Telly Savalas

21 Jan 1922 - 22 Jan 1994

Actor, Director

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).

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Filmography (50 titles)

(movie, 1991)
···Kojak: Fatal Flaw
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Theo Kojak)
(movie, 1990)
···Kojak: Flowers for Matty
Role: Actor (as Inspector Theo Kojak)
(movie, 1990)
···Kojak: It's Always Something
Role: Actor (as Inspector Theo Kojak)
(movie, 1990)
···Kojak: None So Blind
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Inspector Theo Kojak)
(movie, 1989)
···Kojak: Ariana
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Kojak)
(movie, 1989)
···The Hollywood Detective
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Harry Bell)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Role: Actor (as Maj. Wright)
(movie, 1987)
···Faceless
Genre: Foreign, Horror
Role: Actor (as Terry Hallen)
Genre: Action, War
Role: Actor (as Maj. Wright)
(movie, 1987)
···Kojak: The Price of Justice
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kojak)
Genre: Animation
Role: Actor (as Magmar)
(movie, 1985)
···Kojak: The Belarus File
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lieutenant Theo Kojak)
(movie, 1984)
···Cannonball Run II
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Hymie Kaplan)
(movie, 1982)
···Fake-Out
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lt. Thurston)
(movie, 1981)
···Hellinger's Law
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Nick Hellinger)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Cretzer)
(movie, 1980)
···The Border
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Frank Cooper)
(movie, 1979)
···Escape to Athena
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, War
Role: Actor (as Zeno)
(movie, 1979)
···The Muppet Movie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as El Sleazo Tough)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Captain Stefan Svevo)
(movie, 1977)
···Capricorn One
Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Albain)
(movie, 1977)
···Beyond Reason
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 1975)
···Inside Out
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Harry Morgan)
(movie, 1973)
···Senza ragione
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Memphis)
(movie, 1973)
···She Cried Murder
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Inspector Joe Brody)
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Major Ward)
(movie, 1972)
···Horror Express
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Captain Kazan)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Don Vincenzo)
(movie, 1972)
···Pancho Villa
Genre: Biography, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Pancho Villa)
(movie, 1972)
···Visions...
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lt. Phil Keegan)
(movie, 1971)
···Pretty Maids All in a Row
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Captain Sam Surcher)
(movie, 1971)
···A Town Called Bastard
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Don Carlos)
(movie, 1970)
···Kelly's Heroes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Master Sergeant "Big Joe")
(movie, 1970)
···Città violenta
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Al Weber)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ernst Stavro Blofeld)
(movie, 1969)
···Crooks and Coronets
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Herbie Haseler)
(movie, 1969)
···Land Raiders
Genre: Action, Western
Role: Actor (as Vicente Cardenas)
(movie, 1969)
···Mackenna's Gold
Genre: Action, Western
Role: Actor (as Sergeant Tibbs)
(movie, 1969)
···The Assassination Bureau
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Lord Bostwick)
(movie, 1968)
···The Scalphunters
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Jim Howie)
(movie, 1968)
···Sol Madrid
Genre: Crime
Role: Actor (as Emil Dietrich)
(movie, 1967)
···The Dirty Dozen
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Role: Actor (as Archer Maggott)
(movie, 1966)
···Beau Geste
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Maj. Dagineau)
(movie, 1965)
···Battle of the Bulge
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Sgt. Guffy)
(movie, 1965)
···The Greatest Story Ever Told
Genre: Drama, History, Family
Role: Actor (as Pontius Pilate)
(movie, 1965)
···The Slender Thread
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Joe Coburn)
(movie, 1964)
···The New Interns
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Dominick 'Dom' Riccio)
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Foots Pulardos)
(movie, 1962)
···Birdman of Alcatraz
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Feto Gomez)
(movie, 1962)
···Cape Fear
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Private Detective Charles Sievers)