November 21, 1937 |
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, television director|
Gus Trikonis (born November 21, 1937) is an American actor, dancer and director.
He began his career as an actor and dancer, notably appearing in the films West Side Story as Indio, one of the "Sharks", and dancing with Debbie Reynolds and Grover Dale to the frantic "He's My Friend" in The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Trikonis directed films from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, mostly low-budget "exploitation films". He made several films for Roger Corman at New World Pictures; Corman called Trikonis one of the best young directors he had ever worked with.
Trikonis was married to actress Goldie Hawn from 1969 to 1974; he was her first husband and they have the same birthday. His sister is Gina Trikonis, an actress who also appeared in West Side Story, as Graziela, Riff's girlfriend.
- Five the Hard Way / The Sidehackers (1969)
- Supercock (1975)
- The Swinging Barmaids (1975)
- Nashville Girl (1976)
- The Student Body (1976)
- Moonshine County Express (1977)
- The Evil (1978)
- She's Dressed to Kill (1979)
- Elvis and the Beauty Queen (1981)
- Take This Job and Shove It (1981)
- Gus Trikonis Biography, Film Reference
- Ed. J. Philip di Franco, The Movie World of Roger Corman, Chelsea House Publishers, 1979 p 213
- The Great American Playwrights on the Screen: A Critical Guide to Film ..., page 321