Telly Savalas

1922 - 1994

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Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas (January 21, 1922 – January 22, 1994) was an American actor. Noted for his bald head and deep, resonant voice, he is perhaps best known for portraying Lt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Telly Savalas has received more than 8,073,425 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Telly Savalas is the 329th most popular actor (up from 338th in 2019), the 607th most popular biography from United States (up from 626th in 2019) and the 166th most popular American Actor.

Telly Savalas is most famous for his role as Kojak in the 1970s television series of the same name.

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  • 8.1M

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  • 65.63

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Telly Savalas ranks 329 out of 13,578Before him are Sammo Hung, Ellen Burstyn, Goldie Hawn, Sam Neill, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Julie Christie. After him are Ralph Fiennes, Lola Montez, Matthew Perry, Val Kilmer, Martin Landau, and Cary Grant.

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Among people born in 1922, Telly Savalas ranks 33Before him are Christiaan Barnard, Miguel Muñoz, Stanley Cohen, Renata Tebaldi, Yang Chen-Ning, and Alain Robbe-Grillet. After him are Otto Carius, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Iannis Xenakis, Nándor Hidegkuti, Ahmed Sékou Touré, and Nikolay Basov. Among people deceased in 1994, Telly Savalas ranks 28Before him are Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, Jan Tinbergen, Dorothy Hodgkin, Guy Debord, and Paul Delvaux. After him are Domenico Modugno, Robert Doisneau, George Peppard, André Michel Lwoff, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, and Henry Mancini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Telly Savalas ranks 607 out of 20,380Before him are Art Garfunkel (1941), Goldie Hawn (1945), Ellen G. White (1827), Ice-T (1958), Jada Pinkett Smith (1971), and Theodore Dreiser (1871). After him are Napoleon Hill (1883), Matthew Perry (1969), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Margaret Mead (1901), Val Kilmer (1959), and Glenn Miller (1904).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Telly Savalas ranks 166Before him are Carrie Fisher (1956), Gene Kelly (1912), John Belushi (1949), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Goldie Hawn (1945), and Jada Pinkett Smith (1971). After him are Matthew Perry (1969), Val Kilmer (1959), Martin Landau (1928), Joan Crawford (1904), Harold Ramis (1944), and Jamie Lee Curtis (1958).

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