Birthday: 09/16/1934 Year
Age: 80 years
Place of birth: Norwood, Ohio, USA
Nationality: United States
George Chakiris – American actor, singer and dancer, award-winning. His track record of more than 50 roles in movies and episodes of TV shows.
George Chakiris – comes from a family of Greek immigrants, was born September 16, 1934 in Norwood, Ohio. The boy grew talented, had a good dance and vocal. As a teenager, he participated in the shooting and his first film debut took place in 13 years. He sang in the choir for the film “The Love Song” (1947) with Katharine Hepburn in the title role.
World cinema bewitched George. He often took part in the film as a singer or a chorus dancer in dance productions. Growing up, Chakiris takes a job as a clerk, and in the evenings studying dance, takes acting lessons and vocal.
In 1953, he first worked with Marilyn Monroe. It was the work in the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, where he dances in the ballet troupe. It will be another work with Monroe in the film “Girl’s Best Friend – Diamonds”, as well as another dozen paintings in which he dances and sings. So talented young man noticed directors.
His first dramatic role he played in the film by James Clark “Under Fire.” After that Chakiris decides to conquer Broadway, and in 1958 moved to New York. There he goes and gets a casting role of Riff in “West Side Story” by Jerome Robbins. Almost 2 years he played at the theaters, until he was invited to the role of Bernardo in the television version of the play “West Side Story” (1961), for which Chakiris was awarded the “Golden Globe” as “Best Supporting Actor”.
From that moment began a stellar career of the actor. He was showered with invitations go out one by one his films. His role multifaceted actor and shooting made him ride on the world – he visited many countries. In parallel, George continued to dance and sing.
In the 70-xx xx-80 and he concentrated on music and television. Plays in the television series and participates in the TV show. Appeared one after another in the series of his participation, he worked in such famous series as “Dallas” and “Santa Barbara,” “Murder, She Wrote” and many others. His musical career was crowned with the release of multiple drives, the most famous of which is “George Chakiris”.
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