Kostas Kazakos

Kostas Kazakos (Greek: Κώστας Καζάκος) (alt. sp. Costas Kazakos) (born 29 May 1935 in Pyrgos, Ilia), is a Greek actor, director, and politician.

Kazakos playing Mr Puntila at Brecht's epic comedy Mr Puntila and his Man Matti. (National Theater of Northern Greece),[1] 23 December 2010)

He was married to the famous actress Tzeni Karezi for 24 years until her death in 1992 at 60 years old. Together they acted in a number of movies, had a son, and were well loved and respected actors. In 1997 he married the actress Jenny Jolia and they now have 3 children. The couple also had a daughter who died in June 1999, when she was 8 month years old.

In the 2007 Greek legislative election, he was elected to the Greek Parliament as a candidate of the Communist Party of Greece. He was reelected in 2009.

Kostas Kazakos now in his 84th year, continues to act, and be involved in Greek politics.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Mr. Puntila and his Man, Matti".
  • Who's Who (Greek) 1979 p. 226.