Michael Constantine

Michael Constantine

Highest Rated: 98% The Hustler (1961)

Lowest Rated: 0% Deadfall (1993)

Birthday: May 22, 1927

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

A ruddy-complexioned, burly character player of TV and films whose work has run the gamut from comedy to Mafia dons, Michael Constantine is best recalled for playing Seymour Kaufman, principal of Walt Whitman High School, on "Room 222" (ABC, 1969-1974), as well as other agita-afflicted characters and ethnic types. He began his career on the New York stage and in the mid-1950s as understudy to Paul Muni in "Inherit the Wind." (While in the cast, he met and married actress Juliana McCarthy.) By the late 50s, Constantine had broken into feature films, playing a convict in "The Last Mile" (1959), a Mickey Rooney vehicle. He was memorable as Big John in "The Hustler" (1961), and as a former G.I. searching for a long-lost love in Italy in "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" (1969). Constantine was a Jew fleeing the Nazis in "Voyage of the Damned" (1976), and more recently was a judge in "The Juror" and the gypsy who places a curse on the driver who killed his daughter in "Stephen King's Thinner" (both 1996).

Highest rated movies

The Hustler
Voyage of the Damned
The Reivers
The North Avenue Irregulars
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Prancer
Hawaii
In the Mood

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
27% 53% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Gus (Character) $59.6M 2016
No Score Yet 47% Expecting Amish Executive Producer - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Non-Stop Executive Producer - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Promise of Tomorrow 1940-1960 Unknown (Character) - 2009
76% 73% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Gus Portokalos (Character) $241.4M 2002
No Score Yet 36% WW3 Yuri Zenkovsky (Character) - 2001
18% 31% The Juror Judge Weitzel (Character) $21.8M 1996
15% 30% Stephen King's Thinner Tadzu Lempke (Character) $15.3M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Because Mommy Works Elliot (Character) - 1994
0% 26% Deadfall Frank (Character) $9.2K 1993
42% 74% My Life Bill Ivanovich (Character) $27.5M 1993
67% 58% Prancer Mr. Stewart/Santa (Character) $18.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Leap of Faith Doctor Rudolph (Character) - 1988
64% 66% In the Mood Mr. Wisecarver (Character) $709.1K 1987
No Score Yet 52% Pray for Death Mr. Newman (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Tapes Frank Yost (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crisis in Mid-Air Frank Piovano (Character) - 1979
78% 80% The North Avenue Irregulars Marv (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pirate Yashir (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid Dr. Silver (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet 79 Park Avenue Ben Savitch (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twin Detectives Ben Sampson (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wanted: The Sundance Woman Dave Riley (Character) - 1976
83% 53% Voyage of the Damned Luis Clasing (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy of Terror Jacob Horowitz (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Night That Panicked America Jess Wingate (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Night Caller Dr. Mayhill (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enter Horowitz Jacob Horowitz (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Cruise Dr. Burke (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Rose Gunther (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Harvest Stefan Groza (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole Dr. Sweeney (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bait Captain Gus Maryk (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Single Frankie Ventura (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Impatient Heart Murray Kane (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 47% Violent City (The Family)(Città violenta) Unknown (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 36% Justine Memlik Pasha (Character) - 1969
60% 59% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium Jack Harmon (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 36% Don't Drink the Water Commissar Krojack (Character) - 1969
80% 49% The Reivers Mr. Binford (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Enemy Hands Ladislov (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dirty Heroes Sgt Rudolph Petrowsky (Character) - 1968
42% 41% Skidoo Leech (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Enemy Country Ladislov (Character) - 1968
67% 54% Hawaii Mason (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beau Geste Rostov (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quick, Before It Melts Mikhail Drozhensky (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Island of Love Andy (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lonnie Gage (Character) - 1963
98% 93% The Hustler Big John (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Mile Ed Werner (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
0% No Score Yet My Big Fat Greek Life Unknown (Character) 2003
8% No Score Yet In-Laws Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Spirit Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Harvey Falk (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1988 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Airwolf Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1984
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1985
No Score Yet 93% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Dr. Dan Hickey (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Ralph (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 222 Principal Seymour Kaufman (Character) 1969-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Al Davies (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Mike Cooper (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Bill Green (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet 88% The Good Guys Larry Tomack (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Baca (Guest Star) 1968 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flying Nun Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Ernie Svoboda (Guest Star) 1965-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet 12 O'Clock High Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Leslie Merkle (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Favorite Martian Unknown (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days George Burnett (Character) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Dillard (Guest Star) 1964-1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Sheriff Charlie Koch (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Sylvio Fiore (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas John Marshak (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Hata - Town Elder (Guest Star) 1962-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Engineer Anderson (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961

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