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Telly Savalas

Son of Greek immigrants. Soldier during World War II. Studied psychology. Worked as journalist for ABC News. The bald-headed actor played character roles, often as sadistic or psychotic types. He became a TV favorite in the 1970s when his role as Det. Theo Kojak in the TV movie Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) was expanded into the gritty ...

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Jan 21, 1922 In Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Bonds Are Forever
Latest Project:
Movie America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton 2014-10-01

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 10 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Kojak
Poster of On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Poster of Kelly's Heroes
Poster of The Dirty Dozen
Movie Operation Dirty Dozen Himself 2017
Series Dante's Domicile Unknown 2015
Movie Premium Bond with Mark Gatiss and Matthew Sweet Unknown 2015
Movie America's Clown: An Intimate Biography of Red Skelton Unknown 2014-10-01
Movie Alfonso Sansone produttore per caso Unknown 2014
Movie In the Name Of Unknown 2013-09-20
Movie Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s Unknown 2012
Movie Paul Williams Still Alive Unknown 2011
Movie Sons of Norway Unknown 2011
Series Special Collector's Edition Unknown 2010-08-16
Movie Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon Unknown 2008
Series La imagen de tu vida Unknown 2006
Movie The Break-Up Unknown 2006
Movie Total Cops Unknown 2003
Series Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Movie I Love Christmas Unknown 2001
Movie Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin Unknown 2000
Movie The James Bond Story Unknown 2000-01-08
Series I Love 1970's Unknown 2000-07-22
Movie Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' Unknown 2000
Movie Go Unknown 1999-04-09
Series The Greatest Himself / ... 1998-03-28
Movie The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files Unknown 1997-12-24
Movie Backfire! Unknown 1995
Series The Extraordinary Unknown 1994
Movie Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration Unknown 1994
Movie Mind Twister Unknown 1994
Movie The 66th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1994-03-21
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor Unknown 1993-05-06
Series Ein Schloß am Wörthersee Unknown 1993
Series Aspel & Company Unknown 1992
Series The Commish Unknown 1991-09-28
Movie Rose Against the Odds Unknown 1991
Series One on One with John Tesh Unknown 1991
Movie Kojak: Flowers for Matty Unknown 1990
Movie Telly Savalas: The ABCs of Winning Blackjack Unknown 1990
Movie Kojak: It's Always Something Inspector Theo Kojak 1990
Movie Kojak: None So Blind Unknown 1990
Movie Kojak: Ariana Unknown 1989
Movie The Hollywood Detective Unknown 1989
Movie Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Unknown 1989
Movie Kojak: Fatal Flaw Theo Kojak 1989-11-30
Series The Arsenio Hall Show Unknown 1989-01-03
Series Later with Bob Costas Unknown 1989
Movie The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Unknown 1988
Series Biography Unknown 1987-04-06
Series The Wil Shriner Show Unknown 1987-09-17
Series J.J. Starbuck Unknown 1987-09-26
Movie Faceless Unknown 1987
Movie The 59th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1987
Movie Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission Unknown 1987
Movie Give Me Your Answer True Unknown 1987
Movie Kojak: The Price of Justice Unknown 1987
Movie GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Unknown 1986
Movie The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1986
Series George Burns Comedy Week Unknown 1985-09-18
Movie The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1985
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly Unknown 1985-05-07
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Movie Kojak: The Belarus File Lieutenant Theo Kojak 1985-02-16
Movie Alice in Wonderland Unknown 1985
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish Unknown 1984
Movie Cannonball Run II Unknown 1984
Movie The Cartier Affair Unknown 1984
Movie The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 1984
Series Einer wird gewinnen Unknown 1983
Series Dom DeLuise and Friends Unknown 1983
Movie Afghanistan pourquoi? Unknown 1983
Movie Bonds Are Forever Unknown 1983
Movie Fake-Out Lt. Thurston 1982-11-18
Series American Playhouse Unknown 1982-01-12
Movie Telly Savalas Looks at Portsmouth Unknown 1981
Movie Hellinger's Law Unknown 1981
Movie Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham Unknown 1981
Movie Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen Unknown 1981-10-11
Movie Telly Savalas Looks at Aberdeen Unknown 1981
Series International Pro-Celebrity Golf: Six of the Best Himself 1981-11-20
Movie Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Cretzer 1980-11-05
Series Disco Unknown 1980
Movie Border Cop Unknown 1980
Series The John Davidson Show Unknown 1980-06-30
Movie The 52nd Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1980
Movie The 51st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1979-04-09
Movie Escape to Athena Zeno 1979-06-06
Series Am laufenden Band Unknown 1979
Movie The Muppet Movie Unknown 1979
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Series The French Atlantic Affair Unknown 1979
Movie Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Captain Stefan Svevo 1979-05-18
Series CBS: On the Air Unknown 1978
Movie The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra Himself 1978-02-07
Movie A Salute to American Imagination Unknown 1978
Movie Capricorn One Unknown 1978
Movie Battle of the Network Stars III Himself - Host 1977-11-04
Movie Paul Anka ... Music My Way Unknown 1977-04-25
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Movie Circus of the Stars #2 Unknown 1977
Movie Battle of the Network Stars II Unknown 1977
Movie The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards Unknown 1977
Series The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1977
Series The Mike Douglas Show Unknown 1977
Movie Beyond Reason Unknown 1977
Series Les rendez-vous du dimanche Unknown 1976
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie The 48th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1976
Movie Telly... Who Loves Ya Baby? Unknown 1976
Movie The Diamond Mercenaries Unknown 1976
Movie Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976
Movie Friars Club Tribute to Gene Kelly Unknown 1976-01-07
Movie The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Unknown 1976-05-17
Movie Joys Unknown 1976-03-05
Series The Norman Gunston Show Unknown 1975
Movie The Royal Variety Performance Unknown 1975
Movie Inside Out Unknown 1975
Movie The House of Exorcism Unknown 1975
Movie The 46th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1974-04-02
Series Dinah! Unknown 1974-10-21
Series V.I.P.-Schaukel Unknown 1974
Movie The 16th Annual Grammy Awards Unknown 1974
Movie The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Telly Savalas Unknown 1974-11-15
Movie Lisa and the Devil Unknown 1973
Series Celebrity Bowling Unknown 1973
Movie Senza ragione Unknown 1973
Movie She Cried Murder Unknown 1973
Movie Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man Unknown 1973
Series Jack Paar Tonite Unknown 1973
Movie NFL Players Association Awards Dinner Unknown 1973
Series Kojak Lt. Theo Kojak / ... 1973-10-24
Movie A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die Unknown 1972
Series Musikladen Unknown 1972-12-13
Movie Sonny and Jed Unknown 1972
Movie Crime Boss Unknown 1972
Movie L'assassino... è al telefono Unknown 1972
Movie Horror Express Unknown 1972
Movie Visions... Unknown 1972
Movie Pancho Villa Unknown 1972
Movie A Town Called Hell Unknown 1971
Movie Pretty Maids All in a Row Unknown 1971
Movie Mongo's Back in Town Lieutenant Pete Tolstad 1971-12-10
Series The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Unknown 1971-08-01
Movie Clay Pigeon Unknown 1971
Movie Kelly's Heroes Unknown 1970
Movie The Family Unknown 1970
Series ITV Sunday Night Theatre Unknown 1970
Series The Virginia Graham Show Unknown 1970-06-08
Series The David Frost Show Unknown 1969-07-07
Movie Mackenna's Gold Sergeant Tibbs 1969-05-10
Movie Swiss Movement Unknown 1969
Movie The Assassination Bureau Unknown 1969
Movie Land Raiders Unknown 1969
Movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service Blofeld 1969-12-18
Movie Above It All Unknown 1969
Movie Sophie's Place Unknown 1969
Movie Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Unknown 1968
Series The Merv Griffin Show Unknown 1968
Series Garrison's Gorillas Unknown 1968
Movie Sol Madrid Unknown 1968
Movie The Scalphunters Unknown 1968
Series The Pat Boone Show Unknown 1967
Movie The Karate Killers Unknown 1967
Movie The Dirty Dozen Unknown 1967
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1967
Movie Mondo Hollywood Unknown 1967-07-01
Series Dateline: Hollywood Unknown 1967-02-12
Movie Lionpower from MGM Unknown 1967
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Movie Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI Unknown 1967
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1966
Movie Beau Geste Unknown 1966
Movie Genghis Khan Unknown 1965
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Series The Rogues Unknown 1965
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1965
Movie The Slender Thread Unknown 1965
Movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Unknown 1965
Movie Battle of the Bulge Unknown 1965
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Unknown 1965
Series Channing Unknown 1964
Movie The New Interns Unknown 1964
Movie Fanfare for a Death Scene Unknown 1964
Series Breaking Point Unknown 1964
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1964
Series The Fugitive Unknown 1964
Series Cinema Unknown 1964-05-14
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Unknown 1964
Series Grindl Unknown 1963-09-15
Movie The 35th Annual Academy Awards Unknown 1963
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963
Series The Dick Powell Theatre Unknown 1963
Movie Love Is a Ball Dr. Christian Gump 1963-05-14
Series Alcoa Premiere Unknown 1963
Movie The Man from the Diners' Club Unknown 1963
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963
Series The Eleventh Hour Unknown 1963
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie Johnny Cool Unknown 1963
Series Armstrong Circle Theatre Unknown 1963
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Unknown 1962-10-01
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie Cape Fear Unknown 1962
Series King of Diamonds Unknown 1962
Series The New Breed Unknown 1962
Movie Birdman of Alcatraz Unknown 1962
Series Empire Unknown 1962
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1962
Movie The Interns Unknown 1962
Movie The Young Savages Unknown 1961
Movie The Sin of Jesus Unknown 1961
Movie Mad Dog Coll Unknown 1961
Series Here's Hollywood Unknown 1961
Series Acapulco Unknown 1961
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Series The Twilight Zone Unknown 1961
Series Bonanza Unknown 1961
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Series The Witness Unknown 1960
Series Sunday Showcase Unknown 1960
Series Diagnosis: Unknown Unknown 1960-07-05
Series Naked City Unknown 1959
Series The Untouchables Unknown 1959-10-15
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series The United States Steel Hour Unknown 1953-10-27
Series The Linkletter Show Unknown 1952-09-01
Series The Red Skelton Hour Unknown 1951-09-30