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Also Known As: Michael William Connors, Kreker Ohanian, Michael Connors, Touch Connors, Touch Connors, Touch Conners Died:
Born: August 15, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Fresno, California, USA Profession: actor

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Tall and masculine, Mike Connors was discovered on a UCLA basketball court by director William Wellman and went on to appear in supporting parts and occasional leads in feature films until he found TV stardom as private detective Joe Mannix in "Mannix" (CBS, 1967-75).

Tall and masculine, Mike Connors was discovered on a UCLA basketball court by director William Wellman and went on to appear in supporting parts and occasional leads in feature films until he found TV stardom as private detective Joe Mannix in "Mannix" (CBS, 1967-75).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gideon (1998) Harland Greer
2.
 James Dean: Race With Destiny (1997) Jack Warner
3.
 Down Periscope (1996) Orlando Young Sailor
4.
 Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Intern
5.
6.
 Out of Darkness (1994) University Clerk
7.
 Hart to Hart Returns (1993) Bill Mcdowell
8.
 Downtown Heat (1991)
9.
 Fistfighter (1989) Billy Vance
10.
 Too Scared to Scream (1982) Lieutenant Dinardo
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Milestones close milestones

1952:
Made feature film debut (as Touch Connors) in "Sudden Fear"
1954:
Made early TV appearance in episode of "Ford Theatre"
1958:
Made first feature appearance as Michael Connors in "Live Fast"
:
Starred in CBS series "Tightrope!"
1966:
Co-starred with Bing Crosby in remake of "Stagecoach"
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Starred as "Mannix" (CBS)
1970:
Made TV-movie debut in "High Midnight" (CBS)
1979:
Made first feature film as Mike Connors, "Avalanche Express"
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Returned to series on "Today's FBI" (ABC)
1985:
Produced feature "Too Scared to Scream"
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Co-starred in miniseries "War and Remembrance" (ABC)
1989:
Hosted syndicated series "Crimes of the Century"
1996:
Played Jack Warner in feature "James Dean: Race With Destiny"
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Education

University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

"Why be difficult? It's to my advantage, as much as anyone's, for the venture to be a success. You must function as a team."--Mike Connors

"There wasn't a week that went by that I didn't fight in school. People looked upon us as outsiders. They welded our family into a stronger unit and we all hung in there together with nothing to depend upon but each other."--Connors

"I don't criticize actors if they like to go to parties. Why not? If they like them, then go. But I have to consider my family as well as my career and that means I have to discipline myself." --Mike Connors.

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wife:
Mary Lou Riley.

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son:
Matthew Gunnar Ohanian. Born in November 1958.
daughter:
Dana Lee Connors. Born in July 1960.

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