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Michael Constantine


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 (2002). Before his appearance in that movie and the subsequent TV series based on it, he was primarily known for his portrayal of ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 Location! Location! (Short)
Gustav
 2009 Back in 10 (Short)
Bill
 2008 Pink Glasses (Short)
Dr.Love
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series)
Archie Randall '07
- Boy Crazy (2007) ... Archie Randall '07
 2006 Then Came You (Short)
Cole McAllister
 2003 My Big Fat Greek Life (TV Series)
Gus
- Greek Easter (2003) ... Gus
- Nick Moves Out (2003) ... Gus
- Big Night (2003) ... Gus
- The Free Lunch (2003) ... Gus
- Ariana (2003) ... Gus
 2002 In-Laws (TV Series)
Howard
- Married Christmas (2002) ... Howard
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Elias Kelikidis
- Beating the Bounds (2001) ... Elias Kelikidis
 2001 WW 3 (TV Movie)
Yuri Zenkovsky
 1997 Cosby (TV Series)
Zack
- Valentine's Day (1997) ... Zack
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
- The Using Game (1995)
 1994 Because Mommy Works (TV Movie)
Elliot
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
 1992-1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Joshua Berger / Dan Barnett
- Sanctuary (1994) ... Joshua Berger
- Trust (1992) ... Dan Barnett
 1993 Deadfall
Frank
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Jim Scinta
- A Dog and Pony Show (1993) ... Jim Scinta
 1990 By a Thread
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Angelo Busico
- The Language Barrier (1990) ... Angelo Busico
 1990 Island Son (TV Series)
 1990 Free Spirit (TV Series)
Winnie's Father
- Blast from the Past (1990) ... Winnie's Father
 1989 Prancer
Mr. Stewart / Santa
 1988 Hunter (TV Series)
Harvey Falk
- Payback (1988) ... Harvey Falk
 1985-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Laszlo Dolby / Ben Gibbons
- Wearing of the Green (1988) ... Laszlo Dolby
- Murder Takes the Bus (1985) ... Ben Gibbons
 1988 Leap of Faith (TV Movie)
Doctor Rudolph
 1988 Friday's Curse (TV Series)
Ray Dallion
- Pipe Dream (1988) ... Ray Dallion
 1988 Probe (TV Series)
Truman Smith the 3rd
- Plan 10 from Outer Space (1988) ... Truman Smith the 3rd
 1984-1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Ernie Petrolik / Dr. John Longstrand / Robert Corman
- Forever Hold Your Piece (1988) ... Ernie Petrolik
- The Disappearance of Harry the Hat (1984) ... Robert Corman
 1988 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
Lamonica
- Gilhooey's Is History (1988) ... Lamonica
 1987 In the Mood
Mr. Wisecarver
 1987 Airwolf (TV Series)
Dr. Vladimir Bronski - Special Guest Star
- Stavograd: Part 2 (1987) ... Dr. Vladimir Bronski - Special Guest Star
- Stavograd: Part 1 (1987) ... Dr. Vladimir Bronski - Special Guest Star
 1985-1987 MacGyver (TV Series)
Sam Leland / Hungarian Inspector Jan Messic
- Out in the Cold (1987) ... Sam Leland
 1986 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Judge Hannibal Kearns
- Death of the Flowers (1986) ... Judge Hannibal Kearns
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- Rosie (1986)
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series)
Victor Kroeger
- Prisioner of Paradise (1986) ... Victor Kroeger
 1986 Daniel and the Lion's Den (Video short) (voice)
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Dr. Dan Hickey
- The Good Doctor (1985) ... Dr. Dan Hickey
 1985 Pray for Death
Mr. Newman
 1985 Airwolf (TV Series)
President Marios Guzman
- Prisoner of Yesterday (1985) ... President Marios Guzman
 1984 Finder of Lost Loves (TV Series)
Mr. Harding
- Maxwell Ltd: Finder of Lost Loves Pilot (1984) ... Mr. Harding
 1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Spanish Gambit (1984)
 1984 Mama's Family (TV Series)
Judge Willard E. Packard
- Harper Versus Harper (1984) ... Judge Willard E. Packard
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Mel Hurock
- Hot Ice (1984) ... Mel Hurock
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Mr. Tomasino
- Faith, Hope & Charity (1983) ... Mr. Tomasino
 1983 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Charlie Haskins
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Police Chief
- The Beverly Woods Social Club (1983) ... Police Chief
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Virgil Sykes
- One Hundred Miles a Gallon (1983) ... Virgil Sykes
 1983 Amanda's (TV Series)
Krinsky
- All in a Day's Work (1983) ... Krinsky
 1982 Forty Days of Musa Dagh
Talaat Pasha
 1982 The Powers of Matthew Star (TV Series)
Giancarlo
- The Italian Caper (1982) ... Giancarlo
 1979-1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Dr. Arthur Ciotti / Brock Campbell / Dr. George Pendleton
- Gentle Into That Good Night (1981) ... Dr. George Pendleton
- Walk Softly Through the Night: Part 2 (1979) ... Brock Campbell
- Walk Softly Through the Night: Part 1 (1979) ... Brock Campbell
 1982 It Takes Two (TV Series)
Judge Beilin
- Turnabout (1982) ... Judge Beilin
 1981-1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Joe Lombardi / Sidney Kovac
- Beachhead (1982) ... Joe Lombardi
- Boomerang (1981) ... Sidney Kovac
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
- My Palikari (1982)
 1982 Darkroom (TV Series)
Monsieur de Paris
- Guillotine (1982) ... Monsieur de Paris
 1981 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Max Wyatt
- Brain Child (1981) ... Max Wyatt
 1981 Vega$ (TV Series)
Arnie Moss
- Time Bomb (1981) ... Arnie Moss
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie)
Jaime Yankelevich
 1980 The Love Tapes (TV Movie)
Frank Yost
 1980 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Joshua Templar
- Rogues to Riches/Stark Terror (1980) ... Joshua Templar
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Vansina
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Dr. Vansina
 1979 Crisis in Mid-air (TV Movie)
Frank Piovano
 1978 The Pirate (TV Movie)
Yashir
 1978 Summer of My German Soldier (TV Movie)
Harry Bergen
 1977 Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue (TV Mini-Series)
Ben Savitch
 1977 Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (TV Movie)
Dr. Silver
 1976 Voyage of the Damned
Luis Clasing
 1976 Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV Movie)
Dave Riley, Shopkeeper aka David Baker
 1976 Twin Detectives (TV Movie)
Ben Sampson
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Leo Robert Campbell
- The Adventure of the Wary Witness (1976) ... Leo Robert Campbell
 1976 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Dr. Eisner
- The Deadly Cure (1976) ... Dr. Eisner
 1976 Peeper
Anglich
 1975 Conspiracy of Terror (TV Movie)
Jacob Horowitz
 1975 The Night That Panicked America (TV Movie)
Jess Wingate
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series)
Ralph
- The Score (1975) ... Ralph
 1975 The Secret Night Caller (TV Movie)
Dr. Mayhill
 1975 The Manhunter (TV Series)
Warden Lewis
- Man in a Cage (1975) ... Warden Lewis
 1974 Death Cruise (TV Movie)
Dr. Burke
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Don 'Cheech' Frank Scalesi
- The Chinatown Murders: Part 2 (1974) ... Don 'Cheech' Frank Scalesi
- The Chinatown Murders: Part 1 (1974) ... Don 'Cheech' Frank Scalesi
 1974 Big Rose: Double Trouble (TV Movie)
Gunther
 1973 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Al Davies
- A Wrongful Death (1973) ... Al Davies
 1973 The Bait (TV Movie)
Captain Gus Maryk
 1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Charles Milaney
- A Terminal Career (1973) ... Charles Milaney
 1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Fred (segment "Love and the High School Sweetheart")
 1972 Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole (TV Movie)
Dr. Sweeney
 1972 Deadly Harvest (TV Movie)
Stefan Groza
 1971 Suddenly Single (TV Movie)
Frankie Ventura
 1971 The Impatient Heart (TV Movie)
Murray Kane
 1971 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Mike Cooper
- I Am Curious Cooper (1971) ... Mike Cooper
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Wellman (segment "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes")
 1971 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Bill Green
- Engrave Trouble (1971) ... Bill Green
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jay Johnson
- All the Old Familiar Faces (1970) ... Jay Johnson
 1965-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
John Halstead / Private Essex Kanin / Stavros Karas
- A Touch of Hands (1969) ... John Halstead
- The Death Wagon (1968) ... Private Essex Kanin
- The Dream of Stavros Karas (1965) ... Stavros Karas
 1969 Don't Drink the Water
Commissar Krojack
 1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Janos
- The Code (1969) ... Janos
 1969 Justine
Memlik Pasha
 1969 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Larry Tomack
- Once More Without Feeling (1969) ... Larry Tomack
 1968 Skidoo
Leech
 1968 In Enemy Country
Ladislov
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
Demetrios
- Two for Penny (1968) ... Demetrios
 1963-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Noah Meek / Baca
- The Gunrunners (1968) ... Noah Meek
- Old York (1963) ... Baca
 1968 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Juan
- Sister Lucky (1968) ... Juan
 1968 The Invaders (TV Series)
Dr. Martin Willard
- The Possessed (1968) ... Dr. Martin Willard
 1967 Ironside (TV Series)
Harry Brancusi
- The Man Who Believed (1967) ... Harry Brancusi
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series)
Sam McGinty
- Consignment, Betsy the Boiler (1967) ... Sam McGinty
 1967 Ghostbreakers (TV Movie)
Oscar Jensen
 1965-1967 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Arthur 'Art' Howe / Ben Wyckoff / Ernie Svoboda
- A Taste of Tomorrow (1966) ... Ben Wyckoff
- Everybody Gets Hit in the Mouth Sometimes (1965) ... Ernie Svoboda
 1965-1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Niri / Steve Jenkins
- Verdict for Terror (1967) ... Steve Jenkins
 1967 Combat! (TV Series)
Jacques Patron
- Entombed (1967) ... Jacques Patron
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Jacob Adams
- To Light a Candle (1966) ... Jacob Adams (as Mike Constantine)
 1966 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series)
Silvio
- Marked for Death (1966) ... Silvio
 1966 I Spy (TV Series)
Colonel Halouf / Plotkin
- Sparrowhawk (1966) ... Colonel Halouf
- A Gift from Alexander (1966) ... Plotkin
 1966 Hawaii
Mason, sailor
 1966 The Jean Arthur Show (TV Series)
Carnella
- The Lady or the Tiger (1966) ... Carnella
- Blackstone, Italian Style (1966) ... Carnella
 1966 12 O'Clock High (TV Series)
General Vorodenko
- Massacre (1966) ... General Vorodenko
 1966 Beau Geste
Rostov
 1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Leslie Merkle
- You Ought to Be in Pictures (1966) ... Leslie Merkle
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Colonel Shoner
- Don't Count on Tomorrow (1966) ... Colonel Shoner
 1965-1966 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Leonardo da Vinci / Collins
- The Case of the Missing Sleuth (1965) ... Collins
 1966 The Double Life of Henry Phyfe (TV Series)
Googie
- The Reluctant Lover (1966) ... Googie
 1966 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
Captain Heinrich
- It Takes a Thief... Sometimes (1966) ... Captain Heinrich
 1965-1966 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
George Burnet / John Chisum
- The Fastest Nun in the West (1966) ... George Burnet
- Paid in Full (1965) ... John Chisum
 1964-1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Pappy Ryan / Dillard
- The Case of the Runaway Racer (1965) ... Pappy Ryan
- The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (1964) ... Dillard
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Colin Kipner
- What Can Go Wrong (1965) ... Colin Kipner
 1965 Memorandum for a Spy (TV Movie)
Niri
 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Dr. Brand
- The Indestructible Man (1965) ... Dr. Brand
 1964-1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Watson
- Governor John M. Slaton (1964) ... Watson
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Joe Dix
- Counterweight (1964) ... Joe Dix
 1964 Quick Before It Melts
Mikhail Drozhensky
 1964 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Paul Hungerford
- Question: Remember the Dark Sins of Youth? (1964) ... Paul Hungerford
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Dr. Nova
- The Stefanini Dowry (1964) ... Dr. Nova
 1964 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Colonel Streight
- Escape (1964) ... Colonel Streight
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Sherriff Charlie Koch
- I am the Night - Color Me Black (1964) ... Sherriff Charlie Koch
 1963-1964 The Richard Boone Show (TV Series)
Barney Chapman
- The Arena: Part 2 (1964) ... Barney Chapman
- The Arena: Part 1 (1964) ... Barney Chapman
- Wall to Wall War (1963)
 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Dr. Graham / Dr. Fowler
- A Roll of the Dice (1964) ... Dr. Graham
- My Name Is Martin Burnham (1963) ... Dr. Fowler
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Sylvio Fiore
- Bonus Baby (1963) ... Sylvio Fiore
 1963 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Verducci
- A Black Dress for Gina (1963) ... Verducci
 1963 Lonnie
Gage
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Jamison
- And God Created Vanity (1963) ... Dr. Jamison
 1963 Channing (TV Series)
Nick
- No Wild Games for Sophie (1963) ... Nick
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Police Detective
- Hide and Seek (1963) ... Police Detective
 1963 Island of Love
Andy
 1961-1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Max Frivol / Marty Baltin / Seth Otis / ...
- Junk Man (1963) ... Max Frivol
- The Chess Game (1962) ... Marty Baltin
- The Matt Bass Scheme (1961) ... Seth Otis
- The King of Champagne (1961) ... Edmund Wald
- The Nick Moses Story (1961) ... Gino Carabello
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Marshak
- Trouble at French Creek (1963) ... Marshak
 1962-1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Hata - Town Elder / Aristos
- The Scapegoat (1963) ... Hata - Town Elder
- Wheresoever I Enter (1962) ... Aristos
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Judge Tower
- Tears for a Nobody Doll (1962) ... Judge Tower
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Anderson
- The Night That Nothing Happened (1962) ... Anderson
 1962 The Beachcomber (TV Series)
Maurice Martone
- Devil in Paradise (1962) ... Maurice Martone
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Ernest Miller
- A Distant Thunder (1962) ... Dr. Ernest Miller
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Vito Calageras
- Let Me Die Before I Wake (1962) ... Vito Calageras
 1961 The Defenders (TV Series)
Mr. Heinmiller
- The Attack (1961) ... Mr. Heinmiller
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Chief Swenson
- To Wear a Badge (1961) ... Chief Swenson
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Salvatore Tropolis
- A Piece of Tomorrow (1961) ... Salvatore Tropolis
 1961 The New Breed (TV Series)
Oscar Holloway
- The Compulsion to Confess (1961) ... Oscar Holloway
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Herbert Lorgan
- Markdown on a Man: Lenny Bircher (1961) ... Herbert Lorgan
 1961 The Hustler
Big John
 1958-1961 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Victor / George Calder / Committee Chairman
- Parole Granted (1961) ... Victor
- Miracle at Spring Hill (1959) ... George Calder
- The New Class (1958) ... Committee Chairman
 1961 The Asphalt Jungle (TV Series)
Joe Garfield
- The Fighter (1961) ... Joe Garfield
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Legend of Lovers (1960)
 1959 The Catholic Hour (TV Series)
Ponticianus
- The Confessions of St. Augustine (1959) ... Ponticianus
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Lt. Kopec
- Loan Shark (1959) ... Lt. Kopec
 1949 The Big Story (TV Series)
Miller
- The Theory of Murder ... Miller
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He and his ex-wife, Julianna McCarthy, have two children: Thea Eileen (Thea Constantine) and Brendan Neil (Brendan Constantine). See more »

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