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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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Born:
Jan 21, 1922 In Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
76
First Appeared:
In the series Acapulco 1961-02-27
Latest Project:
Movie Backfire! 1995-01-20
Known For
Filmography
Movie Backfire! Most Evil Man 1995-01-20
Movie Mind Twister Richard Howland 1994-03-16
Movie Kojak: None So Blind 1990-04-07
Movie Kojak: Flowers For Matty 1990-01-04
Movie Kojak: Fatal Flaw 1989-11-30
Movie Kojak: Ariana 1989-11-02
Movie The Hollywood Detective Harry Bell 1989-10-25
Movie The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Maj. Wright 1988-02-14
Movie Kojak: The Price of Justice Inspector Theo Kojak 1987-02-21
Movie The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission Maj. Wright 1987-03-01
Movie Faceless Terry Hallen 1987-09-01
Movie Alice in Wonderland The Cheshire Cat 1985-12-09
Series Alice in Wonderland 1985-12-09
Movie Kojak: The Belarus File Lieutenant Theo Kojak 1985-02-16
Movie The Cartier Affair Phil Drexler 1984-11-03
Movie Cannonball Run II Hymie Kaplan 1984-06-29
Movie Fake-Out Lt. Thurston 1982-11-18
Movie Silent Rebellion Pete 1982-05-04
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 The French Atlantic Affair Craig Dunleavy 1979-11-15
Movie Escape to Athena Zeno 1979-06-06
Movie The Muppet Movie El Sleazo Tough 1979-05-31
Movie Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Captain Stefan Svevo 1979-05-18
Movie Capricorn One Albain 1977-12-10
Movie Beyond Reason Dr. Nicholas Mati 1977-01-01
Movie Joys 1976-03-05
Movie Killer Force Webb 1976-01-14
Movie Inside Out Harry Morgan 1975-10-19
Movie The House of Exorcism Leandro 1975-04-02
Series Kojak Theo Kojak 1973-10-24
Movie She Cried Murder Inspector Joe Brody 1973-09-25
Movie Lisa and the Devil Leandro 1973-05-08
Movie Confeso Por Coaccion Lt. Theo Kojack 1973-03-08
Movie Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders Lt. Theo Kojak 1973-03-08
Movie Redneck Memphis 1973-02-02
Movie Crime Boss Don Vincenzo 1972-08-08
Movie Bandera Bandits Sheriff Franciscus 1972-08-11
Movie Visions... 1972-10-10
Movie Horror Express Captain Kazan 1972-09-30
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 Mongo's Back in Town Lieutenant Pete Tolstad 1971-12-10
Movie A Town Called Bastard Don Carlos 1971-10-27
Movie Clay Pigeon Redford 1971-08-01
Movie Pretty Maids All in a Row Captain Sam Surcher 1971-04-28
Movie Vendetta Pancho Villa 1971-01-01
Movie Kelly's Heroes Master Sergeant "Big Joe" 1970-06-22
Movie Violent City Al Weber 1970-09-17
Movie Land Raiders Vince Carden 1969-07-27
Movie Crooks and Coronets Herbie Haseler 1969-04-02
Movie Mackenna's Gold Sergeant Tibbs 1969-03-18
Movie The Assassination Bureau Lord Bostwick 1969-03-09
Movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ernst Stavro Blofeld 1969-12-12
Movie Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell Walter Braddock 1968-12-16
Movie The Scalphunters Jim Howie 1968-04-02
Movie Sol Madrid Emil Dietrich 1968-02-07
Movie The Karate Killers Count De Fanzini 1967-04-07
Movie Operation Dirty Dozen Himself 1967-12-31
Movie The Dirty Dozen Archer Maggott 1967-06-15
Movie Beau Geste Sgt. Maj. Dagineau 1966-09-07
Movie The Slender Thread Dr. Joe Coburn 1965-12-23
Movie Genghis Khan Shan 1965-06-23
Movie Battle of the Bulge Sgt. Guffy 1965-04-02
Movie The Greatest Story Ever Told Pontius Pilate 1965-02-15
Movie The New Interns Dr. Dominic Riccio 1964-06-01
Movie Johnny Cool Vincenzo 'Vince' Santangelo 1963-10-01
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
Movie The Interns Dr. Dominic Riccio 1962-08-08
Movie Birdman of Alcatraz Feto Gomez 1962-07-03
Movie Cape Fear Private Detective Charles Sievers 1962-04-12
Movie The Young Savages Detective Lt. Gunderson 1961-05-24
Movie Mad Dog Coll Lt. Dawson 1961-05-12
Series Acapulco Mr. Carver 1961-02-27