Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Born Krikor Ohanion, the man who played P.I. Joe Mannix turns 81 today. I only caught a bit of Mannix before it went off TVLand, but I was impressed with the depth of Joe's life beyond his job, allowing Connors to play both tough and sensitive. I imagined Mannix was the kind of guy with whom women would want a relationship, not just a date.
Some trivia from IMDb:
- Mannix was of Armenian descent and spoke fluent Armenian and French.
- Over the eight seasons of the series, Mannix was knocked unconscious 55 times and shot 17 times.