George Chakiris is a former American dancer, singer, and actor best remembered for his role as Bernardo in the Broadway musical ‘West Side Story.’
|Full Name||George Chakiris|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1934|
|Profession||Dancer, singer, and actor|
|Birth City||Norwood, Ohio|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Steven Chakiris|
|Mother Name||Zoe Chakiris|
|Filmography||West Side Story|
Marriage and Family
Steven and Zoe Chakiris have a son named George. He is a shy and introverted person. He has been able to effectively conceal his personal life. As of 2020, George is single. He is not the father of any children. He is, however, the godfather of Rita Monroe’s daughter from ‘West Side Story.’ There are no rumors about his married life or wife, and he must have good reasons to keep it a secret.
George Chakiris’s Net worth in 2022
As of 2022, George’s net worth is predicted to be approximately $24 million 2022. He was able to add this to his income via his work as an actor, singer-dancer, and jewelry designer. George works as a professional dancer. In 1947, he made his cinematic debut in the chorus of ‘Song of Love.’ For many years, he performed in a variety of minor roles, mostly as a dancer.
He featured in a number of musical films, including ‘The Great Caruso,’ ‘Second Chance,’ and ‘Call Me Madam,’ among others. Chakiris also appeared as a dancer in Marilyn Monroe’s films ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ and ‘Give a Girl a Break.’ He used to demand $100,000 per film as his payback then. His nightclub performance at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas led to him working in television production with Jose Ferrer in ‘Kismet.’
He also appeared in ‘The Hot Line Got Hot’ and ‘The Big Cube.’ Later, he appeared in a number of television sitcoms and films, including ‘Superboy,’ ‘Fantasy Island,’ ‘Pale Blood,’ ‘The Partridge Family,’ and many more. He was last seen on TV in the British sitcom ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ in 1996. For ‘West Side Story,’ he received the ‘Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor- Motion Picture.’
Hobby and way of life
George is a carefree and free-spirited individual. He had a strong desire to dance, which drove him to Hollywood. Because of dancing, he quits college after the first year. He worked in a department store’s advertising department during the day and practiced dance at night. George made his interest his career. He was fascinated in manufacturing sterling silver jewelry, much like he was in dancing, which led him to a new career as a jewelry designer when he retired from Hollywood.
He enjoys traveling as well. He is one of the most traveled stars in film history, having visited Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, Italy, England, Spain, and France.
- George Chakiris was born on September 16, 1934, making him 86 years old in 2020.
- He is a tall guy, standing 5 feet 11 inches tall.
- The George Chakiris Collections, George’s jewelry line, is on display in Tokyo’s famed Mitsukoshi Department Store.