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List of Telly Savalas Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
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2
The Dirty Dozen
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2

In 1944, an American intelligence officer is assigned to train a bunch of hardened criminals and turn them into commandos to be sent to France on an important, but a near suicide mission. He eventually recruits twelve, five of whom are on death row and proceeds to turn them into a courageous and cohesive unit.  

Directed By:
Robert Aldrich
2. Cape Fear (1962)
19
2
Cape Fear
19
2

Max Cady, released after 8 years of imprisonment for assaulting a woman, vengefully starts stalking the family of lawyer Sam Bowden, who had testified against Cady. Bowden’s dog is poisoned, then his wife and daughter are targeted, yet the police can’t prove anything against Cady. Bowden takes his family to their houseboat in Cape Fear, and waits in hiding, knowing well that Cady will follow. 

Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, Polly Bergen, Martin Balsam
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
3. Kelly's Heroes (1970)
20
2
Kelly's Heroes
GP
20
2

This war adventure comedy film, takes us to the time of the Second World War. The story revolves around a group of US soldiers who obtain information about gold worth millions hidden on enemy soil, from a drunk German officer. Therefore, they come up with a plan to steal the treasure for themselves. 

Role:
Big Joe
Directed By:
Brian G. Hutton
4. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
15
2
Birdman of Alcatraz
15
2

Birdman of Alcatraz is a biographical drama film which tells the story of Robert Stroud, who is imprisoned as a young man for committing a murder. He soon finds himself fighting against the rigid prison system. When his mother is not allowed to visit him, he attacks a guard and stabs him brutally. This leads him to a sentence of solitary confinement for the rest of his life. He soon starts caring for birds and develops affection for them.

Role:
Feto Gomez
Starring:
Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton
5. The Muppet Movie (1979)
12
4
The Muppet Movie
G
12
4

The Muppet Movie is a musical road comedy film, which tells the story of Kermit the Frog, who is told by a talent agent, to try his luck in Hollywood. He soon sets out on a journey to Los Angeles, California, but on the way, he is pursued by an entrepreneur who wants him to be a new spokesperson for his restaurant.

Directed By:
James Frawley
6. Capricorn One (1977)
18
3
Capricorn One
PG
18
3

This science fiction thriller film tells the story of the first manned mission to Mars, which includes three astronauts. However, when it seems that due to a mechanical failure, all three men may die, NASA removes them from the mission and sends the capsule unmanned. In order to prevent a public outcry, NASA comes up with a plan to fake the mission in a studio.

Starring:
James Brolin, O. J. Simpson, Sam Waterston, Hal Holbrook, O.J. Simpson, Elliott Gould, Brenda Vaccaro
Directed By:
Peter Hyams
8. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
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3
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
PG
16
3

This spy film is the sixth installment of the James Bond film series. The film revolves around the British spy James Bond as he pursues a criminal who hypnotizes and traps beautiful women around the world. 

Role:
Blofeld
Starring:
George Lazenby, Joanna Lumley, Lois Maxwell, Diana Rigg, Gabriele Ferzetti
Directed By:
Peter R. Hunt
9. Battle of the Bulge (1965)
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3
Battle of the Bulge
16
3

Set in 1944, this historical war drama film takes us back to the time of the Second World War, and it surrounds the allied army’s invasion of Germany through the point of view of an American intelligence officer as well as a of a German tank commander.

Starring:
Henry Fonda, Pier Angeli, Charles Bronson, Robert Ryan, Ty Hardin, Dana Andrews
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
10. Mackenna's Gold (1969)
15
2
Mackenna's Gold
M
15
2

A US Marshal is kidnapped by a bandit as the latter believes that he knows about the location of a hidden treasure. The US Marshal agrees to lead his gang to the treasure, but things get complicated because other groups are looking for it as well. Meanwhile, the Apache are trying to keep the secret location undisturbed.

Role:
Sergeant Tibbs
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
11. The Young Savages (1961)
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2
The Young Savages
12
2
Starring:
Shelley Winters, Dina Merrill, Burt Lancaster, Edward Andrews, Larry Gates
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer
12. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
15
2
The Greatest Story Ever Told
15
2

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a historical drama film which revolves around the life and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, presented in two parts.  

Starring:
Charlton Heston, Donald Pleasence, David McCallum, Pat Boone, Martin Landau, Max von Sydow, Angela Lansbury
Directed By:
13. The Scalphunters (1968)
12
3
The Scalphunters
12
3
Role:
Jim Howie
Starring:
Ossie Davis, Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Dabney Coleman
Directed By:
14. The Assassination Bureau (1969)
11
2
The Assassination Bureau
PG
11
2
Role:
Lord Bostwick
Starring:
Jeremy Lloyd, Oliver Reed, Curd Jürgens, Philippe Noiret, Diana Rigg
Directed By:
Basil Dearden
15. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)
10
2
Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell
PG
10
2
Role:
Walter Braddock
Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, Lee Grant, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Peter Lawford
Directed By:
Melvin Frank
16. Horror Express (1972)
16
2
Horror Express
R
16
2

Professor Sir Alexander Saxton, a renowned British anthropologist is traveling along with various other passengers on the Trans-Siberian Express from Shanghai to Moscow. With him are the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature, which he believes might be the missing link in the evolution of mankind. Things get ugly when the creature comes to life and begins to attack the passengers.

Starring:
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa
Directed By:
Eugenio Martín
17. Johnny Cool (1963)
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2
Johnny Cool
13
2

Exiled American Colini sends Sicilian outlaw Salvatore Giordano to the USA after renaming him as Johnny Cool to assassinate the people who forced him to exile. Johnny is very successful in killing many but his fortunes change after he meets and falls in love with wealthy widow Darien Dare Guinness. 

Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Anderson, Jim Backus, Henry Silva
Directed By:
William Asher
18. The Interns (1962)
10
2
The Interns
10
2

The Interns is a drama film which revolves around the lives and conflicts of the medical interns working under senior surgeons at a major hospital.

Starring:
Cliff Robertson, John Banner, Buddy Ebsen, James MacArthur, Nick Adams, Michael Callan
Directed By:
David Swift
19. La banda J. & S. - Cronaca criminale del Far West (1972)
11
2
La banda J. & S. - Cronaca criminale del Far West
R
11
2
Role:
Sheriff Franciscus
Starring:
Tomas Milian, Susan George, Rosanna Yanni, Franco Giacobini
Directed By:
Sergio Corbucci
20. Lisa e il diavolo (1973)
11
3
Lisa e il diavolo
R
11
3
Role:
Leandro
Starring:
Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Alessio Orano, Gabriele Tinti
Directed By:
Mario Bava
21. Città violenta (1970)
10
4
Città violenta
R
10
4
Role:
Al Weber
Starring:
Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Michel Constantin, Umberto Orsini
Directed By:
Sergio Sollima
22. The Man from the Diners' Club (1963)
9
2
The Man from the Diners' Club
9
2

Ernest is a clerk working for a credit card company. He makes a big mistake, when he accidentally approves a credit card of a mobster, Pulardos, who is planning to flee to Mexico, with his girlfriend. Now Ernest must fix his mistake before it is too late, in order to avoid criminal charges.

Role:
Foots Pulardos
Starring:
Danny Kaye, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Harry Dean Stanton, Martha Hyer, Everett Sloane, Cara Williams
Directed By:
Frank Tashlin
23. The New Interns (1964)
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4
The New Interns
10
4

The New Interns is a drama film which revolves around the lives of a few young doctors, as well as nurses and interns, who are working in a big city hospital.

Role:
Dr. Dominick 'Dom' Riccio
Starring:
Dawn Wells, Barbara Eden, Inger Stevens, Bob Crane, Stefanie Powers, Dean Jones, Michael Callan
Directed By:
John Rich
24. Una ragione per vivere e una per morire (1972)
10
2
Una ragione per vivere e una per morire
PG
10
2
Role:
Maggiore Ward
Starring:
Bud Spencer, James Coburn, Georges Géret, Reinhard Kolldehoff
Directed By:
Tonino Valerii
25. Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
10
3
Pretty Maids All in a Row
R
10
3
Role:
Surcher
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, James Doohan, Rock Hudson, Keenan Wynn, Roddy McDowall
Directed By:
26. Beau Geste (1966)
11
3
Beau Geste
11
3

Beau Geste is an action adventure drama film, which tells the story of three adopted English brothers who join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.  Their superior Sergeant Markoff, turns out to be a harsh and tyrannical officer, but when Arabs attack their fort, they must throw their rivalries aside, while battling for their lives. 

Role:
Sgt. Maj. Dagineau
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Doug McClure, Guy Stockwell, David Mauro
Directed By:
Douglas Heyes
27. Crooks and Coronets (1969)
9
3
Crooks and Coronets
PG
9
3
Role:
Herbie Haseler
Starring:
Cesar Romero, Harry H. Corbett, Warren Oates, Edith Evans
Directed By:
Jim O'Connolly
28. Love Is a Ball (1963)
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2
Love Is a Ball
9
2

Etienne is a professional matchmaker who makes a living out of marrying poor titled aristocrats to wealthy low-bred women. On one occasion, her client falls in love with one of her employees, which leads to a hilarious situation. 

Role:
Dr. Christian Gump
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Charles Boyer, Ricardo Montalban, Hope Lange
Directed By:
David Swift
29. Inside Out (1975)
13
3
Inside Out
PG
13
3

A group of ex-GIs and German soldiers assemble 30 years after WWII and conspire to retrieve the Nazi gold hidden in Soviet-occupied E. Germany. Only an imprisoned Nazi war criminal, who was ordered to bury the treasure, knows the location. So the treasure-hunters must spring him from the Siegfried military prison, make him divulge the details and then penetrate across the Iron Curtain. 

Role:
Harry Morgan
Starring:
James Mason, Robert Culp, Aldo Ray, Günter Meisner
Directed By:
Peter Duffell
30. Genghis Khan (1965)
10
2
Genghis Khan
10
2
Role:
Shan
Starring:
Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach, James Mason, Françoise Dorléac
Directed By:
Henry Levin
31. The Sin of Jesus (1961)
9
2
The Sin of Jesus
9
2
Role:
Felix
Starring:
John Coe, Roberts Blossom, Julie Bovasso, St George Brian
Directed By:
Robert Frank
32. Sol Madrid (1968)
10
3
Sol Madrid
10
3

Sol Madrid is an undercover government agent who travels to Mexico with a hooker named Stacey. His goal is to bring a drug kingpin to justice.  

Role:
Emil Dietrich
Starring:
David McCallum, Ricardo Montalban, Rip Torn, Stella Stevens
Directed By:
Brian G. Hutton
33. Escape to Athena (1979)
11
4
Escape to Athena
PG
11
4
Role:
Zeno
Starring:
Roger Moore, David Niven, Claudia Cardinale, William Holden, Stefanie Powers
Directed By:
George P. Cosmatos
34. L'assassino... è al telefono (1972)
9
2
L'assassino... è al telefono
9
2
Role:
Ranko Drasovic
Starring:
Anne Heywood, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Osvaldo Ruggieri, Giorgio Piazza
Directed By:
Alberto De Martino
35. Killer Force (1976)
9
2
Killer Force
R
9
2

Bradley, who is a security officer at a diamond mine, plans to steal from the company in order to infiltrate a gang of criminals planning a major heist. Although he finally manages to earn the trust of the jewel thieves before they begin to plan their operation, his mission may cost Bradley his life.  

Role:
Harry Webb
Starring:
Maud Adams, Peter Fonda, O. J. Simpson, Christopher Lee, O.J. Simpson, Hugh O'Brian
Directed By:
Val Guest
36. John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)
8
2
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!
8
2

When his spy plane crashes in Kingdom Fawzia during cold war, John Goldfarb is captured by King Fawz. Once Fawz realizes that Goldfarb is an ex-college football star, Goldfarb receives an ultimatum to coach Fawzia’s football team or else, Goldfarb will be handed over to the Russians. Jenny Erickson, an undercover reporter trying to escape, joins forces with Goldfarb to plot an escape-plan.

Starring:
Shirley MacLaine, Teri Garr, Leon Askin, James Brolin, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
37. Land Raiders (1969)
9
2
Land Raiders
M
9
2
Role:
Vicente Cardenas
Starring:
George Maharis, Arlene Dahl, Guy Rolfe, Janet Landgard
Directed By:
Nathan Juran
38. Mad Dog Coll (1961)
8
2
Mad Dog Coll
8
2

It is based on the life of the notorious Irish-American gangster Vincent ‘Mad Dog’ Coll. A troubled childhood takes him to street gangs and then, organized crime. Fearless and coldblooded, he challenges top racketeer Dutch Schultz and takes pleasure in recklessly shooting people, earning the nick-name 'Mad Dog.' As a result of his brutal ways, he is chased by the police and mob leaders.

Starring:
Gene Hackman, Jerry Orbach, Vincent Gardenia, Brooke Hayward
Directed By:
Burt Balaban
39. Senza ragione (1973)
8
2
Senza ragione
R
8
2

This British-Italian crime drama film revolves around two fugitives who take a young thirteen-year-old boy as their hostage and go on a crime spree.

Role:
Memphis
Starring:
Franco Nero, Mark Lester, Ely Galleani, Duilio Del Prete
Directed By:
Silvio Narizzano
40. Clay Pigeon (1971)
8
2
Clay Pigeon
R
8
2
Role:
Redford
Starring:
Robert Vaughn, John Marley, Burgess Meredith, Tom Stern
Directed By:
Lane Slate, Tom Stern
41. A Town Called Bastard (1971)
8
3
A Town Called Bastard
R
8
3

Also known as A Town Called Hell, the film depicts a group of Mexican outlaws massacring a small town, killing its priest. Ten years have passed since then. The town is now controlled by a sadistic outlaw and the man, who had then led the attack, is now the priest. At this point, the widow of the slain priest returns to the town to avenge her husband’s murder.  

Role:
Don Carlos
Starring:
Martin Landau, Fernando Rey, Robert Shaw, Stella Stevens
Directed By:
Robert Parrish, Irving Lerner
42. Pancho Villa (1972)
8
3
Pancho Villa
PG
8
3
Role:
Pancho Villa
Starring:
Chuck Connors, Clint Walker, Anne Francis, José María Prada
Directed By:
Eugenio Martín
43. Fake-Out (1982)
7
1
Fake-Out
R
7
1
Role:
Lt. Thurston
Starring:
Desi Arnaz Jr., Larry Storch, Pia Zadora, G. Wesley Stevens
Directed By:
Matt Cimber
44. Cannonball Run II (1984)
8
2
Cannonball Run II
PG
8
2

Cannonball Run II is an action comedy film which revolves around an illegal cross-country race, where the participants race on various vehicles, hoping to win a million dollar prize.

Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Don Knotts, Dean Martin, Tony Danza, Marilu Henner, Sid Caesar, Abe Vigoda
Directed By:
Hal Needham
45. The House of Exorcism (1975)
7
1
The House of Exorcism
R
7
1

The House of Exorcism is a horror film which tells the story of a traveling woman who finds herself stranded in a mansion after she gets lost. However, the house is inhabited by dark forces, and she gets possessed by demons. Eventually, a troubled priest attempts to perform an exorcism to free her from the clutches of the dark forces.

Role:
Leandro
Starring:
Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Alessio Orano, Gabriele Tinti
Directed By:
Mario Bava, Alfredo Leone
46. The Border (1980)
8
1
The Border
R
8
1

A corrupt immigration enforcement agent finds himself in a dilemma, when he sees that an impoverished Mexican woman’s baby is put up for sale on the black market.

Role:
Frank Cooper
Starring:
Eddie Albert, Michael V. Gazzo, Danny De La Paz, Cecilia Camacho
Directed By:
Christopher Leitch
47. I familiari delle vittime non saranno avvertiti (1972)
7
1
I familiari delle vittime non saranno avvertiti
R
7
1
Role:
Don Vincenzo
Starring:
Antonio Sabato, Paola Tedesco, Giuliano Persico, Guido Lollobrigida
Directed By:
Alberto De Martino
48. Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
7
1
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure
PG
7
1

After a ship is flipped over by a tidal wave, a group of passengers are still waiting to be rescued. Meanwhile, a group of greedy fortune hunters begin to search for gold and money on the ship.

Role:
Captain Stefan Svevo
Starring:
Sally Field, Slim Pickens, Mark Harmon, Michael Caine, Jack Warden
Directed By:
Irwin Allen
49. Faceless (1987)
9
2
Faceless
9
2
Role:
Terry Hallen
Starring:
Helmut Berger, Christopher Mitchum, Stéphane Audran, Brigitte Lahaie
Directed By:
Jesús Franco
50. Beyond Reason (1985)
6
1
Beyond Reason
PG
6
1
Role:
Dr. Nicholas Mati
Starring:
Diana Muldaur, Laura Johnson, Marvin Laird, Bob Basso
Directed By:
Telly Savalas
51. Mind Twister (1993)
7
1
Mind Twister
R
7
1
Role:
Richard Howland
Starring:
Richard Roundtree, Gary Hudson, Erika Nann, Suzee Slater
Directed By:
Fred Olen Ray
52. Backfire! (1995)
4
1
Backfire!
PG-13
4
1
Role:
Most Evil Man
Starring:
Edie Falco, Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Kathy Ireland
Directed By:
A. Dean Bell

TV Movie(s)

1. Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)
12
2
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story
12
2
Role:
Cretzer
Starring:
John Amos, Jeffrey Tambor, Joe Pantoliano, Art Carney, Michael Beck, Alex Karras, Will Sampson
Directed By:
Paul Krasny
2. Alice in Wonderland (1985)
11
2
Alice in Wonderland
TV-PG
11
2
Starring:
Scott Baio, Sherman Hemsley, Patrick Duffy, Lloyd Bridges, Anthony Newley, John Stamos, Steve Allen
Directed By:
Harry Harris
3. Visions... (1972)
11
2
Visions...
11
2
Role:
Lt. Phil Keegan
Starring:
Tim O'Connor, Monte Markham, Barbara Anderson, Joseph Sirola
Directed By:
Lee H. Katzin
4. Mongo's Back in Town (1971)
10
2
Mongo's Back in Town
10
2
Role:
Lieutenant Pete Tolstad
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Charles Cioffi, Anne Francis
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
5. She Cried Murder (1973)
10
2
She Cried Murder
10
2
Role:
Inspector Joe Brody
Starring:
Mike Farrell, Kate Reid, Lynda Day George, Jeff Toner
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty
6. Fanfare for a Death Scene (1964)
10
2
Fanfare for a Death Scene
10
2
Starring:
Tina Louise, Ed Asner, Viveca Lindfors, Richard Egan, J.D. Cannon
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Leslie Stevens
7. Hellinger's Law (1981)
9
3
Hellinger's Law
9
3
Role:
Nick Hellinger
Starring:
Rod Taylor, Sean Penn, Ja'net DuBois, Roy Poole
Directed By:
Leo Penn
8. The Cartier Affair (1984)
8
2
The Cartier Affair
8
2
Starring:
David Hasselhoff, Joan Collins, Randi Brooks, Ed Lauter
Directed By:
Rod Holcomb
9. Kojak: None So Blind (1990)
13
2
Kojak: None So Blind
13
2
Role:
Inspector Theo Kojak
Starring:
Amanda Plummer, Andre Braugher, Jerry Orbach, Margaret Whitton, Terry Kinney
Directed By:
Alan Metzger
10. Kojak: It's Always Something (1990)
13
2
Kojak: It's Always Something
13
2
Role:
Inspector Theo Kojak
Starring:
Andre Braugher, Darren McGavin, Jaime Sánchez, Barbara Garrick
Directed By:
Richard Compton
11. Kojak: Flowers for Matty (1990)
12
2
Kojak: Flowers for Matty
12
2
Role:
Inspector Theo Kojak
Starring:
Andre Braugher, Charles Cioffi, Tom Atkins, Glynnis O'Connor
Directed By:
Paul Krasny
12. Kojak: The Price of Justice (1987)
12
2
Kojak: The Price of Justice
12
2
Role:
Inspector Theo Kojak
Starring:
Stanley Tucci, Jack Thompson, Brian Murray, Kate Nelligan, Pat Hingle
Directed By:
Alan Metzger
13. Kojak: The Belarus File (1985)
12
2
Kojak: The Belarus File
12
2
Role:
Lieutenant Theo Kojak
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Dan Frazer, Suzanne Pleshette, Herbert Berghof
Directed By:
Robert Markowitz
14. Kojak: Fatal Flaw (1989)
11
2
Kojak: Fatal Flaw
11
2
Role:
Theo Kojak
Starring:
Andre Braugher, Angie Dickinson, Steven Weber, George Morfogen
Directed By:
Richard Compton
15. Kojak: Ariana (1989)
11
2
Kojak: Ariana
11
2
Role:
Kojak
Starring:
Andre Braugher, Kario Salem, Joe Grifasi, Shari Headley
Directed By:
Paul Krasny
16. Rose Against the Odds (1991)
9
2
Rose Against the Odds
9
2
Role:
George Parnassus
Starring:
Steve Jacobs, Paul Williams, Tony Barry, Kris McQuade
Directed By:
John Dixon
17. Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)
10
2
Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission
TV-PG
10
2
Role:
Maj. Wright
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, Vince Edwards, Vincent Van Patten, Bo Svenson
Directed By:
Lee H. Katzin
18. The Hollywood Detective (1989)
9
2
The Hollywood Detective
PG
9
2
Role:
Harry Bell
Starring:
George Coe, Joe Dallesandro, Helene Udy, Tom Reese
Directed By:
Kevin Connor
19. The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)
8
1
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission
8
1
Role:
Maj. Wright
Starring:
Erik Estrada, Ernest Borgnine, Jeff Conaway, Hunt Block
Directed By:
Lee H. Katzin

Animation(s)

GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords
G
Role:
Magmar
Starring:
Margot Kidder, Michael Bell, Foster Brooks, Roddy McDowall
Directed By:
Ray Patterson, Don Lusk, Alan Zaslove

TV Shows and Videos

The Twilight Zone (1959)
The Twilight Zone
TV-PG
Starring:
Denver Pyle, Veronica Cartwright, William Shatner, Rod Serling, Agnes Moorehead, Sterling Holloway, Ron Howard
Directed By:
John Brahm, Douglas Heyes, Buzz Kulik, Lamont Johnson, Richard L. Bare
Cain's Hundred (1961)
Cain's Hundred
Starring:
Robert Duvall, Leonard Nimoy, Dorothy Dandridge, Ray Walston, Majel Barrett, Jack Klugman, Marion Ross
Directed By:
John Peyser, Tom Gries, Robert Altman, Boris Sagal, Robert Gist
Grindl (1963)
Grindl
Starring:
Paul Lynde, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Imogene Coca
Directed By:
Christian Nyby, Paul Nickell, Barry Shear, Sherman Marks, William D. Russell
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
Starring:
Gus Trikonis, Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Skerritt, Gloria Swanson, Elsa Lanchester, Julie London, Bob Newhart
Directed By:
Alfred Hitchcock, Alf Kjellin, Joseph M. Newman, Bernard Girard, John Brahm
Empire (1962)
Empire
Starring:
Joyce Bulifant, Ryan O'Neal, Claude Akins, Charles Bronson, Harry Dean Stanton, James Doohan, Inger Stevens
Directed By:
Bernard McEveety, Abner Biberman, Leon Benson, Arthur Hiller, Frank Pierson
Combat! (1962)
Combat!
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Sal Mineo, Eric Braeden, Claudine Longet, Wayne Rogers, James Franciscus, Jack Lord
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Richard Benedict, Bernard McEveety, Paul Stanley, Sutton Roley
Naked City (1958)
Naked City
Starring:
Jon Voight, Cicely Tyson, Dustin Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Alan Alda, Hume Cronyn, George C. Scott
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, John Brahm, William A. Graham, David Lowell Rich, Elliot Silverstein
The New Breed (1961)
The New Breed
Starring:
Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford, Bea Benaderet, Peter Falk, Leslie Nielsen, Charles Bronson, Ron Howard
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Joseph Pevney, Allen H. Miner
The Aquanauts (1960)
The Aquanauts
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Charles Bronson, Burt Reynolds, Ray Walston, Inger Stevens, Denver Pyle, James Coburn
Directed By:
John Rich, David Friedkin, David Orrick McDearmon, Allen H. Miner, Gene Fowler Jr.
The Red Skelton Show (1951)
The Red Skelton Show
TV-G
Starring:
Phyllis Diller, Arthur Godfrey, Walter Brennan, Jackie Gleason, William Frawley, Jerry Lewis, Shirley Temple
Directed By:
Seymour Berns, Bill Hobin, John Gaunt, Terry Kyne, Martin Rackin
The Rogues (1964)
The Rogues
Starring:
Raquel Welch, Larry Hagman, Walter Matthau, Broderick Crawford, Charles Boyer, John Banner, Barbara Eden
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Don Taylor, Robert Ellis Miller, Hy Averback, Lewis Allen
The United States Steel Hour (1953)
The United States Steel Hour
Starring:
Betty White, Paul Newman, Carol Burnett, James Dean, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Celeste Holm
Directed By:
Alex Segal, Paul Bogart, Tom Donovan, Daniel Petrie, Bruce Minnix
The Dakotas (1962)
The Dakotas
Starring:
Werner Klemperer, Dennis Hopper, Claude Akins, Chad Everett, Emile Avery, Jack Elam, Michael Greene
Directed By:
Charles R. Rondeau, Richard C. Sarafian, Robert Totten, Paul Landres, Stuart Heisler
King of Diamonds (1961)
King of Diamonds
Starring:
Bobby Troup, Werner Klemperer, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen, James Coburn, Ray Hamilton
Directed By:
John Rich, William Conrad, James Goldstone, Robert Gordon, Skip Homeier
The Eleventh Hour (1962)
The Eleventh Hour
Starring:
Kurt Russell, Jean Stapleton, Frankie Avalon, Eleanor Parker, Linda Evans, Katy Jurado, Elinor Donahue
Directed By:
Jack Arnold, Richard Donner, Paul Nickell, Don Medford
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (1960)
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries
Starring:
Jason Robards, Helen Hayes, Rex Harrison, Alice Ghostley, Eva Gabor, Barbara Bel Geddes, George C. Scott
Directed By:
Paul Nickell
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950)
Armstrong Circle Theatre
Starring:
Charles Grodin, Steven McQueen, Audra Lindley, Joanne Woodward, Charles Durning, Lorne Greene, Jackie Cooper
Directed By:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Channing (1963)
Channing
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Denver Pyle, Peter Fonda, William Shatner, Agnes Moorehead, Bob Crane, Leslie Nielsen
Directed By:
William Hale, Harvey Hart, Elliot Silverstein
The Fugitive (1963)
The Fugitive
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Bruce Dern, Mickey Rooney, James Doohan, Tom Skerritt, Harry Dean Stanton, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Alexander Singer, James Sheldon, Richard Donner, Christian Nyby
The Untouchables (1959)
The Untouchables
Starring:
Bert Convy, Patricia Neal, Louise Fletcher, Barbara Stanwyck, Leonard Nimoy, James Coburn, Keenan Wynn
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety, Bernard L. Kowalski, Walter Grauman, Allen Reisner, Alex March
Acapulco (1961)
Acapulco
Role:
Mr. Carver
Starring:
Bobby Troup, James Coburn, Ralph Taeger
Directed By:
John Meredyth Lucas
Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963)
Kraft Suspense Theatre
Starring:
John Forsythe, Ethel Merman, Peter Lorre, Edd Byrnes, Gena Rowlands, Peter Graves, Ben Gazzara
Directed By:
Walter Grauman, Don Weis, Alex March, Ralph Senensky, Buzz Kulik
The Detectives (1959)
The Detectives
Starring:
James Whitmore, Adam West, Inger Stevens, Eva Gabor, Martin Landau, James Coburn, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
Don Medford, Paul Wendkos, Richard Carlson, Arthur Hiller, Arnold Laven
Arrest and Trial (1963)
Arrest and Trial
Starring:
Mako Iwamatsu, David Carradine, Katharine Ross, Robert Duvall, Denver Pyle, Wayne Rogers, Ben Gazzara
Directed By:
David Lowell Rich, Jack Smight, Lewis Allen, Earl Bellamy, Alex March
Garrison's Gorillas (1967)
Garrison's Gorillas
Starring:
Eric Braeden, Claude Akins, Gena Rowlands, Gavin MacLeod, Jack Klugman, Ray Walston, Christopher Cary
Directed By:
Michael Caffey, Sutton Roley, John Peyser, Nicholas Colasanto, Georg Fenady
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963)
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Starring:
Mel Ferrer, Maximilian Schell, Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Jean Simmons, Louis Jourdan
Directed By:
Stuart Rosenberg, Sydney Pollack, Ron Winston, David Butler, Lawrence Dobkin
The French Atlantic Affair (1979)
The French Atlantic Affair
Starring:
Ted Danson, Carolyn Jones, Michelle Phillips, Donald Pleasence, Shelley Winters, Louis Jourdan, José Ferrer
Directed By:
Douglas Heyes
77 Sunset Strip (1958)
77 Sunset Strip
Starring:
Mel Blanc, Frances Bavier, Connie Stevens, John Carradine, Joel Grey, Roger Moore, Eric Braeden
Directed By:
George Waggner, Montgomery Pittman, Robert Douglas, Leslie H. Martinson, Jeffrey Hayden
Run for Your Life (1965)
Run for Your Life
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Mary Ann Mobley, Tippi Hedren, John Drew Barrymore, Lesley Ann Warren, Jack Palance, Anne Baxter
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Alexander Singer, Leslie H. Martinson, Richard Benedict, Alf Kjellin
American Playhouse (1981)
American Playhouse
Starring:
Chris Cooper, Christine Baranski, Esther Rolle, Dick Van Dyke, Ian McShane, Keith David, Doris Roberts
Directed By:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
The Dick Powell Show (1961)
The Dick Powell Show
Starring:
John Wayne, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Joan Fontaine, Rory Calhoun, Jeanne Crain, Mickey Rooney, Don Rickles
Directed By:
Bernard L. Kowalski, Don Taylor, David Friedkin, Marc Daniels, Buzz Kulik
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Starring:
Victor Borge, Joan Crawford, Rosey Grier, Sharon Tate, Barbara Feldon, Nancy Sinatra, Paul Winfield
Directed By:
E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Joseph Sargent, John Brahm, Alf Kjellin, Alvin Ganzer
Tales of the Unexpected (1979)
Tales of the Unexpected
Starring:
Jennifer Connelly, John Gielgud, Miriam Margolyes, Brian Blessed, Joss Ackland, Ian Holm, Don Johnson
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Ray Danton, John Peyser, Barry Davis, Simon Langton
The Virginian (1962)
The Virginian
TV-PG
Starring:
Greer Garson, Ann Sothern, Harrison Ford, Carrie Snodgress, Jane Wyatt, Eve Plumb, Bette Davis
Directed By:
Don McDougall, Abner Biberman, Anton Leader, William Witney, James Sheldon
George Burns Comedy Week (1985)
George Burns Comedy Week
Starring:
George Burns, Ed Begley Jr., Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, James Whitmore, Patrick Duffy, Don Rickles
Directed By:
Steve Martin, Phil Alden Robinson, Carl Gottlieb
The F.B.I. (1965)
The F.B.I.
Starring:
Kim Richards, Sam Elliott, Hal Linden, Michael Douglas, Sorrell Booke, Tom Bosley, Gene Tierney
Directed By:
Virgil W. Vogel, Don Medford, Jesse Hibbs, William Hale, Ralph Senensky
Burke's Law (1963)
Burke's Law
Starring:
Annette Funicello, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, Luciana Paluzzi, Jayne Mansfield, Bobby Darin, Buster Keaton
Directed By:
Don Weis, Jerry Hopper, Don Taylor, Richard Kinon, Murray Golden
Ben Casey (1961)
Ben Casey
Starring:
Richard Dreyfuss, Mary Wickes, Rod Steiger, Jerry Lewis, Leslie Nielsen, Lee Marvin, James Doohan
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Allen Reisner, Alex March, Charles R. Rondeau, Vince Edwards
Cimarron Strip (1967)
Cimarron Strip
Starring:
Robert Duvall, Denver Pyle, Harry Dean Stanton, Jon Voight, Slim Pickens, Leslie Nielsen, David Carradine
Directed By:
Herschel Daugherty, Vincent McEveety, Alvin Ganzer, Charles R. Rondeau, Bernard McEveety
Breaking Point (1963)
Breaking Point
Starring:
Lillian Gish, Gena Rowlands, Ed Asner, Cliff Robertson, Robert Redford, Eleanor Parker, Eduard Franz
Directed By:
Paul Wendkos, Ralph Senensky, Elliot Silverstein, William A. Graham, Sydney Pollack
Alcoa Premiere (1961)
Alcoa Premiere
Starring:
James Stewart, Ray Milland, Patrick Wayne, John Forsythe, Shelley Winters, Eddie Albert, William Shatner
Directed By:
John Newland, James Sheldon, Alan Crosland Jr., Herschel Daugherty, Bernard Girard
Bonanza (1959)
Bonanza
TV-PG
Starring:
Jodie Foster, Teresa Wright, Laurence Luckinbill, Robert Carradine, Michael Landon, David Cassidy, William Gary Busey
Directed By:
William F. Claxton, Lewis Allen, Leon Benson, Don McDougall, William Witney
The Equalizer (1985)
The Equalizer
Starring:
Ving Rhames, William H. Macy, Christopher Meloni, John Goodman, Melissa Sue Anderson, Sam Rockwell, Lori Loughlin
Directed By:
Alan Metzger, Richard Compton, Russ Mayberry, Bradford May, Donald Petrie
Kojak (1973)
Kojak
TV-PG
Role:
Lt. Theo Kojak
Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, James Woods, Geraldine Page, Scatman Crothers, Swoosie Kurtz, Richard Gere
Directed By:
Charles S. Dubin, Jeannot Szwarc, Sigmund Neufeld Jr., Russ Mayberry, Nicholas Sgarro
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actor - Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Alice (1976)
Alice
TV-PG
Starring:
Corey Feldman, Jim Varney, Jay Leno, Dinah Shore, Jerry Stiller, Linda Lavin, Bill Maher
Directed By:
Marc Daniels, William Asher, John Pasquin, Linda Lavin, Don Corvan
The Witness (1960)
The Witness
Starring:
Peter Falk, Charles Haydon, Verne Collett, Frank Milan, William Smithers
Directed By:
Alex March, Ralph Nelson
The Commish (1991)
The Commish
Starring:
Leah Remini, Maria Bello, Giovanni Ribisi, Donal Logue, Brittney Powell, Ernest Borgnine, Ray Walston
Directed By:
Gwen Arner, David Nutter, Bruce Kessler, Sara Rose, Michael Zinberg
Am laufenden Band (1974)
Am laufenden Band
Starring:
Twiggy, Rudi Carrell, Heinz Eckner
Directed By:
Ekkehard Böhmer, Günther Hassert, Dieter Pröttel, Klaus Bertram
J.J. Starbuck (1987)
J.J. Starbuck
Starring:
Ben Vereen, Kelsey Grammer, Dale Robertson, Shawn Weatherly, Jimmy Dean
Directed By:
Bob Bralver, Kim Manners, William A. Fraker, Corey Allen, Lyndon Chubbuck
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Alec Guinness, Richard Chamberlain, John Hurt, Ian McKellen, Michael Crawford, Corin Redgrave
Directed By:
John Jacobs, Marc Miller, Valerie Hanson, Barry Davis, John Sichel
The Love Boat (1977)
The Love Boat
TV-G
Starring:
Jeremy Brett, Robert Urich, Tori Spelling, Meredith Baxter, Nipsey Russell, Janet Gaynor, Diahann Carroll
Directed By:
Richard Kinon, Roger Duchowny, Robert Scheerer, Allen Baron, Ted Lange
Sunday Showcase (1959)
Sunday Showcase
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Jimmy Durante, Christopher Plummer, William Shatner, Dina Merrill, Eli Wallach, Geraldine Page
Directed By:
Alex March, Alex Segal, John Frankenheimer, Delbert Mann, Jack Smight
Ein Schloß am Wörthersee (1990)
Ein Schloß am Wörthersee
Starring:
David Cassidy, Otto Retzer, Adolf Peichl, Christine Schuberth, Julia Kent
Directed By:
Otto Retzer, Franz Josef Gottlieb, Horst Kummeth, Peter Hill, Holm Dressler

Telly Savalas Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Kojak Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama 1976
Kojak Best TV Actor - Drama 1975
Primetime Emmy Awards
Kojak Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series 1974
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1976
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1975