1978: Print ads for Black Velvet Canadian Whiskey
1 Portrayal |
2 Articles |
3 Pictorials |
3 Magazine Cover Photos |
Telly Aristoteles Savalas | Telli Savales | Telly Savales
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[Of his mother, Christina Savalas]: Mama says to me, 'Being an actor is fine, but what are you going to do for a living?' I took my mother to the premiere of The Dirty Dozen and she said, 'It's disgraceful!' I asked her how she liked my role and she said, 'You were ridiculous!'
His mother, Christina Kapsalis Savalas, met his father, Nicholas, who had emigrated from the Village of Gerakas, as a youth, in the United States. She was chosen for her beauty to represent Greek women at the 1939 World's Fair.
Several of his characters have a Greek personality.