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George Savalas (George Demosthenes Savalas)

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Biography

Bronx, New York, USA
Greek-American actor George Savalas is best remembered for co-starring with his brother, Telly Savalas, on the popular television detective show Kojak (1973) between 1973 and 1978. George played Detective Stavros to Telly's Kojak and was billed as Demosthenes in the end credits to avoid confusion with the elder Savalas. He served in the Pacific during WWII and was a decorated U.S. Navy gunner. George learned his craft in Columbia University drama school, and before making it to the small screen, was himself an accomplished stage actor, then acting instructor. He also was the drummer for the Clyde McCoy Big Band, briefly. Read more...

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Character: The Courtier

Alice in Wonderland 1985

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Character: Joe Frouge

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Greek Merchant

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

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Character: George Savalas

Alice 1976

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