Born on January 21, 1922
From Garden City, New York
Telly Savalas as "Lt. Theo Kojak"
Who loves ya, baby? That would be Theo Kojak, the bald, lollipop-sucking New York detective who isn't afraid to bend the rules to bust the bad guys. Cynical but upbeat, Kojak not only has a talent for detecting, he also is blessed with perfect parking karma - he is always able to find a parking space right at the crime scene, even in Manhattan. Now that's power.
|Golden Globe (1978)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama|
|Golden Globe (1977)||Nominated||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama|
|Golden Globe (1976)||Won||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama|
|Emmy (Primetime) (1975)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series|
|Golden Globe (1975)||Won||Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama|
|Emmy (Primetime) (1974)||Won||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series|
Telly Savalas as "Sgt. Guffy"
American Lt. Col. Dan Kiley (Henry Fonda), a military intelligence whiz, discovers that the Nazis are planning to attack Allied forces near Belgium. Certain that the exhausted enemy can't muster much force, Gen. Joe Grey (Robert Ryan) isn't convinced by Kiley's findings, and his men pay the price when the German tanks begin their offensive. In the heat of this key World War II battle, Kiley must come up with a plan when it becomes clear that the Nazis are trying to steal fuel from the Allies.
|Golden Globe (1965)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
Telly Savalas as "Feto Gomez"
Sentenced to life in solitary confinement after killing a prison guard, despondent inmate Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster) combats loneliness and tedium by nursing an ailing bird back to health. Stroud develops an interest in caring for birds and becomes a talented ornithologist. After publishing a book on bird diseases from jail, he meets and marries Stella (Betty Field), a fellow bird enthusiast. When Stroud is suddenly moved to Alcatraz, though, his marriage and work are both threatened.
|Academy Award (1962)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1962)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|