Michael Constantine BioGraphy

His’s birth name is Gus Efstratiou. He was born on May 22, 1927. And he died on August 31, 2021. He was an American actor. He played a long-suffering high school principal notably for his television work on ABC’s comedy-drama, Room 222. His character was well liked by the audience. He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1970 for starring in the comedy-drama, Room 222. Apart from this, he was recognized by Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He played the character of Night Court Magistrate Matthew J. Sirota in the 1976 sitcom Sirota Court. And he received his second Golden Globe nomination for this character. His greatest recognition came from the 2002 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, in which he played Costas “Gus” Portoklos, the Windex bottle-toting Greek father of Tola Portoklos (Nia Vardalos). In 2016, he reprized his role as Gus Portoklos in I’m My Big Fat Greek Wedding part 2.

Michael Constantine BioGraphy

His’s birthplace is Reading, Pennsylvania. His father’s name is Theoharis Ioannides and mother’s name is Andromache Efstratiou. His father was a steel worker. His parents were immigrants from Greece. He was the only child of his parents. His’s family relationship was very good with all the members of his family. His’s family was definitely related to the middle-class family, but also worked hard for the happiness of his family. His’s parents helped him a lot to choose a film career and they also helped him physically and financially.There is no specific information available on the Internet about his’s parents so far, but it is definitely known. He follows the beliefs of Christianity only. He was very fond of acting since his childhood, due to which he thought of making a career in the acting world from his childhood and started searching for his good future. He had also worked in many movies and television series.

Education Qualification

So far, there is no specific information available about the education received by him. It is being told that he could not complete his studies in view of the financial condition of his family, but how much truth is there in this matter, it has not been disclosed till now. As soon as we get the information, we will definitely update this article.


He started his career from the New York stage. He began his career as an understudy Paul Muni in Inherit the Wind from the 1950s. He played character roles on and off Broadway in his mid-twenties. When he was in the early stages of his career, he supplemented his income as a night watchman and shooting-gallery barker. His’s first film in his career was The Last Mile in 1959. He made a small appearance in the 1961 film The Hustler , which was a memorable supporting role . He starred in Perry Mason (American legal drama series) in 1964 and 1965 as an assassin both times.Michael starred in “The Case of the Blonde Bonanza” wannabe private eye Dillard. He then appeared in “The Case of the Runaway Racer”, playing the role of Puppy Ryan.

Personal Life

He married Juliana McCarthy in 1953. Juliana McCarthy was an actress. The couple met on a set. Where both were sitting their hearts to each other. Juliana McCarthy gave birth to two children of him, whose names are Thea Eileen and Brendan Neal. He divorced Juliana McCarthy in 1969. After that he married Kathleen Christopher in 1974.However, in 1980, he divorced Kathleen Christopher. He studied acting with such famous mentors as Howard da Silva.

Real Name Michael Constantine
Other Name Michael
Date Of Death August 31, 2021
Date Of Birth May 22, 1927
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Gender Male
Birth Place Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Profession Actor
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Died Place Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
year active 1953–2016
Father Name Theoharis Ioannides
Mother Name Andromache Efstratiou
Sister Name
Brother Name
Children Name
  • Brendan Constantine
  • Thea Constantine
Spouse Name
  • Julianna McCarthy (m. 1953; div. 1969)​
  • Kathleen Christopher (divorced)
School Name Update soon
College Name Update soon
Qualification Update soon
 Physical Status
Michael Constantine BioGraphy Cover Pic
Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) approx
Weight 75 kg approx
Body Type Fit
Eye Color Black
Hair Color White
Biceps Size Approx 40 inches
Waist size Approx 44 inches
Bust size Approx 30 inches
Body Color White
Relationship Status
Married Status Divorce
Any Affair Yet Not
Spouse Name
  • Julianna McCarthy (m. 1953; div. 1969)​
  • Kathleen Christopher (divorced)
Partner  Name

Net Worth

Talking about the property of him, after his death, he has left behind a property of $ 17 million/

Cause of Death

He died on August 31, 2021 at the age of 94 at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania, US.

Physical Appearance

According to the information received, about the physical appearance of him. He is a very attractive and handsome actor when he was young. His body fitness was very strong. His’s height is around 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m) and if we talk about his weight, then he weighs about 75 kilograms. After all this, his’s hair color is white and eye color is also black. Michael’s body color is fair and he has not got any tattoo done on his body.

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