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Michael Constantine

Constantine with Lloyd Haynes in Room 222, 1969.
Personal information
Birth nameConstantine Ioannides
Birth dateMay 22, 1927(age 89)
Place of birthReading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
SpouseJulianna McCarthy (1953-69; divorced; 2 children)

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Michael Constantine (born May 22, 1927) is an American actor.

He is probably now best known for his portrayal of Gus Portokalos, the Windex bottle-toting Greek father of Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), in the 2002 surprise hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

Prior to that, he was well-known for his extensive TV work, especially as the long-suffering high school principal Seymour Kaufman on Room 222 for which he won an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actor in 1970. He played a night court magistrate, Matthew J. Sirota, on the brief 1976 sitcom Sirota's Court.

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