November 21, 1937
New York City, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, television director|
(m. 1969;div. 1976)
(m. 1978;died 2012)
Gus Trikonis (born Kostas Tritchonis; November 21, 1937) is an American actor, dancer, and director.
Trikonis began his career as an actor and dancer, notably appearing in the hugely successful 1961 film West Side Story as Indio, one of the "Sharks",  as well as dancing with Debbie Reynolds and Grover Dale to the frantic "He's My Friend" in 1964's The Unsinkable Molly Brown . Although originally unbilled, on December 3, 1968, Trikonis got his second biggest exposure in front of any audience (the first being in the aforementioned West Side Story, seen at US theatres by about 61 million moviegoers) as one of two main (out of five) male dancers who do Elvis Presley's choreography as he sings a Gospel medley as part of a widely watched NBC-TV Special entitled "Elvis".
As a director, Trikonis handled several projects 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. 
From the 1980s to the mid-1990s Trikonis mostly directed television series. He directed episodes of television series including Baywatch , Quantum Leap , Hunter , Beauty and the Beast and Wiseguy . 
Trikonis was married to actress Goldie Hawn from 1969 to 1976; he was her first husband and they have the same birthday. He later married costume designer Barbara Andrews from 1978 till her death in 2012 and they had one child together; a son (Nicolas born in 1981).  His sister Gina also appeared in West Side Story as Graziella, Riff's girlfriend,  later becoming a costumer and costume/wardrobe supervisor.
|1969||Five the Hard Way / The Sidehackers|
|1975||The Swinging Barmaids|
|1977||Moonshine County Express|
|1979||She's Dressed to Kill||TV movie|
|1980||Touched by Love|
|1981||Elvis and the Beauty Queen||TV movie|
|1981||Take This Job and Shove It|
|1983||Dance of the Dwarfs|
|1961||West Side Story||Indio|
|1964||The Unsinkable Molly Brown||Joe|
|1964||Pajama Party||Pajame Boy #13|
|1966||The Sand Pebbles||Restorff|
|1967||The St. Valentine's Day Massacre||Rio|
|1968||The Hellcats||Scorpio||(final film role)|
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