Michael Constantine

Highest Rated: 98% The Hustler (1961)
Lowest Rated: 0% Deadfall (1993)
Birthday: May 22, 1927
Birthplace: Not Available
Though frequently cast in Jewish roles, actor Michael Constantine was actually of Greek extraction. The son of a steel worker, Constantine studied acting with such prominent mentors as Howard DaSilva. The prematurely balding Constantine was playing character roles on and off Broadway in his mid-twenties (he was the Darrow counterpart in the original production of Compulsion), supplementing his income as a night watchman and shooting-gallery barker. In 1959, slightly weary of being ignored by callous Broadway producers and casting directors, Constantine appeared in his first film, The Last Mile (1959), thereby launching a cinematic career that has endured into the mid-1990s. Michael Constantine is perhaps best known for his extensive TV work, notably his four-season (1969-1974) stint as long-suffering high school principal Seymour Kaufman on Room 222 and his starring appearance as night-court magistrate Matthew J. Sirota on the brief 1976 sitcom Sirota's Court.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Gus $52.1M 2016
No Score Yet Ghetto Child Actor 2014
76% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Gus Portokalos $241.3M 2002
No Score Yet WW3 Yuri Zurkovsky 2001
15% Stephen King's 'Thinner' Tadzu Lempke 1996
19% The Juror Judge Weitzel 1996
42% My Life Bill Ivanovich 1993
0% Deadfall Frank 1993
67% Prancer Mr. Stewart 1989
No Score Yet Leap of Faith Dr. Rudolph 1988
64% In the Mood (The Woo Woo Kid) Mr. Wisecarver 1987
No Score Yet Pray for Death Mr. Newman 1985
No Score Yet Forty Days of Musa Dagh Taaat Pasha 1983
No Score Yet Silent Rebellion Actor 1982
No Score Yet Fear in the City Actor 1981
78% The North Avenue Irregulars Marv 1979
No Score Yet Summer of My German Soldier Harry Bergen 1978
89% Voyage of the Damned Clasing 1976
No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman Actor 1976
No Score Yet Peeper (Fat Chance) Anglich 1975
No Score Yet Death Cruise Actor 1974
No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Dr. Sweeney 1972
No Score Yet Violent City (The Family)(Città violenta) Actor 1970
No Score Yet Justine Memlik Pasha 1969
60% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Jack Harmon 1969
No Score Yet The Reivers Binford 1969
No Score Yet Don't Drink the Water Krojack 1969
42% Skidoo Leech 1968
No Score Yet In Enemy Country Ladislov 1968
67% Hawaii Mason 1966
No Score Yet Island of Love Andy 1963
98% The Hustler Big John 1961

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Cold Case
2003-2010
Archie Randall
  • 2007
No Score Yet My Big Fat Greek Life
2003
Gus Portokalos
  • 2003
No Score Yet Judging Amy
1999-2005
Elias Kelikidis
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Barnett Joshua Berger Jewish Driver Dan Banett
  • 1994
  • 1992
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Jim Scinta
  • 1993
No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series
1987-1990
Ryan's Father
  • 1989
  • 1988
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Laslow Doby Sam Gibbons
  • 1988
  • 1985
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Jan Messic Leland
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Judge Hannibal Kearns
  • 1986
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
George E. Mulch George Mulch
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Dr. Dan Hickey
  • 1985
No Score Yet Mama's Family
1983-1990
Judge
  • 1984
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
Max Wyatt
  • 1981
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
1976-1983
Campbell Dr. Ciotti
  • 1981
  • 1979
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Don Scalesi
  • 1974
No Score Yet Night Gallery
1970-1973
Wellman
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Mike Cooper
  • 1971
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
1970-1975
Bill Green
  • 1971
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Janos
  • 1969
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Baca Meek
  • 1968
  • 1963
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Harry Brancusi
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Art Howe Wyckliff Ernie
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Heinrich
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Leslie
  • 1966
No Score Yet My Favorite Martian
1963-1966
Leonardo Da Vinci Det. Harry Collins
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Sheriff Charlie Koch
  • 1964

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