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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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Two and a Half Men 2007 TV Series Hugo
Nobody Knows Anything! 2003 Joe Mannix
The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave 2000 Video Grandpa Osborne (uncredited)
Hercules 1998-1999 TV Series Chipacles
Gideon 1998 Harland Greer
Walker, Texas Ranger 1998 TV Series Judge Arthur McSpadden
James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young 1997 Jack Warner
Diagnosis Murder 1997 TV Series Joe Mannix
Murder, She Wrote 1989-1995 TV Series Boyce Brown / Walter Murray
Ciudad Baja (Downtown Heat) 1994 Steve
William Saroyan: The Man, the Writer 1994 Narrator (voice)
Burke's Law 1994 TV Series Jack Duncan
Hart to Hart Returns 1993 TV Movie Bill McDowell
The Commish 1993 TV Series James Hayden
Armen and Bullik 1993 TV Movie Joe 'Uncle Do Do' Armen
War and Remembrance 1988-1989 TV Mini-Series Col. Harrison 'Hack' Peters
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1989 TV Series Robert Logan
Fist Fighter 1989 Billy Vance
Too Scared to Scream 1985 Lt. Alex Dinardo
Glitter 1984 TV Series
Earthlings 1984 TV Movie Captain Jim Adams
The Love Boat 1981-1982 TV Series Mark Hayward / Sidney Sloan
Today's F.B.I. 1981-1982 TV Series Ben Slater
Nightkill 1980 Wendell Atwell
Casino 1980 TV Movie Nick
High Midnight 1979 TV Movie Capt. Lou Mikalich
The Death of Ocean View Park 1979 TV Movie Sam Jackson
Avalanche Express 1979 Haller
Long Journey Back 1978 TV Movie Vic Casella
Police Story 1977 TV Series Curtis 'Manny' Mandell
Revenge for a Rape 1976 TV Movie Travis Green
The Killer Who Wouldn't Die 1976 TV Movie Karl Ohanian
Mannix 1967-1975 TV Series Joe Mannix
Beg, Borrow, or Steal 1973 TV Movie Vic Cummings
Here's Lucy 1971 TV Series Joe Mannix
The Red Skelton Hour 1968-1970 TV Series Plastic Surgeon / Airline Pilot / George's College Buddy
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die 1966 Kelly (as Michael Connors)
Stagecoach 1966 Hatfield (as Michael Connors)
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious 1965 Sgt. Lucky Finder (as Michael Connors)
Harlow 1965/I Jack Harrison (as Michael Connors)
Perry Mason 1964 TV Series Joe Kelly
Where Love Has Gone 1964 Major Luke Miller (as Michael Connors)
Good Neighbor Sam 1964 Howard Ebbets (as Michael Connors)
Panic Button 1964 Frank Pagano (as Michael Connors)
Redigo 1963 TV Series Jack Marston
The Expendables 1962 TV Movie Mike
The Untouchables 1962 TV Series Eddie O'Gara
The Dalton That Got Away 1960 Russ Dalton
Tightrope 1959-1960 TV Series Nick Stone
Whirlybirds 1957-1959 TV Series Tom Grimaldi / Wally Otis
State Trooper 1956-1959 TV Series Jim Madison / Jim Herndon
Mike Hammer 1959 TV Series Marty / Lou Torrey
The Californians 1959 TV Series Charles Cora
One Step Beyond 1959 TV Series Mario Patruzzio
Bronco 1959 TV Series Hurd Elliott
The Rough Riders 1959 TV Series Randall Garrett
Lawman 1958 TV Series Hal Daniels
Jefferson Drum 1958 TV Series Simon Pitt
Rescue 8 1958 TV Series Joe Starky
Cimarron City 1958 TV Series Bill Thatcher
The Texan 1958 TV Series Larry Enright
Target 1958 TV Series
Cheyenne 1958 TV Series Roy Simmons
Live Fast, Die Young 1958 Rick (as Michael Connors)
Studio 57 1958 TV Series Patrolman Jeff Saunders / Hap Gordon
Official Detective 1958 TV Series Martin
Telephone Time 1958 TV Series Cy Yedor
Suicide Battalion 1958 Major Matt McCormack (as Michael Connors)
Wagon Train 1958 TV Series Lt. Miles Borden
The Walter Winchell File 1957 TV Series Dave Hopper
Maverick 1957 TV Series Sheriff Barney Fillmore / Ralph Jordan
The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna 1957 TV Series Jerry Moss
Have Gun - Will Travel 1957 TV Series Johnny Dart
M Squad 1957 TV Series Pete Wikowlski
Those Whiting Girls 1957 TV Series Hotel guest
The Silent Service 1957 TV Series Melhop
Lux Video Theatre 1957 TV Series Glen Kramer
Code 3 1957 TV Series Bill Dalhart (as Touch Connors)
The Sheriff of Cochise 1957 TV Series Jess Stiles
Voodoo Woman 1957 Ted Bronson (as Touch Connors)
Hey, Jeannie! 1957 TV Series Lash Connor
The People's Choice 1956 TV Series Bob Staples
Gunsmoke 1956 TV Series Bostick
Shake, Rattle & Rock! 1956 Garry Nelson (as Touch Connors)
The Adventures of Jim Bowie 1956 TV Series Rafe Bradford
The Ten Commandments 1956 Amalekite Herder (as Touch Connors)
The Loretta Young Show 1956 TV Series Al Kiner
Flesh and the Spur 1956 Stacy Doggett (as Touch Connors)
The Oklahoma Woman 1956 Tom Blake (as Touch Connors)
Swamp Women 1956 Bob Matthews (as Touch Conners)
The Millionaire 1956 TV Series Victor Volante
Jaguar 1956 Marty Lang (as Touch Connors)
Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal 1956 TV Series
Have Camera Will Travel 1956 TV Movie Larry (as Touch Connors)
Day the World Ended 1955 Tony Lamont (as Touch Connors)
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp 1955 TV Series Pat Smith
Schlitz Playhouse 1955 TV Series Mel Dunlap / Lou Renaldi
The Twinkle in God's Eye 1955 Lou (as Touch Connors)
Frontier 1955 TV Series Tomas
The Lineup 1955 TV Series
Five Guns West 1955 Hale Clinton (as Touch Connors)
City Detective 1955 TV Series Massey
Day of Triumph 1954 Andrew (as Touch Connors)
Mr. & Mrs. North 1954 TV Series Mark Willard
The Ford Television Theatre 1954 TV Series Christopher Ames
Island in the Sky 1953 Gainer (as Touch Connors)
Sky Commando 1953 Lt. Hobson 'Hobbie' Lee (as Touch Conners)
The 49th Man 1953 Lt. Magrew (as Touch Conners)
Sudden Fear 1952 Junior Kearney (as Touch Conners)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Too Scared to Scream 1985 producer
Flesh and the Spur 1956 executive producer - as Touch Connors

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The River Ran Red 2008 Video documentary voices

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ararat Beckons 1995 Documentary Narrator
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration 1994 TV Movie Himself
Public Enemy #2 1993 Himself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Himself
The New Hollywood Squares 1986-1989 TV Series Himself
Christmas with the Stars: An International Earthquake Benefit 1989 TV Movie Himself was spelled Hixself
Crimes of the Century 1989 TV Series Himself - Host
Win, Lose or Draw 1988 TV Series Himself
The 5th Annual American Cinema Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
The American Jewish Commitee Annual Honors Present a Salute to Merv Adelson 1987 TV Movie Himself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 TV Special documentary Himself
Star's Table 1986 TV Series Himself - Co-Host
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly 1985 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Even the Heavens Weep: The West Virginia Mine Wars 1985 Documentary Himself - Narrator
The Funniest Joke I Ever Heard 1984 TV Movie Himself
The Fall Guy 1984 TV Series Himself
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The John Davidson Show 1981-1982 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra 1982 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 8th Annual People's Choice Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Favourite Female TV Performer
Circus of the Stars #6 1981 TV Special Himself
Good Morning America 1978-1979 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1979 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
The Hollywood Squares 1967-1979 TV Series Himself
CBS: On the Air 1978 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973-1976 TV Series Himself
Dinah! 1974-1976 TV Series Himself
The Alan Hamel Show 1976 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Dennis Weaver 1976 TV Special Himself
Joys 1976 TV Special Himself
Salute to Sir Lew - The Master Showman 1975 TV Movie documentary
Mitzi and a Hundred Guys 1975 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
The Forgotten Genocide 1975 Documentary short Narrator
The Merv Griffin Show 1971-1974 TV Series Himself
The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters 1974 TV Series Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1970-1973 TV Series Himself / Himself - Man in Closet
The Bob Hope Show 1973 TV Series Himself
Mitzi... The First Time 1973 TV Special Himself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1972-1973 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1972 TV Series Himself
The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1972 TV Special Himself - Winner
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Jerry Visits 1971 TV Series Himself
The Pet Set 1971 TV Series documentary Himself
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1971 TV Special Himself - Host
The Red Skelton Hour 1970 TV Series Himself / Federal Witness
Pat Paulsen's Half a Comedy Hour 1970 TV Series Himself - Bum
The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1970 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series-Drama
The Leslie Uggams Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Della 1969 TV Series Himself
Funny You Should Ask 1969 TV Series Himself
The Jonathan Winters Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Donald O'Connor Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
You Don't Say 1967 TV Series Himself
I'll Bet 1965 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
About Faces 1960 TV Series Himself
Pioneers of Television 2011-2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Whatever Happened To? 2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2006 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Squares 2004 TV Series Himself
The Desilu Story 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick 1995 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hercules 1999 TV Series Chipacles
Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on Television 1975 TV Special Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1970 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama Mannix (1967)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Favorite Crimestopper in a Drama Mannix (1967)
1975 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama Mannix (1967)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama Mannix (1967)
1973 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama Mannix (1967)
1973 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama Series - Continuing) Mannix (1967)
1972 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama Mannix (1967)
1972 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Mannix (1967)
1971 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actor - Drama Mannix (1967)
1971 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Mannix (1967)
1970 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Mannix (1967)
1965 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards New Faces, Male 8th place.

TitleSalary
Five Guns West (1955) $400

#Fact
1 During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Force.
2 He is known to be a very private man.
3 He has played the same character (Joe Mannix) in three different series: Mannix (1967), Here's Lucy (1968) and Diagnosis Murder (1993).
4 He 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.
5 Has 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).
6 Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Eye on Science Fiction" (McFarland & Co., 2003).
7 Best remembered by the public for his starring role in Mannix (1967).
8 Because 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.
9 His "Touch" nickname comes from his college basketball playing days.
10 He is of Armenian heritage.
11 He attended the "Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show", at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn, in North Hollywood, California.

#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.
2 If nothing else...just do the right thing


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