George Chakiris

2006 Winter Hollywood Collectors Show

Place of Birth: Norwood, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1934

Ethnicity: Greek

George Chakiris is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for West Side Story (1961).

His parents, Zoe (Anastasiadou) and Stelianos “Steven” Chakiris, were ethnic Greeks who were born in Turkey.

George’s paternal grandparents were Aristotelis “Aristotle” Chakiris and Ekaterini “Cathryn” Pappalazarou.

Source: George’s parents, Stelianos “Steven” Chakiris and Zoe Anastasiadou, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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Curious about ethnicity

5 Responses

  1. sadie says:

    He is Greek. When I was about 12 and I saw him on the screen I thought he was so good looking!

  2. k.a says:

    in yr wrong writing abt the origin of george chakiris i am sure that the parents of George were greek

  3. Dea says:

    I really think He’s Albanian..
    I mean his Origin could be Albanian.
    Alot of Albanians move to Greece, and Label themselfs as Greek, maybe his parents, or grandparents did that also… But I really want to find out what is George Chakiris.

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