George Chakiris

George Chakiris

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

Lowest Rated: 71% Is Paris Burning? (1966)

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 25% Pale Blood Michael Fury (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 72% Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again Himself (Character) - 1982
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 18% 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 Unknown (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mona Lisa Has Been Stolen Vincent (Character) - 1966
71% 72% Is Paris Burning? GI in Tank (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McGuire, Go Home! Haghios (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 29% Flight From Ashiya 2nd Lt. John Gregg (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 58% 633 Squadron Lt. Erik Bergman (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 100% Bebo's Girl Bebo (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 58% Diamond Head Dr. Dean Kahana (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 32% Kings of the Sun Balam (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

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Captain Chuck Corwin (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Surgeon Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1968

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