Gus Trikonis

Gus Trikonis

director, actor, writer

Gus Trikonis was born on Nov 21, 1937 in USA. Gus Trikonis's big-screen debut came with West Side Story directed by Jerome Robbins in 1961, strarring Indio. Gus Trikonis is known for Christmas Snow directed by Gus Trikonis, Katherine Helmond stars as Widow Mutterance and Sid Caesar as Snyder. The upcoming new movie Gus Trikonis plays is The Great Pretender which will be released on Apr 14, 1991.

Gus Trikonis was a very efficient and underrated director of delightfully down-and-dirty '70s drive-in, low-budget, exploitation fare. Born on November 21, 1937, in New York City, Trikonis began his show business career as both an actor and a dancer in Broadway plays and movies. His most popular film role was as Indio in the magnificent musical classic West Side Story (1961). He made his debut as director in 1969 with the biker flick Five the Hard Way (1969), following it with the pleasingly silly soft-core romp The Student Body (1976) and the marvelously lively psycho trash gem The Swinging Barmaids (1975). The first-rate Nashville Girl (1976) and the immensely entertaining Lutte au finish (1977) were two superior entries in the then-fashionable redneck picture sub-genre. Le couloir de la mort (1978) was likewise a strong and scary haunted house horror item. The hilariously rowdy blue collar comedy Ca passe ou ça casse (1981) was Trikonis' biggest mainstream success, while the extremely fun and funky Pris au piège (1983) was a nifty blend of both the jungle action adventure and monster horror movie genres. By the early '80s Trikonis began directing mostly for television. He did a bunch of made-for-TV pictures and directed episodes of such TV shows as Alerte à Malibu (1989), Hercule (1995), Code Quantum (1989), Mitch Buchannon (1995), L'homme à la Rolls (1994), L'as de la crime (1991), Rick Hunter (1984), Un flic dans la mafia (1987), Flash (1990) and La cinquième dimension (1985). Trikonis was married to screen megastar Goldie Hawn. Outside of acting and directing, Trikonis has done several oil paintings.

  • Birthday

    Nov 21, 1937
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA
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