Kojak


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About

Kojak is an American television detective series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, a lollipop-loving New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. It aired from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978, on CBS.

Created by: Abby Mann

Starring Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas, Mark Russell, Vince Conti, Andre Braugher

No. of seasons 6

No. of episodes 125

Executive producers: Abby Mann and James Duff McAdams

Running time 60 minutes

Original channel CBS

Original run October 24, 1973 – March 18, 1978

 

Highlights
Roscoe Orman on his appearance on Kojak
Edward James Olmos on appearing on Kojak
Richard Donner on directing Kojak
Abby Mann on writing the made-for-television movie The Marcus Nelson Murders, which was the pilot movie for Kojak
Fred Silverman on the development of Kojak, its origin as a television movie called The Marcus Nelson Murders, and on getting Telly Savalas to play the lead in the series
Who talked about this show

John Aniston

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John Aniston on guest-starring on Kojak, and on getting his pre-med degree

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on directing Kojak

Charles Dubin

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Charles S. Dubin on directing Kojak, starring Telly Savalas

Hector Elizondo

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Hector Elizondo on appearing on Kojak

Gerald Perry Finnerman

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Gerald Finnerman on his work on Kojak

Paul Michael Glaser

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Paul Michael Glaser on guest-starring on Kojak

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on establishing the look for Kojak

Abby Mann

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Abby Mann on writing the made-for-television movie The Marcus Nelson Murders, which was the pilot movie for Kojak
Abby Mann on the casting of Telly Savalas on Kojak
Abby Mann on Kojak becoming a series, and on the producers of the series
Abby Mann on doing research for Kojak

Edward James Olmos

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Edward James Olmos on appearing on Kojak

Roscoe Orman

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Roscoe Orman on his appearance on Kojak

Fred Silverman

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Fred Silverman on the development of Kojak, its origin as a television movie called The Marcus Nelson Murders, and on getting Telly Savalas to play the lead in the series

Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor on appearing on Kojak, his first television role

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