Telly Savalas, born
Jan. 21, 1924 in New York (died in 1994), started way
back in the early 1960's on a TV series called
"Acapulco." By the 1970's, Savalas was known as "Kojak."
As far as 80's TV was concerned, you would find Savalas
as a guest star on The Equalizer, The Love Boat, and
several made for TV movies (including some Kojak reunion
shows). His 80's movie resume included Fake Out
(1982), Cannonball Run II (1984), and Faceless (1988).