky, Quick, before It Melts, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964
  • Rostov, Beau Geste, Universal, 1966
  • Mason, Hawaii, United Artists, 1966
  • Pertowsky, Dirty Heroes (also known as La dalle ardenne all' inferno), Golden Eagle, 1967
  • Ladislov, In Enemy Country (also known as In Enemy Hands),Universal, 1968
  • Leech, Skidoo, Paramount, 1968
  • Jack Harmon, If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, United Artists, 1969
  • Memlik Pasha, Justine, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Mr. Binford, The Reivers (also known as Yellow Winton Flyer), National General, 1969
  • Krojack, Don't Drink the Water, Avco-Embassy, 1969
  • Anglich, Peeper (also known as Fat Chance), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Luis Clasing, Hamburg-Amerika line agent, Voyage of the Damned, Avco-Embassy, 1976
  • Missile X--Geheimauftrag Neutronenbombe (also known as Cruise Missile, Missile X: The Neutron Bomb Incident, Teheran Incident, Allarme nucleare, La guerra de los misiles, and MissileX, orden secreta bomba de neutrones), 1978
  • Marv Fogelman, The North Avenue Irregulars (also known as Hill's Angels), Buena Vista, 1979
  • Silent Rebellion, 1982
  • Talaat Pasha, Forty Days of Musa Dagh, 1983
  • Mr. Newman, Pray for Death, American Distribution Group, 1985
  • Mr. Wisecarver, In the Mood (also known as The Woo Woo Kid), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987
  • Mr. Stewart/Santa, Prancer, Orion, 1989
  • By a Thread, 1991
  • Frank, Deadfall, Trimark Pictures, 1993
  • Bill, My Life, Columbia, 1993
  • Tadzu Lempke, Stephen King's "Thinner" (also known as Thinner), Paramount, 1996
  • Judge Weitzel, The Juror, Columbia, 1996
  • Gus Portokalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, IFC Films, 2002
  • Also appeared in the film Cyanamide.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Multiple roles, Inherit the Wind, National Theatre, New York City,1955
  • Anagnos, The Miracle Worker, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, beginning 1959
  • The Egg, 1965
  • Compulsion, 1967
  • Arturo VI, 1972
  • A Walk in the Woods, San Diego, CA, 1986
  • The director, Temptation, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum,Los Angeles, 1988-1989
  • Three Sisters, 1991
  • Meshugah or Lost Souls, 1998

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