“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering Michael Constantine…

Posted on September 8, 2021 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Michael Constantine was a character actor best known for his recurring role as a principal in Room 222 and the affable parent in the My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise. He was also a prolific guest-star on the small screen for over two decades.

“`Constantine began his career on the New York stage. In the mid-1950s, He became an understudy to Paul Muni in Inherit the Wind and studied with such prominent thespians as Howard Da Silva. Constantine played a variety of characters on and off Broadway in his twenties, supplementing his income as a night watchman and shooting-gallery barker. He accepted a small but memorable supporting role in The Hustler. He also had parts in  If It’s Tuesday This Must Be Belgium, The Juror, Voyage of the Damned, Hawaii, and The Reivers.

“`On television, Constantine guest-starred in  Perry MasonMy Favorite Martian, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Untouchables, Death Valley Days, Bonanza, Hogan’s Heroes, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Virginian, The Fugitive, I Spy, The Odd Couple, The Invaders, Combat!, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Gunsmoke, The Streets of San Francisco, Mission: Impossible, Fantasy Island, and The Love Boat.

“`Michael Constantine (above right) was ninety-four.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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