TV commercials for the Ford Motor Company - Himself (United States)
1 Portrayal |
2 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
3 Magazine Cover Photos |
Telly Aristoteles Savalas | Telli Savales | Telly Savales
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
I came from a tough neighborhood. 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.' He was right. I'm a proud Greek. I carry my Hellenism like a badge of merit.
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.
Several of his characters have a Greek personality.