Michael Constantine was an American actor Know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
|Birthdate ( Age)||22 May 1927|
|Died||31 August 2021|
|Place of Birth||Reading, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Spouse/Partner||Kathleen Christopher (m. 1974–1980), Julianna McCarthy (m. 1953–1969)|
|Children||Brendan Constantine, Thea Constantine|
|Parents||Name Not Known|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Last Update||September 2021|
Michael Constantine was an American actor. He is most widely recognized for his portrayal of Kostas “Gus” Portokalos, the Windex bottle–toting Greek father of Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), in the film My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002).
After the conclusion of Room 222, Constantine portrayed night court magistrate Matthew J. Sirota on the 1976 sitcom Sirota’s Court, receiving his second Golden Globe nomination.
Early Life and Family
Michael Constantine was Born on May 22, 1927 in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Andromache (née Fotiadou) and Theocharis Ioannides Efstratiou (a steel worker), both immigrants from Greece.He studied acting with such prominent mentors as Howard Da Silva and played character roles on and off Broadway in his mid-twenties, supplementing his income as a night watchman and shooting-gallery barker.
Michael Constantine Wife, Is Michael Constantine Married ?
Constantine was married twice throughout his life.He first married with actress Julianna McCarthy in 1953.McCarthy was best known for starring in the soap opera The Young and The Restless playing the role of Liz Foster for over a decade.Constantine and McCarthy had two children, Thea, and Brendan Constantine.They divorced in 1969 and he remarried Kathleen Christopher five years later.However, the pair separated in 1974.
Michael Constantine Net Worth
Michael Constantine was an American actor has an estimated Net Worth arround $4 Million 2021.
He began his career on the New York stage and in the mid-1950s as understudy to Paul Muni in Inherit the Wind. In 1959, he appeared in his first film, The Last Mile (1959). He had a small but memorable supporting role in The Hustler (1961).
In 1964 and 1965, Constantine appeared on Perry Mason, both times as the murderer. He played the role of wannabe private eye Dillard in “The Case of the Blonde Bonanza”, then he played Pappy Ryan in “The Case of the Runaway Racer”.
In 1967, he appeared in the first part of “The Judgment”, the two-episode conclusion of The Fugitive, starring David Janssen. Constantine played a long-suffering anti-organized-crime agent in Walt Disney’s caper film The North Avenue Irregulars (1979), where he appeared alongside Edward Herrmann and Cloris Leachman. He also played an organized crime mobster who worked for Frank Nitti in the television version of The Untouchables.
He played Santa Claus in Prancer (1989). In 1993, Constantine appeared in the independent drama Question of Faith, starring Anne Archer and Sam Neill. He played Tadzu Lempke in Stephen King’s Thinner (1996). In 2002, he enjoyed an unexpected comeback as the Windex-toting Gus Portokalos in the hit movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, a role he reprised on the short-lived television series My Big Fat Greek Life, and a sequel film with the original cast, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which was released on March 25, 2016.
Cause of Death
Michael Constantine passed away from natural causes at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania, his family confirmed.The 94-year-old reportedly battled an undisclosed illness for several years.Tributes from the entertainment world have poured in as news of Constantine’s death emerged.
Actress Nia Vardalos, who starred as Portokalos, tweeted: “Michael Constantine, the dad to our cast-family, a gift to the written word, and always a friend. Acting with him came with a rush of love and fun.