Kojak Classic TV Show
Telly Savalas, the Greek God of TV, stars as the eponymous no nonsense police Lieutenant Theo Kojak. The tough New York streets need a tough New York cop even if it means bending the rules to see that justice is done.
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Kojak Fan Tributes14 David Ezer from New York: Hey there. I'm actually looking for a little Kojak trivia help, hoping maybe someone here who knows the show very well could help. I've heard that there's an episode where Crocker claims to have dated a Vassar girl, and Kojak makes fun of him or doesn't believe him. If this is true, I'd really like to find the episode, but don't know which one. Any idea? Thanks!
13 Patricia Smith from Portsmouth: I adored Kojak and Telly Savalas. He was such a gentleman when I met him at a celebrity golf match - he actually came out of the clubhouse to sign my programme and chat with me. Lovely man.
12 johnnie from chicago: "who loves you baby". Kojak was/is/ and always will be Greek.
11 Alice from Indiana: Wish Telly was here & still playing Kojak. We miss his great acting skills. R.I.P
10 Leigh from Virginia: I'd forego supper and homework to watch this show when it was on TV! To me, the best part of the show was the camaraderie between Kojak and Crocker (who was really my favorite) and how they played off each other. Classic 70's cop show.
9 Paul from Malta: As a huge fan of Tele and George, I used to make it home daily to watch Kojack. That was my hour! I had hoped to play the role of Kojack in the up coming series, but the "black guy" :) got it instead.
My regards to your families,
8 Nicholas Savalas from Hollywood, CA, USA: Telly Savalas was my uncle; my father was George, who played 'Stavros' on Kojak. Thank you all for remembering him here. My favorite memory was dinner with Her Majesty, The Queen of England, at the palace, a short ride from the family flat in the Knightsbridge section of London. I have met the biggest stars in the world, but the only time I was ever awed was when Her Majesty extended her hand to me as I was presented to her. I was truly speechless and humbled. The funniest moment was when a Royal Guard (one of the silent ones always at attention) whispered 'Who loves ya, baby?' as we passed. The maids blushed like beets everytime Uncle Telly smiled at them. He'll be truly missed.
7 Tony from San Diego: I am a big fan of Telly Savalas and Kojak, that's why I was so excited that my dad, Tige Andrews got to be a a few episodes of Kojak! I'm looking to buy the old episodes and wonder if you know how to get a copy of them. The episodes my dad was in are:
Kojak" (1973) playing "Joe Paxton" in episode: "Photo Must Credit Joe Paxton" (episode # 5.20) 4 March 1978
"Kojak" (1973) playing "Aaron Fisk" in episode: "Deadly Innocence" (episode # 3.21) 15 February 1976
"Kojak" (1973) playing "Sgt. Geno Polucci" in episode: "The Chinatown Murders: Part 2" (episode # 2.2) 15 September 1974
"Kojak" (1973) playing "Sgt. Geno Polucci" in episode: "The Chinatown Murders: Part 1" (episode # 2.1) 15 September 1974
If you could help me out, I would really appreciate it.
6 Mike from CT.: Another great Kojak moment was episode cop In a cage when kojak goes to impenten " You come near me or my family I scatter your brains from here to white plains baby "
5 Niklas Chachalatos from Greek in Sweden: It always fun and cool to read and learn about the one and only “Kojak”, keep up the good work…
4 Chris from Kent: Kojak is the tops of the cops! Not too much violence and I love Kojak's ad libs, and George's performance with his beloved plants. Please show some more!
3 Mike from CT.: My favorite moment on Kojak had to be when Kojak goes to Crocker, "Crocker arrest these men for Dirty house keeping." That was classic
2 Trish from London: I really enjoy watching the reruns of Kojak. Hope you run some more in the very near future.
1 jay david from Clwyd: I adore Kojak Telly Savalas was and always will be the best tv detective of all times.
Telly Savalas as Lieutenant Theo Kojak
Dan Frazer as Captain Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson as Sergeant Bobby Crocker
George Savalas as Detective Stavros
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Vince Conti as Detective Rizzo
Mark Russell as Detective Saperstein
George Savalas played a different character (Jack Deems) in the pilot episode, The Marcus Welby Murders.
James Woods (Salvador, Videodrome) in Death is not a Passing Grade.
Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky) in Down a Long and Lonely River. This episode also features Jennifer Aniston's father John Aniston.
Leslie Neilson (Naked Gun, Police Squad, Airplane) in Loser Takes it All.
this episode also features Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear)
Erik Estrada (C.H.i.P.s) in Close Cover Before Killing.
Eli Wallach (Good, Bad, and the Ugly and The Misfits) and F Murray Araham (Amadeus) in Question of Answers.
Sylvester Stallone (Rocky, Rambo, Cliffhanger, Demolitian Man etc) in My Brother...
Veronica Hamel (Joyce in Hill Street Blues) in How Cruel the Frost.
Sharon Gless and Martin Kove from Cagney and Lacey in Law Dance.
Lynne Redgrave (gods and monsters) in Hair Trigger Away.
William Hurt (Accidential Tourist, Kiss of the Spider Woman) in Kojak's Day Pt 1.
Christopher Walken (Pulp Fiction, True Romance, Dead Zone) in Kiss it all Goodbye.
Shelley Winters (Posiedon Adventure, Alfie) in Captain Brothers Wife.
Liberace in 60 Miles to Hell.
Won the Directors Guide of America award in 1974 for The Knockover and in 1975 for Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series'.
Won the 1976 Edgar Allan Poe award for The Best TV episode for No Immunity for Murder.
Won the 1975 Emmy for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series to Zohra Lampert in Queen of the Gypsies.
Telly Savals won the 1975 and 1976 Best Actor in a TV Drama series Golden Globe.
1924-01-21: Telly Savalas (played Theo Kojak) was born.
1926-12-05: George Savalas (played Det. Stavros) was born.
1943-03-18: Kevin Dobson (played Bobby Crocker) was born.
1985-10-02: George Savalas (played Det Stavros) sadly passed away.
1994-01-22: Telly Savalas (played Theo Kojak) sadly passed away.
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