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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.
January 21, 1922, Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA
January 22, 1994
1962 Cape FearPrivate Detective Charles Sievers 1962 Birdman of AlcatrazFeto Gomez 1965 Battle of the BulgeSgt. Guffy 1965 The Greatest Story Ever ToldPontius Pilate 1965 Genghis KhanShan 1967 The Dirty DozenArcher Maggott 1968 The ScalphuntersJim Howie 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceErnst Stavro Blofeld 1969 Mackenna's GoldSergeant Tibbs 1970 Kelly's HeroesMaster Sergeant "Big Joe" 1972 Horror ExpressCaptain Kazan 1977 Capricorn OneAlbain 1979 The Muppet MovieEl Sleazo Tough 1979 Escape to AthenaZeno 1984 Cannonball Run IIHymie KaplanLimited to the 15 most popular items