Before he was a successful actor, he had many odd jobs, from newspaper vendor to lifeguard. Seine berühmteste Rolle spielte der glatzköpfige Schauspieler Telly Savals als Lieutenant Theo Kojak der New Yorker Polizei in der Fernsehserie Kojak (Einsatz in Manhattan) zwischen 1973 und 1978. Did the narration on several tourist information films on British Cities during the 1970s. Telly Savalas (născut Aristotelis Savalas la 21 ianuarie 1922 – d. 22 ianuarie 1994) a fost un actor american de film și TV.. În România a fost cunoscut pentru rolul principal jucat în serialul polițist Kojak, difuzat de Televiziunea Română prin anii '70-'80.. Filmografie. Telly Savalas (1922–1994) Actor | Soundtrack | Director . He became famous in the 1970s when his role as Det. Was a member of Company C, 12th Medical Training Battalion, 4th Medical Training Regiment at Camp Pickett, Virginia. As a philanthropist and philhellene, Savalas supported many Hellenic causes and made friends in major cities around the world. I asked her how she liked my role and she said, 'You were ridiculous! Savalas was born into a big, volatile, loving Greek-American family, in Garden City, New York. Reason why he sucked on a lollipop during. Telly Savalas's nieces and nephews: Telly Savalas's nephew is Nicholas Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Leonidas Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Constantine Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Gregory Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Matthew Savalas Telly Savalas's niece is Militza Savalas Telly Savalas - Aristotelis Savalas - actor, scenarist, regizor s-a născut la 21.01.1922, cunoscut(ă) pentru Horror Express. This is a dangerous profession for the ego. and the movie by Mario Bava, Lisa e il diavolo (1974). In Chicago, Telly often met with Illinois State Senators Steven G. Nash and Samuel Maragos, also Greeks, as well as Greek millionaire Simeon Frangos, who owned the famous Athens North nightclub and the Flying Carpet Hotel near O'Hare Airport. Daughter Ariana sings and tours with Scott Bradlee's Post Modern Jukebox. [Of his late father, Nick Savalas]: One day he was a millionaire. One set of grandparents originated from Ierakas, Greece, in the Peloponnese. Graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York, in 1940. Testvérei: Teddy, Gus ,George és … I used to be a 'Dirty Greek,' But my father used to say to me, 'When you grow up and realize what your heritage means, then they'll need a permit to speak to you.' At least nine actors named him as their favorite actor: He had performed a voice over for a 70s nature series on Yosemite National Park. [Who had been offered a series wasn't getting used to all the police shows on TV that have been aired at the time]: Television doesn't need another cop show, that's for sure. [In 1976]: I'm just a kid from New York who looks like everybody else. That's what I call a Greek. The Young Savages (1961); Birdman of Alcatraz (1962); Cape Fear (1962); The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) ', [In 1987]: I made 60 movies before 'Kojak' with some of the biggest names in the business, and people would still say, 'There goes what's-his-name.'. Of Greek descent on both sides, the son of immigrants, Savalas was a soldier during World War II, although most of his enlistment records were destroyed in a fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973. [When he was battling prostate cancer]: The challenge is to live long enough to raise my children. One of his best roles in his career was that of Pontius Pilate, in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). Interred at the George Washington Section of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California, USA. 1:05. Most of his enlistment records were destroyed in a fire at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1973. I took my mother to the premiere of The Dirty Dozen and she said, 'It's disgraceful!' Mezi jeho nejznámější role patří Theo Kojak z amerického televizního seriálu Kojak z roku 1973. Telly Savalas muere el 22 de enero de … [In 1981]: It was in 1959 I got my first role. Before he was a successful actor, early in his career, he directed stage plays at a theater in Connecticut. As he loved spending time with his family, also had many hobbies including golfing, swimming, gambling, collecting luxury cars, horse racing, motorcycle racing, watching football and reading romantic books as well as historical biographies. Telly Savalas starb am des 22. Telly a második gyermek az 5 közül. Had a fear of flying. Hij kreeg een Academy Award nominatie voor Beste bijrol voor zijn rol Feto Gomez in film Birdman of Alcatraz, met Burt Lancaster uit 1962. The next day, with the Depression, not a penny in his pocket. Purchased a house in the Southern California desert community of Palm Desert because he enjoyed playing golf so much. [In 1977]: It will be a sad day when I begin thinking of all this as work. But Savalas rejected that option. Early in his career he played mainly brutish criminals until he changed his image completely in the 1970s, when he was cast as a homicide detective in the acclaimed TV-movie. Telly Savalas passed away on January 22, 1994, one day after his 72nd birthday, which he celebrated with his family, friends and colleagues at the Universal Sheraton Inn in Universal City, California. I've been making believe as a detective for so long, that it was very exciting to be involved in something very, very real. [After he graduated from college who then became disenchanted]: This bastard! Originated the phrase, "Who Loves Ya, Baby? Ironically, he played a pilot in, Has the distinction of playing two Alcatraz prison inmates; Feto Gomez in, Was the first choice for the role of Harry Orwell in the TV series. Has a success out of the ordinary and the producers decided to turn it into a television series. When Savalas was hospitalized at Huntington Memorial Hospital for bladder cancer, it had already spread to his hip bones and pancreas. |  Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Garden City, New York, 1922. január 21. I carry my Hellenism like a badge of merit. And I've directed five episodes of the series so I've had some experience at it...The talent was given me at an early age. His paternal grandfather, Kostas the Painter, lived to age 100 and became one of the area's most famous artists. At the height of his popularity he was merchandised with a line of casual menswear, "Telly Savalas Originals". Was involved in a serious car accident in Virginia during his hitch in the army. He is best known from playing the character Kojak in a television series and many television movies. Telly Savalas, właśc.Aristotelis Savalas (ur.21 stycznia 1922 w Garden City, zm. Proof that diamonds are a girl's best friend, would be displayed only in the most select museums in the world. He was born in Garden City, New York; his parents were Greek Americans. That's basically true whether I'm portraying a cop or a candlestick maker. Telly Savalas first appeared as Police Detective Lt. Theo Kojak in the spring 1973 TV movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders. Loved gambling and was a very successful gambler, winning many Vegas poker tournaments and losing few. Telly Savalas' spouse, Julie, who was a travel agent, stayed by his side until his death. I don't play that far away from myself because then I think people would say I was acting. One day he dragged us out of private schools, and the next day we started peddling cakes out of the back of a truck. Early on he was a civil servant in the American State Dept in which he did radio broadcasts telling people about their country. [on his popularity while playing the fifty-something Lt. Theo Kojak on Kojak]: There's no question that experience is more important and rewarding to someone who is an actor. Leghíresebb szerepét az 1970-es években vetített Kojak című televíziós sorozatban játszotta a címszereplő felügyelőként. Their father owned a Greek restaurant. The second of five children, Telly Savalas was born Aristotelis Savalas on January 21, 1922, in Garden City, New York, to Greek-American parents Christina (née Kapsalis; 1904 –1988), a New York City artist who was a native of Sparta, and Nick Savalas [Tsavalas] (1904 – 1948), a Greek restaurant owner. Ray Hamel, Other Works Kaufen Sie Platten, CDs und mehr von Telly Savalas auf dem Discogs-Marktplatz. Aristotelis "TELLY" SAVALAS gave us a long series of interesting characters -- and one great one: police lieutenant Theo Kojak. Before the Depression era of 1929, his father was a millionaire. Alle Infos zu Telly Savalas, bekannt aus James Bond 007 - Im Geheimdienst Ihrer Majestät und Das dreckige Dutzend: Telly Savalas wurde als Sohn griechischer Einanderer geboren. In the 1970s Savalas worked in Europe with some success in movies as Città violenta (1970), with Charles Bronson, A Town Called Bastard (1971), with Jack Palance, La banda J.S. Biografie Telly Savalas: Pe numele sau real Aristotelis Savalas s-a nascut pe 21.01.1922 la Garden City (New York) fiind al I'm a proud Greek. Before he was a successful actor, in the United States Army during World War II, Savalas was working for the US State Department as host of the show, 'Your Voice of America.'. görög származású, Oscar-díjra jelölt és Emmy-díjas amerikai színész, énekes. Kojak Einsatz in Manhattan (Originaltitel Kojak) ist eine erfolgreiche US-amerikanische Fernsehserie, von der in den Jahren 1973 bis 1978 insgesamt 118 Folgen zu je 48 Minuten entstanden. [Of his mother, Christina Savalas]: Mama says to me, 'Being an actor is fine, but what are you going to do for a living?' Telly Savalas (21. ledna 1922 Garden City, stát New York, USA – 22. ledna 1994 Los Angeles, USA) byl americký novinář, zpěvák, herec, režisér a producent řeckého původu. I was born with a romantic nature and I'll carry it to my grave. [When he was relaxing, shooting exteriors along with some interior scenes for next season's, View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, Most Rugged Looking Actor in a Military Helmet. On 'Kojak,' I improvise a lot of the dialogue. He didn't appear in his first film until he was 37. Szülei Christina és Nick Savalas . Apparently he recorded them all during one visit to the UK to promote his Kojak show. He packs his five kids in the back of a van and goes to New York and begins selling cakes. Telly Savalas nacque a Garden City, nello stato di New York, il 21 gennaio del 1922, secondogenito di Nikolaos "Nick" Savalas, un immigrato greco originario della Laconia (nel Peloponneso), proprietario di un piccolo ristorante, e di Christina Kapsalis, un'artista statunitense, figlia a sua volta di immigrati greci originari di Sparta (nel Peloponneso). He had four brothers and a sister. Telly Savalas was an American actor best known for his role as a tough, New York City detective in the 1970s television series, Kojak. Would always refuse to talk about his service during World War II. He later studied psychology at Columbia University under the GI Bill.Iconically bald, he often played character roles, sometimes as sadists or psychotics. In dem Film Der Gefangene von Alcatraz agierte er 1962 an der Seite Burt Lancasters so überzeugend, dass man ihn für den Oscar der besten Nebenrolle nominierte. I made $900 and I was having fun saying some other guy's words. [on being a spelling winner]: I'm thrilled that's what I called 'the greatest frustration of my life,' will finally be righted. He used off-script phrases and mottoes in Greek during filming. [Who didn't need to worry so much about the Titanic show, when he agreed to host it]: I didn't need any assurance that there would be anything in the safe. |  It was a small role and paid only $200, but I haven't stopped since. One day a theatrical agent offered him the part of a European judge in a television play and the next day was offered the lead in a play for NBC. Survived by 5 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister and his wife. Theo Kojak in the TV movie The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) was expanded into the gritty Kojak (1973) TV series (1973-78). I knew I would become a star, just as I know some day the bubble will burst. His mother, Christina Savalas, died in 1988, at age 84. Together, they were parents to two children, a son, Christian, and a daughter, Ariana. Appeared on the front cover of TV Guide 5 times. He was born on January 21, 1922 in Garden City, New York as a son of Greek immigrants, Savalas and his brother Gus sold newspapers and … Savalas and his brother Gus sold newspapers and … I came from a tough neighborhood. He was also a strong contributor to his Greek Orthodox roots through the Saint Sophia and Saint Nicholas cathedrals in Los Angeles, and was the sponsor of bringing electricity in the '70s to his ancestral home, Yeraka, Greece. [In 1974]: Kojak is the kind of guy who couldn't arrest a hooker, he'd send her home. CBS turned the film into a regular series in the fall of 1973. [When reflected the times he had with his father]: Our happiest times were at the bottom of the ladder. Resided at the Sheraton-Universal Sheraton Hotel in Universal City, California, from 1973 until his death in 1994, becoming such a fixture at the hotel bar that it was renamed Telly's. What the hell, I've been directing things since I was a year old. He starred in 56 films, in 21 of them he was cast as a villain. XX wieku. Telly Savalas war ab 1959 als TV-Darsteller beschäftigt und konnte sich in den frühen 1960er Jahren auch als Filmschauspieler profilieren. Vorausgegangen war der Serie der 137-minütige Pilotfilm Der Mordfall Marcus-Nelson. 22 stycznia 1994 w Universal City) – amerykański aktor filmowy pochodzenia greckiego; występował w roli porucznika Kojaka w popularnym serialu telewizyjnym z lat 70. Left index finger was shorter than his other fingers ending right after the beginning of its second phalanx. He was scheduled to star in early 1976 in the move "Nick the Greek", as famed poker player Nick Dandolos. : Cronaca criminale del Far West (1972), Horror Express (1972) with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Senza ragione (1973). As a singer, Savalas had some chart success. - IMDb Mini Biography By: His mother, Christina Kapsalis (a native of Anogia, three miles from Sparta), met her future husband, Nicholas Savalas, who had emigrated from the village of Gerakas as a youth, in the United States. John Frankenheimer He was right. Telly Savalas (January 21, 1924 – January 22, 1994) was an American actor. Telly Savalas's nieces and nephews: Telly Savalas's nephew is Nicholas Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Leonidas Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Constantine Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Gregory Savalas Telly Savalas's nephew is Matthew Savalas Telly Savalas's niece is Militza Savalas His spoken word version of Bread's "If" produced by Snuff Garrett was #1 in Europe for 10 weeks in 1975 and his sung version of. Telly Savalas (January 21, 1924 – January 22, 1994) was an American actor.He is best … It's all crap-just a language for unemployed actors to amuse themselves with! Savalas qualified for the 1992 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada, and he finished among the top 25 players in the tournament. Weltweit berühmt wird er als Hauptdarsteller der Krimiserie "Einsatz in Manhattan": Telly Savalas spielt von 1973 bis 1978 in 118 Folgen den Polizeileutnant Theo Kojak. Görög származású családból származik ,nagyszülei Spártán éltek. – Universal City, Kalifornia, 1994. január 22.) Was a spokesperson for the Players' Club Gold Card from 1981 to 1990. When he worked as a lifeguard, he failed to save a man from drowning, and was troubled by the memory forever after. [When he was visiting in New York City]: I'm hoping that you're not caught in the layoffs. 1 record in England, knocking Mick Jagger off the top of the pops. The fact that these guys went down 2 1/2 miles and came up with anything was an achievement in itself. Aristoteles "Telly" Savalas, (Nova York, 21 de gener de 1924 - Universal City, Califòrnia, 22 de gener de 1994) va ser un actor de cinema i televisió estatunidenc.. Telly Savalas és recordat pel seu personatge Theo Kojak de la sèrie Kojak. [In 1989]: Now, I let someone else do all the running. In 1973 CBS hired him to play the role of a Lieutenant, member of the police detective in New York, in production for CBS television: The Marcus-Nelson Murders. My approach to Kojak in any situation would be my own approach. His mother, Christina Kapsalis Savalas, was a New York City artist, and his father, Nick Savalas, a hard worker, first worked odd jobs, then as a businessman in cigarettes, restaurant supplies and general contracting before becoming a restaurateur, owning a chain of Greek restaurants. Before he was a successful actor, he hosted a popular radio program, "Telly's Coffeehouse," in the early 1950s. Met his last wife, Julie Hovland, on the set of. Conegut per la seva calvície intencionada i per les seves típiques piruletes del seu personatge Kojak, un dur i galant tinent de policia de Nova York. Was friends with actor John Aniston and named godfather of Jennifer Aniston. Detective Kojak was known for enjoying lollipops and his tagline, "Who loves ya, baby?" Telly Savalas full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. I'm a romantic realist. Julie and Telly Savalas' children pursued careers in entertainment, like their father. Hij kreeg voor zijn rol als Kojak een Emmy Award. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: This page was last changed on 5 January 2021, at 21:24. Was a spokesperson for the Ford Motor Company in the early 1980s. Nominowany do nagrody Oscara za drugoplanową rolę w filmie Ptasznik z Alcatraz (1962; reż. [In 1975]: Kojak is no supercop. Telly Savalas on the German TV show ``Disco`` prersenting his Hit ``If`` and doing a Sketch with Host Ilja Richter. I to close the generation gap. A basically honest character, tough but with feelings: the kind of guy who might kick a hooker in the tail if he had to, but they'd understand each other because maybe they grew up on the same kind of block. His father, Nick Savalas, died in 1948. He also starred in TV movie productions Mongo's Back in Town (1972), She Cried Murder (1973), Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980), Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987), The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988), The Hollywood Detective (1989). But this is an interesting cop, a real cop from a New York City neighborhood. Father of Christina Savalas (born 1950) (with Katherine Nicolaides); Telly Savalas passed away on January 22, 1994, one day after his 72nd birthday, which he celebrated with his family, friends and colleagues at the Universal Sheraton Inn in Universal City, California. I enjoy every minute of it. Telly Savalas, a pesar de su extensa filmografía, será siempre conocido como el detective “Kojack”, aquél que por la década de los 70 veíamos en la pequeña pantalla, con su actitud un tanto dura, y siempre chupando un Chupa-Chups. He operates on instinct and decency, but if you give him any lip he'll throw you out a window. The treatment of choice is a procedure called a radical cystectomy, in which a surgeon removes the bladder and nearby organs that may harbor cancer cells, such as the prostate. Aristoteles "Telly" Savalas 1922. január 21-én született Garden City-ben New York államban. How I would react and respond? [In 1973]: The second show I did on TV, I was the lead. Even with the crazies I've played I've tried to give some dimension to their insanity. For his role, he shaved his head. In the late 70s and early 1980s, Savalas worked on movies including Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979), Cannonball Run II (1984). This gangster Freud! Trailer. Entdecken Sie Veröffentlichungen von Telly Savalas auf Discogs. Das Grab: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)Los AngelesLos Angeles CountyCalifornia, USAPlot: Court of Liberty, Lot 1281 From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia,, Find a Grave template with ID same as Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License, Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Telly Savalas). Telly Savalas is de peetvader van Jennifer Aniston, actrice, voornamelijk bekend van de sitcom Friends. He quit smoking in 1984, having been a chain smoker for more than forty years. Seven TV movies were made in the series Kojak: Kojak: The Belarus File (1985), Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987), Kojak: Ariana (1989), Kojak: Fatal Flaw (1991), Kojak: Flowers for Matty (1990), Kojak: It's Always Something (1990) and Kojak: None So Blind (1990). Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from Telly Savalas at the Discogs Marketplace. His mother, Christina, was a world recognized contemporary of. Frequently plays dangerous, tough characters. Januar 1994 im Sheraton-Universal Hotel in Universal Citiy. He was then personified as the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, in the James Bond saga, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). In 1963 he was on an episode of The Twilight Zone. Also owned a stone ranch house in Rancho Mirage, California and a luxurious four-bedroom apartment in London, England. Explore releases from Telly Savalas at Discogs. The one trauma Telly had as a… Several of his characters have a Greek personality. I was to play the Greek judge who decides to give a Greek boy to a visiting American journalist. [When he became a popular nightclub singer]: I had the No. Then co-star in war movies Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen (1967), with Lee Marvin, Telly played the role of a religious fanatic convict, who is elected by Lee Marvin for a suicidal mission., and Kelly's Heroes (1970), with Clint Eastwood and directed by Brian G. Hutton. Telly Savalas was an American actor best known for his role as a tough, New York City detective in the 1970s television series, Kojak. He was born on January 21, 1922 in Garden City, New York as a son of Greek immigrants, Savalas and his brother Gus sold newspapers and … His brother, Gus Savalas, was a retired Foreign Service Officer who once served four years at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece. Early in his career, he played different characters like the detective in Cape Fear (1962), with Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum, and the role of Feto Gomez in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), he would win the Academy Award as supporting actor. I'm just a neighborhood kid. ", for, Had attended an audition for the CBS anthology series. Telly Savalas war ein Weltstar. He wasn't the first choice to audition for, At first, Telly was an executive director and then senior director of the news special events at ABC, Savalas then became an executive producer for the "Gillette Cavalcade of Sports," where he gave, Before he was a successful actor, he worked at the Garden City Theatre Center where he met and fell in love with. Official Sites. Three of his six children followed in their father's footsteps into acting. Publicity Listings Until his mother's death in 1988, she lived in a suite a few floors above his own at the Sheraton-Universal, with the actor paying all the expenses. Telly Savalas Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Telly Savalas photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes!