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Mike Connors was born as Krekor J. Ohanian on the 15th August 1925, in Fresno, California, USA of Armenian ancestry, and beginning in the early 1950s, was an actor probably still best known for starring in the lead role of detective Joe Mannix in the CBS TV series “Mannix” for eight years from 1967. He also appeared in such TV series and film titles as “Tightrope” in 1959 and 1960, “Today’s F.B.I.” in 1981 and 82, and “James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young” in 1998. Mike passed away in January 2017.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mike Connors was? Authoritative sources have estimated that the size of Mike’s net worth was over $6 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry which spanned well over 60 years.

Mike Connors Net Worth $6 Million

Mike Connors was raised in his hometown, where he attended high school and was a basketball player in the school’s team. During World War II, he served in the US Army Air Force, and when he returned home he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles on a scholarship, where he studied Law, and played basketball. However, director William A. Wellman spotted his talent for acting, and soon after his career began.

His acting debut happened in the film “Sudden Fear” in 1952, credited as ‘Touch’ Conners. From that point, Mike built a CV of more than 100 roles, which steadily increased his popularity and net worth. Through the 1950s, Mike appeared in such productions as “The 49th Man” , “Island in the Sky” starring John Wayne, “Swamp Women” with Marie Windsor and Carole Mathews, “The Oklahoma Woman” alongside Richard Denning, and “Live Fast, Die Young” in 1958.

During the 1960s, Mike`s name became more known in Hollywood, and he had several starring roles, including in such films as “Good Neighbour Sam” with Jack Lemon and Dorothy Provine, “Where Love Has Gone” starring Bette Davis, and “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die”. In 1967 he was cast in the role of Joe Mannix in the TV series “Mannix”, which ran until 1975, and really marked his career, certainly adding a substantial amount to his net worth as he appeared in all 194 episodes. While the show lasted, Mike also starred in the film “Beg, Borrow, or Steal”, then after the end of the series, he continued with successful roles, including in “The Killer Who Wouldn`t Die” and “The Death of Ocean View Park”, among others.

Mike started the next decade with a role in “Casino”, and then in the TV series “Today’s F.B.I.” as Ben Slater during 1981 and ‘82. In 1985 he starred in “Too Scared to Scream” alongside Anne Archer, and during 1988 to 1989 he featured in the TV Mini-Series “War and Remembrance”, as Colonel Harrison “Hack” Peters, all continuing his popularity and adding to his net worth.

In the 1990s, Mike had several more notable roles, such as in “Downtown Heat”, “James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young” in 1997, and “Gideon”  the following year. In 2003 he repeated his role of Joe Mannix in the film “Nobody Knows Anything”, however, the film was a complete failure. His last appearance was in 2007, in an episode of the highly popular  TV comedy series “Two and a Half Men”.

Mike received several prestigious awards, including the Golden Globe Award in category Best TV Actor- Drama, for his work on the TV series “Mannix”. He was also nominated for the Golden Globe five more times, and for four Primetime Emmy Awards  for the same TV series.

Speaking about his personal life, Mike Connors was married to Mary Lou Willey from 1949 until his passing; they had two children together. Mike died from leukemia in Tarzana, California, on 26 January 2017, aged 91.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 15, 1925, Fresno, California, United States
Death date: January 26, 2017, Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:1.87 m
Profession:Actor
Education:University of California, Los Angeles
Nationality:American
Spouse:Mary Lou Willey (m. 1949–2017 (m. 1949–2017), his death)
Children:Dana Lee Connors, Matthew Gunner Ohanion
Awards:Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (1970)
Nominations:Golden Globes, USA, Primetime Emmy Awards, Laurel Awards (1965), TV Land Awards (2003)
Movies:“Tightrope” (1959), “Today’s F.B.I.” (1960), “James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young”, "Sudden Fear" (1952), "Swamp Women" (1956), "Where Love Has Gone" (1964), "Avalanche Express" (1979), "Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious" (1965)
TV shows:“Mannix” (1967-1975), “Tightrope” (1959-1960), “Today’s F.B.I.” (1981-1982), “James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young” (1998)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Force.
2He is known to be a very private man.
3He has played the same character (Joe Mannix) in three different series: Mannix (1967), Here's Lucy (1968) and Diagnosis Murder (1993).
4He was with John Wayne the day that Wayne was offered the part of Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke (1955), turned it down and suggested James Arness for the role of the Dodge City marshal.
5Has a son - Matthew Gunner Ohanion (b. November 1958) and a daughter - Dana Lee Connors (b. July 1960) with his wife, Marylou Connors (Mary Lou Riley).
6Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Eye on Science Fiction" (McFarland & Co., 2003).
7Best remembered by the public for his starring role in Mannix (1967).
8Because of his Armenian heritage, Connors has been tapped by Armenian-American documentary film maker J. Michael Hagopian to narrate several of his documentaries on the Armenian genocide.
9His "Touch" nickname comes from his college basketball playing days.
10He is of Armenian heritage.
11He attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Five Guns West (1955)$400


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Sudden Fear (1952)] There were days Joan [Crawford] looked so angry that I was afraid she was going to chuck something at Jack [Palance]. She put all this intensity into her performance instead, thank goodness. She pretended Gloria [Grahame] didn't exist, and I just tried to stay out of her way. I think David Miller [the director] found it all a trial, but he stayed on keel in spite of it. Not the easiest way to make movies, but exhilarating, I guess.
2If nothing else...just do the right thing


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaMannix (1967)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsFavorite Crimestopper in a DramaMannix (1967)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaMannix (1967)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaMannix (1967)
1973Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaMannix (1967)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama Series - Continuing)Mannix (1967)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaMannix (1967)
1972Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesMannix (1967)
1971Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - DramaMannix (1967)
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesMannix (1967)
1970Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic SeriesMannix (1967)
1965Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsNew Faces, Male8th place.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Two and a Half Men2007TV SeriesHugo
Nobody Knows Anything!2003Joe Mannix
The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave2000VideoGrandpa Osborne (uncredited)
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesChipacles
Gideon1998Harland Greer
Walker, Texas Ranger1998TV SeriesJudge Arthur McSpadden
James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young1997Jack Warner
Diagnosis Murder1997TV SeriesJoe Mannix
Murder, She Wrote1989-1995TV SeriesBoyce Brown / Walter Murray
Ciudad Baja (Downtown Heat)1994Steve
William Saroyan: The Man, the Writer1994Narrator (voice)
Burke's Law1994TV SeriesJack Duncan
Hart to Hart Returns1993TV MovieBill McDowell
The Commish1993TV SeriesJames Hayden
Armen and Bullik1993TV MovieJoe 'Uncle Do Do' Armen
War and Remembrance1988-1989TV Mini-SeriesCol. Harrison 'Hack' Peters
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1989TV SeriesRobert Logan
Fist Fighter1989Billy Vance
Too Scared to Scream1985Lt. Alex Dinardo
Glitter1984TV Series
Earthlings1984TV MovieCaptain Jim Adams
The Love Boat1981-1982TV SeriesMark Hayward / Sidney Sloan
Today's F.B.I.1981-1982TV SeriesBen Slater
Nightkill1980Wendell Atwell
Casino1980TV MovieNick
High Midnight1979TV MovieCapt. Lou Mikalich
The Death of Ocean View Park1979TV MovieSam Jackson
Avalanche Express1979Haller
Long Journey Back1978TV MovieVic Casella
Police Story1977TV SeriesCurtis 'Manny' Mandell
Revenge for a Rape1976TV MovieTravis Green
The Killer Who Wouldn't Die1976TV MovieKarl Ohanian
Mannix1967-1975TV SeriesJoe Mannix
Beg, Borrow, or Steal1973TV MovieVic Cummings
Here's Lucy1971TV SeriesJoe Mannix
The Red Skelton Hour1968-1970TV SeriesPlastic Surgeon / Airline Pilot / George's College Buddy
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die1966Kelly (as Michael Connors)
Stagecoach1966Hatfield (as Michael Connors)
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious1965Sgt. Lucky Finder (as Michael Connors)
Harlow1965/IJack Harrison (as Michael Connors)
Perry Mason1964TV SeriesJoe Kelly
Where Love Has Gone1964Major Luke Miller (as Michael Connors)
Good Neighbor Sam1964Howard Ebbets (as Michael Connors)
Panic Button1964Frank Pagano (as Michael Connors)
Redigo1963TV SeriesJack Marston
The Expendables1962TV MovieMike
The Untouchables1962TV SeriesEddie O'Gara
The Dalton That Got Away1960Russ Dalton
Tightrope1959-1960TV SeriesNick Stone
Whirlybirds1957-1959TV SeriesTom Grimaldi / Wally Otis
State Trooper1956-1959TV SeriesJim Madison / Jim Herndon
Mike Hammer1959TV SeriesMarty / Lou Torrey
The Californians1959TV SeriesCharles Cora
One Step Beyond1959TV SeriesMario Patruzzio
Bronco1959TV SeriesHurd Elliott
The Rough Riders1959TV SeriesRandall Garrett
Lawman1958TV SeriesHal Daniels
Jefferson Drum1958TV SeriesSimon Pitt
Rescue 81958TV SeriesJoe Starky
Cimarron City1958TV SeriesBill Thatcher
The Texan1958TV SeriesLarry Enright
Target1958TV Series
Cheyenne1958TV SeriesRoy Simmons
Live Fast, Die Young1958Rick (as Michael Connors)
Studio 571958TV SeriesPatrolman Jeff Saunders / Hap Gordon
Official Detective1958TV SeriesMartin
Telephone Time1958TV SeriesCy Yedor
Suicide Battalion1958Major Matt McCormack (as Michael Connors)
Wagon Train1958TV SeriesLt. Miles Borden
The Walter Winchell File1957TV SeriesDave Hopper
Maverick1957TV SeriesSheriff Barney Fillmore / Ralph Jordan
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna1957TV SeriesJerry Moss
Have Gun - Will Travel1957TV SeriesJohnny Dart
M Squad1957TV SeriesPete Wikowlski
Those Whiting Girls1957TV SeriesHotel guest
The Silent Service1957TV SeriesMelhop
Lux Video Theatre1957TV SeriesGlen Kramer
Code 31957TV SeriesBill Dalhart (as Touch Connors)
The Sheriff of Cochise1957TV SeriesJess Stiles
Voodoo Woman1957Ted Bronson (as Touch Connors)
Hey, Jeannie!1957TV SeriesLash Connor
The People's Choice1956TV SeriesBob Staples
Gunsmoke1956TV SeriesBostick
Shake, Rattle & Rock!1956Garry Nelson (as Touch Connors)
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956TV SeriesRafe Bradford
The Ten Commandments1956Amalekite Herder (as Touch Connors)
The Loretta Young Show1956TV SeriesAl Kiner
Flesh and the Spur1956Stacy Doggett (as Touch Connors)
The Oklahoma Woman1956Tom Blake (as Touch Connors)
Swamp Women1956Bob Matthews (as Touch Conners)
The Millionaire1956TV SeriesVictor Volante
Jaguar1956Marty Lang (as Touch Connors)
Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal1956TV Series
Have Camera Will Travel1956TV MovieLarry (as Touch Connors)
Day the World Ended1955Tony Lamont (as Touch Connors)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955TV SeriesPat Smith
Schlitz Playhouse1955TV SeriesMel Dunlap / Lou Renaldi
The Twinkle in God's Eye1955Lou (as Touch Connors)
Frontier1955TV SeriesTomas
The Lineup1955TV Series
Five Guns West1955Hale Clinton (as Touch Connors)
City Detective1955TV SeriesMassey
Day of Triumph1954Andrew (as Touch Connors)
Mr. & Mrs. North1954TV SeriesMark Willard
The Ford Television Theatre1954TV SeriesChristopher Ames
Island in the Sky1953Gainer (as Touch Connors)
Sky Commando1953Lt. Hobson 'Hobbie' Lee (as Touch Conners)
The 49th Man1953Lt. Magrew (as Touch Conners)
Sudden Fear1952Junior Kearney (as Touch Conners)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Too Scared to Scream1985producer
Flesh and the Spur1956executive producer - as Touch Connors

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The River Ran Red2008Video documentary voices

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ararat Beckons1995DocumentaryNarrator
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHimself
Public Enemy #21993Himself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1989TV SeriesHimself
Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit1989TV MovieHimself was spelled Hixself
Crimes of the Century1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
Win, Lose or Draw1988TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual American Cinema Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The American Jewish Commitee Annual Honors Present a Salute to Merv Adelson1987TV MovieHimself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly1985TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Even the Heavens Weep: The West Virginia Mine Wars1985DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard1984TV MovieHimself
The Fall Guy1984TV SeriesHimself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The John Davidson Show1981-1982TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra1982TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards1982TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female TV Performer
Circus of the Stars #61981TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1978-1979TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1975-1979TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
The Hollywood Squares1967-1979TV SeriesHimself
CBS: On the Air1978TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Jim Nabors Show1978TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1974-1976TV SeriesHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dennis Weaver1976TV SpecialHimself
Joys1976TV SpecialHimself
Salute to Sir Lew - The Master Showman1975TV Movie documentary
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys1975TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The Forgotten Genocide1975Documentary shortNarrator
The Merv Griffin Show1971-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters1974TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Show1970-1973TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Man in Closet
The Bob Hope Show1973TV SeriesHimself
Mitzi... The First Time1973TV SpecialHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1972-1973TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself
Jerry Visits1971TV SeriesHimself
The Pet Set1971TV Series documentaryHimself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Host
The Red Skelton Hour1970TV SeriesHimself / Federal Witness
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour1970TV SeriesHimself - Bum
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards1970TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series-Drama
The Leslie Uggams Show1969TV SeriesHimself
Della1969TV SeriesHimself
Funny You Should Ask1969TV SeriesHimself
The Jonathan Winters Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Donald O'Connor Show1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself
You Don't Say1967TV SeriesHimself
I'll Bet1965TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
About Faces1960TV SeriesHimself
Pioneers of Television2011-2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Whatever Happened To?2010TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2006TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHimself
The Desilu Story2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years2002TV MovieHimself
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick1995DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hercules1999TV SeriesChipacles
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television1975TV SpecialHimself

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