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Also Known As: Died: January 22, 1994
Born: January 21, 1922 Cause of Death: prostate cancer
Birth Place: Garden City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Beyond Reason (1977)
When a successful psychiatrist begins to lose touch with reality, he begins having an affair with one of his patients.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Back Fire! (1995)
Spoof of Ron Howard's film "Backdraft" (USA/1991). An all-female fire brigade jumps into action when fires start breaking out in toilets throughout New York City.
3.
4.
Plates (1990)
Detective B.L. Stryker becomes involved with a beautiful model who ocassionally denies who she really is. Meanwhile, he encounters bike-riding UFOs, a crooked car-towing service and a corrupt DEA agent. A presentation of "The ABC Saturday Mystery."
5.
It's Always Something (1990)
A television movie airing as part of "The ABC Saturday Mystery." Kojak's former top detective, Crocker, is now a brilliant assistant district attorney who sets out to prosecute Detective Blake for the murder of a call girl found dead in his bed.
6.
Flowers For Matty (1990)
Kojak charms a beautiful heiress, who becomes key figure in a mystery involving art thefts, murder, and munitions smuggling.
7.
None So Blind (1990)
A television movie in the "Kojak" series of telefilms for "The ABC Saturday Mystery." Kojak matches wits with a wily business tycoon, who owns a department store chain, and a mobster on a secret assignment.
8.
Ariana (1989)
Airing as part of "The ABC Saturday Mystery," Police Inspector Theo Kojak tries to solve the mystery surrounding Ariana, a little girl from Greece, whom Kojak finds lost and frightened. He soon learns that Ariana is being used as a lure and he is the prey. The hunter is a multimillionaire druglord f
9.
Fatal Flaw (1989)
Airing as part of "The ABC Saturday Mystery," a woman whom Police Inspector Theo Kojak once loved and lost is pushed back into his life when her husband is murdered after writing an expose of the mob.
10.
Hollywood Detective, The (1989) as Harry Bell
A has-been actor who portrayed a detective becomes a real-life private investigator when he finds himself without money or a job. While on the trail of a missing person, he is framed for murder and ends up uncovering a nasty web of corruption centering on a millionaire California fruit grower.
11.
Dirty Dozen, The: The Fatal Mission (1988) as Major Wright
A sequel to the 1967 feature film and several TV movies continuing the adventures of a group of convicted GIs who are reprieved and sent up against Nazi wartime geniuses who are out to establish a new Fourth Reich.
12.
Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission, The (1987) as Major Wright
A movie based on characters from the 1967 film "The Dirty Dozen." In this film, a gruff major is assigned to get a group to go on a mission inside occupied France. Once there, they must rescue some scientists and destroy a secret chemical project. The mission seems to be all the more difficult becau
13.
Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987)
Telly Savalas reprises his role as the tough New York cop Theo Kojak in this television movie. Kojak, now an inspector, investigates a murder case in which a woman is accused of killing her children. To complicate matters, Kojak becomes troubled by his feelings towards her. He is both attracted to h
14.
Angel of Death (1987) as Hallen
16.
Kojak: The Belarus File (1985)
Savalas recreated his popular role of Theo Kojak, the NYPD detective he had portrayed from 1973 to 1978, in this hybrid movie that meshed a Kojak adventure with a mystery about the murder of a number of elderly Russian emigres that was the plot of John Loftus' best-seller, "The Belarus Secret." Koja
17.
Cartier Affair, The (1984)
A pair of unlikely lovers -- a TV love goddess and an ex-con -- join forces to recover a fortune in stolen jewels that an underworld kingpin, operating out of prison, wants for himself. A light-hearted caper, it provided Joan Collins with a chance to spoof her own TV image and to wear a parade of co
18.
Cannonball Run II (1984)
Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.
19.
Fake-out (1982) as Police Lieutenant Thurston
The moment she goes offstage after finishing her singing act in Las Vegas, Bobbie Warren is arrested and taken to jail by police lieutenant Thurston, where she is to be held until she discloses the whereabout her mobster boyfriend. After being raped in prison, Bobbie is finally released, but now sus
20.
Hellinger's Law (1981)
In this pilot to a followup series to his "Kojak", Telly Savalas is a flamboyant criminal lawyer who takes on the case of the syndicate's accountant--actually a Justice Department plant who has infiltrated the mob--accused of murdering a local TV newscaster. Hellinger finds that not only does the g
21.
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Rival salvage parties enter an upside down ocean liner in search of treasure.
22.
Muppet Movie, The (1979)
Orson Welles interpreta Lew Lord, potente e famoso produttore cinematografico, contattato per produrre un film con Kermit la Rana e gli altri Muppets, dopo aver trattato con il loro agente.
23.
Escape to Athena (1979)
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
24.
Capricorn One (1978)
The government fakes a Mars landing then sets out to kill the astronauts involved.
25.
Beyond Reason (1977)
When a successful psychiatrist begins to lose touch with reality, he begins having an affair with one of his patients.
26.
Inside Out (1976) as Harry Morgan
27.
Casa dell'Exorcismo, La (1975)
Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. Soon she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre.
28.
Killer Force (1975)
Head of company security, Harry Webb, fears that a diamond theft is about to take place at their major mining complex deep in the desert. He quickly manages to become very unpopular, particularly with Claire Chambers, a celebrated cover girl, daughter of the mine administrator. She is visiting the man she loves, Mike Bradley, who is responsible for security at the mine. Nelson, the mine administrator, gives Bradley a curious mission - to steal a diamond. He wants to implicate Bradley in order to bring him into contact with a certain Lewis who is preparing to rob the mine with the aid of a group of mercanaries and a local accessory known as Father Christmas. Webb, not being informed of the deceit, relentlessly pursues Bradley, who is contacted by Lewis. With the mercanaries in the process of penetrating the mine. Bradley reveals himself to be Father Christmas, the organiser of the entire operation. With Webb in pursuit, Bradley flees into the desert with the only other survivors - Lewis and Clair.
29.
Una Ragione Per Morire (1974) as Major Ward
A dishonoured army officer saves the lives of some hardened criminals on condition that they help him regain his honour. Will they live up to his expectations?
30.
Marcus-Nelson Murders, The (1973)
The acclaimed TV adaptation of Selwyn Raab's book based on the Wylie-Hoffert murders in Manhattan in 1963, resulting in the case that ultimately led to the Supreme Court's Miranda decision three years later. Both director Sargent and writer Mann won Emmy Awards, and Telly Savalas received a nominati
31.
She Cried Murder (1973)
A young widow, in New York to resume a modeling career, sees a woman pushed violently into the path of an oncoming subway train and reports the incident to the police. In answer to her call, two detectives are sent to get her statement and she recognizes one of them as the killer.
32.
Sonny & Jed (1972) as Franciscus
33.
Senza Ragione (1972) as Memphis
34.
Horror Express (1972) as Captain Kazan
An anthropologist discovers a frozen monster which he believes may be the Missing Link.
35.
Visions... (1972)
A clairvoyant professor who alerts Denver police that someone is about to plant a bomb discovers that he is their prime suspect.
36.
Vendetta (1972)
Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is double-crossed in an arms deal planned by his comrade Scotty. Villa and Scotty plot a raid on a U.S. cavalry fort in retaliation.
37.
Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971) as [Capt. Sam] Surcher
A young man''''s first sexual explorations are threatened by a string of murders.
39.
Clay Pigeon (1971) as Frank Redford
An ex-soldier is recruited by the FBI to go undercover in L.A. and find other ex-soldiers who are part of a drug-dealing gang.
41.
Mongo's Back in Town (1971)
This sadistic tale of a professional gunman who is hired by his brother, a syndicate kingpin, to rub out a gangland rival comes from a novel written by a convicted murderer serving time in the Minnesota State Prison.
42.
Family, The (1970)
After a bloody double-cross leaves him for dead, professional hit man Jeff (Charles Bronson) tracks the shooter and his beautiful mistress (Jill Ireland) to New Orleans. But when Jeff takes both revenge and the woman, he finds himself blackmailed by a powerful crime boss (Telly Savalas) who wants the fiercely independent gunman to join his organization. Jeff refuses, and is hunted through an unforgiving city where love is like a loaded gun and debts of vengeance are paid in bullets.
43.
Land Raiders (1970) as Vince
Feuding brothers, reunited after a long seperation, clash over the ownership of valuable land belonging to the Apaches.
44.
Kelly's Heroes (1970) as Big Joe
An American platoon tries to recover buried treasure behind enemy lines.
45.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) as Ernst Stavros Blofeld
When his usual intelligence sources fail, James Bond (Agent 007) enlists the aid of crime boss Draco to track down Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the evil SPECTRE organization. The trail leads to the mountains of Switzerland, where Bond goes undercover in Blofeld's hi-tech headquarters. He encounters a bevy of seductive women, but none more beautiful than Draco's daughter, Tracy, who wins 007 over with her fervent independence, caustic wit and love of adventure. Bond pledges his eternal devotion to her, but there are more immediate concerns: Blofeld is poised to unleash horrific germ warfare weaponry that will endanger every living thing on earth. Bond's adventures hurl him through artillery-laden ski pursuits, and a dramatic avalanche drive.
46.
The Assassination Bureau (1969) as Lord Bostwick
The Assassination Bureau has existed for decades (perhaps centuries) until Diana Rigg begins to investigate it. The high moral standing of the Bureau (only killing those who deserve it) is called into question by her. She puts out a contract for the Bureau to assassinate its leader on the eve of World War I.
47.
Mackenna's Gold (1969) as Sergeant Tibbs
A group of men, lead by a questionable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
48.
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1969) as Walter Braddock
During a military reunion, three veterans discover they''''ve been sending support payments for the same child.
49.
The Scalphunters (1968) as Jim Howie
A trapper and his educated slave track an outlaw band.
50.
Sol Madrid (1968) as Emil Dietrich
An undercover narcotics agent tries to track a Mafia chief.
51.
The Karate Killers (1967)
The men from U.N.C.L.E. fight off karate-chopping henchmen to track down a secret formula.
52.
The Dirty Dozen (1967) as Archer Maggott
A renegade officer trains a group of misfits for a crucial mission behind enemy lines.
53.
Beau Geste (1966) as Sergeant-Major Dagineau
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.
54.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) as Pontius Pilate
All-star epic retelling of Christ''''s life.
55.
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) as Harem recruiter
A former Notre Dame football star crash lands over a mythical Arabian country while on spy mission to the USSR. He is then forced by the football-obsessed king of that country to coach their football team and falls in love with an American reporter covering stories there.
56.
The Slender Thread (1965) as Dr. Coburn
A crisis line volunteer tries to save a woman from suicide.
57.
Genghis Khan (1965) as Shan
The Asian conqueror and his mentor vie for the same woman.
58.
Battle of the Bulge (1965) as Sergeant Guffy
A crack Nazi unit holds off the Allies during World War II.
59.
The NEW Interns (1964) as Dr. Riccio
A trio of young doctors face romantic problems while fighting to survive in a big city hospital.
60.
The Man From the Diners' Club (1963) as Foots Pulardos
A gangster tries to use a Diner''''s Club clerk as the fall guy in a scheme to fake his own death and escape his police problems.
61.
Johnny Cool (1963) as Mr. Santangelo
A deported gangster trains an Italian convict to take over his operations in the U.S.
62.
Love Is a Ball (1963) as Dr. Gump
A Riviera matchmaker tries to groom a young woman for a wealthy marriage.
63.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) as Feto Gomez
True story of Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds.
64.
The Interns (1962) as Dr. Riccio
Five interns clash with the head of surgery while trying to balance medical studies and romance.
65.
Cape Fear (1962) as Charles Sievers
An ex-convict plots to destroy the district attorney who sent him to prison.
66.
The Young Savages (1961) as Lieut. Richard Gunnison
An assistant DA suspects one of the delinquents he''''s prosecuting for murder is his son.
67.
Mad Dog Coll (1961) as Lieutenant Darrell
A young hood kills his way to the top of the mob.

Writer (feature film)

68.
Beyond Reason (1977)
When a successful psychiatrist begins to lose touch with reality, he begins having an affair with one of his patients.

Music (feature film)

69.
Break-Up, The (2006)
When Brooke, an art dealer, and Gary, a tour-bus driver, finally call it quits in their relationship, neither is willing to move out of their shared condo. With their friends suggesting a series of underhanded tactics that fail to get either Brooke or Gary to cave in, the only solution is to become hostile roommates.

Cast (special)

71.
Golden Globe's 50th Anniversary Celebration, The (1994)
A special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Golden Globe Awards. Features interviews with past winners and current celebrities, live performances and highlights from past ceremonies.
72.
Perfect Crimes (1991)
A pilot for an unsold CBS crime series. Two stories based on actual "perfect" crimes are recreated. In the first segment, a doctor agrees to use her expertise to pull off a murder so that she, the "victim" and his partner can collect the insurance money. In the second segment, a man devises a scheme
73.
Perfect Crimes (1991)
A pilot for an unsold CBS crime series. Two stories based on actual "perfect" crimes are recreated. In the first segment, a doctor agrees to use her expertise to pull off a murder so that she, the "victim" and his partner can collect the insurance money. In the second segment, a man devises a scheme
74.
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1990)
A telecast of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) sixth annual Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring individuals who have made lasting contributions to the television industry. The program also features footage chronicaling the careers of the inductees.
75.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (1989)
Live, three-hour coverage of the 63rd edition of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from New York City.
76.
Return to the Titanic -- Live! (1987)
A special which recalls the fate of the Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912. The program is telecast from Monte Carlo and features live footage of artifacts and relics from the Titanic retrieved in the recent French expedition to the sunken ship. Also included are interviews with members of the
77.
59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1987)
Live coverage of the fifty-ninth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
78.
Return to the Titanic -- Live! (1987)
A special which recalls the fate of the Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912. The program is telecast from Monte Carlo and features live footage of artifacts and relics from the Titanic retrieved in the recent French expedition to the sunken ship. Also included are interviews with members of the
79.
38th Annual Emmy Awards, The (1986)
A live three-hour telecast from Pasadena, California, of the thirty-eighth Annual Emmy Awards which honors excellence in the television industry. David Letterman and Shelley Long are this year's co-hosts. Veteran comedian Red Skelton, recipient of this year's coveted Governor's Award by the Board of
80.
37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, The (1985)
The thirty-seventh annual presentation by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) of the Emmy Awards for prime time television. Telecast live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, California.
81.
American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra, The (1982)
A tribute by the American Film Institute (AFI) honoring film director Frank Capra.
82.
My Palikari (1982)
The story of a man who immigrated to the U.S. in 1918 and became a successful proprietor of a small cafe in Yonkers, New York. In 1953, he realizes his dream of taking his son on a six-week pilgrimage to Greece where his old mother and brother still live. The journey is complicated by the fact that
83.
CBS: On the Air (1978)
The Columbia Broadcasting System celebrates its first fifty years of radio and television broadcasting.
84.
Bob Hope Special: The Bob Hope Special From Palm Springs (1978)
Music and comedy sketches from lovely Palm Springs in southern California.
85.
Windows, Doors and Keyholes (1978)
Various adult-oriented sketches that satirize topical issues.
86.
Battle of the Network Stars II (1977)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
87.
Circus of the Stars (1977)
Another installment in an irregular series of specials in which show business personalities perform circus acts.
88.
Battle of the Network Stars III (1977) as Host
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
89.
Bob Hope Comedy Special, The (1976)
An hour of music and comedy with Bob Hope.
90.
Telly... Who Loves Ya, Baby? (1976) as Host
Unlikely sex symbol Telly Savalas hosts this comedy/music special.
91.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in "Joys" (1976)
A comic send-up of detective shows in which Bob Hope hires six famous TV detectives to solve a series of mysterious disappearances that have been occuring at his home.
92.
Battle of the Network Stars I (1976)
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
93.
Dinah in Search of the Ideal Man (1973)
A comical interlude in which Dinah Shore seeks the ideal man.
94.
Watchman, The (1964) as Ramon Castillo
The story of Jack Fleming, a Hemingway-like writer who explores various aspects of life. Broadcast as "The Watchman" on "Kraft Suspense Theater."
95.
Cat and the Canary, The (1960) as Hendricks
Shortly after a will makes Annabelle West, a distant cousin of the West family, sole heiress to the family fortune, a second will is found that disqualifies Annabelle if she is found to be mentally incompetent. The story relates the family's attempts to drive Annabelle insane and claim the fortune.

Misc. Crew (special)

96.
Return to the Titanic -- Live! (1987)
A special which recalls the fate of the Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912. The program is telecast from Monte Carlo and features live footage of artifacts and relics from the Titanic retrieved in the recent French expedition to the sunken ship. Also included are interviews with members of the

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

97.
Alice in Wonderland (1985)
Sometimes she's too big. Or much too small. Sometimes things are backwards. And there's always too much pepper in the soup. Nothing is quite right since Alice chased a very unusual White Rabbit and stumbled into an adventure that grows curiouser and curiouser.
98.
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)
Clarence Carnes, an Indian from Oklahoma who as a teenager was the youngest convict ever incarcerated at Alcatraz following a gas station holdup/murder, is the central figure in this fictionalized, glorified B-movie account by screenwriter Ernest Tidyman of how Carnes spent decades hatching various
99.
French Atlantic Affair, The (1979)
There's terror on the high seas when cult leader Telly Savalas and his fanatic followers, among whom is devoted Shelley Winters, seize a luxury liner commanded by Louis Jourdan and hold a stellar roster of film and TV luminaries for a ransom of $70 million in gold. Chad Everett is a successful novel

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

100.
Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration, The (1986)
A live-action/animated special celebrating the Flintstones' twenty-fifth anniversary on television. The special includes moments from the best of 166 episodes of "The Flintstones," new animation of Fred and Wilma in musical memories, discussions of their marriage in a television magazine-style inter
101.
Flintstones 25th Anniversary Special (1986)
A serial killer terrorizes a small town, and when a woman from the town returns, she falls herself falling in love with the man who is the prime suspect.

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