Gus Trikonis was born on November 21, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a very professional and underestimated film director, actor and screenwriter.
Biography and Career:
Gus Trikonis was born in New York City and he began his career as both an actor and a dancer in plays and movies. His most popular film role was as Indio in the splendid 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 enjoyably silly soft-core frolic The Student Body (1976) and the wonderfully lively psycho trash gem The Swinging Barmaids (1975).
The first-rate Nashville Girl (1976) and the immensely entertaining Moonshine County Express (1977) were two superior entries in the then fashionab
le redneck picture sub-genre. The Evil (1978) was likewise a strong and scary obsessed house horror item.
The hysterically loud blue collar comedy "Take This Job and Shove It" (1981) was his biggest mainstream success, while the extremely fun'n'funky Dance of the Dwarfs (1983) was a neat merge of both the jungle action adventure and monster horror movie genres. By the early '80s he started directing for television.
He did a lot of TV pictures and directed episodes of such TV shows as "Baywatch" (1989), "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1995), "Quantum Leap" (1989), "Baywatch Nights" (1995), "Burke's Law" (1994), "The Commish" (1991), "Hunter" (1984), "Wiseguy" (1987), "The Flash" (1990) and "The Twilight Zone" (1985).
The films directed by him are:
Â· Five the Hard Way (also known as The Sidehackers), Crown, 1967
Â· The Swinging Barmaids (also known as Eager Beavers), Premiere Releasing Organization, 1975
Â· Supercock (also known as Fowl Play and Super chicken), 1975
Â· The Student Body (also known as Sexual Students and Student Body Associates), Surrogate, 1976
Â· Nashville Girl (also known as Country Music Daughter and New Girl in Town), New World Pictures, 1976
Â· Moonshine County Express, New World Pictures, 1977
Â· The Evil (also known as Cry Demon), New World Pictures, 1978
Â· Touched by Love (also known as To Elvis, With Love), Columbia, 1980
Â· Take This Job and Shove It, Avco Embassy, 1981
Â· Dance of the Dwarfs (also known as Jungle Heat), Dove &Panache, 1983
The films in which he acted are:
Â· Indio, West Side Story, United Artists, 1961
Â· Pajama boy, Pajama Party (also known as The Maid and the Martian), American International Pictures, 1964
Â· Joe, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1964
Â· Resteroff, The Sand Pebbles, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966
Â· Scorpio, the Hellcats, Crown, 1967
Â· Rio, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
He is the brother of actress Gina Trikonis, has attended the City College in New York City for two years.
He married Goldie Hawn who was an actress, on May 16, 1969 and divorced in 1974.
Gus dated Goldie Hawn.
Why do we like Gus Trikonis?
Gus is a hardworking personality; he started as a Broadway dancer and later turned into a director. He is a multipersonality, working as a director and actor in both television and film.
Why is Gus Trikonis famous?
He is an award winning director and as an actor he had appearance in both films and television. Gus Trikonis was a very efficient and underrated director who has produced films in low-budget exploitation fare.
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