Personal Info

Known For Acting

Known Credits 128

Gender Male

Birthday 1922-01-21

Day of Death 1994-01-22 (72 years old)

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

Also Known As

  • Telly Aristoteles Savalas
  • Telli Savales
  • Telly Savales

Login to report an issue

Biography

​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.

Acting

2020
2011
2006
1995
1994
1991
1991
1990
1990
1990
1989
1989
1989
1988
1988
1987
1987
1987
1987
1987
1987
1986
1986
1985
1985
1985
1984
1984
1982
1982
1981
1981
1980
1980
1979
1979
1979
1979
1979
1979
1977
1977
1976
1976
1976
1976
1975
1975
1974
1974
1973
1973
1973
1973
1973
1972
1972
1972
1972
1972
1972
1972
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1971
1970
1970
1969
1969
1969
1969
1969
1968
1968
1968
1967
1967
1967
1967
1967
1966
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1965
1964
1964
1964
1964
1964
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1963
1962
1962
1962
1962
1962
1962
1961
1961
1961
1961
1961
1961
1961
1960
1959
1959
1958
1958
1948

Directing

1977
1973

Writing

1977

Sound

1971

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?

Login