Michael Constantine of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' fame dead at 94
Michael Constantine, the Emmy-winning actor from “Room 222” who also played the Windex-loving father from “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” died on Aug. 31. He was 94.
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Michael Constantine, the Emmy-winning actor from "Room 222" who also played the Windex-loving father from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," died on Aug. 31. He was 94.
The actor’s family announced the news to the local outlet of his Reading, Penn. hometown, the Reading Eagle. In the announcement, the family stated that he died peacefully of natural causes surrounded by close family, including his sisters. He had been battling an undisclosed illness for several years, his brother-in-law, Michael Gordon, disclosed to the outlet.
Constantine, whose birth name was Gus Efstration, was born May 22, 1927. He began his career on stage in New York in the 1950s before pivoting over to television, ultimately landing the role that put him on the map as principal Seymour Kaufman at the fictional Los Angeles Walt Whitman High On ABC’s "Room 222." The role earned Constantine an Emmy award for best supporting actor in a comedy in 1970 before the show concluded its five-season run in 1974.