Early Life: George Maharis was born on September 1, 1928, in Astoria, New York, and grew up in a Greek-American family.

George Maharis

George Maharis

Acting Breakthrough: Maharis gained fame for his role as Buz Murdock in the popular 1960s TV series "Route 66," which showcased his acting talent and handsome looks.

Singing Career: Apart from acting, Maharis was also a talented singer. He released several albums in the 1960s, showcasing his smooth baritone voice.

Maharis appeared in several movies during his career, including "The Satan Bug" (1965) and "The Happening" (1967), further expanding his presence in the entertainment industry.


Maharis actively supported numerous charitable causes throughout his life, especially those related to cancer research and children's organizations.

Charitable Efforts

In the late 1960s, Maharis was diagnosed with hepatitis and had to temporarily withdraw from acting to focus on his health.

George Maharis

George Maharis

Health Struggles

Return to Acting: After recovering from his illness, Maharis returned to acting, appearing in various TV shows and films during the 1970s and 1980s, including guest roles in "Kojak" and "The Bionic Woman."

Artistic Talents: In addition to acting and singing, Maharis was also an accomplished painter, showcasing his artistic skills through various exhibitions.

Maharis had a private personal life, but it is known that he was married twice, first to Ellen Maharis and then to Kathy Carpenter, with whom he had a son named Michael.

Personal Life

George Maharis left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry with his versatile talents, memorable performances,