Mike Connors

Mike Connors films and short biography

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 FILMS/TV 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 (TV series) : 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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