George Chakiris Biography (1934-)

Born September 16, 1934, in Norwood, OH; son of Steven and Zoe (maiden name,Anastasiadou) Chakiris. Addresses: Agent: c/o 12 D'Arblay St., LondonW1F 8DU, England.; Contact: 7266 Clinton St., Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Actor, dancer
Birth Details
September 16, 1934
Norwood, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (As George Kerris) Choir boy, Song of Love, 1947
  • (Uncredited) Dancer, The Great Caruso, 1951
  • (Uncredited) Ballroom dancer, Stars and Stripes Forever (also known as Marching Along), 1952
  • (As George Kerris) Dancer, The 5,0000 Fingers of Dr. T. (also known as Crazy Music and Dr. Seuss' 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), 1953
  • (As George Dee) Dancer, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953
  • (Uncredited) Background observer in dance sequence, Second Chance,1953
  • (Uncredited) Dancer, Give a Girl a Break, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1953
  • (Uncredited) Dancer in "Mandy" and "Love" numbers, White Christmas(musical), Paramount, 1954
  • (Uncredited) Dancer, There's No Business Like Show Business, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1954
  • (Uncredited) Dancer, Brigadoon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1954
  • (Uncredited) Dancer with pick, The Country Girl, 1954
  • (Uncredited) Chorus boy "Hillbilly Heart," The Girl Rush (musical), Paramount, 1955
  • (As George Kerris) Young groom, Meet Me in Las Vegas (also known as Viva Las Vegas!), 1956
  • (As George Kerris) Private Steiner, Under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957
  • Bernardo, West Side Story (musical), United Artists, 1961
  • Dr. Dean Kahana, Diamond Head, Columbia, 1962
  • Larry Curado, Two and Two Make Six (also known as A Change of Heart and The Girl Swappers), Union/British Lion, 1962
  • Balam, Kings of the Sun, United Artists, 1963
  • Lieutenant John Gregg, Flight from Ashiya (also known as Ashiyakara no hiko), United Artists, 1964
  • Bebo, Bebo's Girl (also known as La ragazza di Bube and La ragazza), Lux, Ultra, Vides, 1964
  • Lieutenant Erik Bergman, 633 Squadron (also known as Squadron 633), United Artists, 1964
  • Haghios, McGuire, Go Home! (also known as The High Bright Sun and A Date with Death), Continental Distributing, 1965
  • GI in tank, Is Paris Burning? (also known as Paris brule-t-il?), Paramount, 1966
  • Vincent, Il ladro della Gioconda (also known as The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen, On a vole la Joconde, and The Theft of the MonaLisa), 1966
  • Etienne, The Young Girls of Rochefort (also known as Les demoiselles de Rochefort), Warner Bros./Seven Arts, 1967
  • Eric Ericson, The Day the Hotline Got Hot (also known as Le rouble a deux faces, Hot Line, El rublo de las dos caras, andLe telephone rouge), American International Pictures, 1968
  • Sharon vestida de rojo, 1968
  • Johnny Allen, The Big Cube (also known as El terron de azucar), Warner Bros., 1969
  • George Clark, Why Not Stay for Breakfast?, 1979
  • Himself, Jekyll and Hyde ... Together Again, Paramount, 1982
  • Michael Fury, Pale Blood, 1990
  • Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (also known as The Young Girls Turn 25), 1993
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Nicholas, Dallas, CBS, 1985-1986
  • Daniel Espinoza, Santa Barbara, 1988
  • Professor Peterson, Superboy (also known as The Adventures of Superboy), 1989-1990
  • Movies
  • Robert Stone, Kiss Me and Die (also known as The Savage Curse and Thriller: Kiss Me and Die), 1974
  • Miniseries
  • Chopin, "Notorious Woman," Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1975
  • Lafcadio Hearn, In Search of My Soul's Home, NHK (Japan), 1983
  • Saskia, Les filles du Lido, 1995
  • Pilots
  • Pierre, Return to Fantasy Island (also known as Fantasy IslandII), ABC, 1978
  • Specials
  • You're the Top, CBS, 1956
  • Himself, The 34th Annual Academy Awards, 1962
  • Caliph Abdullah, Kismet, ABC, 1967
  • A Salute to Television's 25th Anniversary, ABC, 1972
  • Robert Stone, The Savage Curse (also known as Kiss Me and Die), ABC, 1974
  • Award presenter, America's Dance Honors, ABC, 1990
  • The Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1994
  • (Uncredited) Himself, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • (Archive footage) Bourne to Dance, Channel 4, 2001
  • Himself, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • The Garry Moore Show, 1961
  • The Ed Sullivan Show, 1962
  • Guest host, "Shindig in Europe: Parts 1 & 2," Shindig, 1965-1966
  • The Andy Williams Show, 1967
  • The Carol Burnett Show, 1968
  • The Ed Sullivan Show, 1968
  • Mousey the Dip, "The Honeymooners: The Curse of the Cuckoo Thief," TheJackie Gleason Show, 1969
  • "Trial by Terror," Medical Center, 1970
  • Chris Lahani, "Death Is a Company Policy," Hawaii Five-0, 1972
  • "Tico Taco, MD," Medical Center, 1972
  • Captain Chuck "Cuddles" Corwin, "Anchors Aweigh," The Partridge Family, 1974
  • Captain Chuck "Cuddles" Corwin, " ... --- ... (S.O.S.)," The PartridgeFamily, 1974
  • Robert Stone, "Kiss Me and Die," Thriller, 1974
  • "The Last Performance," Medical Center, 1975
  • Carlo Indrezzano, "Death in Disguise," Wonder Woman, 1978
  • Bernard DeJardine, "Fox Trap," CHiPs, 1983
  • Brett Cole, "The Showgirl Murders," Matt Houston, 1983
  • Clark Sawyer, "Waltz of Death," Matt Houston, 1984
  • Angelo Spinelli, "Lost and Found," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1984
  • Eric Bowman, "Weave a Tangled Web," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • Max Bernard, "Extra! Extra!," Last of the Summer Wine, BBC, 1997
  • Also appeared in Hell Town.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Morgan Evans, The Corn Is Green, Chicago, IL, 1969
  • King Arthur, Camelot, Sullivan, IL, 1973
  • Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Sullivan, IL, 1974
  • Essex, Elizabeth the Queen, Buffalo Arena Theatre, NY, 1977
  • El Gallo, The Fantastiks, Dallas Summer Musical Theatre, Dallas, TX, 1977
  • The Passion of Dracula, Queen's Theatre, London, 1978-1979
  • Stop the World I Want to Get Off, Burt Reynolds Theatre, Jupiter,FL, 1983-1984
  • Michael, I Do! I Do!, Dallas, TX, 1985
  • Necessities of Life (AIDS benefit), Embassy Theatre, Los Angeles,1992 and 1993
  • The King and I, 1995
  • Also appeared as Rochester, Jane Eyre, British production; Riff, West Side Story, British production.
  • Major Tours
  • Company (two-act musical), U.S. cities, 1971-1972
  • Rene Gallimard, M. Butterfly, U.K. cities, 1992
  • Albums
  • Recorded George Chakiris; Memories Are Made of These; The Gershwin Song Book; West Side Story's Dynamic....

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