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Telly Savalas

Actor | * 01/21/1922 († 72, 01/22/1994) | Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
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Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer whose career spanned four decades. Noted for his resonant voice and bald head, Savalas is perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Theo Kojak in the policedrama series Kojak (1973–1978). He also released the one-hit wonder song, "If", which became a UK number one single in 1975. Savalas' movie roles include Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) — where he was nominated for the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor — The Greatest Story Ever Told, Battle of the Bulge (both 1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), as super villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Sec..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Comedies

Known for these Movies & Shows

The Dirty Dozen

NR

1967 | 3.9/5 | 2h 30min
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Kelly's Heroes

PG

1970 | 3.7/5 | 2h 24min
available on:

Kojak

Certification unknown

1973 | 3.6/5 | 1h per episode

Awards & Nominations for Telly Savalas

Ellis Island Medal of Honor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Movies with Telly Savalas as Actor(72)

as Most Evil Man1995 Backfire!
as Richard Howland1994 Mind Twister
as Harry Bell1989 The Hollywood Detective
as Inspector Theo Kojak1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice
as Terry Hallen1987 Faceless
as Lieutenant Theo Kojak1985 Kojak: The Belarus File
as Hymie Kaplan1984 Cannonball Run II
as Phil Drexler1984 The Cartier Affair
as Lt. Thurston1982 Fake-Out
as Nick Hellinger1981 Hellinger's Law
as Frank Cooper1980 The Border
as Captain Stefan Svevo1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
as El Sleazo Tough1979 The Muppet Movie
as Zeno1979 Escape to Athena
as Dr. Nicholas Mati1977 Beyond Reason
as Albain1977 Capricorn One
as Webb1976 Killer Force
1976 Joys
as Leandro1975 The House of Exorcism
as Harry Morgan1975 Inside Out
as Inspector Joe Brody1973 She Cried Murder
as Memphis1973 Redneck
as Leandro1973 Lisa and the Devil
as Captain Kazan1972 Horror Express
as Ranko Drasovic1972 The Killer Is on the Phone
as Sheriff Franciscus1972 Sonny and Jed
as Don Vincenzo1972 Crime Boss
as Redford1971 Clay Pigeon
as Lieutenant Pete Tolstad1971 Mongo's Back in Town
as Pancho Villa1971 Vendetta
as Captain Sam Surcher1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row
as Don Carlos1971 A Town Called Bastard
as Master Sergeant "Big Joe"1970 Kelly's Heroes
as Al Weber1970 Violent City
as Herbie Haseler1969 Crooks and Coronets
as Ernst Stavro Blofeld1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
as Vince Carden1969 Land Raiders
as Sergeant Tibbs1969 Mackenna's Gold
as Lord Bostwick1969 The Assassination Bureau
as Jim Howie1968 The Scalphunters
as Walter Braddock1968 Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
as Emil Dietrich1968 Sol Madrid
as Count De Fanzini1967 The Karate Killers
as himself1967 Operation Dirty Dozen
as Archer Maggott1967 The Dirty Dozen
as Sgt. Maj. Dagineau1966 Beau Geste
as Sgt. Guffy1965 Battle of the Bulge
as Shan1965 Genghis Khan
as Pontius Pilate1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told
as Dr. Joe Coburn1965 The Slender Thread
as Dr. Dominic Riccio1964 The New Interns
as Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle)1963 Love Is a Ball
as Vincenzo 'Vince' Santangelo1963 Johnny Cool
as Mr. Martindale1963 The Man from the Diners' Club
as Private Detective Charles Sievers1962 Cape Fear
as Feto Gomez1962 Birdman of Alcatraz
as Dr. Dominic Riccio1962 The Interns
as Felix1961 The Sin of Jesus
as Lt. Dawson1961 Mad Dog Coll
as Detective Lt. Gunderson1961 The Young Savages

TV Shows/Series with Telly Savalas as Actor(37)

Movies with Telly Savalas as Crew(2)

Directing/Director1977 Beyond Reason
Writing/Writer1977 Beyond Reason

TV Shows/Series with Telly Savalas as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1973 Kojak

Additional Information

Born: 01/21/1922 in Garden City
Died: 01/22/1994 in Universal City (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Columbia University, Columbia University School of General Studies
Children: Ariana Savalas
Other names for Telly Savalas (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Telly Aristoteles Savalas"
"Telli Savales"
"Telly Savales"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1672, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/13/2019