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Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (Greek: Αριστοτέλης "Τέλλυ" Σαβάλας; January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American singer and character actor whose career spanned four decades of television. He was noted for his deep, gravelly voice and his bald head. He also released the one-hit wonder song, "If?," which he introduced in the UK in 1975.[1] Savalas's career began in films in 1961. His movie credits include The Young Savages (1961), The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told
(1965), Battle of the Bulge (1965), The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen
(1967), The Scalphunters
The Scalphunters
(1968), supervillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
in the James Bond
James Bond
film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Kelly's Heroes
Kelly's Heroes
(1970), Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), Inside Out (1975), and Escape to Athena
Escape to Athena
(1979). He then continued achieving success in the television crime drama Kojak
Kojak
(1973–1978), co-starring his real-life brother George Savalas, in which Savalas played the title role. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
for his performance in Birdman of Alcatraz
Alcatraz
(1962).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Early television and movie career 3 Kojak 4 Other career achievements 5 Personal life 6 Deaths of relatives and later years 7 Death 8 Movie roles 9 Legacy 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

Early life[edit] The second of five children, Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
was born Aristotelis Savalas[2] on January 21, 1922, in Garden City, New York, to Greek-American parents Christina (née Kapsalis; 1904–1988), a New York City artist who was a native of Sparta, and Nick Savalas [Tsavalas] (1904–1948), a Greek restaurant owner. One set of grandparents originated from Ierakas, Greece, in the Peloponnese. Savalas and his brother Gus sold newspapers and shined shoes to help support the family.[3] He entered Sewanhaka High School
Sewanhaka High School
in Floral Park, New York, and graduated in 1940.[4] He initially spoke only Greek when he entered grade school, but learned English. He attended Cobbett Junior High School in Lynn, Massachusetts. He won a spelling bee there in 1934, though through an oversight he did not receive his prize until 1991, when the Boston Herald
Boston Herald
newspaper and local school principal decided to award it to him. After graduation from high school he worked as a lifeguard, but on one occasion was unsuccessful at rescuing a man from drowning, an event which would haunt Savalas for the remainder of his life.[citation needed] When he entered Columbia University
Columbia University
School of General Studies Savalas took courses including English language, radio, and psychology, graduating in 1948. At that time he fell in love with radio and television, which led to his interest in acting.[citation needed] Savalas also served three years (1943–1946) in the United States Army during World War II
World War II
where he received a Purple Heart
Purple Heart
, working for the US State Department as host of the Your Voice of America series, then at ABC News, before beginning an acting career in his late thirties.[5] [6] In 1950, Savalas hosted a radio show called The Coffeehouse in New York City. Early television and movie career[edit]

Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
and Sally Field, 1971

Savalas began as an executive director and then senior director of the news special events at ABC. He then became an executive producer for the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports where he gave Howard Cosell
Howard Cosell
his first job in television.[citation needed] In the fall of 1959, Savalas directed Scott Vincent
Scott Vincent
and Howard Cosell
Howard Cosell
in "Report to New York," WABC-TV's first local TV news program.[7] Savalas was a character actor on television series during 1959 and the 1960s. His first acting role was on "And Bring Home a Baby", an episode of Armstrong Circle Theatre in January 1958. He appeared on two more episodes of this same series in 1959 and 1960. Between 1959 and 1967, he made more than fifty guest appearances in such series as Naked City, Empire, Arrest and Trial, The Eleventh Hour, King of Diamonds, The Aquanauts, The Untouchables, Diagnosis: Unknown, Burke's Law, Combat!, The Fugitive, Breaking Point, Bonanza, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The F.B.I. and The Twilight Zone episode "Living Doll" in which he can be seen with hair. He had a recurring role as Brother Hendricksen on the popular crime drama series, 77 Sunset Strip and was a regular on the short-lived NBC television series Acapulco. In 1980, he starred in the TV film Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story. While playing Lucky Luciano
Lucky Luciano
on the TV series The Witness, he was "discovered" by actor Burt Lancaster. He appeared with Lancaster in four movies – the first of these was the crime drama The Young Savages (1961). After playing a police officer in this movie, he moved on to play a string of heavies. Once again opposite Lancaster, he won acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the recidivist prisoner Feto Gomez in Birdman of Alcatraz
Alcatraz
(1962). In the same year he appeared alongside Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum in Cape Fear (1962) as private detective Charles Sievers. Savalas shaved his head for his role as Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate
in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), and decided to remain shaved for the remainder of his life. Savalas played Archer Maggott in The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen
(1967), the seminal ensemble action film by director Robert Aldrich. He later returned to play a different character in two of the movie's TV sequels – The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987) and The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988). He co-starred with Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
for the third time in The Scalphunters
The Scalphunters
(1968), a comedy western that looked at racism during the Civil Rights movement. Two more appearances in comedies for Savalas were as Herbie Haseler in Crooks and Coronets
Crooks and Coronets
(1969) and opposite Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
in Kelly's Heroes
Kelly's Heroes
(1970) where he played the hard-as-nails company first sergeant "Big Joe". Savalas performed a voice over for a 1970s nature series on Yosemite National Park.[citation needed] Savalas and his brother also starred in an episode of Alice. Kojak[edit] Savalas's best-known role was as the star of the television series Kojak. The series originated with the TV movie pilot The Marcus-Nelson Murders (CBS, 1973), which was based on the real-life Career Girls Murder case.[8] Savalas's character was named Theo "Kojack" in his first appearance. Lt. Theodore "Theo" Kojak
Kojak
was a bald New York City detective with a fondness for lollipops and whose tagline was "Who loves ya, baby?" (He also liked to say, "Everybody should have a little Greek in them.") Although the lollipop gimmick was added in order to indulge his sweet tooth, Savalas also smoked heavily onscreen – cigarettes, cigarillos and cigars – throughout the first season's episodes. The lollipops, which Savalas later admitted[when?] had given him three cavities, were also part of an (unsuccessful) effort by Kojak
Kojak
(and Savalas himself) to curb his smoking. The critic Clive James explained the lead actor's appeal as Kojak: " Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
can make bad slang sound like good slang and good slang sound like lyric poetry. It isn't what he is, so much as the way he talks, that gets you tuning in."[9] He was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series two years in succession, winning the Emmy in 1974. He was also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama Series from 1975 to 1978, winning twice, in 1975 and 1976. His younger brother George played the regular role of Detective Stavros – a sensitive, wild-haired, quiet, comedic foil to Kojak's street-wise humor in an otherwise dark dramatic TV series. Kevin Dobson
Kevin Dobson
played the role of Kojak's trusted young partner, Det. Bobby Crocker. The on-screen chemistry of Savalas and Dobson was a success story of 1970s television. After the show's cancellation, Dobson went on to further fame in the popular prime-time 1980s soap opera Knots Landing. As a result, he did not appear in a majority of Kojak
Kojak
TV movies. Savalas and Dobson were reunited on-screen for one last time when they appeared together in the 1990 TV movie Kojak: It's Always Something, where Dobson's character was a lawyer – similar to his role on Knots Landing
Knots Landing
– instead of a police officer. Crocker, specifically, was a prosecutor in the storyline; his police experience had evidently given him a rich background from which he could draw when he studied for his law degree. Kevin Dobson
Kevin Dobson
said of his first meeting with Telly Savalas: "The moment I met Telly Savalas, we shook hands and our eyes met and locked and the chemistry was there." He also added: "The lollipop started in the 5th show. We were in Kojak's office and Telly said, 'Hey Kevin, I need somethin' here.' George handed Telly an apple and I said, 'no,' and a stagehand was standing off to the side (half asleep) with a lollipop jammed into his shirt pocket, along with cigs, pens, toothbrush, etc., and I said, 'Yo, the lollipop', as I motioned with my fingers (gimme the tootsie pop), and then said, 'Telly, here yah go!' Thus, the beginning of the 'lollipop cop.'" [10] He also said about Telly Savalas's new determination off- the Kojak
Kojak
set: "He wanted to stop smoking. A friend of mine on the set had a lollipop in his shirt pocket, so I flipped it to him. ... That started the lollipop cop."[11] In 1978, after five seasons and 118 episodes, CBS
CBS
canceled the show because of low ratings. Savalas was unhappy about the show's demise, but he got the chance to reprise the Kojak
Kojak
persona in several television films. Savalas portrayed Kojak
Kojak
in the following shows:

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (1973) (TV pilot) Kojak
Kojak
(1973–78) TV Series Kojak: The Belarus File
File
(1985) (TV) Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987) (TV) Kojak: Ariana (1989) (TV) Kojak: Fatal Flaw (1989) (TV) Kojak: None So Blind (1990) (TV) Kojak: It's Always Something (1990) (TV) Kojak: Flowers for Matty (1990) (TV)

Other career achievements[edit] As a singer, Savalas had some chart success. His spoken word version of Bread's "If" produced by Snuff Garrett reached #1 in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland in March 1975 and his sung version of Don Williams' "Some Broken Hearts Never Mend" topped the charts in Switzerland in February 1981.[12] He worked with composer and producer John Cacavas
John Cacavas
on many albums, including Telly (1974) and Who Loves Ya, Baby (1976). Savalas appeared in several episodes of the television series The Untouchables, which dealt with the era of Al Capone
Al Capone
and Eliot Ness during the years of prohibition. In the late 1970s, Savalas narrated three United Kingdom travelogues titled Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Looks at Portsmouth, Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Looks at Aberdeen and Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Looks at Birmingham. These were produced by Harold Baim and were examples of quota quickies which were then part of a requirement that cinemas in the United Kingdom show a set percentage of British produced films.[13][14] He also hosted the 1989 video UFOs and Channeling. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Savalas appeared in commercials for the Players' Club Gold Card. In 1982, along with Bob Hope
Bob Hope
and Linda Evans, he participated in the "world premiere" television ad introducing Diet Coke to Americans.[15] On October 28, 1987, Savalas hosted Return to the Titanic Live, a two-hour television special broadcast from Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris.[16][17] Savalas appeared on the Australian supernatural television show The Extraordinary, where he told a personal ghost story similar to the vanishing hitchhiker.[18] In the late 1980s, Savalas guest starred on an episode of The Equalizer, which was produced by James McAdams, who had produced Kojak. He played a terrorist turned monk in the episode entitled "Blood and Wine". He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1999 TV Guide
TV Guide
ranked him number 18 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.[19] Personal life[edit]

The Savalas brothers (l-r): Teddy, Telly, Gus & George

Savalas was married three times. In 1948 after his father's death from bladder cancer, Savalas married his college sweetheart, Katherine Nicolaides. Daughter Christina, named after his mother, was born in 1950. In 1957, Katherine filed for divorce. She urged him to move back to his mother's house during that same year. While Savalas was going broke, he founded the Garden City Theater Center in his native Garden City. While working there, he met Marilyn Gardner, a theater teacher. They married in 1960. Marilyn gave birth to daughter Penelope in 1961. A second daughter, Candace, was born in 1963. They divorced in 1974, after a long separation. In January 1969, while working on the movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Savalas met actress Sally Adams (billed as Dani Sheridan, one of Blofeld's "Angels of Death"), a small-time actress 25 years his junior whose daughter from a previous relationship is Nicollette Sheridan. Savalas later moved in with Sally who gave birth to their son Nicholas Savalas on February 24, 1973. Although Savalas and Sally Adams never legally married, she went by the name Sally Savalas.[20] They stopped living together in December 1978; she filed a palimony lawsuit against him in 1980, demanding support not only for herself and their son, but also for Nicollette.[20] In 1977, during the last season of Kojak, he met Julie Hovland, a travel agent from Minnesota. They were married in 1984 and had two children together, Christian and Ariana. Julie and Telly remained married until his death. Christian Savalas is an actor, singer and songwriter. Ariana Savalas
Ariana Savalas
is an actress and singer/songwriter. Julie Savalas is an inventor and artist. Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
held a degree in psychology and was a world-class poker player who finished 21st at the main event in the 1992 World Series of Poker, as well as a motorcycle racer and lifeguard. His other hobbies and interests included golfing, swimming, reading romantic books, watching football, traveling, collecting luxury cars and gambling. He loved horse racing and bought a racehorse with movie director and producer Howard W. Koch. Naming the horse Telly's Pop, it won several races in 1975 including the Norfolk Stakes and Del Mar Futurity.[21][22] In his capacity as producer for Kojak, he gave many stars their first break, as Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
did for him. He was considered by those who knew him to be a generous, graceful, compassionate man. 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 1970s to his ancestral home, Ierakas, Greece. Savalas was also Jennifer Aniston's godfather.[23] Savalas had a minor physical handicap in that his left index finger was deformed.[24] This deformed digit was often indicated on screen; Kojak
Kojak
episode "Conspiracy of Fear" in which a close-up of Savalas holding his chin in his hand clearly shows the permanently bent finger. 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 Athens North nightclub and the Flying Carpet Hotel near O'Hare Airport. In 1993, Savalas appeared on an Australian TV show, The Extraordinary with a paranormal tale where Savalas talked about an experience that he had that he could not explain.[25][26] Deaths of relatives and later years[edit] After Savalas came back to reprise his role on Kojak
Kojak
in the 1980s, he began to lose close relatives. George Savalas, his brother who played Detective Stavros on the original Kojak
Kojak
series, died in 1985 of leukemia at age 60. George Savalas recorded a series of Greek folk songs. His mother Christina, who had always been his best friend, supporter, and devoted parent, died in 1988. Later that year, Savalas was diagnosed with transitional cell cancer of the bladder. While undergoing treatment, he continued to act, including a recurring role on The Commish. Death[edit] Savalas died on January 22, 1994, just one day after his 72nd birthday, of complications of cancer of the bladder and prostate[27] at the Sheraton-Universal Hotel in Universal City, California.[28] He had lived at the Sheraton in Universal City for 20 years, becoming such a fixture at the hotel bar that it was renamed Telly's.[29] Savalas was interred at the George Washington
George Washington
section of Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.[30] The funeral, held in the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, was attended by his third wife, Julie, and his brother Gus. His first two wives, Katherine and Marilyn, also attended with their own children. The mourners included Angie Dickinson, Nicollette Sheridan, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Sorbo, Sally Adams, Frank Sinatra, Don Rickles, and several of Savalas' Kojak
Kojak
co-stars – Kevin Dobson, Dan Frazer, and Vince Conti. Movie roles[edit] His silver screen career usually had him cast as the villain in such films as:

Mad Dog Coll
Mad Dog Coll
(1961) as Lt. Darro The Young Savages
The Young Savages
(1961) as Detective Lt. Gunderson The Man from the Diner's Club
The Man from the Diner's Club
(1963) as Foots Pulardos Love Is a Ball
Love Is a Ball
(1963) as Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle) Johnny Cool
Johnny Cool
(1963) as Vincenzo 'Vince' Santangelo The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Greatest Story Ever Told
(1965) as Pontius Pilate Genghis Khan (1965) as Shan The Slender Thread
The Slender Thread
(1965) as Dr. Joe Coburn Beau Geste (1966) as Sergeant Dagineau The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen
(1967) as Archer Maggott The Karate Killers (1967) as Count Valeriano De Fanzini Sol Madrid
Sol Madrid
(1968) as Emil Dietrich The Scalphunters
The Scalphunters
(1968) as Jim Howie The Assassination Bureau
The Assassination Bureau
(1969) as Lord Bostwick Mackenna's Gold
Mackenna's Gold
(1969) as Cavalry Sergeant Tibbs Crooks and Coronets
Crooks and Coronets
(1969) as Herbie Haseler Land Raiders (1969) as Vicente Cardenas On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) as Ernst Stavro Blofeld Violent City (1970) as Al Weber A Town Called Bastard (1971) as Don Carlos Crime Boss (1972) as Don Vincenzo Sonny and Jed
Sonny and Jed
(1972) as Sheriff Franciscus Horror Express
Horror Express
(1972) as Captain Kazan The Killer Is on the Phone
The Killer Is on the Phone
(1972) as Ranko Drasovic Pancho Villa (1972) as Pancho Villa A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die (1972) as Maggiore Ward Senza Ragione
Senza Ragione
aka Redneck (1973) as Memphis Lisa and the Devil
Lisa and the Devil
(1973) as Leandro Killer Force
Killer Force
(1976) as Harry Webb Beyond Reason (1977) as Dr. Nicholas Mati(Savalas also wrote and directed this film, which was not released theatrically. It was released to home media in 1985.)[31][32] Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
(1979) as Doctor Stefan Svevo Tales of the Unexpected: Completely Foolproof (1981) as Joe Brisson Cannonball Run II
Cannonball Run II
(1984) as Hymie Kaplan GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986) as Magmar (voice)

Other movie roles where Savalas played the hero were:

Cape Fear (1962) as Private Detective Charles Sievers Birdman of Alcatraz
Alcatraz
(1962) as Feto Gomez The Interns (1962) as Dr. Dominic Riccio Love Is a Ball
Love Is a Ball
(1963) as Dr. Christian Gump (Millie's uncle) The New Interns
The New Interns
(1964) as Dr. Dominick 'Dom' Riccio John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
(1965) as Macmuid (Harem Recruiter) (uncredited) Genghis Khan (1965) as Shan The Slender Thread
The Slender Thread
(1965) as Dr. Joe Coburn Battle of the Bulge (1965) as Tank Sgt. Guffy Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
(1968) as Walter Braddock Kelly's Heroes
Kelly's Heroes
(1970) as Master Sergeant "Big Joe" Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) as Surcher Clay Pigeon (1971) as Redford Inside Out (1975) as Harry Morgan Capricorn One
Capricorn One
(1978) as Albain, the biplane pilot Escape to Athena
Escape to Athena
(1979) as Zino The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie
(1979) as El Sleezo Tough Guy Border Cop (1979) as Frank Cooper Nevada Heat (1982) as Lt. Thurston Afghanistan pourquoi ? (1982) as Rebel Leader The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland (1985) as the Cheshire Cat The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987) as Major Wright Faceless (1988) as Terry Hallen The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988) as Major Wright Mind Twister
Mind Twister
(1994) as Richard Howland Backfire! (1995) as Most Evil Man (final film role)

Legacy[edit]

Space Adventure Cobra
Space Adventure Cobra
has a supporting character with a surname of Savalas. Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor
in the DC Animated Universe
DC Animated Universe
had his appearance based on Telly Savalas' Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

See also[edit]

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United States Army
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World War II
portal

References[edit]

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Had a 1 Hi Song on this Date in 1975". K1017FM.com. 2015-03-09. Retrieved 5 February 2016.  ^ Richardson, Lisa (1994-01-23). "`Kojak' Star Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Dies at 70". Pqasb.pqarchiver.com. Retrieved 2009-12-10.  ^ " Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Biography (1922-1994)". The Biography Channel. A+E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 2015-12-22.  ^ Wende Hyland and Roberta Haynes (1975). How to make it in Hollywood. Nelson-Hall. p. 135. ISBN 9780882292397.  ^ Greeks Around the World. Apopsē Cultural Centre. 1999. p. 178. ISBN 9789608513938.  ^ "FACE OF THE DAY: Telly Savalas; Still suckers for a seventies cop". The Herald. 17 July 2001.  ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6017320/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 ^ "Thomas J. Cavanagh Jr., 82, Who Inspired 'Kojak,' Dies" published by The New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1996. ^ Clive James Visions Before Midnight ISBN 0-330-26464-8 ^ Kevin Dobson's post to Kojak
Kojak
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Looks At Birmingham Birmingham: It's Not Shit". Birminghamitsnotshit.co.uk. 2007-09-11. Retrieved 2009-12-10.  ^ Kojak's kinda town (2008-04-29). "Birmingham - Features - Kojak's kinda town". BBC. Retrieved 2009-12-10.  ^ "Insights". Insights. Archived from the original on 2013-04-11.  ^ Corry, John (October 29, 1987). "TV Review; Safe From Titanic Is Opened". The New York Times. USA. Retrieved January 19, 2018.  ^ Ringle, Ken (October 29, 1987). "'Titanic ... Live' A Night to Forget". The Washington Post. USA. Retrieved January 19, 2018.  ^ Savalas appearance on The Extraordinary on YouTube ^ TV Guide
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- Biography, accessed May 31, 2012 ^ Who2: Celebs Missing Fingers, accessed January 15, 2010 ^ Telly Savalas' Ghost Story. 25 July 2013 – via YouTube.  ^ "The Bruising Adventures of Girl Clumsy: I'll Give You a Ride - Remembering "The Extraordinary"".  ^ Henkel, John (December 1994). "Prostate Cancer: New Tests Create Treatment Dilemmas". FDA Consumer. BNET. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2009-06-16.  ^ "Sheraton Universal Hotel". seeing-stars.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-08.  ^ Telly's Favorite Hotel Knew Him as a Regular Guy Los Angeles Times Jan. 25, 1994 ^ Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
at Find a Grave ^ Monush, Barry, ed. (2003). Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965, Volume 1. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 664. ISBN 9781557835512. In 1977, he directed, wrote, produced, and starred in Beyond Reason, playing a psychiatrist having an affair with a patient, but after sitting on the shelf for years, it ended up going directly to cable outlets and video shelves.  ^ "New Releases - Albums". Billboard. June 8, 1985. 

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Awards for Telly Savalas

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Robert Young (1956) Robert Young (1957) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1959) Robert Stack
Robert Stack
(1960) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1961) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1962) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1963) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1966) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1967) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1968) Carl Betz
Carl Betz
(1969) Robert Young (1970) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) Richard Thomas (1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake (1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1976) James Garner
James Garner
(1977) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1978) Ron Leibman (1979) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) Daniel J. Travanti (1982) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1985) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1986) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(1987) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1988) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1989) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1992) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1997) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1998) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2003) James Spader
James Spader
(2004) James Spader
James Spader
(2005) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2006) James Spader
James Spader
(2007) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2010) Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

Mike Connors
Mike Connors
(1969) Peter Graves
Peter Graves
(1970) Robert Young (1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake/ Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1975) Richard Jordan (1976) Edward Asner (1977) Michael Moriarty (1978) Edward Asner (1979) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1982) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) Don Johnson
Don Johnson
(1985) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1986) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1987) Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
(1988) Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl
(1989) Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
(1990) Scott Bakula
Scott Bakula
(1991) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1992) David Caruso
David Caruso
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1995) David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(2003) Ian McShane
Ian McShane
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2007) Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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