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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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Seasons

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