Is The Veteran Actor George Chakiris Gay? A Glance At His Net Worth, Family, Dating Life

George Chakiris

George Chakiris is a former actor, singer, and dancer. He gained wide recognition after his portrayal of Bernardo in the 1961 musical crime movie West Side Story. He starred in the movie alongside Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer. The movie was a huge hit and went to win 28 awards including 10 Oscars, and 10 other nominations.

George personally keeps most details of his love life hidden from the media’s attention. However, it is widely believed among Hollywood actors and actresses that he is gay. Many popular movies and TV series as well as rating websites have featured George in the list of 500 Gay Actors & Personalities.

Does He Have A Gay Partner Or Wife?

The rumor of his marriage was never met with confirmation leaving his fans bewildered. Therefore it is hard to tell whether or not George married. Many rumors have swirled around regarding the actor's sexuality and romantic life in the past. To some extent, some rumors are still alive.

Many people on the internet have claimed to have seen George with multiple male partners around his residential area. The actor himself never spoke about his rumored sexuality. Some people have even claimed that he has secretly married his unnamed long-term partner sometime in the 2000s.

The veteran actor is as reclusive about his dating life now at the as of 84 as he was in his prime if not more. So it appears that he is supposedly single and is not dating anyone. There has been no information about George's ex-partners.

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Family And Personal life

George Chakiris was born on 16th November 1934 in Norwood, Ohio to his father Steven Chakiris, and mother Zoe Anastasiadou. He was raised as an only child in Norwood by his father. His father was an insurance agent whereas his mother Zoe was a housewife. The actor's zodiac sign is Virgo.


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Both of his parents were immigrants from Greece and migrated before he was born. The Chakiris family traveled a lot before finally settling down in the United States. 

He got interested in acting while attending a high school in Tucson. George was a member of the school’s drama club and appeared in several plays there.

Regardless, he still wanted to pursue a college degree instead of focusing on acting. He even attended college for a year before finally moving to Hollywood, Los Angeles. He began working at a department store while practicing his acting and dancing skills at night.

He retired from his acting and dancing career in 1996. He has since been presumed to be leading a peaceful and private life at his home in Los Angeles, California. The actor has 5562 followers on his Instagram profile. where he promotes his business. The actor has not posted his recent pictures. He opted to post the pictures from his young days instead.

Net Worth

George's net worth has been estimated at over $24 million by many sources. His career as an actor earned him a fortune that he still enjoys today. He has appeared in more than 60 movies during his acting career.

Despite his retirement, he makes a hefty sum of money from his past roles. During the peak of his career, he was reported to charge almost $100 thousand for each movie. But his work was not just limited to movies alone: he has worked in many television shows as well

Although he never acted again after retirement, he is still trying his luck in other business ventures. He is even doing well in his endeavors. He always had a hobby of marketing sterling silver jewelry. He has turned this hobby into his new profession.

George has designed jewelry for his own jewelry designer brand called George Chakiris Collections. His brand consists of original handmade silver jewelry. His Instagram often features pictures of his jewelry designs.