Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas
1922 - 1994

Telly Savalas  American Actor

Who is is he dating right now?

Telly Savalas passed away on 22nd Jan 1994 aged 72.


Telly Savalas was previously married to Julie Hovland (1984 - 1994), Marilyn Gardner (1960 - 1974) and Katherine Nicolaides (1948 - 1957).

He was in relationships with Morgan Fairchild (1976 - 1977) and Sally Sheridan (1969 - 1977).

Telly Savalas had encounters with Jeanne Carmen.


American Actor Telly Savalas passed away on 22nd Jan 1994 Universal City, California, USA aged 72. Born Aristotelis Savalas on 21st January, 1922 in Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA and educated at Sewaneka High School, Floral Park, NY, Telly Savalas is most remembered for Kojak in a career that spanned 1950 – 1994 and 1950–1994. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Telly Savalas was in an on-screen matchup with Mary LaRoche in The Twilight Zone (1959).

Telly Savalas is a member of the following lists: People from Floral Park, New York, Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award winners and Male actors of Greek descent.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 17 years 14 years 10 years
Dating2 8 years 5 years, 6 months 1 year
Encounter1 - - -
Total6 17 years 9 years, 6 months 1 year


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

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 1970s crime drama Kojak, Savalas was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962).

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Partner Comparison

Telly Savalas72 AquariusActor
Julie Hovland-Relative
Morgan Fairchild66 AquariusActress
Sally Sheridan69Actress
Marilyn Gardner-Actress
Katherine Nicolaides-
Jeanne Carmen77 LeoActress


Christina SavalasFemale
Penelope SavalasFemale
Candace SavalasFemale
Christian SavalasMale
Ariana SavalasFemale


Backfire!1995Most Evil ManMovie
Mind Twister1994Richard HowlandMovie
Kojak: Fatal Flaw1991Theo KojakTV Movie
The Commish1991Tommy ColletteTV Show
Rose Against the Odds1991George ParnassusTV Movie
Kojak: It's Always Something1990Inspector Theo KojakTV Movie
Ein Schloß am Wörthersee1990TeddyTV Show
Kojak: Flowers for Matty1990Inspector Theo KojakTV Movie
Kojak: None So Blind1990Inspector Theo KojakTV Movie
Kojak: Ariana1989KojakTV Movie
The Hollywood Detective1989Harry BellTV Movie
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission1988Maj. WrightTV Movie
Faceless1987Terry HallenMovie
Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission1987Maj. WrightTV Movie
J.J. Starbuck1987The GreekTV Show
Kojak: The Price of Justice1987Inspector Theo KojakTV Movie
GoBots: War of the Rock Lords1986Magmar (voice)Movie
Alice in Wonderland1985The Cheshire CatTV Movie
Kojak: The Belarus File1985Lieutenant Theo KojakTV Movie
George Burns Comedy Week1985TV Show
The Equalizer1985Brother Joseph HeidenTV Show
Cannonball Run II1984Hymie KaplanMovie
The Cartier Affair1984Phil DrexlerTV Movie
Afghanistan pourquoi?1983Rebel LeaderMovie
Fake-Out1982Lt. ThurstonMovie
Hellinger's Law1981Nick HellingerTV Movie
American Playhouse1981TV Show
Border Cop1980Frank CooperMovie
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story1980CretzerTV Movie
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure1979Captain Stefan SvevoMovie
Escape to Athena1979ZenoMovie
The Muppet Movie1979El Sleezo ToughMovie
The French Atlantic Affair1979Father Craig DunleavyTV Show
Tales of the Unexpected1979Joe BrissonTV Show
Capricorn One1978AlbainMovie
Windows, Doors & Keyholes1978Movie
The Love Boat1977Dr. Fabian CainTV Show
Beyond Reason1977Dr. Nicholas MatiMovie
Killer Force1976Harry WebbMovie
Alice1976Telly SavalasTV Show
Inside Out1975Harry MorganMovie
The House of Exorcism1975LeandroMovie
Am laufenden Band1974KojakTV Show
Lisa and the Devil1973LeandroMovie
Senza ragione1973MemphisMovie
Kojak1973Lt. Theo KojakTV Show
She Cried Murder1973Inspector Joe BrodyTV Movie
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die1972Maggiore WardMovie
L'assassino... è al telefono1972Ranko DrasovicMovie
Sonny and Jed1972Sheriff FranciscusMovie
Crime Boss1972Don VincenzoMovie
Horror Express1972Captain KazanMovie
Vendetta1972Pancho VillaMovie
Visions...1972Lt. Phil KeeganTV Movie
A Town Called Hell1971Don CarlosMovie
Clay Pigeon1971RedfordMovie
Pretty Maids All in a Row1971SurcherMovie
Mongo's Back in Town1971Lieutenant Pete TolstadTV Movie
Kelly's Heroes1970Big JoeMovie
The Family1970Al WeberMovie
Land Raiders1969Vicente CardenasMovie
Mackenna's Gold1969Sergeant TibbsMovie
On Her Majesty's Secret Service1969BlofeldMovie
The Assassination Bureau1969Lord BostwickMovie
ITV Saturday Night Theatre1969Gregor AntonescuTV Show
Sophie's Place1969Herbie HaselerMovie
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell1968Walter BraddockMovie
Sol Madrid1968Emil DietrichMovie
The Scalphunters1968Jim HowieMovie
The Dirty Dozen1967Archer MaggottMovie
The Karate Killers1967Count Valeriano De FanziniMovie
Cimarron Strip1967BearTV Show
Garrison's Gorillas1967WheelerTV Show
Beau Geste1966Sgt. Maj. DagineauMovie
Battle of the Bulge1965Sgt. GuffyMovie
Genghis Khan1965ShanMovie
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!1965Macmuid (Harem Recruiter) (uncredited)Movie
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965Pontius PilateMovie
The Slender Thread1965Dr. Joe CoburnMovie
Run for Your Life1965Istvan ZaborTV Show
The F.B.I.1965Ed ClementiTV Show
The New Interns1964Dr. Dominick 'Dom' RiccioMovie
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964Count Valeriano De FanziniTV Show
The Rogues1964Gen. Hector Jesus DiazTV Show
Fanfare for a Death Scene1964Ikhedai KhanTV Movie
Johnny Cool1963Vincenzo 'Vince' SantangeloMovie
Love Is a Ball1963Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle)Movie
The Man from the Diners' Club1963Foots PulardosMovie
Burke's Law1963Balakirov aka Richard Goldtooth, Charlie Prince, Fakir George O'SheaTV Show
Arrest and Trial1963Frank SantoTV Show
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1963MuellerTV Show
Breaking Point1963Vincenzo GracchiTV Show
Grindl1963Mr. HartmanTV Show
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963Ramon Castillo, Raymond Castle, BeretTV Show
The Dakotas1963Jake VoletTV Show
The Fugitive1963Steve Keller, Victor Leonetti, Dan PolichekTV Show
Channing1963Paul AthertonTV Show
Birdman of Alcatraz1962Feto GomezMovie
Cape Fear1962Private Detective Charles SieversMovie
The Interns1962Dr. Dominic RiccioMovie
Combat!1962Jon, Colonel KapsalisTV Show
Empire1962TiborTV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Philadelphia HarryTV Show
The Eleventh Hour1962Ben CohenTV Show
The Virginian1962'Colonel' BlissTV Show
Mad Dog Coll1961Lt. DarroMovie
The Young Savages1961Detective Lt. GundersonMovie
Alcoa Premiere1961Mario LombardiTV Show
Ben Casey1961George DempseyTV Show
Cain's Hundred1961Harry Rennick, Frank MeehanTV Show
The Dick Powell Theatre1961Sergeant MariusTV Show
The New Breed1961Dr. Buel ReedTV Show
Acapulco1961Mr. CarverTV Show
King of Diamonds1961Massis, Jerry LarchTV Show
The Sin of Jesus1961Felix (as Telli Savales)Short Film
The Aquanauts1960Paul PriceTV Show
The Witness1960Al CaponeTV Show
Diagnosis: Unknown1960Irish Tony SalivarroTV Show
Bonanza1959Charles Augustus HackettTV Show
Sunday Showcase1959CottonTV Show
The Detectives1959Ben WillisTV Show
The Untouchables1959Leo Stazak, Matt Bass, Wally BaltzerTV Show
The Twilight Zone1959Erich StreatorTV Show
77 Sunset Strip1958Brother HendricksenTV Show
Naked City1958Gabe HodyTV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951TexTV Show
Armstrong Circle Theatre1950Dieter Wislieny, Dieter Wisliceny, Father Dominique Georges Henn PireTV 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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