Nick Dennis

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Nick Dennis (April 26, 1904 – November 14, 1980) was a Greek American film actor born in Thessaly, Greece.[1] The supporting actor, who began in films in 1947, was known for playing ethnic types (usually Greek) in films such as Kiss Me Deadly and the Humphrey Bogart film Sirocco. Dennis, who spoke Greek fluently, appeared in a number of television programs in the 1960s and 1970s including playing the parts of Orderly Nick Kanavaras on the medical drama Ben Casey and Uncle Constantine on the detective show Kojak.[2]

Nick Dennis also played the role of Pablo Gonzales in Tennessee Williams' play, A Streetcar Named Desire, as well as its subsequent film version in 1951.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1947 A Double Life Stagehand Uncredited
1951 Sirocco Nasir Aboud
1951 A Streetcar Named Desire Pablo
1951 Ten Tall Men Mouse
1952 Anything Can Happen Chancho
1952 The Iron Mistress Nez Coupe
1952 Eight Iron Men Pvt. Sapiros
1953 Man in the Dark Cookie
1953 The Glory Brigade Cpl. Marakis
1955 East of Eden Rantani
1955 Top of the World Master Sgt. Cappi
1955 Kiss Me Deadly Nick Va Va Voom
1955 The Big Knife Mickey Feeney
1956 Hot Blood Korka Uncredited
1957 Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Midget Dock Worker
1959 Alaska Passage Pete Harris
1960 Spartacus Dionysius
1961 Too Late Blues Nick Bubalinas
1962 Birdman of Alcatraz Crazed Prisoner Uncredited
1963 4 for Texas Angel
1966 Gunpoint Nicos
1968 The Legend of Lylah Clare Nick
1969 The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Engineer #2


  1. ^ Pultar, Gönül (2014). Imagined Identities: Identity Formation in the Age of Globalization p. 149. Syracuse University Press. ISBN 978-0-8156-3342-6.
  2. ^ Frangos, Steve (April 4, 2008). "Finding Greek American TV Stars on DVD". The National Herald. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "A Streetcar Named Desire". Variety. June 20, 1951. Retrieved June 27, 2018.

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