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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 15 August 1925Fresno, California, USA
Birth NameKrekor Ohanian
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Connors was born on August 15, 1925 in Fresno, California, USA as Krekor Ohanian. He is an actor and producer, known for Mannix (1967), Tightrope (1959) and Sudden Fear (1952). He has been married to Mary Lou Willey since September 10, 1949. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Mary Lou Willey (10 September 1949 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

He attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.
He is of Armenian heritage.
His "Touch" nickname comes from his college basketball playing days.
Because of his Armenian heritage, Connors has been tapped by Armenian-American documentary film maker J. Michael Hagopian to narrate several of his documentaries on the Armenian genocide.
Best remembered by the public for his starring role in Mannix (1967).
Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Eye on Science Fiction" (McFarland & Co., 2003).
Has a son - Matthew Gunner Ohanion (b. November 1958) and a daughter - Dana Lee Connors (b. July 1960) with his wife, Marylou Connors (Mary Lou Riley).
He was with John Wayne the day that Wayne was offered the part of Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke (1955), turned it down and suggested James Arness for the role of the Dodge City marshal.
He has played the same character (Joe Mannix) in three different series: Mannix (1967), Here's Lucy (1968) and Diagnosis Murder (1993).
He is known to be a very private man.

Personal Quotes (2)

If nothing else...just do the right thing
[on Sudden Fear (1952)] There were days Joan [Crawford] looked so angry that I was afraid she was going to chuck something at Jack [Palance]. She put all this intensity into her performance instead, thank goodness. She pretended Gloria [Grahame] didn't exist, and I just tried to stay out of her way. I think David Miller [the director] found it all a trial, but he stayed on keel in spite of it. Not the easiest way to make movies, but exhilarating, I guess.

Salary (1)

Five Guns West (1955) $400

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