Kojak (1973–1978)

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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

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 Lt. Theo Kojak / ... (118 episodes, 1973-1978)
Dan Frazer ...
 Capt. Frank McNeil / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)
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 Det. Bobby Crocker / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)
George Savalas ...
 Det. Stavros / ... (115 episodes, 1973-1978)
Mark Russell ...
 Det. Saperstein / ... (104 episodes, 1973-1978)
Vince Conti ...
 Det. Rizzo / ... (92 episodes, 1974-1978)
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Lt. Theo Kojak is the main character in this popular television police drama. Kojak is a tough cop, but his trademark is a fondness for lollipops. Despite his difficult work, he tirelessly brings criminals to justice while staying upbeat and good-natured. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Who loves ya, baby?


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24 October 1973 (USA)  »

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Einsatz in Manhattan  »

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Originally, Abby Mann casted Marlon Brando for the lead role, but Telly Savalas took it anyway. See more »

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Kojak: Who loves ya, baby?
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Followed by Kojak: None So Blind (1990) See more »

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Entertaining Show
20 February 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

My favorite show of all time. Kojak(1973) was a detective show with a sense of humor. Was the best of all the Police shows during the 1970s because of the great acting and interesting guest stars. Telly Savalas gives the character of Kojak a witty toughness that many later Police shows have copied since. Telly Savalas was an actor who made the films that he was in much entertaining to watch. The best episodes were the ones with great guest stars.


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