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Gus Trikonis

Gus Trikonis

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Birthday: Nov 21, 1937

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

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.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Pretender Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Open Admissions Director - 1988
No Score Yet 71% Malice in Wonderland Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love on the Run Director - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midas Valley Director - 1985
No Score Yet 40% Dempsey Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance of the Dwarfs Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fire on the Mountain Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Affair Director - 1983
No Score Yet 14% Miss All-American Beauty Director - 1982
No Score Yet 50% Take This Job and Shove It Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twirl Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis and the Beauty Queen Director - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flamingo Road Director - 1980
No Score Yet 87% Touched by Love Director - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet She's Dressed to Kill Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Someone's Killing the World's Greatest Models Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Darker Side of Terror Director - 1979
No Score Yet 33% The Evil Director,
Screenwriter
- 1978
No Score Yet 55% Moonshine County Express Director - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Student Body Director - 1976
No Score Yet 0% Nashville Girl Director - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Swinging Barmaids Director - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Supercock Director - 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Viper Director 1997-1999
No Score Yet 71% Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Director 1996-1997
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Director 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Director 1993
No Score Yet 90% Quantum Leap Director 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Director 1990
No Score Yet 86% Beauty and the Beast Director 1988-1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lieutenant Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Young Boyfriend (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Marco Costa (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963