George Chakiris is a retired American dancer, singer, and actor. He is best known for his appearance in the film version of West Side Story as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks gang, for which he won both the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.
|Born:||September 16, 1934, Norwood, Ohio, U.S.|
|Other names:||George Kerris|
|Website:||George Chakiris's Official site|
|IMDb:||George Chakiris's IMDb|
About George Chakiris
1961 West Side Story actor who won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as Bernardo in West Side Story. He has appeared on Hawaii Five-0; Murder, She Wrote; and Dallas.
His career shot off from his role in the musical film, Song of Love.
He has been mistaken as a Latino, but he is of Greek decent, and appeared in a film alongside Marilyn Monroe.
Steven and Zoe Chakiris are his parents.
He appeared as one of the men in tuxedos who carried Marilyn Monroe in Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend.
Information related to George Chakiris
- http://georgechakiris.com/ Official site