Michael Constantine was a wildly talented performer in the field of acting, widely acclaimed for his role as Kostas Portokalos in the film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” released in 2002. He had been actively working as an actor before he broke through in the ABC show “Room 222” where he played the role of Principal Seymour Kaufman. Soon after, he received a role in the 1976 sitcom titled “Sirota’s Court” where he acted as a night court magistrate and for which he received a Golden Globes Award nomination.
Michael Constantine Age and Place of Birth
On the 22nd of May, Constantine was born to his parents who were Greek immigrants in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1927. He celebrated his 96th birthday earlier this year but only recently on the 31st of August, he passed away at his home of birth after being down with an illness for a long time.
Michael Constantine Early Life and Education
Constantine’s childhood home was presumptively Pennsylvania given that this is where he was born. There is no information detailing where he went to school or whether or not he graduated.
Constantine married his first wife Julianna McCarthy with whom he bore two children when he was actively working to get his acting career off the ground. However, the two got divorced in 1969 when his career was finally taking a turn for the better, and Constantine got remarried to Kathleen Christopher, but their union also did not last as anticipated.
Michael Constantine Career
Constantine’s career took off when he played a substitute role to Paul Muni in the Broadway show “Inherit the Wind” back in the early 1950s and the role he played in the film “Room 222” in 1969, earned him an Emmy nomination and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Constantine’s popularity and fame came in when he was featured as the Windex bottle-toting humorous patriarch of the family in the film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” in 2002 as well as part two of the same movie that first showed in 2016.
He appeared in other movies including Gunsmoke (1955), The Last Mile (1961), and Perry Mason (1964) among several other films.
Michael Constantine Net Worth and Assets
Constantine’s acting career earned him a reasonable amount of money over the years. His net worth when he passed away was an estimated range of $1million-$2million.
|Real Name||Michael Constantine|
|Age||96 at the time of his death
|Place of Birth||Reading, Pennsylvania|