Constantine Maroulis

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Constantine Maroulis

Born

9/17/1975, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Birth Name

Konstantinos Demetrios Maroulis

Gender

Male
8.6
out of 10
User Rating
65 votes

Biography

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Maroulis was born in Brooklyn to Greek parents, James Constantine Maroulis and Constance P. Maroulis (born 1938). Both maternal and paternal grandparents immigrated to the States from Greece in the 1920s. He was brought up in the Greek Orthodox religion. He can speak Greek. His older brother Athanasios…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Constantine's roommate during American Idol was Bo Bice.

    • Constantine was the oldest contestant in the fourth season of American Idol's top twelve. He was only a month older than fellow rocker Bo Bice.

    • Constantine is 6' 3½" tall.

    • Constantine's favorite male artist is Jim Morrison and his favorite female artist is Janis Joplin.

    • In 2005, while on American Idol 4 Constantine Maroulis performed:

      Feb. 22 "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal
      Mar. 1 "Hard to Handle" by The Black Crowes
      Mar. 8 "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police
      Mar. 15 "You've Made Me So Very Happy" by Blood, Sweat & Tears
      Mar. 22 "I Think I Love You" by The Partridge Family
      Mar. 29 "I Can't Make You Love Me" by George Michael/Bonnie Raitt
      Apr. 5 "My Funny Valentine" by Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart
      Apr. 12 "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen
      Apr. 19 "Nights On Broadway" by Bee Gees
      Apr. 26 "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback

    • Constantine Maroulis came in sixth place on the fourth season of American Idol.

    • In 2003, Constantine was on tour with the Broadway play Rent.

    • Constantine was rumored to have been dating American Idol 5 contestant Kellie Pickler.

    • In 2005, Constantine performed at the Citrus Bowl Parade in Orlando, Fl.

    • He was once an extra on the crime drama Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

    • His hero is his cousin, "Gus", who died in the 9/11 attacks.

    • He is good friends with fellow Idol contestant, Bo Bice.

    • He has a fan base called "Greek God Groupies" and the "Betties".

    • He went to high school with Tara Reid.

    • He loves washing dishes, he calls it 'theraputic'.

    • His favorite food is pasta.

    • He shares the same birthday as actor Austin St. John.

    • He is a 1993 alumni from Ramapo High School (Bergen County, New Jersey).

    • He graduated from the Boston Conservatory in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. At Bostom Conservatory, he specialized in musical theater, studying acting and vocal performance.

    • His favorite drink is a cold Corona with a splash of Tabasco. He calls this drink "Hot Lips."

    • He grew up in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

    • His band received a distribution deal with Koch Records while he was still a contestant on American Idol. Koch also has signed Ian Brown of Stone Roses fame, Wyclef Jean, William Hung, The Kinks, and Leonard Bernstein, among others.

    • He is the younger brother of recording artist and record reproducer Athan Maroulis. He also has an older sister, Anastasia, who works in the field of education.

    • He is of Greek descent and was raised in the Greek Orthodox Church, where he was an altar boy and youth group leader.

    • Constantine officially quit his band "Pray For The Soul Of Betty" in March 2006 to pursue solo endeavors.

    • He sang "Hard To Handle," "My Funny Valentine," and "Bohemian Rhapsody" on the 2005 American Idols Live tour.

    • He recorded "Bohemian Rhapsody" with the cast of "We Will Rock You" for the Queen tribute album Killer Queen. The album came out August 9, 2005.

    • Constantine is planning to star in a series produced by Kelsey Grammar's production company.

  • Quotes

    • Constantine Maroulis: (Talking about Kellie Pickler) We were hanging out and talking all the time and I haven't spoken to her in a while, so I'm not really sure what that's all about. I don't know if it's her being too busy or thinking that she's a big star now or something. I'm not really sure what the whole situation is.

    • Constantine Maroulis: I respected everyone, and I think they wanted me to be me. They thought I was crazy when I wanted to sing Bohemian Rhapsody , but when I executed it, they were really psyched.

    • Constantine Maroulis: (on not winning American Idol) It was the best thing that's ever happened to me. I'm not cursed with that stigma of being the American Idol.

    • Constantine Maroulis: I like honest music.

    • Constantine Maroulis: As a professor used to say to me, it's life or death out there so make it happen.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The most historical American Idol Star...At least in MY book!

    8.5
    This is one fired up guy! Why? He can sing! He can dance! And I am sure he could act if he put his mind, heart, and soul into it! This man captivated many people...I call these people The Audience. They can boo you or cheer you on. Inspire them! Hold your head up high and give The Audience an encore, just like Constantine Maroulis! If Constantine was an anime character, he would be a shinobi of the Hidden Sand Village of the popular anime and manga known as Naruto. To wrap up this review, here's a trivia question. How far into the American Idol contest did Constantine Maroulis make it?moreless
  • Constantine, You've come a long way baby!

    10
    I've been watching this star since his major debut on AI. I was then made aware of his other TV show appearances on crime dramas and date shows as well as theatre shows. He is so mulit-talented and is one to keep and eye out for.

    I really liked him with his NY city band and went to three of their shows after AI. I never thought I'd be one to follow the Idol's on tour, but I did just to see him. What a fabulous showman! You think that you enjoy watching him on TV, well then a real treat is seeing him live. What energy!moreless
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