George Chakiris

Birthday: Sep 16, 1934
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in Ohio to Greek parents, George Chakiris made his first film appearance as an adolescent chorus singer in Song of Love (1947), the filmed biography of Robert and Clara Schumann. After receiving training as a dancer, Chakiris was given a few unbilled solo spots in such film musicals as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and White Christmas (1954). His roles increased in size after he became a dramatic actor in the late 1950s. Chakiris went on to win an Academy Award for his singing/dancing/acting portrayal of Puerto Rican gang leader Bernardo in West Side Story (1961), after which his starring career went into an unexpected eclipse. George Chakiris' television credits include a leading role (along with Anna Maria Alberghetti, Jose Ferrer and Barbara Eden) in a 1967 TV adaptation of Kismet; a co-starring stint with Rosemary Harris in Notorious Woman, a 1975 dramatization of the life of George Sand which premiered in the U.S. on PBS' Masterpiece Theatre; and a recurring role on the prime-time serial Dallas.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet West Side Story Presented By TCM Actor 2018
No Score Yet La ragazza di Bube (Bebo's Girl) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Les demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (Les demoiselles ont eu vingt cinq ans)(The Young Girls Turn 25) Actor 1992
No Score Yet Pale Blood Michael 1991
No Score Yet Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again Himself 1982
No Score Yet The Big Cube Johnny 1969
98% The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) Etienne 1968
No Score Yet Kismet Actor 1967
67% Is Paris Burning? (Paris brûle-t-il?) GI in Tank 1966
No Score Yet McGuire, Go Home! (The High Bright Sun) Actor 1965
No Score Yet Flight from Ashiya Lt. John Gregg 1964
No Score Yet 633 Squadron Lt. Erik Bergman 1964
No Score Yet Kings of the Sun Balam 1963
No Score Yet Diamond Head Dr. Dean Kahana 1963
No Score Yet The Girl Swappers Larry Curado 1962
94% West Side Story Bernardo 1961
85% Brigadoon Dancer 1954
76% White Christmas Specialty Dancer 1954
98% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Dancer 1953
No Score Yet Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The Feature Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Eric Bowman
  • 1989
No Score Yet Dallas
1978-1991
Nicholas
  • 1986
  • 1985
100% Wonder Woman (1976)
1975-1979
Carlo Indrezzati
  • 1979
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Partridge Family
1970-1974
Captain Chuck "Cuddles" Corwin Guest
  • 1974

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