Telly Savalas

Television Director / Writer / Character Actor / Screenwriter / Radio Personality / Actor / Film Director | * 01/21/1922 († 72, 01/22/1994) | Garden City, Long Island, New York (United States of America (USA))
Aristotelis Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American actor and singer whose career spanned four decades. Noted for his bald head and deep, resonant voice, he is perhaps best known for portraying Lt. Theo Kojak on the crime drama series Kojak (1973–1978) and James Bond archvillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). Savalas' other roles include Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Action

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Awards & Nominations for Telly Savalas

Ellis Island Medal of Honor Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Telly Savalas as Actor(85)

as Self (archive footage)2020 Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity
as Himself (archive footage)2011 Paul Williams Still Alive
as Most Evil Man1995 Backfire!
as Richard Howland1994 Mind Twister
as George Parnassus1991 Rose Against the Odds
as Inspector Theo Kojak1990 Kojak: None So Blind
as Inspector Theo Kojak1990 Kojak: It's Always Something
as Harry Bell1989 The Hollywood Detective
as Inspector Theo Kojak1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice
as Brother Joseph Heiden1987 The Equalizer - The Movie: Blood & Wine
as Terry Hallen1987 Faceless
as Magmar (voice)1986 GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords
as Lieutenant Theo Kojak1985 Kojak: The Belarus File
as The Cheshire Cat1985 Alice in Wonderland
as Hymie Kaplan1984 Cannonball Run II
as Phil Drexler1984 The Cartier Affair
as Pete1982 Silent Rebellion
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 Lt. Theo Kojak1973 The Marcus-Nelson Murders
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 Hell
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 Erich Streator1963 Living Doll
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(38)

Movies with Telly Savalas as Crew(3)

Directing/Director1977 Beyond Reason
Writing/Writer1977 Beyond Reason
Sound/Songs1971 Vendetta

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

Directing/Director1973 Kojak

Born: Saturday, 01/21 1922 (January) in Garden City, Long Island, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Saturday, 01/22 1994 (January) in Universal City (aged: 72)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: Greek (EL), English (EN)
Educated at: Columbia University, Columbia University School of Engineering, Sewanhaka High School
Children: Ariana Savalas
Other names for Telly Savalas (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Telly Aristoteles Savalas"
"Telli Savales"
"Telly Savales"
Telly Savalas frequently works together with these people:
Jack Klugman (16x, Actor)
Michael Constantine (15x, Actor)
Simon Oakland (14x, Actor)
Ben Wright (14x, Actor)
Edward Binns (13x, Actor)
Lawrence Dobkin (13x, Actor)
Robert Duvall (12x, Actor)
Ed Nelson (12x, Actor)
Charles Aidman (12x, Actor)
Henry Beckman (12x, Actor)
Milton Selzer (11x, Actor)
Shelley Winters (7x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1672, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/25/2021