MIKE CONNORS BIOGRAPHY & FILM LIST

MIKE CONNORS BIOGRAPHY & FILM LIST

Mike Connors (born Krekor Ohanian August 15, 1925) American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. In the 1959-1960 television season, he had played a crime-fighting investigator known only as 'Nick' in another CBS series, Tightrope. He took the starring roles in Tightrope (1959-1960), Mannix (1967-1975), and Today's F.B.I. (1981-1982). Because of the popularity of Tightrope in Mexico during the early 1960s, Discos Orfeon released a 45 rpm single of Connors singing in Spanish. Mannix was originally produced by Desilu Productions (later absorbed by Paramount Television). It was then-President Lucille Ball who pushed for CBS to keep the show on air after a lackluster first season in the ratings. This move enabled the show to become a long-running hit for the network. Connors was able to work with his boss on-screen during a cross-promotion episode of Ball's Here's Lucy series in 1971, showing his skill at comedy. The episode, which opened Lucy's fourth season, is entitled 'Lucy and Mannix are Held Hostage'. This was notable as the first episode shot at Universal Studios, after Ball ceased producing her program at Paramount Studios. Connors' long history of police and military roles very possibly was the reason he was chosen to play Air Force Colonel Harrison 'Hack' Peters in Herman Wouk's 1988 World War II-based miniseries War and Remembrance. (source: wikipedia.org)

Mike Connors

Mike Connors FILMS LIST

  • 1952 : Sudden Fear : Junior Kearney
  • 1953 : The 49th Man : Lt. Magrew
  • 1953 : Sky Commando : Lt. Hobson Lee
  • 1953 : Island in the Sky : Gainer
  • 1954 : Day of Triumph : Andrew
  • 1955 : Swamp Women : Bob Matthews
  • 1955 : Five Guns West : Hale Clinton
  • 1955 : The Twinkle in God's Eye : Lou
  • 1955 : Day the World Ended: Tony Lamont
  • 1956 : Jaguar: Marty Lang
  • 1956 : The Oklahoma Woman : Tom Blake
  • 1956 : The Ten Commandments : Amalekite herder
  • 1956 : Shake, Rattle & Rock! : Garry Nelson
  • 1957 : The Silent Service (TV series) 'The Ordeal of the S-38' : XO LT Melhop
  • 1957 : Flesh and the Spur : Stacy Tanner
  • 1957 : Voodoo Woman : Ted Bronson
  • 1958 : Suicide Battalion : Maj. Matt McCormack
  • 1958 : Live Fast, Die Young : Rick
  • 1959-1960 : Tightrope, Crime-fighting Investigator Nick
  • 1960 : The Dalton That Got Away : Russ Dalton
  • 1964 : Panic Button : Frank Pagano
  • 1964 : Good Neighbor Sam : Howard Ebbets
  • 1964 : Where Love Has Gone : Major Luke Miller
  • 1965 : Harlow : Jack Harrison
  • 1965 : Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious : Sgt. Lucky Finder
  • 1966 : Stagecoach : Hatfield
  • 1966 : Se tutte le donne del mondo, aka Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (US title): Kelly
  • 1967-1975 : Mannix, Private Detective Joe Mannix
  • 1979 : Avalanche Express : Haller
  • 1979 : The Death of Ocean View Park : Sam Jackson
  • 1980 : Nightkill : Wendell Atwell
  • 1981 : Today's FBI : Ben Slater
  • 1985 : Too Scared to Scream : Lt. Alex Dinardo
  • 1989 : Fist Fighter : Billy Vance
  • 1993 : Public Enemy #2
  • 1994 : Downtown Heat : Steve
  • 1998 : Walker, Texas Ranger : Judge McSpadden
  • 1999 : Gideon : Harland Greer
  • 2000 : The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (video) : Osborne
  • 2003 : Nobody Knows Anything! : Joe Mannix
  • 2007 : Two and a Half Men : Hugo
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