Telly Savalas

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης "Τέλι" Σαββάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American film and television actor and singer, whose career spanned four decades. 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). His other movie credits include The Young Savages (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), The Scalphunters (1968), supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), Inside Out (1975) and Escape to Athena (1979). Description above from the Wikipedia article Telly Savalas, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sally Field  •  Telly Savalas  •  Peter Boyle

After "The Poseidon Adventure", in which the ship got flipped over by a tidal wave, the ship drifts bottom-up in the sea. While the passengers are still on board waiting to be rescued, two rivaling salvage parties enter the ship on search for money, gold and a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Irwin Allen
CAST:  Michael Caine  •  Sally Field  •  Telly Savalas  •  Peter Boyle

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Robert Shaw  •  Robert Ryan  •  Dana Andrews

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Annakin
CAST:  Henry Fonda  •  Robert Shaw  •  Robert Ryan  •  Dana Andrews

Cape Fear (1962)

Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Polly Bergen  •  Lori Martin

Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Polly Bergen  •  Lori Martin

Capricorn One (1977)

In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is reported lost on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Elliott Gould  •  James Brolin  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Sam Waterston

In order to protect the reputation of the American space program, a team of scientists stages a phony Mars landing. Willingly participating in the deception are a trio of well-meaning astronauts, who become liabilities when their space capsule is reported lost on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Elliott Gould  •  James Brolin  •  Brenda Vaccaro  •  Sam Waterston

Kelly's Heroes (1970)

A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Telly Savalas  •  Don Rickles  •  Carroll O'Connor

A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  Clint Eastwood  •  Telly Savalas  •  Don Rickles  •  Carroll O'Connor

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the mission and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Charles Bronson  •  Jim Brown

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the mission and the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Aldrich
CAST:  Lee Marvin  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Charles Bronson  •  Jim Brown

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Frawley
CAST:  Jim Henson  •  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean  •  George Stevens  •  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Michael Anderson Jr.  •  Carroll Baker  •  Ina Balin

From his birth in Bethlehem to his death and eventual resurrection, the life of Jesus Christ is given the all-star treatment in this epic retelling. Major aspects of Christ's life are touched upon, including the execution of all the newborn males in Egypt by King ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lean  •  George Stevens  •  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Max von Sydow  •  Michael Anderson Jr.  •  Carroll Baker  •  Ina Balin

Mackenna's Gold (1969)

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Omar Sharif  •  Camilla Sparv  •  Julie Newmar

A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J. Lee Thompson
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Omar Sharif  •  Camilla Sparv  •  Julie Newmar

Cannonball Run II (1984)

When a wealthy sheikh puts up $1 million in prize money for a cross-country car race, there is one person crazy enough to hit the road hard with wheels spinning fast. Legendary driver J.J McClure enters the competition along with his friend Victor and together they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

When a wealthy sheikh puts up $1 million in prize money for a cross-country car race, there is one person crazy enough to hit the road hard with wheels spinning fast. Legendary driver J.J McClure enters the competition along with his friend Victor and together they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

The Assassination Bureau (1969)

The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Diana Rigg  •  Telly Savalas  •  Curd Jürgens

The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Basil Dearden
CAST:  Oliver Reed  •  Diana Rigg  •  Telly Savalas  •  Curd Jürgens

GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)

The GoBots, television's amazing transformable super heroes, star in their first full length feature film, "GoBots: War of the Rock Lords." It's wall-to-wall action and high tech fun as the heroic Guradian GoBots join the Rock Lords' battle for control of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Zaslove  •  Ray Patterson  •  Don Lusk
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Telly Savalas  •  Michael Nouri  •  Margot Kidder

The GoBots, television's amazing transformable super heroes, star in their first full length feature film, "GoBots: War of the Rock Lords." It's wall-to-wall action and high tech fun as the heroic Guradian GoBots join the Rock Lords' battle for control of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Zaslove  •  Ray Patterson  •  Don Lusk
CAST:  Roddy McDowall  •  Telly Savalas  •  Michael Nouri  •  Margot Kidder

Horror Express (1972)

Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eugenio Martín
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Peter Cushing  •  Alberto de Mendoza  •  Silvia Tortosa

Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eugenio Martín
CAST:  Christopher Lee  •  Peter Cushing  •  Alberto de Mendoza  •  Silvia Tortosa

Sol Madrid (1968)

Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  David McCallum  •  Stella Stevens  •  Telly Savalas  •  Ricardo Montalban

Government agent Sol Madrid travels to Mexico with hooker Stacey to bring mobster Villanova and drug kingpin Dietrich to justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian G. Hutton
CAST:  David McCallum  •  Stella Stevens  •  Telly Savalas  •  Ricardo Montalban

The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)

Learning of a Nazi plot to attack Washington, D.C. with a deadly nerve gas, Major Wright leads twelve convicts on a suicide mission deep into occupied France to destroy the secret factory where the poison is made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Vince Edwards  •  Bo Svenson

Learning of a Nazi plot to attack Washington, D.C. with a deadly nerve gas, Major Wright leads twelve convicts on a suicide mission deep into occupied France to destroy the secret factory where the poison is made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Vince Edwards  •  Bo Svenson

The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)

A renegade team of World War II soldiers. This time, one of the 12 is a woman and, with a Nazi spy within their midst, they're up against German wartime geniuses out to establish a Fourth Reich.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Hunt Block  •  Matthew Burton

A renegade team of World War II soldiers. This time, one of the 12 is a woman and, with a Nazi spy within their midst, they're up against German wartime geniuses out to establish a Fourth Reich.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee H. Katzin
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Hunt Block  •  Matthew Burton

Backfire! (1995)

Just as Jeremy Jackson attempts to become the first male firewoman in New York, fires begin mysteriously erupting from toilets all over the City and Fire Marshal Marc Marshall is called in to investigate. From the start, Jeremy is heckled and sexually harassed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  A. Dean Bell
CAST:  Josh Mosby  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Kathy Ireland  •  Telly Savalas

Just as Jeremy Jackson attempts to become the first male firewoman in New York, fires begin mysteriously erupting from toilets all over the City and Fire Marshal Marc Marshall is called in to investigate. From the start, Jeremy is heckled and sexually harassed by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  A. Dean Bell
CAST:  Josh Mosby  •  Robert Mitchum  •  Kathy Ireland  •  Telly Savalas

The Killer Is on the Phone (1972)

A woman whose husband was murdered five years previously, is stalked by his killer, who wants to eliminate her as a potential witness. What he doesn't know is that the shock of his murder caused her to have amnesia, and she doesn't remember anything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alberto De Martino
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Anne Heywood  •  Osvaldo Ruggieri  •  Giorgio Piazza

A woman whose husband was murdered five years previously, is stalked by his killer, who wants to eliminate her as a potential witness. What he doesn't know is that the shock of his murder caused her to have amnesia, and she doesn't remember anything.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alberto De Martino
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Anne Heywood  •  Osvaldo Ruggieri  •  Giorgio Piazza

Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987)

Top New York cop Theo Kojak finds himself trapped in a tangled web of false trials, jealousies and murderous scheming as he investigates the death of two young boys. Their bodies are discovered in a Harlem river, the boys mother is the major suspect. But what ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metzger
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Kate Nelligan  •  Pat Hingle  •  Jack Thompson

Top New York cop Theo Kojak finds himself trapped in a tangled web of false trials, jealousies and murderous scheming as he investigates the death of two young boys. Their bodies are discovered in a Harlem river, the boys mother is the major suspect. But what ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Metzger
CAST:  Telly Savalas  •  Kate Nelligan  •  Pat Hingle  •  Jack Thompson

Johnny Cool (1963)

A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Henry Silva  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Richard Anderson  •  Jim Backus

A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Asher
CAST:  Henry Silva  •  Elizabeth Montgomery  •  Richard Anderson  •  Jim Backus
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