George Maharis

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Birthday
1, 1928
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1928 (age 89)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

Popular actor and musician of the 1960s who starred as Buz Murdock in the first three seasons of the series, Route 66, and released seven LPs of love songs.

Before Fame

He studied at the Actors Studio, and acted Off-Broadway in a production of The Zoo Story, then moved to television in the soap opera, Search for Tomorrow.

Trivia

Despite receiving an Emmy nomination for his role as Buz on Route 66, he departed the show citing his failing health and the grueling shooting schedule and the show's popularity dropped after his departure.

Family Life

He was born in Astoria, New York, one of seven children of Greek immigrants.

Associated With

He co-starred with Ralph Bellamy in the shortlived ABC series, The Most Deadly Game.