George Chakiris Overview:

Actor, George Chakiris, was born on Sep 16, 1934 in Norwood, OH. As of December 2023, George Chakiris was 89 years old.



George Chakiris was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for West Side Story (as Bernardo) in 1961.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1961Best Supporting ActorWest Side Story (1961)BernardoWon

George Chakiris's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #207 on Nov 15, 2011.

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Audiences sat up and took notice when they saw standing near Rosemary Clooney, arms crossed as she crooned ?Love, You Didn?t Do Right By Me.? Later, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his best known role, as Bernardo in WEST SIDE STORY (1961) Earlier this year, he published his m... Read full article

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George Chakiris Quotes:

Dr. Dean Kahanna: Wherever I am, how did you get here?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: This time you sent for me?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Did I?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Loud and clear.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Did I say why?
Dr. Dean Kahanna: Any woman who asks for a man and doesn't know she's asked for him doesn't have to tell me why. I know.

Dr. Dean Kahanna: All right Sloane, I know how you feel.
Dr. Dean Kahanna: [sobs drunkenly] Feel? That's just it, I don't feel. Anything. Paul must of loved me and I felt was a blank. I don't know how to love.

[last lines]
[last spoken lines, in French, using English subtitles]
Etienne: Hurry, they're waiting.
Delphine: Solange isn't here?
Etienne: Too bad.
Delphine: But we were to meet at noon.
Bill: It's nearly half past, get in!
Delphine: Wait. Here she comes!
Etienne: No, it's Josette.
Josette: Wait for me! Take me, I want to see Paris.
Etienne: Hop in.

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George Chakiris Facts
Often remembered as a "Latin Lover" type in Hollywood, but is actually the son of Greek immigrants.

Hit #110 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts with "Maria" in October of 1962.

Is portrayed by Glenn Quinn in Call Me Anna (1990) (TV).

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