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Athan Karras (1927–2010)

Athan Karras was born in Greece and performed with the Parthenon Dancers, one of the premier Greek Folk Dance troops. After moving to the United States Karras introduced Greek folkdance to the American public. He ran a folkdance café called The Intersection where he and other taught Greek dancing two nights a week. The rest of the week was ... See full bio »

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The Postman Always Rings Twice Miscellaneous Crew
(1981)
Crime Killer Karras
(1985)
Dark Odyssey Yianni Martakis
(1961)
Sunnyside Christos
(1979)

Filmography

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 1990 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Porter
- Side by Side (1990) ... Porter
 1986 Nomads
Apartment Manager
 1985 Crime Killer
Karras
 1981 The Star Maker (TV Movie)
Greek Dancer
 1979 Sunnyside
Christos
 1968 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
Pierre Racicot
- Ride of Terror (1968) ... Pierre Racicot
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Oreste Voutas
- Keep My Share of the World (1966) ... Oreste Voutas
 1963-1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Hot Dogs / Carot
- Vendetta (1964) ... Hot Dogs
- The Sniper (1963) ... Carot
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Hotel Clerk
- The City Beneath the Sea (1964) ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Josip
- The Epidemic (1963) ... Josip
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
The Teacher
- Days of Glory (1962) ... The Teacher
 1962 Target: The Corruptors! (TV Series)
- My Native Land (1962)
 1961 Dark Odyssey
Yianni Martakis
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 1997 Life Sold Separately (craft service)
 1981 The Postman Always Rings Twice (dialogue coach: Mr. Colicos)
 1961 Dark Odyssey (choreographer)
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Trivia:

Athan Karras is the grandfather of actor Lowell Byers.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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