Gus Trikonis

Director Gus Trikonis got his start in the business as an actor and dancer on Broadway. He moved into film and television acting in 1961. His best-known role was playing Rosalia's boyfriend Indio, the quiet member of ... Read more »
Born: 11/21/1937

Filmography

Director (36)

The Side Hackers 2014 (Movie)

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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Burke's Law 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Jack and Mike 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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New York Undercover 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Quantum Leap 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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SeaQuest DSV 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Commish 1979 - 1980, 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Viper 1979 - 1980, 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Sentinel 1979 - 1980, 1993 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Baywatch Nights 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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The Last Convertible 1979 - 1980, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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The Great Pretender 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Love on the Run 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Malice in Wonderland 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Take This Job and Shove It 1981 (Movie)

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Flamingo Road 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Touched By Love 1980 (Movie)

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The Evil 1978 (Movie)

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Moonshine County Express 1976 (Movie)

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New Girl in Town 1976 (Movie)

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Nashville Girl 1975 (Movie)

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The Student Body 1975 (Movie)

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Supercock 1974 (Movie)

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The Swinging Barmaids 1974 (Movie)

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Christmas Snow (TV Show)

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Dempsey (TV Show)

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Elvis and the Beauty Queen (TV Show)

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First Affair (TV Show)

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Love on the Run (Movie)

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Midas Valley (TV Show)

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Miss All-American Beauty (TV Show)

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Open Admissions (TV Show)

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She's Dressed to Kill (TV Show)

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The Darker Side of Terror (TV Show)

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Twirl (TV Show)

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Actor (4)

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre 1967 (Movie)

Rio (Actor)

The Sand Pebbles 1966 (Movie)

Restorff (Actor)

The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

West Side Story 1961 (Movie)

Indio--a Shark (Actor)

Biography

Director Gus Trikonis got his start in the business as an actor and dancer on Broadway. He moved into film and television acting in 1961. His best-known role was playing Rosalia's boyfriend Indio, the quiet member of the Sharks gang, in the classic film adaptation of the musical "West Side Story." In 1968, he was a dancer on the television special "The Ann-Margret Show," which marked his last on-screen performance. He made his directorial debut the next year, with a poorly received film about motorcycle racing, titled "Five the Hard Way" (sometimes called "The Sidehackers"). He didn't direct again until six years later, when he worked on two films--a comedy about an American cowboy who gets involved in illegal cockfighting in the Philippines, called "Supercock," and "The Swinging Barmaids," a gratuitous film about a serial killer who murders cocktail waitresses. In 1981, he directed the film "Take This Job and Shove It," which was based on the hit country song of the same name. That comedy picture, about blue-collar workers at a brewery, was his biggest mainstream hit. Trikonis had worked in television prior to this period, but afterward, he began to work almost exclusively in television. He directed a string of TV movies, as well as episodes of programs like the fantasy show "Beauty and the Beast," the sexy lifeguard drama "Baywatch," and "Viper," which was about a crime-fighting car.

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