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Telly Savalas (Aristotelis Savalas)

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Biography

Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
Son of Greek immigrants. Soldier during World War II. Studied psychology. Worked as journalist for ABC News. The bald-headed actor played character roles, often as sadistic or psychotic types. He became a TV favorite in the 1970s when his role as Det. Theo Kojak in the TV movie Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) was expanded into the gritty Kojak (1973) TV series, lasting from 1973-78. Read more...

Actor

Character: Private Detective Charles Sievers

Cape Fear 1962

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Character: Dr. Dominic Riccio

The Interns 1962

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Character: Vincenzo 'Vince' Santangelo

Johnny Cool 1963

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Character: Foots Pulardos

The Man from the Diners' Club 1963

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 35th Annual Academy Awards 1963

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Character: Dr. Dominick 'Dom' Riccio

The New Interns 1964

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Character: Sgt. Guffy

Battle of the Bulge 1965

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Character: Archer Maggott

The Dirty Dozen 1967

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Character: Himself

Mondo Hollywood 1967

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Character: Walter Braddock

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell 1968

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Character: Lord Bostwick

The Assassination Bureau 1969

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Character: Herbie Haseler

Crooks and Coronets 1969

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Character: Himself - Performer

The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Short Film, Animated & Live Action

The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980

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Character: Himself

Go 1999

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Character: Most Evil Man

Backfire! 1995

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Character: Richard Howland

Mind Twister 1994

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Character: George Parnassus

Rose Against the Odds 1991

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Character: Terry Hallen

Faceless 1987

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Character: Hymie Kaplan

Cannonball Run II 1984

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Character: Gabe Hody

Naked City 1958

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Character: Istvan Zabor

Run for Your Life 1965

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Character: El Sleezo Tough

The Muppet Movie 1979

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Character: Sergeant Marius

The Dick Powell Theatre 1961

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Character: George Dempsey

Ben Casey 1961

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Character: Leo Stazak

The Untouchables 1959

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Character: General Hector Jesus Diaz

The Rogues 1964

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Character: Frank Santo

Arrest and Trial 1963

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Character: Himself

The Dean Martin Show 1965

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Character: Dan Polichek

The Fugitive 1963

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Character: Feto Gomez

Birdman of Alcatraz 1962

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Character: Brother Hendricksen

77 Sunset Strip 1958

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Character: Balakirov aka Richard Goldtooth

Burke's Law 1963

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Character: Brother Joseph Heiden

The Equalizer 1985

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Character: Himself

The Arsenio Hall Show 1989

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Character: Himself

Einer wird gewinnen 1964

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Character: Dr. Joe Coburn

The Slender Thread 1965

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Character: Himself

The Wil Shriner Show 1987

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Character: Himself

Later with Bob Costas 1988

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 66th Annual Academy Awards 1994

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 28th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1976

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Character: Philadelphia Harry

The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1962

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Character: Himself - Performer

The 59th Annual Academy Awards 1987

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Costume Design

The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The 51st Annual Academy Awards 1979

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Character: Tibor

Empire 1962

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Character: Vincenzo Gracchi

Breaking Point 1963

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Character: Captain Stefan Svevo

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979

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Character: Himself

Disco 1971

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Character: Lt. Theo Kojak

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