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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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​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).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 118

Birthday 1922-01-21

Day of Death 1994-01-22

Place of Birth Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA

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Also Known As

  • Telly Aristoteles Savalas
  • Telli Savales
  • Telly Savales

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1995 Backfire! as Most Evil Man
1994 Mind Twister as Richard Howland
1991 The Commish (3 episodes)
1990 Kojak: None So Blind
1990 Kojak: Flowers For Matty
1989 Kojak: Fatal Flaw
1989 Kojak: Ariana
1989 The Hollywood Detective as Harry Bell
1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission as Maj. Wright
1987 Return to the Titanic... Live! as Host
1987 J.J. Starbuck (1 episode)
1987 The Equalizer - The Movie: Blood & Wine as Brother Joseph Heiden
1987 Faceless as Terry Hallen
1987 The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission as Maj. Wright
1987 Kojak: The Price of Justice as Inspector Theo Kojak
1986 The Flintstones' 25th Anniversary Celebration
1985 Alice in Wonderland (0 episodes)
1985 The Equalizer (2 episodes)
1985 Kojak: The Belarus File as Lieutenant Theo Kojak
1984 The Cartier Affair as Phil Drexler
1984 Cannonball Run II as Hymie Kaplan
1982 Fake-Out as Lt. Thurston
1982 Silent Rebellion as Pete
1982 American Playhouse (25 episodes)
1981 Hellinger's Law as Nick Hellinger
1981 Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham as Narrator
1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story as Cretzer
1980 The Border as Frank Cooper
1979 The French Atlantic Affair (3 episodes) as Craig Dunleavy
1979 Escape to Athena as Zeno
1979 The Muppet Movie as El Sleazo Tough
1979 Beyond the Poseidon Adventure as Captain Stefan Svevo
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (1 episode)
1977 Capricorn One as Albain
1977 Beyond Reason as Dr. Nicholas Mati
1976 Alice (1 episode)
1976 Joys
1976 Killer Force as Webb
1975 Inside Out as Harry Morgan
1975 The House of Exorcism as Leandro
1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn (1 episode)
1974 Am laufenden Band (1 episode) as Gast
1973 Kojak (118 episodes) as Theo Kojak
1973 She Cried Murder as Inspector Joe Brody
1973 Lisa and the Devil as Leandro
1973 Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders as Lt. Theo Kojak
1973 Redneck as Memphis
1972 A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die as Major Ward
1972 Musikladen (1 episode)
1972 Visions...
1972 The Killer Is on the Phone as Ranko Drasovic
1972 Horror Express as Captain Kazan
1972 Sonny and Jed as Sheriff Franciscus
1972 Crime Boss as Don Vincenzo
1971 Mongo's Back in Town as Lieutenant Pete Tolstad
1971 A Town Called Bastard as Don Carlos
1971 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1971 Clay Pigeon as Redford
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel (2 episodes)
1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row as Captain Sam Surcher
1971 Disco (1 episode)
1971 Vendetta as Pancho Villa
1970 Violent City as Al Weber
1970 Kelly's Heroes as Master Sergeant "Big Joe"
1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
1969 Land Raiders as Vince Carden
1969 Crooks and Coronets as Herbie Haseler
1969 Mackenna's Gold as Sergeant Tibbs
1969 The Assassination Bureau as Lord Bostwick
1968 Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell as Walter Braddock
1968 The Scalphunters as Jim Howie
1968 Sol Madrid as Emil Dietrich
1967 Operation Dirty Dozen as Himself
1967 Cimarron Strip (1 episode)
1967 Garrison's Gorillas (1 episode)
1967 The Dirty Dozen as Archer Maggott
1967 The Karate Killers as Count De Fanzini
1966 Beau Geste as Sgt. Maj. Dagineau
1965 The Slender Thread as Dr. Joe Coburn
1965 The F.B.I. (2 episodes)
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1965 Genghis Khan as Shan
1965 Battle of the Bulge as Sgt. Guffy
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! as Macmuid
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told as Pontius Pilate
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2 episodes) as Count Valeriano De Fanzini
1964 The Rogues (1 episode)
1964 Fanfare For A Death Scene
1964 The New Interns as Dr. Dominic Riccio
1964 Einer wird gewinnen (1 episode)
1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1 episode)
1963 Johnny Cool as Vincenzo 'Vince' Santangelo
1963 Burke's Law (3 episodes)
1963 The Fugitive (3 episodes)
1963 Grindl (1 episode)
1963 Arrest and Trial (1 episode)
1963 Love Is a Ball as Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle)
1963 The Man from the Diners' Club as Mr. Martindale
1963 The Dakotas (1 episode)
1962 Combat! (2 episodes)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)
1962 The Interns as Dr. Dominic Riccio
1962 Birdman of Alcatraz as Feto Gomez
1962 Cape Fear as Private Detective Charles Sievers
1961 The New Breed (1 episode)
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1961 Cain's Hundred (2 episodes)
1961 The Young Savages as Detective Lt. Gunderson
1961 Mad Dog Coll as Lt. Dawson
1961 Acapulco (8 episodes) as Mr. Carver
1961 The Sin of Jesus as Felix
1960 The Aquanauts (1 episode)
1959 The Detectives (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1948 Bambi-Verleihung (1 episode) as himself

Directing

1977 Beyond Reason Director
1973 Kojak (5 episodes)Director

Writing

1977 Beyond Reason Writer

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