Can you tell the difference between Chuck Connors and Mike Connors?

It's rifleman Lucas McCain versus private detective Joe Mannix!

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Classic TV stars Chuck and Mike Connors shared more than just a last name. They each had long Hollywood careers in both character and leading roles. They weren’t related but they did have some things in common!

Of course, there are many differences between these two men. Can you guess which of these 13 questions are about Chuck, Mike or both?

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  1. Who was born in the 1920s?
  2. Whose real name was Krekor Ohanian?
  3. Who played basketball in college?
  4. Who played professional basketball for the Boston Celtics before becoming an actor?
  5. Whose first acting role came in a movie from 1952?
  6. Who was credited as "Touch Connors" early in his career?
  7. Who was in the 1957 tear-jerker 'Old Yeller'?
  8. Who filled in for Raymond Burr in an episode of Perry Mason playing attorney Joe Kelly?
  9. Who starred with Charlton Heston in Soylent Green?
  10. Who played the same character on three different shows?
  11. Who had a small role credited as "Amalekite Herder" in the 1956 Cecil B. DeMille epic 'The Ten Commandments'?
  12. Who starred in the 1963 dolphin movie 'Flipper'?
  13. Who played himself in a 1973 episode of 'Here's Lucy'?

Can you tell the difference between Chuck Connors and Mike Connors?

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trogg888 3 months ago
was more of a chuck fan so had to guess on some.didpretty well.id forgotten about flipper which was a favorite movie when i was a kid
GoolieGurl63 4 months ago
I got 10 out of 13, not too bad! ☺️
frenchman71 4 months ago
Didn't do too good, 9/13. When they give "Both" as a choice that threw me off. DYK....I believe Chuck Conners, while as a rookie for the Celtics, was the first player to break the glass backboard going for a lay-up. He was 6'6' and a heluva athlete.
richardkel frenchman71 4 months ago
Also only scored 9/13. It's tough when you have both or neither as a choice.
Diz 4 months ago
I remember Tightrope vaguely from when I was very young. Wish someone would put that one on their schedule.
Muleskinner 4 months ago
11/13. Who could ever forget "Touch Connors?"
CaptainDunsel 4 months ago
Which one played Superman in the 1950s? (No resorting to IMDB!)
MarkSpeck CaptainDunsel 4 months ago
Chuck Connors, as Sylvester P. Superman!
CaptainDunsel MarkSpeck 4 months ago
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Give that man a see-gahr!
frenchman71 CaptainDunsel 4 months ago
That was a good episode. And it was all over delivering a coconut cream pie in Alaska.
When I was a kid my brother and I would bug our Mom to make us one of those pies every time this episode was on.
trogg888 CaptainDunsel 3 months ago
i know chuck was in a weird episode of the george reeves superman where he was a hick who traveled around with a donkey
Randall 4 months ago
I guess I should buy a lottery ticket I have seen the Riffleman and Mannix on and off over the years new the names ect. but would not call myself an expert on either show score 13 out of 13!
Wiseguy Randall 4 months ago
etc. et cetera.
CaptainDunsel Randall 4 months ago
"The Riffleman"?
Sounds like Bret Maverick shuffling cards.
Runeshaper 4 months ago
8/13 - both GREAT actors! Chuck is excellent in The Rifleman. Dad just introduced me to Tightrope, where Mike Connors is a super slick undercover cop.
MrsPhilHarris 4 months ago
7/13 Another poor result.
Runeshaper MrsPhilHarris 4 months ago
Hang in there! Wasn't easy for me either :)
RobertJ 4 months ago
Was pretty sure both were not named Krekor Ohanian. LOL
Muleskinner RobertJ 4 months ago
Ohanion. A good Irish name. 🍀
MarkSpeck RobertJ 4 months ago
A little more about the name Krekor Ohanian...it was also the name of a character that Mike Connors played in a failed pilot about a year after Mannix, entitled "Ohanian: The Killer That Wouldn't Die", where he played yet another private eye, just one that made a huge point about his Armenian heritage.

Speaking of his Armenian heritage, they needed to give Mannix some sort of nationality for the episode in which he reunited with his estranged father, played by Victor Jory (the third-season episode "Return to Summer Grove"). Mike suggested that they make Mannix Armenian, just like him, and the producers thought that it was a great idea, so Mannix became Armenian!
MurielGad Muleskinner 4 months ago
Actually he was Armenian, cousin of the singer Charles Aznavour (Aznavourian). Not Irish at all...
MurielGad MarkSpeck 4 months ago
He was really Armenian, cousin of the famous singer Charles Aznavour (Aznavourian).
Wiseguy MarkSpeck 4 months ago
And Connors was able to get the producers to put the Armenia flag in the opening credits of Mannix: when the credits display "Mike Connors is" the three colored panels of red, blue and orange display the Armenia flag. It is the only time in the opening or closing credits we see an orange panel.
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