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"Kojak" (1973) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1973-1978

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Kojak: Season 3: Episode 23 -- When priceless Rembrandt drawings disappear, a renowned detective competes with Kojak for their recovery.
Kojak: Season 3: Episode 22 -- Kojak investigates a murder that a construction tycoon helped cover up 18 years earlier.
Kojak: Season 3: Episode 21 -- A father forces his son to conceal a setup he had arranged for revenge.
Kojak: Season 3: Episode 20 -- Aided by the Internal Affairs Division, an assistant district attorney investigates Kojak for bribery.
Kojak: Season 3: Episode 19 -- After an undercover cop is found murdered, Kojak pressures a member of a crime syndicate.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
24 October 1973 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 26 nominations See more »
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Sunday night action on CBS back in the 70's See more (28 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 235)

Telly Savalas ... Lt. Theo Kojak / ... (118 episodes, 1973-1978)
Dan Frazer ... Capt. Frank McNeil / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)

Kevin Dobson ... 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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Series Directed by
Charles S. Dubin (14 episodes, 1973-1978)
Jeannot Szwarc (13 episodes, 1973-1977)
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Russ Mayberry (9 episodes, 1974-1978)
Nicholas Sgarro (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Leo Penn (6 episodes, 1974-1977)
Telly Savalas (5 episodes, 1974-1978)
David Friedkin (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
Daniel Haller (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
Joel Oliansky (4 episodes, 1974-1977)
Jerry London (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ernest Pintoff (4 episodes, 1975-1978)
Edward M. Abroms (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Richard Donner (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
William Hale (3 episodes, 1973)
Gene R. Kearney (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Charles R. Rondeau (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Christian Nyby (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Allen Reisner (2 episodes, 1974)
Seymour Robbie (2 episodes, 1974)
Jim Benson (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Abby Mann (118 episodes, 1973-1978)
Selwyn Raab (118 episodes, 1973-1978)
Gene R. Kearney (26 episodes, 1974-1978)
Jack Laird (14 episodes, 1973-1977)
Chester Krumholz (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Burton Armus (9 episodes, 1974-1977)
Morton S. Fine (6 episodes, 1973-1975)
James M. Miller (5 episodes, 1973-1976)
Robert M. Young (4 episodes, 1973-1976)
William P. McGivern (4 episodes, 1974-1976)
Sean Baine (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Robert W. Lenski (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Joseph Polizzi (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Joe Gores (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Matthew Rapf (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Ross Teel (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerrold Freedman (2 episodes, 1973-1977)
Mark Rodgers (2 episodes, 1973-1976)
Halsted Welles (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Eric Kaldor (2 episodes, 1974-1977)
Charles Sailor (2 episodes, 1974-1977)
Albert Ruben (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Robert C. Dennis (2 episodes, 1974)
Alvin Sapinsley (2 episodes, 1974)
Alvin Boretz (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
James Duff McAdams (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
L.T. Bentwood (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rift Fournier (2 episodes, 1978)

Dirk Wayne Summers (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
James Duff McAdams .... producer / supervising producer / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)
Matthew Rapf .... executive producer / supervising producer / ... (117 episodes, 1973-1978)
Jack Laird .... supervising producer (72 episodes, 1974-1977)
Arthur E. McLaird .... associate producer (20 episodes, 1974-1975)
Chester Krumholz .... producer (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael Scheff .... associate producer (14 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gene R. Kearney .... producer (8 episodes, 1977-1978)
Abby Mann .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Original Music by
John Cacavas (114 episodes, 1973-1978)
Billy Goldenberg (3 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Cinematography by
Charles Correll (41 episodes, 1974-1976)
Sol Negrin (24 episodes, 1974-1977)
Gerald Perry Finnerman (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
John McPherson (20 episodes, 1977-1978)
Vilis Lapenieks (9 episodes, 1974)
Robert E. Collins (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Film Editing by
Sigmund Neufeld Jr. (21 episodes, 1973-1975)
Larry Lester (19 episodes, 1973-1975)
Jim Benson (17 episodes, 1975-1978)
Donald Douglas (13 episodes, 1974-1976)
John Kaufman (12 episodes, 1973-1974)
Diane Adler (8 episodes, 1975-1976)
Leon Ortiz-Gil (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Eric Albertson (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Patrick McMahon (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert L. Kimble (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Anthony Redman (5 episodes, 1976)
Jerrold L. Ludwig (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Sidney Katz (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ronald LaVine (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Fred Baratta (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Q. Lovett (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Marks (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tim Shoemaker (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bill Brame (2 episodes, 1974)
William Mandell (2 episodes, 1977)
Louis San Andres (2 episodes, 1977)
Howard B. Anderson (2 episodes, 1978)

Stanley Frazen (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Milt Hamerman (4 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Art Direction by
William H. Tuntke (51 episodes, 1974-1976)
Ira Diamond (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
James A. Taylor (15 episodes, 1976-1977)
John Leimanis (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Kinoshita (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Edward Burbridge (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
John J. Lloyd (3 episodes, 1973)
Raymond Beal (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Richard B. Goddard (33 episodes, 1974-1976)
John M. Dwyer (19 episodes, 1973-1974)
Anne D. McCulley (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Alan Hicks (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sam Gross (11 episodes, 1977-1978)
Tom Pedigo (9 episodes, 1977)
Philip Smith (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ed Baer (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert L. Zilliox (2 episodes, 1976)
Joseph A. Armetta (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Costume Design by
George Whittaker (15 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bill Jobe (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charles Waldo (8 episodes, 1973-1978)

Ruth Morley (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (14 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Production Management
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... unit manager (42 episodes, 1974-1978)
Mel A. Bishop .... unit manager (42 episodes, 1975-1977)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... unit manager (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ralph S. Singleton .... unit manager (9 episodes, 1977)
David Golden .... unit manager (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carter De Haven Jr. .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1975)
Barrie M. Osborne .... unit manager (4 episodes, 1976)
Bud Brill .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1973)
G. Warren Smith .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Freedle .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1974-1976)
Burt Bluestein .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Thomas Foulkes .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1974-1975)
G. Warren Smith .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
William Holbrook .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jan R. Lloyd .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1977-1978)
Mike Frankovich Jr. .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mark Sandrich Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Morris R. Abrams .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1973)
Phil Cook .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1974-1976)
Steve Barnett .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dwight Williams .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977)
Clifford C. Coleman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1976)

Candace Suerstedt .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1977)
John Slosser .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Margaret Mazzola .... leadman (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Alixe Gordin .... artistic consultant (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Kenneth Milfred .... set dresser (7 episodes, 1977)

Michael Casey .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound (23 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jerry Smith .... sound (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects editor (21 episodes, 1977-1978)
James F. Rogers .... sound (20 episodes, 1974-1975)
Don Sharpless .... sound (18 episodes, 1975-1976)
Leslie Gaulin .... assistant sound editor / apprentice sound (17 episodes, 1973-1974)
John H. Bolz .... sound (10 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gordon Ecker .... sound effects editor (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
James Perdue .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1973-1977)
Arthur Bloom .... sound / sound mixer (6 episodes, 1973-1976)
Ron Kalish .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
James R. Alexander .... sound (5 episodes, 1974)
James Sabat .... sound (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (4 episodes, 1975)
Stan Bochner .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Dan Sable .... sound effects editor (4 episodes, 1976-1977)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1976)
Andrew Gilmore .... sound (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gus Mortensen .... sound (2 episodes, 1976)
Arthur Moshlak .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1976)

George Fredrick .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Dennis C. Salcedo .... cable person (unknown episodes)
Maurice Schell .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunt coordinator / stunts (59 episodes, 1973-1978)
Bob Bralver .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunts (2 episodes, 1975)

Denny Arnold .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jean Coulter .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Durock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Louie Elias .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Herron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jim Lovelett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dennis Madalone .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Minor .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Joe Pronto .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jerry Summers .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ted White .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Winburn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (24 episodes, 1973-1975)

Howard Block .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Larry Newberg .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Johnny Walker .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Ron Zarilla .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Jobe .... costumes / costumes: women (48 episodes, 1974-1976)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (69 episodes, 1973-1976)

Kevin Lee .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Billy Goldenberg .... composer: theme music / composer: theme (93 episodes, 1973-1977)
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (69 episodes, 1973-1976)
Robert Mayer .... music editor (46 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mario Simon .... driver: cast (24 episodes, 1973-1975)
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (21 episodes, 1973-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Burton Armus .... technical advisor (95 episodes, 1973-1977)
Phill Norman .... title designer: main titles / main title design (69 episodes, 1973-1976)
Gene R. Kearney .... story editor (61 episodes, 1973-1976)
George Savalas .... production assistant / production associate (47 episodes, 1973-1975)
Chester Krumholz .... executive story consultant (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ed Griffin .... technical advisor (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Volney Howard III .... assistant: producer / assistant to the producer (19 episodes, 1973-1974)
Sonny Grosso .... technical advisor (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
Lou Ferragher .... technical advisor (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Earll .... story editor (2 episodes, 1978)

Carole Brody Sheppard .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Lynda Van Damm .... assistant production accountant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Walter Linsenmaier .... Insects of the World by (1 episode, 1973)
 

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Runtime:
60 min (118 episodes)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Canada:PG | Finland:K-18 (DVD) (2005) (self applied) | New Zealand:M | Singapore:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
During its 5 year run, Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson and George Savalas, are the only actors to appear in every episode.See more »
Quotes:
Kojak:You can't corrupt it. And you know why? Because to corrupt it, you've got to show how corrupt you really are.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Machuca (2004)See more »

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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Sunday night action on CBS back in the 70's, 26 September 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I remember this show like the back of my hand going through the dimensions of time and space itself. My dad and my cousins used to watch this show all the time when it came on Sunday nights(originally when it ran on CBS-TV during 1973-78,where it was on at 9:00pm/EST) which it ran for five great seasons. Telly Savalas was the undisputed king of detectives as N.Y. Lt. Theo Kojak who had a sense of style and grace,who had the lollipops,was a ladies man with a sense of family values and drove that great big gas-gussing Buick for a cop car around the slimy streets of Manhattan and all parts of the city. Kojak had a knack for solving crimes his own way and bringing in the baddies with his old Greek standards mixed in with the Noo Yawk(New York)attitude.

However,the stories that made that show were some of the best ever since some of the episodes dealt with racial issues,police corruption, women's rights,and the harrowing issue of alcoholism and drugs. However,several of the guest stars who appear on the show were just starting out but in turn had some grand performances including up and coming actors like Harvey Keitel and Paul Micheal Glaser(aka Starsky from Starsky and Hutch)and regulars like Esther Rolle,John Amos(Good Times),and Haywood Nelson(What's Happening!). Great cop show while it lasted,and to this day I still have the original "Kojak" game from Milton Bradley for the heyday(circa,1975).

PS-Only several of the episodes are out on video. Catch some of the best.

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