Made public service advertisements for Duluth, Minnesota, tourism (his last wife was from Duluth).
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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[on his popularity while playing the fifty-something Lt. Theo Kojak on Kojak]: There's no question that experience is more important and rewarding to someone who is an actor. My approach to Kojak in any situation would be my own approach. How I would react and respond? That's basically true whether I'm portraying a cop or a candlestick maker.
As a philanthropist and philhellene, Savalas supported many Hellenic causes and made friends in major cities around the world. In Chicago, Telly often met with Illinois State Senators Steven G. Nash and Samuel Maragos, also Greeks, as well as Greek millionaire Simeon Frangos, who owned the famous Athens North nightclub and the Flying Carpet Hotel near O'Hare Airport.
The catchphrase, "Who loves ya, baby?"