George Chakiris

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Actor, singer (1932)
Mon Jun 13 2022
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George Chakiris is an Academy Award-winning actor known internationally for his role as Bernardo in West Side Story. He is also best recognized for the movies like 633 Squadron, Bebo's Girl, Kings of the Sun, Flight From Ashiya, The Big Cube, and many others.

He is also a singer apart from an actor and also known as the George Kerris in his relatives and friends circle.

The Early Life of George

Bebo's Girl actor was born on September 16, 1932, in Norwood. It is the second-most populous city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. He was born and raised in his own hometown. Also, he chose to make his career in his own homeland.

George Chakiris in his young age posing for the picture looking above
George Chakiris at a young age posing for the picture looking above. Photo source: MUBI

He was interested in singing from an early age. He thought of establishing his career in the field of singing but he later shifted to acting too because he does not believe in invade yourself one sector.

Family Details

Chakiris was born to the son of Steven Chakiris and Zoe Anastasiadou. He has not shared any information regarding his parent's professions on any media for the time being.

He prefers to have a low key in the case of his family and relatives. His parents must be well supportive and caring because they have supported him to fulfill his dream.

Net Worth 

George Chakiris has a total net worth of $24 million. He has access to such an amount through his successful career as an actor, and singer.

George Chakiris in his young age posing for the picture looking in a side
George Chakiris at a young age posed for a picture looking in the side. Photo source: The famous people

He does not have his own personal business or other kinds of stuff that generate money for him rather than his career. He is living a lavish and luxurious life through the money he has got access to.

George In the Kings of The Sun

The actor Chakiris has starred as the reel character Balam in the adventure drama movie kings of the sun. The movie was first released on December 18, 1963. His character in the drama movie was the main attraction point of the drama.

The movie describes the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the Native American tribe of chief Black Eagle clashes with the Mayan tribe of king Balam.

Social Media

George Chakiris is not active on social media. He does not have an account on social media as he has been recognized through his work rather than social media.

He prefers to keep his personal and related stuff away from the media. it might be the reason for not being active in the media.

Suffered from CHARGE syndrome

Kings of the Sun actor has been suffering from the CHARGE syndrome. This syndrome is a disorder that affects many areas of the body like the heart, coloboma, heart defects, atresia, and many more.

George Chakiris in his young age posing for the picture looking above
George Chakiris at a young age posed for the picture looking above and wearing a red shirt. Photo source: Sala66-- Tumbler

His fans and well wishes have created the website Chakiris for CHARGE Syndrome to raise awareness about and funds for this rare genetic condition.

Bebo of The Bebo's Girl

The Academy Award winner Chakiris has starred as the reel character Bebo in the novel-based movie Bebo's girl. It has made in the drama and romance genre and was first released on January 24, 1964, in Italy.

It is a historical fiction novel by Italian writer Carlo Cassola which was published in 1960 and was awarded that year's Premio Strega. The movie is about A country girl who becomes involved with a partisan, follows him, and stands by him even when sentenced for crimes.

Is George a Gay?

The singer Chakiris is not gay but has a straight sexual orientation. He never married anyone in his entire life. There is no information regarding his affairs and relationships as far.

George Chakiris in his old  age posing for the picture wearing spectacles
George Chakiris in his old age posing for the picture wearing spectacles. Photo source: The famous people

His past relationship and affairs have also not been rumored in the media as he was a shy and introverted person at a young age.

Famous Songs of Chakiris 

The Big Cube actor Chakiris has sung many songs apart from acting. He mainly sings songs based on the hip-hop and pop genres.

His famous songs include heart of a teenage girl, naked city theme,  it's not unusual, mon pays c'est le soleil, memories are made of this, it’s fun to be in love, and many more.

Chakris in White Christmas

It’s fun to be in love singer was appeared as the character of a dancer in the musical film White Christmas. It was released on October 14, 1954, in the United States and was made on the budget of $2 million and has also collected a good sum of money.

The 1954 musical film centers around a group of entertainers during World War II keen on spreading the holiday spirit to save a failing Vermont inn.

Golden Globe Award winner

Heart of a teenage girl singer has won two honorable awards on his acting journey for delivering an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working within the film industry.

George Chakiris in his young age posing for the picture carrying award on his hand
George Chakiris at a young age posing for a picture carrying an award in his hand. Photo source: Commet Over Hollywood

He has won the ''Golden Globe Award'' for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture in 1962 and the ''Academy Award'' for Best Supporting Actor in 1962.

Frédéric Chopin of Notorious Woman

Superboy actor Chakiris has starred as the reel character Frédéric Chopin in the American drama series Notorious Woman. It was released on November 3, 1974, in the United States.

Notorious Woman is a 1974 BBC television serial based on the life of the French author George Sand. The drama has only one season and the character of Chakris by a Frédéric Chopin was liked by many people.

Chakris at present

Memories are made of this singer who has now taken a break from the movie industry and singing field. He has starred in many famous movies and television series in his entire movie journey. He was active in the industry from 1947.

George Chakiris in his old age posing for the picture looking with one hand on his cheek and wearing spectacle
George Chakiris in his old age posing for the picture looking with one hand on his cheek and wearing spectacle. Photo source: Networth Highest salary

Chakiris had made his film debut at the age of twelve singing in the chorus of Song of Love. His last role was in a 1996 episode of the British sitcom Last of the Summer Wine before he retired. He is now 86 years old and lives in Los Angeles.

Famous TV Series of Chakiris

Flight From Ashiya actor has starred in many famous television series except movies through his incredible acting skills and talents.

His famous television series include Notorious Woman, Dallas, Thriller, and Superboy. He has also done many television shows.

Chakris in West Side Story

Golden Globe Award winner actor Chakiris has been well known for his appearance in the 1961 film version of West Side Story as Bernardo Nunez. It was first released on December 10, 2021, in the United States and become successful to collect $76 million at the box office.

West Side Story is a 1961 American musical romantic drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The movie is about the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy "Romeo and Juliet".

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