Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas
1922 - 1994

Telly Savalas  American Actor


Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης "Τέλλυ" Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. Perhaps best known for playing the title role in the 1...

Confirmed Relationships5
Longest Relationship17 yrs
Shortest Relationship1 yr
Average Relationship Length10 yrs, 2 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Telly
Last Name Savalas
Full Name at Birth Aristotelis Savalas
Age 72 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st January, 1922
Birthplace Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
Died 22nd January, 1994
Place of Death Universal City, California, USA
Cause of Death Bladder Cancer
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Bald
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Greek Orthodox
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Sewaneka High School, Floral Park, NY
University Columbia University for Psychology
Occupation Text Actor, Singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Kojak
Year(s) Active 1950 – 1994, 1950–1994
Official Websites,
Father Nick Savalas
Mother Christina Savalas
Brother George Savalas, Teddy Savalas, Gus Savalas
Friend John Aniston
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Telly Savalas72 AquariusActor
Julie Hovland-Relative
Morgan Fairchild66 AquariusActress
Sally Sheridan69Actress
Marilyn Gardner-Actress
Katherine Nicolaides-
Jeanne Carmen77 LeoActress


Christina Savalas
Penelope Savalas
Candace Savalas
Christian Savalas
Ariana Savalas
Ariana Savalas

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Backfire!1995 Most Evil Man Movie
Mind Twister1994 Richard Howland Movie
Kojak: Fatal Flaw1991 Theo Kojak TV Movie
The Commish1991 Tommy Collette TV Show
Rose Against the Odds1991 George Parnassus TV Movie
Kojak: It's Always Something1990 Inspector Theo Kojak TV Movie
Ein Schloß am Wörthersee1990 Teddy TV Show
Kojak: Flowers for Matty1990 Inspector Theo Kojak TV Movie
Kojak: None So Blind1990 Inspector Theo Kojak TV Movie
Kojak: Ariana1989 Kojak TV Movie
The Hollywood Detective1989 Harry Bell TV Movie
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988 Maj. Wright TV Movie
Faceless1987 Terry Hallen Movie
Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission1987 Maj. Wright TV Movie
J.J. Starbuck1987 The Greek TV Show
Kojak: The Price of Justice1987 Inspector Theo Kojak TV Movie
GoBots: War of the Rock Lords1986 Magmar (voice) Movie
Alice in Wonderland1985 The Cheshire Cat TV Movie
Kojak: The Belarus File1985 Lieutenant Theo Kojak TV Movie
George Burns Comedy Week1985 TV Show
The Equalizer1985 Brother Joseph Heiden TV Show
Cannonball Run II1984 Hymie Kaplan Movie
The Cartier Affair1984 Phil Drexler TV Movie
Afghanistan pourquoi?1983 Rebel Leader Movie
Fake-Out1982 Lt. Thurston Movie
Hellinger's Law1981 Nick Hellinger TV Movie
American Playhouse1981 TV Show
Border Cop1980 Frank Cooper Movie
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story1980 Cretzer TV Movie
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure1979 Captain Stefan Svevo Movie
Escape to Athena1979 Zeno Movie
The Muppet Movie1979 El Sleezo Tough Movie
The French Atlantic Affair1979 Father Craig Dunleavy TV Show
Tales of the Unexpected1979 Joe Brisson TV Show
Capricorn One1978 Albain Movie
The Love Boat1977 Dr. Fabian Cain TV Show
Beyond Reason1977 Dr. Nicholas Mati Movie
Killer Force1976 Webb Movie
Alice1976 Telly Savalas TV Show
Inside Out1975 Harry Morgan Movie
The House of Exorcism1975 Leandro Movie
Lisa and the Devil1974 Leandro Movie
Am laufenden Band1974 Kojak TV Show
Senza ragione1973 Memphis Movie
Kojak1973 Lt. Theo Kojak TV Show
She Cried Murder1973 Inspector Joe Brody TV Movie
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die1972 Maggiore Ward Movie
L'assassino... è al telefono1972 Ranko Drasovic Movie
Sonny and Jed1972 Sheriff Franciscus Movie
Crime Boss1972 Don Vincenzo Movie
Horror Express1972 Captain Kazan Movie
Vendetta1972 Pancho Villa Movie
Visions...1972 Lt. Phil Keegan TV Movie
A Town Called Hell1971 Don Carlos Movie
Clay Pigeon1971 Redford Movie
Pretty Maids All in a Row1971 Captain Sam Surcher Movie
Mongo's Back in Town1971 Lieutenant Pete Tolstad TV Movie
Kelly's Heroes1970 Big Joe Movie
The Family1970 Al Weber Movie
Land Raiders1969 Vicente Cardenas Movie
Mackenna's Gold1969 Sergeant Tibbs Movie
On Her Majesty's Secret Service1969 Blofeld Movie
The Assassination Bureau1969 Lord Bostwick Movie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969 Gregor Antonescu TV Show
Sophie's Place1969 Herbie Haseler Movie
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell1968 Walter Braddock Movie
Sol Madrid1968 Emil Dietrich Movie
The Scalphunters1968 Jim Howie Movie
The Dirty Dozen1967 Archer Maggott Movie
The Karate Killers1967 Count Valeriano De Fanzini Movie
Cimarron Strip1967 Bear TV Show
Garrison's Gorillas1967 Wheeler TV Show
Beau Geste1966 Sgt. Maj. Dagineau Movie
Battle of the Bulge1965 Sgt. Guffy Movie
Genghis Khan1965 Shan Movie
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!1965 Macmuid (Harem Recruiter) (uncredited) Movie
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965 Pontius Pilate Movie
The Slender Thread1965 Dr. Joe Coburn Movie
Run for Your Life1965 Istvan Zabor TV Show
The F.B.I.1965 Ed Clementi TV Show
The New Interns1964 Dr. Dominick 'Dom' Riccio Movie
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964 Count Valeriano De Fanzini TV Show
The Rogues1964 General Hector Jesus Diaz TV Show
Fanfare for a Death Scene1964 TV Movie
Johnny Cool1963 Vincenzo 'Vince' Santangelo Movie
Love Is a Ball1963 Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle) Movie
The Man from the Diners' Club1963 Foots Pulardos Movie
Burke's Law1963 Balakirov aka Richard Goldtooth, Charlie Prince, Fakir George O'Shea TV Show
Arrest and Trial1963 Frank Santo TV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963 Mueller TV Show
Breaking Point1963 Vincenzo Gracchi TV Show
Grindl1963 Mr. Hartman TV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963 Ramon Castillo, Raymond Castle, Beret TV Show
The Dakotas1963 Jake Volet TV Show
The Fugitive1963 Steve Keller, Victor Leonetti, Dan Polichek TV Show
Channing1963 Paul Atherton TV Show
Birdman of Alcatraz1962 Feto Gomez Movie
Cape Fear1962 Private Detective Charles Sievers Movie
The Interns1962 Dr. Dominic Riccio Movie
Combat!1962 Jon, Colonel Kapsalis TV Show
Empire1962 Tibor TV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962 Philadelphia Harry TV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962 Ben Cohen TV Show
The Virginian1962 'Colonel' Bliss TV Show
Mad Dog Coll1961 Lt. Darro Movie
The Young Savages1961 Detective Lt. Gunderson Movie
Alcoa Premiere1961 Mario Lombardi TV Show
Ben Casey1961 George Dempsey TV Show
Cain's Hundred1961 Harry Rennick, Frank Meehan TV Show
The Dick Powell Theatre1961 Sergeant Marius TV Show
The New Breed1961 Dr. Buel Reed TV Show
Acapulco1961 Mr. Carver TV Show
King of Diamonds1961 Massis, Jerry Larch TV Show
The Sin of Jesus1961 Felix (as Telli Savales) Short Film
The Aquanauts1960 Paul Price TV Show
The Witness1960 Al Capone TV Show
Diagnosis: Unknown1960 Irish Tony Salivarro TV Show
Bonanza1959 Charles Augustus Hackett TV Show
Sunday Showcase1959 Cotton TV Show
The Detectives1959 Ben Willis TV Show
The Untouchables1959 Leo Stazak, Matt Bass, Wally Baltzer TV Show
The Twilight Zone1959 Erich Streator TV Show
77 Sunset Strip1958 Brother Hendricksen TV Show
Naked City1958 Gabe Hody TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953 TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Tex TV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950 Dieter Wisliceny, Father Dominique Georges Henn Pire, Charles Rogan TV Show
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LITTLE KOJAKAug 22, 2010

Telly, Big Kojak , is well-known for sticking a lollipop in his mouth. I, Little Kojak , on the other hand, am known for sticking my foot in my mouth. Maybe it`s time I convert.

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