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Kopi Sotiropulos
Kopi Sotiropulos KMPH
Kopi Sotiropulos appeared as a Greek Uncle of Larry's during the grand opening of "Jack's Bistro" in the episode titled "Opening Night" in Season 7.
Personal Information
Born: (1948-09-12) September 12, 1948 (age 68)
Birthplace: Skopie, Tripoli, Greece
Career/Family Information
Occupation/
Career:
Actor, Voice Artist, TV news anchor/weatherman and personality
Years active: 1970-present
Character information
Appeared on: Three's Company guest appearance
Character played: Larry's Uncle in episode "Grand Opening" in Season 7
Three's Company Script


Kopi Sotiropulos (born Prokopios Sotiropulos September 12, 1948) made a guest appearance as one of Larry's relative, a Greek Uncle, appearing in the episode titled "Opening Night" in Season 7.

Kopi is a Greek-born American character actor, television news personality and longtime weatherman who served as the weekly evening news weatherperson for KMPH-TV in, Fresno, California. He is now co-anchoring, along with Kim Stephens, and doing weather for the station's Great Day weekday morning talk/news program.

Life and careerEdit

A graduate of Hamilton Jr. High School and Fresno High School in Fresno, Kopi attended Fresno City College for five semesters before transferring to Fresno State University during his sophmore year, where he eventually earned his degree, majoring in broadcasting. After graduating, he got his first television job working KMPH as a commercial copywriter in October of 1971, the month KMPH began broadcasting.

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Greek Dance Jack Larry and Uncle

Kopi on left, at Jack's Bistro eating and celebrating with Larry's relatives as Larry's Uncle with Jack and Larry perform an after-dinner Greek dance in the Season 7 episode "Grand Opening".

After six years, by 1977, Kopi and wife Elaine relocated to Hollywood, California, where Sotiropulos, who decided to try his hand at acting, began appearing in numerous guest roles in such TV series such as CBS's The Incredible Hulk, Three's Company, Mickey Spillane, ABC-TV's Perfect Strangers, Highway To Heaven, SOAP, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The Hardy Boys, and NBC-TV's Knightrider and also had bit parts in numerous films, which include 1980's Private Benjamin, The Postman Always Rings Twice, and Beverly Hills Cop II. After ten years of acting in Hollywood in mosty bit roles, Sotiropulos returned to the TV news vocation, returning to KMPH-TV , eventually, by 1992, becoming the stations weekly evening news weatherperson.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kopi Sotiropulos bio at KMPH-TV Official Website

External linksEdit

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