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Kojak: When he wasn't undercover at the El Sleezo Cafe, Lt. Kojak was hanging around with Gordon and Uncle Wally.

Kojak was a television detective series which ran from 1973-1978. It starred Telly Savalas as the title character, the bald, lollipop-sucking Lt. Kojak (with his "Who loves you, baby?" catchphrase).


  • In episode 113 of The Muppet Show, Bruce Forsyth makes jokes about Kojak. He says the show's been a hit in England, and referring to star Telly Savalas, says "He's such a sportsman... But he gets very annoyed at the bowling alley 'cause people keep sticking their fingers up his nose."


  • F. Murray Abraham played Solly Nurse in "A Question of Answers" (1975) and Eddie Gordon in "The Godson" (1977)
  • Ned Beatty played Det. Dan Corrigan in "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973)
  • Paul Benedict played Kauldor in "Slay Ride" (1974)
  • Donald Billett played Graves in "Queen of the Gypsies" (1975) and Griss in "Be Careful What You Pray For" (1975)
  • Bill Capizzi played the forensics man in "Laid Off" (1977), "The Summer of '69" Pt. 1 (1977), "I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer" (1977), and "Mouse" (1978)
  • Rosalind Cash played Mrs. Moore in "The Godson" (1977)
  • Dabney Coleman played Alex Linden in "Therapy in Dynamite" (1974)
  • JosΓ© Ferrer played Jake Weinhouse in "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973)
  • John Glover played Billy Jo in "Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard" (1975)
  • Rosey Grier played Salathiel Harms in "Bad Dude" and "Black Thorn" (both 1976)
  • William Hurt played Jake in "Kojak's Days" Pt. 1 & 2 (1977)
  • Leonard Jackson played Dr. Logan in "Another Gypsy Queen" (1977)
  • Arte Johnson played Billy Butler in "Photo Must Credit Joe Paxton" (1978)
  • Norberto Kerner played Anton Lenco in "A Shield for Murder" Pt. 2 (1976), Paco Rodrigues in "I Was Happy Where I Was" (1977), and Nicolae Kastenov in The Belarus File (1985, TV movie)
  • Charles Kimbrough played Rudy in "A Question of Answers" (1975) and Assistant D. A. Greg Burton in "Shield for Murder" Pts. 1 & 2 (1976)
  • Bruce Kirby played Sgt. Dan McCartney in "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973) and Sgt. Al Vine in six episodes (1973-1976)
  • Liberace played himself in "60 Miles to Hell" (1978)
  • Bill McCutcheon played Fred Starrett in "The Captain's Brother's Wife" (1975)
  • Sam McMurray played Duke Peter Dushan in "The Pride and the Princess" (1976)
  • Jenny O'Hara played Ann Murray in "Laid Off" (1977)
  • Jerry Orbach played Brubaker in "A Question of Answers" and Tony Salducci in None So Blind (1990, TV movie)
  • Roscoe Orman played Lt. Connors in "The Condemned" (1977)
  • Lynn Redgrave played Claire in "A Hair-Trigger Away" (1976)
  • Jaime SΓ‘nchez played Timoteo's brother in "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973), Paolo Olivarez in "A Souvenir from Atlantic City" (1974), Thomas Serio in "An Unfair Trade" (1976), and Dr. Claudio Guzman in It's Always Something (1990, TV movie)
  • Tony Sirico played a "Greek God" in "Case Without a File" (1977)
  • Sylvester Stallone played Det. Rick Daly in "My Brother, My Enemy"(1975)
  • Jeffrey Tambor played the medical examiner in "Lady in the Squadroom" (1977)
  • Christopher Walken played Ben Wiley in "Kiss It All Goodbye" (1977)
  • Louis Zorich played Mike DeBrieno in "Lady in the Squadroom" (1977)