Telly Savalas Biography

Birthday: 1922-01-21
Place of Birth: Garden City, Long Island
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m) Mini Biography Son
Wiki Biography: 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 (#1.0)" (1973) was expanded into the gritty "Kojak" (1973) TV series, lasting from 1973-78.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Acapulco Mr. Carver 1961 - 1961
The Interns 1962 Drama
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963 Crime
The Dirty Dozen Archer Maggott 1967 Action
Kojak Lt. Theo Kojak 1973 - 1990
Battle of the Network Stars 1976 Family
Faceless 2006 - Horror
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Birdman of Alcatraz Feto Gomez 1962
The Man from the Diner's Club Foots Pularcios 1963
Battle of the Bulge Sgt. Guffy 1965 0, 0, Romance
The Dirty Dozen Archer Maggott 1967 0
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell 1968
The Scalphunters 1968 0, 0
The Assassination Bureau 1969
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Blofeld 1969
Mackenna's Gold Sgt. Tibbs 1969 0, Fantasy
Pretty Maids All in A Row 1971 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Horror Express 1973
Capricorn One Albain 1977 0, 0, Game Show
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Captain Stefan Svevo 1979 0
Escape to Athena Zeno 1979 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Cannonball Run II Hymie Kaplan 1984 0
GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords Magmar 1985
GoBots: War of the Rock Lords Magmar 1986 Animation
Faceless Terry Hallen 1988 Horror, Thriller
Mind Twister Richard Howland 1994 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Backfire! Most Evil Man 1995 Comedy