Mike Connors

Born Aug 15, 1925

Mike Connors is an American actor best known for playing detective Joe Mannix in the CBS television series, Mannix. Before that, he had played a crime-fighting investigator in another CBS series, Tightrope.

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1925 Birth Of Armenian descent, Connors was born Kreker J. Ohanian in Fresno, California in 1925. … Read More


1949 23 Years Old Connors married Mary Lou Willey in 1949; together they have a son, Matthew Gunner Ohanian, and a daughter, Dana Lou Connors. … Read More
1953 27 Years Old He appeared on the Los Angeles CBS station as "Touch" Connors in an episode of Jukebox Jury before the program went national via ABC in 1953. … Read More
1955 29 Years Old He appeared in numerous television series, including the co-starring role in the 1955 episode "Tomas and the Widow" of the NBC Western anthology series Frontier. … Read More


1957 31 Years Old He guest-starred in two Rod Cameron syndicated crime dramas, City Detective and the Western-themed State Trooper, and played the villain in the first episode filmed (but second one aired) of ABC's smash hit Maverick opposite James Garner in 1957.
1958 32 Years Old In 1958, Connors appeared in the title role of the episode "Simon Pitt", the series finale of the NBC Western Jefferson Drum, starring Jeff Richards as a frontier newspaper editor. … Read More
1963 37 Years Old Later, he was cast in the episode, "The Aerialist", of the anthology series, Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond. In 1963, he guest-starred as Jack Marson in the episode "Shadow of the Cougar" on the NBC modern Western series, Redigo, starring Richard Egan.
1964 38 Years Old In 1964, Connors appeared in a pinch-hit role for Raymond Burr as attorney Joe Kelly in the Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Bullied Bowler".
1965 39 Years Old In 1965, he co-starred in one of Robert Redford's earliest film roles, a World War II black comedy, Situation Hopeless... … Read More


1971 45 Years Old 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. … Read More


1988 62 Years Old Connors played Air Force Colonel Harrison "Hack" Peters in Herman Wouk's 1988 World War II-based miniseries War and Remembrance. … Read More
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