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Kojak (1973 - 1978)

Kojak (1973 - 1978)

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Viewers were suckers for the tenacious, lollipop-loving bald Manhattan detective who had been introduced in the acclaimed 1973 TV-movie `The Marcus-Nelson Murders.' Filmed in New York, the series was gritty and authentic in its portrayal of cops and crime. Still charismatic and unconventional, with his cynicism and `Who loves ya, baby?' catchphrase intact, Kojak returned years later in a series of TV-movies. In 2005, Kojak was revived again, this time for a USA series starring Ving Rhames.
Creator: Abby Mann

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1977, CBS, 22 episodes

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1976, CBS, 25 episodes

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1975, CBS, 24 episodes

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1974, CBS, 25 episodes

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1973, CBS, 22 episodes

Cast

Telly Savalas
as Lt. Theo Kojak
Dan Frazer
as Capt. Frank McNeil
Kevin Dobson
as Lt. Bobby Crocker
George Savalas
as Det. Stavros
Vince Conti
as Det. Rizzo
Mark A. Russell
as Det. Saperstein
Andre Braugher
as Detective Winston Blake
Charles Cioffi
as Chief George "Fitz" Morris
Kario Salem
as Detective Paco Montana
Bruce Kirby
as Sgt. Al Vine
Joseph Hindy
as Bradbury
Leo Cimino
as Ruby Kabelsky
Borah Silver
as Dr. Prince
Nick Dennis
as Constantine
Tige Andrews
as Paluzzi
Alan Manson
as Gallagher
Don Knight
as Haagen
Hector Elizondo
as Nick Ferro
Ben Hammer
as Nick Vane
Jack Ging
as Becker
Michael McGuire
as Murchison
F. Murray Abraham
as Willie Nero
Stephen Macht
as Max Fisk
Nira Barab
as Teresa Ryan
Michael Tolan
as Dr. Peter Allander
Larry Kert
as Farrow
John Randolph
as Judge Mackie Sr.
Robert Alda
as Adrian Marshall
Robert Mandan
as Dr. Clossen
Vincent Gardenia
as Vince La Guardia
George Pan
as Triforos
Art Lund
as Watkins
Judith Lowry
as Lily Weed
John P. Ryan
as Ibbotson
Burr De Benning
as George Cass
Walter Stocker
as Judge Mackie Jr.
Joanna Miles
as Lorelei Mason
Michael Cristofer
as Mike Viggers Jr.
Richard Venture
as Capt. Reardon
Pepe Serna
as Honorio
Elizabeth MacRae
as Betsy Vellon
George Loros
as Harry Collins
Philip Bruns
as Seymour
Eli Wallach
as Lee Curtain
Lester Rawlins
as ADA Angus Moore
Richard Karlan
as Chubby Henshaw
Ivor Francis
as J. Warren Hale
Darrell Zwerling
as Dr. Agajanian
Ken Kercheval
as Ray Fromm
Dave Morick
as Mr. Foster
Sidney Clute
as Det. Cahan
Patrick Adiarte
as Leonard Wong
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Jim Slade
Asher Brauner
as James Sperry
Antony Ponzini
as Joey Fiorello
Juno Dawson
as Inez Wilder
Noberto Kerner
as Anton Lenco
Jocelyn Brando
as Mrs. Newfield
Bart Burns
as Commissioner
Jude Farese
as Mike Amazeen
Robert Webber
as Lawrence
John Lehne
as Tony Howard
Eileen Brennan
as Julie Loring
Judy Kaye
as Penny
Jim Borrelli
as Bob Viliano
Charles Brown
as Dan Garrett
Val Avery
as Janis
Ed Lauter
as Floyd
Elaine Joyce
as Jo Anne Yager
John Glover
as Billy Jo Sparrow
Ellen Madison
as Marge Becker
Frank Aletter
as Capt. Nolan
Tony Giorgio
as Bill Wilson
Larry Block
as Gerry Erskine
Zitto Kazann
as Sheik Ali
William Katt
as Nystrom
Roy Poole
as Capt. Keana
Mark Gordon
as Cicalone
Art Metrano
as Tomasso
Angela Clarke
as Mrs. Harrington
Frank Christi
as Clifford
Rose Marie
as Mrs. Tilden
Diana Hyland
as Cleo Donatello
Jeff Corey
as Frank Raynor
Jesse Welles
as Loretta
Henry Brown
as Grover Martin
Sally Kemp
as Mrs. Marshall
Robert Doyle
as Wally Brodski
Erica Yohn
as Mrs. Warren
Paul Picerni
as Det. Albert Cohen
Joseph R. Sicari
as Ferret Face
Jerry Orbach
as Brubaker
George Skaff
as Georges Delorme
Burton Armus
as Spotter
Jason Wingreen
as First Reporter
Matthew Arkin
as Tony Curtin
Sheree North
as Michele Giancana
Barton Heyman
as Alistair McKnee Jr.
Evelyn Russell
as Mrs. Tyburn
Sy Kramer
as Travizius
George Wyner
as Sgt. Collins
Joey Aresco
as Sammy Moreno
Hank Rolike
as Bootblack
Hank Garrett
as Turetsky
Floyd Levine
as Thompson
Peter Bergman
as Bo Allen
Leigh Hamilton
as April Daily
Melendy Britt
as Joan Marly
Mark Stevens
as Steiner
Meg Wyllie
as Sister Agnes
Titos Vandis
as Mike Viggers Sr.
Oscar Homolka
as Father Demetrios
Ray Serra
as Al Gregorio
David Wilson
as Josh Candoo
Salome Jens
as Olga Norrell
Vincent Martorano
as Vince Delorme
Allan Miller
as Jerry Bayliss
Helen Verbit
as Molly Kramer
Bonnie Bartlett
as Joan Milner
Ann Coleman
as Felicity
Harold J. Stone
as Franco Donatello
Betsy Slade
as Allison
Roy Jenson
as Kelton
Fred Beir
as Robert Austin
Buffy Dee
as Catonsky
Priscilla Pointer
as Regina Meadows
Andrew Parks
as Dan Fisk
Barry Snider
as Anthony Meara
Edward Power
as Agent Robinson
Fred Sadoff
as Van Heusen
Stewart Moss
as Mark Deerfield
Alex Colon
as Raul Fria
Grayson Hall
as Mrs. Cambell
Margaret Avery
as Lula Perry
Charles Napier
as Marty Vaughn
Yuki Shimoda
as Oriental Assassin
David Selby
as James O'Connor
Jack Hollander
as Dinky Geller
Stacy Keach Sr.
as Comm. Cowan
Candice Azzara
as Agnes Pulford
Peter Hobbs
as Corlazzo
Andrew Robinson
as Leo Arlen
Janet Ward
as Matron
Frederic Franklyn
as Nightclub Manager
Richard Cummings
as Basketball Player
Len Lesser
as Morgan
Ron Max
as Off. Mason
Harry Hickox
as Jerome Winkler
Al Ruscio
as Joseph Trevino
Lee Bryant
as Cindy Marshall
Brian Farrell
as Fred Toner
Kene Holliday
as ADA Dunn
Larry Gelman
as Dr. Marcus
Roz Kelly
as Susan
Kirk Calloway
as Harold Woods
Maria Smith
as Quinones
James Wheaton
as Mr. Scott
Ruth McDevitt
as Mrs. Farinkrug
Ann Jillian
as Joanna Crandall
Terrence Locke
as Farley Meadows
Michael Ebert
as Aldo Quire
George Garro
as D'Amato
Roxie Roker
as Carol Lessonbee
Helen Craig
as Mrs. Whipple
Arthur Space
as Ezra Rawlings
Ben Piazza
as Irving Abernathy
Justin Lord
as Gardner
Victor Argo
as Roy Dennison
Janice Heiden
as Alexandra
Jed Allan
as Eddie Ryan
John Garwood
as Frank Talaba
Dori Brenner
as Miss Rosenberg
Richard Eastham
as Jack Seymour
Ned Glass
as Dietz
Ron Rifkin
as Rick Levine
Hurd Hatfield
as Cabrillo
Vivian Nathan
as Signora Colletti
Peggy McCay
as Mrs. Smith
David White
as Ramsey Brewer
Paul Lambert
as Jellicoe
Max Kleven
as Paul Kimbrough
Scatman Crothers
as Gaylord Fuller
George Shannon
as Greg Hallick
Tom Pedi
as Filacchione
Dee Timberlake
as Delia May
Cynthia Avila
as Lena Patias
Robert Carricart
as Mr. Viliano
Bernie Kopell
as Sam Bernard
Jon Cedar
as Crowell
Eddie Firestone
as Bunky Ott
Maria Tucci
as Psychiatrist
Simon Oakland
as Donnelly
Ken Sylk
as Roger Villers
Murray Hamilton
as Harry Bob Harmon
Roscoe Orman
as Connors
Herb Braha
as Greg Kirkorian
Wheaton James
as Mr. Scott
John Hillerman
as Mark Gallant
Ruth Gordon
as Eudora Temple
Joyce Davis
as Valerie
Anita Dangler
as Mrs. Nugent
Margaret Fairchild
as Mrs. Marion Mayfair
James Beach
as Plainclothesman
Marc Alaimo
as Artie Fowler
Helen Page Camp
as Mrs.Waring
James V. Christy
as Pool Hall Operator
Rosalind Chao
as Grace Chen
William Martel
as Desk Sergeant
Clarence Felder
as Dr. Bagley
Robert Picardo
as Thomas Rindone
Alex Dreier
as Observer
Connie Sawyer
as Mrs. Gower
Gary Allen
as Hector
Ken Ruta
as Bryce
Howard Platt
as Roy Benson
Paul Jenkins
as Timmy Oakes
Sandra Deel
as Mrs. Grubert
Burt Berger
as Arnold Wexler
Jay Varela
as Sam Lopez
Al Freeman Jr.
as Donald Mosher
Larry Haines
as Michaels
Bruce Glover
as Henry Slote
Ted Beniades
as Florentino
Harry Goz
as Vittorio Colletti
Ray Duke
as Logan
Melvin Allen
as McGregor
Tom Bower
as Brenner
Walter Brooke
as Judge Lavery
Cynthia Harris
as Helen Fielding
William Wintersole
as Chief Joe Peck
Karmin Murcelo
as Mrs. Mendez
Don Billett
as Ed Griss
Emory Bass
as Stacowski
Scott Ehrlich
as Wilson Stronik
Larry Dunn
as Roger Patton
Alan Napier
as Antonakis
Wil Albert
as Dr. Ennis
Joseph Mascolo
as Det. Jeff Braddock
Charlie Brown
as Dan Garrett
John Reilly
as Robert Whelan
Carol Lynley
as Polly Ames
Jeffrey Jones
as Attendant
Richard Marr
as Sommeller
Delos V. Smith Jr.
as Louis Semmelman
Jilly Rizzo
as Croupier
Ed Bernard
as Cleveland Watson
Danny Goldman
as "Scruff" Sutherland
Doris Dowling
as Rosemary
John Wyler
as Colin Fletcher
Dan Hedaya
as Dan Hudson
James Dybas
as Dr. Winkler
Julie Garfield
as Pauline Kojak
Gonzalo Madurga
as Father Rico
Richard La Marr
as Sommeller
Joe Turkel
as Swampgas
Erica Hagen
as Donna Socrates
Jenny O'Hara
as Ann Murray
Tom Castronova
as Gene Vacelli
Meeno Peluce
as Christopher
Curt Conway
as Father Duggan
Susan Brown
as Janet Seymour
Carmen Zapata
as Ellen Conforti
Gale Garnett
as Elaine Kastos
Darrell Fetty
as Douglas North
Eunice Christopher
as Mary Drosinis
Joseph Perry
as Bancroft
Bill Cort
as Proctor
Judith Light
as Letitia
John Kellogg
as Marvin Rubicoff
Brian Dennehy
as Peter O'Connor
Phillip R. Allen
as Williamson
Raymond Singer
as Moscowitz
Sully Boyar
as Louie Rindone
Sam Gilman
as Howard Blaine
Gregory Rozakis
as Frankie the Mouth
Howard Honig
as Ted Owens
Benny Baker
as Fogarty
Sam Freed
as Dr. Bernstein
Austin Stoker
as Det. Douglas
Bill McCutcheon
as Fred Starrett
Edward Ansara
as Father Aleksei
Jay Hammer
as Stiller
Anne Wyndham
as Linda Hackley
Abe Vigoda
as Norman Kilty
Whit Bissell
as Harry Sentman
Joseph Stern
as Nate Markowitz
Sidney Armus
as Arnie Gelp
Leonard Jackson
as Dr. Logan
Shelby Leverington
as Joan Jordan
Jed Cooper
as Simpson
Priscilla Barnes
as Sally/Viki
Jess Osuna
as Thomas Ryan
Biff McGuire
as Orin Kingsley
E.A. Sirianni
as Judge Burke
Albert Paulsen
as Shelley Briscoe
Holland Taylor
as Elizabeth
Norman Parker
as Father Moiso
Doug Hale
as Bradford
Angel Tompkins
as Jocelyn Mayfair
Jack Hogan
as Turner
Peggy Feury
as Dr. Irene Benton
Pat Corley
as Miller
Diane Sherry
as Bobby Jordon
Lonny Chapman
as Lt. Follmer
Arnold Soboloff
as Neil Robles
Mary Joan Negro
as Janet O'Connor
Sam McMurray
as Duke Peter Dushan
Peter Brandon
as Dr. Shane
Craig Hundley
as Howie Green
W.T. Zacha
as Weaver
Albert Popwell
as Danny Boy
Rick Hurst
as Man with Crew Cut
William Tepper
as Santangelo
Gene Dynarski
as Lairdson
Tracy Reed
as Dorothy Cunningham
Harvey Fisher
as Sgt. Way
Guillermo San Juan
as Jose Mendes
Dolores Mann
as Nancy Fletcher
Barbara Alston
as Sybil Washbourne
Joan Van Ark
as Joanne Long
Eddie Mills
as Dr. Wade Ellis
Mark La Mura
as Jed Cosgrove
Adrian Ricard
as Mrs. Raines
Ralph James
as Albie Linnick
Isa Crino
as Nancy Sperry
Ian Scott
as Jurgen
Linda Scruggs
as Karen Leiberwitz
Redmond Gleeson
as Det. Houston
Claude Earl Jones
as Det. Bucinsky
David Faulkner
as E.G. Roberts
Elaine Shore
as Bernadette
David Margulies
as Midge Piper
Antoinette Bower
as Diane Marco
John Beal
as Mac McKinney
Alma Beltran
as Mrs. Contreras
Joe Alfasa
as Falcone
Ronald G. Joseph
as First Latin
Don Calfa
as Burgess
Paula Trueman
as Celia Moore
George Maharis
as John Ringer
Stephen Joyce
as Father Damion
Paul Larson
as Larry Morton
Earl Boen
as DA Hepburn
Joshua Bryant
as Simon Hecht
Bruno Ve Sota
as Luther Revelson
Elene Kiamos
as Landlady
Virginia Christine
as Mrs. Yankowski
Ron Faber
as Priest
Martin Kove
as Burl Slote
Jack Bannon
as David Fox
Ron Hunter
as Caswick
Eugene Elman
as Garbers
Paul Napier
as Joseph Yardley
Linda Carlson
as Ellen Sherbak
Michele Taylor Nichols
as Barbara Underwood
Bert Kramer
as Det. Walton
Frances Osborne
as Convention Secretary
Young Buck
as Reporter
Heath Jobes
as The Grim Reaper
Count Stovall
as Bud Powers
Bill Moor
as Cosgrove Sr.
Earl Rowe
as Allen Sr.
Reb Brown
as Furniture Mover
John Armond
as Bartender
Miko Mayama
as Mai Lee
Albert Henderson
as Police Captain
Tony Swartz
as Milt Moyer
Sheila Coonan
as Superintendent
Delos V. Smith
as Semmelman
Richard Roat
as Defense Attorney
David Ladd
as Coughlin
Laura Campbell
as Leverkuke
John Mahon
as I.A.D. Man
John Sylvester White
as Chief Copeland
Russ Grieve
as Proctor
Kim Hamilton
as Sgt. Donna Mill
Beverly Dixon
as Mrs. V. Goss
Ben Slack
as Sonny Scammons
Bill Vint
as Diesel
Jill Jaress
as Harriet
Alexander Courtney
as Frank DeMarco
Allan Joseph
as Mr. King
Britt Lind
as Alice Fisher
Thaao Penghlis
as Yanni Psalidas
Jack Stamberger
as Ernest O'Reilly
Brett Hadley
as Santa Flora
Edd Gasper
as Nesmith
Rudolph Willrich
as Café Owner
Tito Goya
as Chino
Elena Karam
as Aunt Angeline
Michael Granger
as Burbridge
Sam Schacht
as Dr. Ritter
Sara Seegar
as Mae Lester
Drew Snyder
as Stuart Bayliss
Lou Fant
as Olson
Fuddle Bagley
as High Pockets
Lenny Kent
as Mesche
Sam Laws
as Eddie Maxwell
Bebe Kelly
as Vera Marston
Carlo Manchini
as Paul Valley
Albert Hall
as Det. Gregg
Jack Donner
as Krakauer
Joe Zaloom
as Bartender
Sharon Gless
as Nancy Parks
Gene Gross
as Hit Man
Kathleen Freeman
as Ma Wonderly
Allan Rich
as Judge Miller
Susan Adams
as Sgt. Harriet Clark
Danielle Brisebois
as Jamie Magid
George Lee Miles
as Sgt. Resnick
Jon Benson
as Dr. Whelan
Wayne Heffley
as Sgt. Steiglitz
Richard Lawson
as First Suspect
Keone Young
as Oriental
Ray Sharkey
as Gallagher
Don Ross
as Steve Marly
Tony Burton
as Eddie Ellis
Martine Bartlett
as Margaret McCune
Sam Locante
as Joe Mallick
Allen Joseph
as Night Man
Adam Wade
as Roland Weeks
Howard Witt
as Garage Manager
Bob Minor
as Blood
Jerome Guardino
as Bartender
John Nolan
as Ingram
Wayne Grace
as Grisco Cummings
Frances Foster
as Pearl Johnson
Lionel Pina
as Hector Diaz
Lou Quinones
as Cuban Hit Man
Charles McCarthy
as Gun Range Keeper
James Blendick
as Phil Breen
Fred Carney
as Judge Cleary
Bill Deiz
as TV Reporter
Phil Leeds
as Druggist
Frank Geraci
as Big Irv
Shimen Ruskin
as Ben Hillel
Victor Morales
as Luis Avalos
John Hallow
as Al Danton
Shera Danese
as Sally Centorini
Buddy Lester
as Lenny Karp
Mickey Fox
as Katrina
Don Dolan
as Baker
Inez Pedroza
as Newsperson
Hortensia Colorado
as Second Mother
Ellen Bry
as Leslie Smith
William Larsen
as Deputy Inspector
David Gideon
as Chauffeur
Bill Houston
as Detective
Evan C. Kim
as Chok Low
Richard Carlyle
as Mr. Waring
John Kerry
as Mickey
Michael Hardstark
as Lewis Ginzberg
Ryan Hilliard
as Courtroom Guard
Murray Horwitz
as Patrolman
Regina Baff
as Sister Catherine
Jerry Summers
as John David
Matt Pelto
as Technician
Mwako Cumbuka
as Jonas Wilkins
Delia Salvi
as Mrs. Servadora
Jon Silo
as Max Krouse
David Knapp
as Thackery
Russ Marin
as Dr. Sullivan
Rudy Challenger
as Lionel Lessonbee
Ward Wood
as Bob Lawrence
Jayne Kennedy
as Tour Guide
Jean Willes
as Savannah Fuller
Lisa Pelikan
as Jennifer
Lyman Ward
as Larry Jordan
Robert Darnell
as Dr. Grimaldo
Anna Berger
as Mrs. Lipnick
Teodorino Bello
as Mrs. Diaz
Frances Helm
as Travel Agent
Frederick Coffin
as Lt. Bill Lee
Jack Betts
as Paul Lawford
Benson W. Terry
as Albert Johnson
Misty Rowe
as Nadine
Leib Lensky
as Charlie
Joseph Leon
as Willis Newton
Rudy Bond
as Janitor
Gail Landry
as Irene DeMarco
Larry J. Blake
as Desk Lieutenant
Jack Aaron
as Charlie Nose
Howland Chamberlain
as Park Attendant
Louis Zorich
as De Brino
Robert Wood
as Bob Lawrence
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Hale
William Beckley
as Night Manager
David Vasquez
as Carlos Rivera
John Francis
as Bartender
Martin Cassidy
as Tom Carley
Paul Sorenson
as Frank Hennessey
Art Lewis
as Clerk
Gil Serna
as Sandro
Alvin Hammer
as Store Owner
Richard Karron
as Alley Oop
Charles Wagenheim
as Hepplewhite
Raymond Mayo
as Freddie
Steve Cory
as Parking Attendant
Henry Bal
as Rainwater
John Pickard
as Tom Donnelly
John Perkins
as Male Witness
Ken Foree
as T.J. Smith
Gary Bolling
as Stubby Belton
Joe Lo Grippo
as Whelan's Driver
Phillip Pine
as Krieger
Glenda Wina
as Ms. Wina
Sandy Balson
as Melanie Lawrence
Alba Oms
as Puerto Rican Woman
Richard Kuss
as Heavyset Hood
Robert Brubaker
as Deputy Comm. Cowan
Gene Baylos
as Tex Alston
Karen Morley
as Mrs. Webber
Jack R. Marks
as Patrolman
Nick Ferrari
as Carl Allendar
Harry Bellaver
as Duty Officer
Michael Storm
as Joseph Magid
Fred Morsell
as Medical Examiner
Scott Firestone
as Andy Foster
Ray Vitte
as Prisoner
Jan Farrand
as Mrs. Denton
Caesar Cordova
as Superintendent
Armand Dahan
as Extremist
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Oct 24, 1973
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Matthew Rapf, Abby Mann
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