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Michael Constantine, beloved character actor from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, passes away at age 94

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Michael Constantine, beloved character actor from My Big Fat Greek Wedding and more, passes away at age 94

  • Constantine passed away from natural causes on August 31 at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • The actor’s brother-in-law Michael Gordon confirmed he passed peacefully, surrounded by his family
  • He was born in Reading, the son of Greek immigrants who started his acting career on the New York stage as an understudy for Paul Muni
  • After a decade of small guest-starring TV performances, he landed the role of Principal Seymour Kaufman on Room 222, which ran for five seasons between 1969 and 1974
  • He is perhaps best known to modern audiences as the beloved Gus Portokalos, the father of Nia Vardalos’ Toula in the 2002 indie hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • He is survived by children Thea Eileen and Brendan Neil 


The acting world is in mourning on Wednesday, as it was revealed that beloved character actor Michael Constantine had passed away at 94 years of age.

Constantine’s brother-in-law, Michael Gordon, confirmed that the actor died peacefully from natural causes, at his home in Reading, Pennsylvania (via Reading Eagle).

The actor passed away peacefully on August 31, surrounded by his family and friends, including sisters Patricia Gordon and Chris Dobbs.

R.I.P.: The acting world is in mourning on Wednesday, as it was revealed that beloved character actor Michael Constantine had passed away at 94 years of age

R.I.P.: The acting world is in mourning on Wednesday, as it was revealed that beloved character actor Michael Constantine had passed away at 94 years of age

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