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John Dukakis was born on November 3, 1933, in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Ethel (née Frank) and Panos Dukakis. His parents were Greek immigrants. He has two brothers, Michael and Ted. Dukakis attended Brookline High School, where he was active in sports and played football and basketball. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He then earned a Master of Arts degree in political science from Harvard University in 1956.

Dukakis began his political career as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, serving from 1963 to 1971. He was elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1974 and served from 1975 to 1979. He was re-elected in 1978 and served until 1983. During his tenure as governor, Dukakis oversaw the implementation of the state’s first income tax, enacted major reforms to the state’s welfare system, and expanded the state’s Medicaid program. He also oversaw the construction of the Boston Harbor cleanup project.

Dukakis ran for president in 1988, but lost the Democratic nomination to Michael Dukakis. He then ran for governor again in 1990 and was re-elected to a fourth term. He retired from politics in 1997 and has since worked as a professor at Northeastern University and as a consultant.

Dukakis has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He has been married to Kitty Dukakis since 1963. They have three children: Andrea, John, and Kara.

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Full NameJohn Dukakis
ProfessionActor, Politician, Film producer, Music executive
EducationBrown University


ChildrenAlexandra Jane Dukakis
ParentsMichael Dukakis, Kitty Dukakis, John Chaffetz
SiblingsJason Chaffetz, Andrea Dukakis, Kara Dukakis


MoviesMaking Love, This House Possessed, Delusion, Jaws 2

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1Older half-brother, through his biological father, of Jason Chaffetz, who is the U.S. Representative (R) for Utah's 3rd district.
2Son of Kitty Dukakis and adoptive son of former U.S. Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis.
3Nephew of Olympia Dukakis and Apollo Dukakis.
4Now works in politics



American Playhouse1985TV SeriesJoseph Putman
Guiding Light1984TV SeriesLawrence Luvonaczek
Family Ties1983-1984TV SeriesJeff Wakefield
Split Image1982Aaron
Hart to Hart1982TV SeriesDanny Wilson
Lou Grant1982TV SeriesParker Paterson
Making Love1982Tim
King of the Mountain1981Duke
This House Possessed1981TV MovieDonny
Delusion1981Gabriel Langrock
Knots Landing1981TV SeriesRoger
Little House on the Prairie1980TV SeriesTim Mahoney
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones1980TV MovieJack Daniels
Marathon1980TV MovieYoung Man
Taxi1979TV SeriesGoodwin
Jaws 21978Paul 'Polo' Loman


The Home Team2014Documentary short executive producer
Crooked Lines2013Documentary short executive producer
The Rein of Mary King2013Documentary short executive producer
Secrets of the Mongolian Archers2013Documentary short executive producer
The Red Pill2012/IIDocumentary short executive producer
Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York1996TV Movie executive producer


Race for the White House2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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