Michael Constantine dies at the age of 94, Michael won the Emmy Award for his role of Principal on James L. Brooks’ ‘room 222’ a show which was head of its time.
Michael Constantine who played 1970s “Room 222” and who also played the role as Windex-Spritzing father of Nia Vardalos role in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding, died at the age of 94.
Michael Constantine died on 31st August in his home in his native reading at his home in Pennsylvania as per the announcement by his family. Family said that he had been ill for some time.
Michael was son of Greek immigrants, Michael would be warmly remembered roles in his different appearances such as Gus Portokalos, he played this role as the husband of Lainie Kazan’s Maria Poortokalos in box-office hit “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and also in the sequel of it in 2016.
“My Big Fat Greek Wedding” made $5 million and was released in 2002, grossed around $370 million worldwide.
In an Interview by Michael he recalled in 2016, “I had to audition for the part, Before that, I asked to read the script, because I was very leery. I didn’t know Nia then [she also penned the screenplay], and I was anxious about someone writing some Greek thing. Was it going to be baloney or was it going to be something by somebody who really knows Greeks? So I read the script and I said, ‘Yes, this person obviously knows Greeks.’”
Michael Constantine as Gux was famous for thinking that Windex is the cure for any tyep of disease. He said. ““I’m actually sick of Windex. There must have been hundreds of bottles sent to me, and then there were all those people who asked me to autograph their Windex bottles.”
A tribute tweet as tweeted by Nia Vardalos to the man who played her boisterous Greek Father. she Wrote on twitter saying ” “Michael Constantine, the dad to our cast-family, a gift to the written word, and always a friend. Acting with him came with a rush of love and fun. I will treasure this man who brought Gus to life. He gave us so much laughter and deserves a rest now. We love you Michael.”
Michael Constantine, the dad to our cast-family, a gift to the written word, and always a friend. Acting with him came with a rush of love and fun. I will treasure this man who brought Gus to life. He gave us so much laughter and deserves a rest now. We love you Michael. 🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/PV0sIBtaUX— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) September 9, 2021