Michael Constantine

Biography: Though frequently cast in Jewish roles, actor Michael Constantine was actually of Greek extraction. The son of a steel worker, Constantine studied acting with such prominent mentors as Howard DaSilva. The prematurely balding Constantine was playing character roles on and off Broadway in his mid-twenties (he was the Darrow counterpart in the original production of Compulsion), supplementing his income as a night watchman and shooting-gallery barker. In 1959, slightly weary of being ignored by callous Broadway producers and casting directors, Constantine appeared in his first film, The Last Mile (1959), thereby launching a cinematic career that has endured into the mid-1990s. Michael Constantine is perhaps best known for his extensive TV work, notably his four-season (1969-1974) stint as long-suffering high school principal Seymour Kaufman on Room 222 and his starring appearance as night-court magistrate Matthew J. Sirota on the brief 1976 sitcom Sirota's Court.

Michael Constantine's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 90 The Hustler
Lowest Metascore: 37 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
6 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
37 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Mar 25, 2016 Gus / Gus Portokalos / Gus 5.3
62 My Big Fat Greek Wedding Apr 19, 2002 Gus Portokalos 7.4
42 Deadfall Oct 8, 1993 Frank tbd
66 The Reivers Dec 25, 1969 Mr. Binford tbd
51 Beau Geste Sep 7, 1966 Rostov tbd
90 The Hustler Sep 25, 1961 Big John / Big John 3.0