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Michael Constantine

Michael Constantine

  • Born on
    • May 22nd, 1927
  • Died on
    • August 31st, 2021
Michael Constantine (born Gus Efstratiou (Ευστρατίου); May 22, 1927 – August 31, 2021) was an American actor. He is most widely recognized for his portrayal of Kostas "Gus" Portokalos, the Windex bottle-toting Greek father of Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Earlier, he earned acclaim for his television work, especially as the long-suffering high school principal, Seymour Kaufman, on ABC's comedy-drama, Room 222, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1970; he was again recognized by the Emmy Awards, as well as the Golden Globe Awards, the following year. After the conclusion of Room 222, Constantine portrayed night court magistrate Matthew J. Sirota on the 1976 sitcom Sirota's Court, receiving his second Golden Globe nomination. Constantine reprised his role as Gus Portokalos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Constantine, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Filmography

Acting (23 Credits)

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2016My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 as Kostas "Gus" Portokalos
2003My Big Fat Greek Life as Gus Portokalos
2002My Big Fat Greek Wedding as Kostas "Gus" Portokalos
1996Thinner as Tadzu Lempke
1996The Juror as Judge Weitzel
1993My Life as Bill Ivanovich
1993Deadfall as Frank
1989Prancer as Mr. Stewart / Santa
1987In the Mood as Mr. Wisecarver
1985Pray for Death as Mr. Newman
1979The North Avenue Irregulars as Marv
1976Voyage of the Damned as Luis Clasing
1975The Night That Panicked America as Jess Wingate
1975Peeper as Anglich
1974Death Cruise as Dr. Burke
1969Room 222 as Seymour Kaufman
1969The Reivers as Mr. Binford
1969Don't Drink the Water as Krojack
1969If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium as Jack Harmon
1968Skidoo as Leech
1966Beau Geste as Rostov
1966Hawaii as Mason
1961The Hustler as Big John

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