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Telly Savalas

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης "Τέλι" Σαββάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Best known for playing the title role in the 1970s crime drama Kojak, Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). His other movie credits include The Young Savages (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Scalphunters (1968), supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), Inside Out (1975) and Escape to Athena (1979). Description above from the Wikipedia article Telly Savalas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jan 21, 1922 In Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Bambi-Verleihung 1948-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity 2020-11-29
Known For
Poster of Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham
Poster of Kelly's Heroes
Poster of On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Poster of The Greatest Story Ever Told
Movie Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity Self (archive footage) 2020-11-29
Movie Paul Williams Still Alive Himself (archive footage) 2011-09-11
Movie Operation Dirty Dozen Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Backfire! Most Evil Man 1995-01-20
Movie Mind Twister Richard Howland 1994-03-16
Series The Commish Unknown 1991-09-28
Movie Rose Against the Odds George Parnassus 1991-09-29
Movie Kojak: Flowers For Matty Inspector Theo Kojak 1990-01-04
Movie Kojak: It's Always Something Inspector Theo Kojak 1990-01-31
Movie Kojak: None So Blind Inspector Theo Kojak 1990-04-07
Movie The Hollywood Detective Harry Bell 1989-10-25
Movie Kojak: Ariana Unknown 1989-11-02
Movie Kojak: Fatal Flaw Unknown 1989-11-30
Series The Dirty Dozen le major Wright 1988-04-30
Movie The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Maj. Wright 1988-11-10
Movie The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission Maj. Wright 1987-03-01
Movie Kojak: The Price of Justice Inspector Theo Kojak 1987-02-21
Movie Faceless Terry Hallen 1987-09-01
Movie Return to the Titanic... Live! Host 1987-10-28
Movie The Equalizer - The Movie: Blood & Wine Brother Joseph Heiden 1987-09-23
Series J.J. Starbuck Unknown 1987-09-26
Movie GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Magmar (voice) 1986-03-21
Movie The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration Unknown 1986-05-20
Series The Equalizer Brother Joseph Heiden 1985-09-18
Movie Kojak: The Belarus File Lieutenant Theo Kojak 1985-02-16
Series Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat 1985-12-09
Movie Cannonball Run II Hymie Kaplan 1984-06-29
Movie The Cartier Affair Phil Drexler 1984-11-03
Movie Silent Rebellion Pete 1982-05-04
Movie Fake-Out Lt. Thurston 1982-11-18
Movie Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham Narrator 1981-01-01
Movie Hellinger's Law Nick Hellinger 1981-03-10
Movie The Border Frank Cooper 1980-08-06
Movie Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story Cretzer 1980-11-05
Movie Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Captain Stefan Svevo 1979-05-18
Series Tales of the Unexpected Joe Brisson 1979-03-24
Movie Escape to Athena Zeno 1979-05-21
Movie The Muppet Movie El Sleazo Tough 1979-05-31
Series The French Atlantic Affair Craig Dunleavy 1979-11-15
Series Okay Self 1979-11-04
Movie Beyond Reason Dr. Nicholas Mati 1977-01-01
Movie Capricorn One Albain 1977-12-10
Movie Killer Force Webb 1976-01-14
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie Telly...Who Loves Ya, Baby? Self 1976-02-18
Movie Joys Unknown 1976-03-05
Movie The House of Exorcism Leandro 1975-04-02
Movie Inside Out Harry Morgan 1975-10-19
Series Am laufenden Band Gast 1974-04-27
Series Tony Orlando and Dawn Unknown 1974-12-04
Movie Redneck Memphis 1973-02-02
Movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders Lt. Theo Kojak 1973-03-08
Movie Lisa and the Devil Leandro 1973-05-08
Series Kojak Theo Kojak 1973-10-24
Movie She Cried Murder Inspector Joe Brody 1973-09-25
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Unknown 1973-09-14
Movie Sonny and Jed Sheriff Franciscus 1972-08-11
Movie Crime Boss Don Vincenzo 1972-08-08
Movie Horror Express Captain Kazan 1972-09-30
Series Musikladen Unknown 1972-12-13
Movie The Killer Is on the Phone Ranko Drasovic 1972-10-06
Movie A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die Major Ward 1972-12-27
Movie Visions... Unknown 1972-10-10
Movie Pretty Maids All in a Row Captain Sam Surcher 1971-04-28
Series Disco Unknown 1971-02-13
Movie Vendetta Pancho Villa 1971-01-01
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie Mongo's Back in Town Lieutenant Pete Tolstad 1971-12-10
Movie Clay Pigeon Redford 1971-08-01
Movie A Town Called Hell Don Carlos 1971-10-27
Series The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour Unknown 1971-08-01
Movie Kelly's Heroes Master Sergeant "Big Joe" 1970-06-22
Movie Violent City Al Weber 1970-09-17
Movie The Assassination Bureau Lord Bostwick 1969-03-09
Movie Mackenna's Gold Sergeant Tibbs 1969-03-18
Movie Crooks and Coronets Herbie Haseler 1969-04-02
Movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ernst Stavro Blofeld 1969-12-12
Movie Land Raiders Vince Carden 1969-07-27
Movie Sol Madrid Emil Dietrich 1968-02-07
Movie The Scalphunters Jim Howie 1968-02-29
Movie Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Walter Braddock 1968-12-16
Movie The Karate Killers Count De Fanzini 1967-04-07
Movie The Dirty Dozen Archer Maggott 1967-06-15
Series The Carol Burnett Show Unknown 1967-09-11
Series Cimarron Strip Unknown 1967-09-07
Series Garrison's Gorillas Unknown 1967-09-06
Movie Beau Geste Sgt. Maj. Dagineau 1966-09-07
Movie Genghis Khan Shan 1965-04-15
Movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Macmuid 1965-03-24
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Pontius Pilate 1965-02-15
Series The F.B.I. Unknown 1965-09-19
Series Run for Your Life Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie Battle of the Bulge Sgt. Guffy 1965-12-16
Movie The Slender Thread Dr. Joe Coburn 1965-12-15
Movie Fanfare for a Death Scene Ilchidai Khan 1964-09-01
Series Einer wird gewinnen Unknown 1964-01-25
Movie The New Interns Dr. Dominic Riccio 1964-06-01
Series The Rogues Unknown 1964-09-13
Series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Count Valeriano De Fanzini 1964-09-22
Series Grindl Unknown 1963-09-15
Movie Love Is a Ball Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle) 1963-04-24
Movie The Man from the Diners' Club Mr. Martindale 1963-04-17
Series The Dakotas Unknown 1963-01-07
Series Arrest and Trial Unknown 1963-09-15
Series The Fugitive Dan Polichek 1963-09-17
Series Kraft Suspense Theatre Unknown 1963-10-10
Series Burke's Law Unknown 1963-09-20
Series Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown 1963-10-04
Movie Johnny Cool Vincenzo 'Vince' Santangelo 1963-10-02
Movie Birdman of Alcatraz Feto Gomez 1962-07-04
Movie Cape Fear Private Detective Charles Sievers 1962-04-12
Movie The Interns Dr. Dominic Riccio 1962-08-08
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Series Combat! Unknown 1962-10-02
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown 1962-09-20
Movie Mad Dog Coll Lt. Dawson 1961-05-12
Series Acapulco Mr. Carver 1961-02-27
Series Cain's Hundred Unknown 1961-09-19
Movie The Young Savages Detective Lt. Gunderson 1961-05-24
Series Ben Casey Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie The Sin of Jesus Felix 1961-12-10
Series The New Breed Unknown 1961-10-03
Series The Aquanauts Unknown 1960-09-14
Series The Twilight Zone Erich Streator 1959-10-02
Series The Detectives Unknown 1959-10-16
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Series Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Series Bambi-Verleihung Self 1948-01-01