Who is George Chakiris?
George Chakiris was born in Norwood, Ohio USA, on September 16, 1934 – his zodiac sign is Virgo and he holds American citizenship. He is a former actor, singer and dancer, who gained recognition after playing Bernardo in the 1961 musical detective film “West Side Story”, which was written by Ernest Lehman and Arthur Laurents, and directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. The film also starred Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer, and followed two young people from separate New York gangs who fell in love – it was a huge success as it won 28 awards including 10 Oscars and was nominated for ten more awards.
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For his performance, George won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
Where is he now?
George retired from acting and dancing in 1996 and has since lived a presumably peaceful life at his home in Los Angeles, California.
Childhood and education
George was raised as an only child in Norwood by his father Steven Chakiris who was an insurance agent and his mother Zoe Anastasiadou who was a homemaker – both of his parents emigrated from Greece before he was born.
George became interested in acting while attending high school in Tucson, as he was a member of the school’s drama club and appeared in several plays there, however, he still wanted to pursue a college education rather than focus on the theater, so to registration. in 1952, he enrolled in a university, but only spent a year there before realizing that acting was indeed his true calling – he moved to Hollywood in Los Angeles where he began to working in a department store while practicing his acting and dancing skills at night.
George has been credited with around 60 appearances in movies and TV series and we are going to mention some of his most notable roles in this article.
He made his first film appearance in 1947, when he played the Choir Boy in the biopic “Song of Love”, then made two uncredited appearances in the biographical film “The Great Caruso” in 1951, and another biographical film “Stars and Stripes Forever”. in 1952. In 1953, he played George Kerris in the musical fantasy film “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T” which was followed by uncredited appearances in eight films, some of which were the musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, a another musical. the comedy “Give a Girl a Break” and the musical “There’s No Business Like Show Business”.
He began making credited appearances in 1962 after his role in “West Side Story”, in films such as the romantic comedy “Two and Two Make Six” and the romantic drama “Diamond Head”.
He portrayed Balam in the film “Kings of the Sun” in 1963 and appeared in three films in 1964 – the Italian crime film “La Ragazza di Bube”, the fiction film “Flight from Ashiya” and the British war film “633 Squadron”. Some of his next roles were in the French comedy “La Joconde aété volée” (“The Mona Lisa was stolen”) in 1966, the French musical “Les Jeunes Filles de Rochefort” (“Les Demoiselles de Rochefort”) in 1967 and the American thriller “The Big Cube” in 1969.
Three of his last film roles before retiring were in the drama “Why Not Stay for Breakfast” in 1979, the comedy “Jekyll and Hyde…Together Again” in 1982 and the vampire film “Pale Blood” in 1990.
Roles in television series
George made his first television series appearance in 1956, when he appeared as a dancer in the “You’re the Top” episode of the “Ford Star Jubilee” anthology series – this was followed by his appearances in single episodes of both “The Carol Burnett Show” and “The Jackie Gleason Show”, respectively in 1968 and 1969.
He then guest-starred as Alex Solkin in three episodes of the medical drama “Medical Center,” and later portrayed Chris Lahani in the critically acclaimed police procedural series “Hawaii Five-O.” Most of George’s subsequent roles were in single episodes of various series, such as 1974’s musical “The Partridge Family”, 1978’s fantasy drama “Fantasy Island”, and 1983’s crime drama “CHiPs”.
The year 1984 saw him star in five series, including the crime drama “Matt Houston”, the soap opera “One Life to Live” and the drama “The Scarecrow and Mrs. King”.
He began playing secondary character Nicholas in the critically acclaimed soap opera series “Dallas” in 1986 – the series starred Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval and Patrick Duffy, and followed a wealthy Texan who works with oil and who manipulated and blackmailed the people of Texas. “Dallas” has won 47 awards, including a Golden Globe, and been nominated for 82 more.
Three of George’s last TV series roles before retiring from filmmaking were in the 1992 episode “Chances Are” of the action drama “Human Target,” in which he played Robillard, the miniseries” Les Filles du Lido” in which he played Saskia in 1995 and the 1996 episode “Extra! Plus!” from the British sitcom “Last of the Summer Wine” in which he plays Max Bernard.
Here I am with Marilyn Monroe. Full size (8×10) photos of me are available on my website and you can choose to have them signed by me.https://t.co/UHAL67NKaC pic.twitter.com/FVzgDtrI3t
—George Chakiris (@GeorgeChakiris_) October 9, 2018
Who is his partner and is he gay?
George has kept most details of his love life hidden from the media since launching his acting career as a teenager, however, it is widely believed among Hollywood actors and actresses that George is gay – even popular movie and TV ranking website IMDb featured George in their “500 Gay Actors and Personalities” list. Many people on the internet have claimed to have seen George with several male partners, while being rather too close to them in clubs and bars in Los Angeles – some have even claimed that George secretly married his longtime partner in the 2000s, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims.
As George has not commented on any of these rumors, he has been single since September 2020, has not married, and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
George started designing silver jewelry as a hobby and turned it into a job in 2012 – some photos of his work can be found uploaded to his Instagram account.
Traveling was his main hobby during his career, and George’s work as an actor and dancer took him all over the world, including countries like Japan (Asia), Norway ( Europe) and Canada.
He enjoys playing various games such as darts and billiards, and is also an avid ice skater and skier.
George is an animal lover and has had several pet dogs.
He has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are the late Robin Williams, Will Smith and Emma Watson, and some of the films he loves to watch the most are ‘Good Will Hunting’, ‘Seven Pounds’ and the ‘Harry Potter franchise’. “.
age and size
George’s age is 86. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m) and he weighs around 165 pounds (75 kg).
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be over $24 million.