George Savalas (1924–1985)

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Greek-American actor George Savalas is best remembered for co-starring on his elder brother (Telly Savalas)'s popular television detective show Kojak (1973) (1973-78). He played Detective Stavros to Telly's Kojak and was billed as Demosthenes in the end credits to avoid confusion with the elder Savalas. George Savalas served in the Pacific during ... See full bio »

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Kojak Det. Stavros / Sgt. Stavros / Det. Stravros
Fake-Out The Pit Boss


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 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
The Courtier
 1985 Kojak: The Belarus File (TV Movie)
 1982 Fake-Out
The Pit Boss
 1979 Alice (TV Series)
George Savalas
- Has Anyone Here Seen Telly? (1979) ... George Savalas
 1973-1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Det. Stavros / Sgt. Stavros / Det. Stravros
- In Full Command (1978) ... Det. Stavros
- 60 Miles to Hell (1978) ... Det. Stavros
- Photo Must Credit Joe Paxton (1978) ... Det. Stavros
- May the Horse Be with You (1978) ... Det. Stavros
- The Halls of Terror (1978) ... Det. Stavros
 1976 Whodunnit? (TV Series)
- Dead Grass (1976) ... Panellist
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series)
- The Youth Killer (1975) ... Kaz (as Demosthenes)
 1973 The Outfit
Kenilworth Finance Employee (uncredited)
 1973 The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Movie)
Jack Deems
 1971 All in the Family (TV Series)
Joe Frouge
- Success Story (1971) ... Joe Frouge
 1970 Violent City
Shapiro (uncredited)
 1970 Kelly's Heroes
 1969 A Dream of Kings
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
- The End of the Rainbow (1968) ... Sergeant
 1968 Rosemary's Baby
Workman (uncredited)
 1967 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Greek Merchant
- The Test Tube Killer Affair (1967) ... Greek Merchant
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
The Warden
- The Accused (1966) ... The Warden
 1966 The Fugitive (TV Series)
- Stroke of Genius (1966) ... Prisoner
 1965 The Slender Thread
Pool Player
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
- With Hellfire and Thunder (1965) ... Aristos
 1965 Genghis Khan
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
- Viva Diaz! (1964) ... Lobo
 1964 Good Neighbor Sam
Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
- Counter-Punch (1964) ... Cooper
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Member of Search Party
- Run, Joby, Run (1963) ... Member of Search Party
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series)
- Ride a Dark Trail (1963) ... Turnkey
 1963 The Dakotas (TV Series)
Pope, Bartender
- A Nice Girl from Goliath (1963) ... Pope, Bartender (uncredited)
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series)
Lukas - Grocer
- V-Victor 5 (1962) ... Lukas - Grocer
 1961 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Reveller at party
- Three Soldiers (1961) ... Reveller at party (uncredited)
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Demosthenes | Demosthenes Savalas


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Savalas served in the Pacific during WWII and was a decorated U.S. Navy gunner. After the war, he attended Columbia University School of Drama on the GI Bill. See more »



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