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      George Chakiris

      George Chakiris

      Highest Rated: 98% The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

      Lowest Rated: 62% Not to Forget (2021)

      Birthday: Sep 16, 1934

      Birthplace: Norwood, Ohio, USA

      A talented stage and screen dancer, actor George Chakiris rose from the chorus to the role of Bernardo, leader of the Sharks, in the celebrated film version of "West Side Story" (1961). His fiery turn won him an Academy Award, but did not translate into lasting fame. After a sporadic career in Hollywood as heroic young men of various nationalities in "Diamond Head" (1963) and "Kings of the Sun" (1963), he made a handful of fine if little-seen European films, including the charming French musical "Young Girls of Rochefort" (1967), before settling into character turns as heels or middle-aged Lotharios on American primetime and daytime television. He often cited "West Side Story" as his proudest accomplishment. It was undoubtedly the finest showcase for his dancing skills and magnetic screen presence, which went untouched in the half-century since the film's release.

      Highest rated movies

      The Young Girls of Rochefort poster
      The Young Girls of Rochefort
      West Side Story poster West Side Story White Christmas poster White Christmas Is Paris Burning? poster
      Is Paris Burning?
      Not to Forget poster Not to Forget




      62% 75% Not to Forget Bank Manager (Character) - 2021
      96% 93% Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Self $263.2K 2021
      No Score Yet 31% Pale Blood Michael Fury (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 72% Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again Self - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Not Stay for Breakfast? George Clark (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 100% Return to Fantasy Island Captain Claude Dumarque/Pierre (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Me and Die Robert Stone (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Savage Curse Robert Stone (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet 21% The Big Cube Johnny Allen (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day the Hot Line Got Hot Eric Ericson (Character) - 1969
      98% 84% The Young Girls of Rochefort Etienne (Character) $88.5K 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kismet Caliph Abdullah (Character) - 1967
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen Vincent (Character) - 1966
      71% 71% Is Paris Burning? GI in Tank (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet McGuire, Go Home! Haghios (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 57% 633 Squadron Lt. Erik Bergman (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 100% Bebo's Girl Bebo (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 29% Flight From Ashiya 2nd Lt. John Gregg (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 34% Kings of the Sun Balam (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 54% Diamond Head Dr. Dean Kahana (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two and Two Make Six Larry Curado (Character) - 1962
      92% 84% West Side Story Bernardo (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl Rush Chorus Boy (Character) - 1955
      77% 88% White Christmas Dancer in 'Mandy' and 'Love' numbers (Character) - 1954


      No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
      100% 79% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet 50% The Partridge Family Captain Chuck Corwin (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1968