Kojak June 19, 2019 Gkiadmin TV & Radio 0 Telly Savales as Kojak Those who are fond of crime, action, and drama in one TV series, Kojak might be in their list. This program was about Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak of the New York City Police Department, played by Telly Savalas. It was on the air from 1973 to 1978 on CBS. The 1999 TV Guide made Theo Kojak the 18th of the 50 Top Television Characters of All Time. Kojak was about the efforts of the unbribable and strong Lieutenant Theodore “Theo” Kojak. He is a well-groomed, bald police officer who loves using “Cootchie-coo“ and “Who loves ya, baby?” as catchphrases. He is also known to consume Tootsie Roll Pops on a regular basis. Before Kojak, Savalas starred in a movie called The Marcus-Nelson Murders. He played the role of a detective named Kojack. This movie was treated as the pilot for Kojak, who was a character created based on the reporters, detectives, and lawyers in the Wylie-Hoffert case. Whenever Kojak conducted his investigations, he would exhibit stubbornness, tenacity, and dark cynicism. These qualities usually led to bending some rules so that the criminal can be brought to justice. Stavros, often referred to as Fatso, was often the source of humor in the series. It was a good balance to Kojak’s relentless search for truth from suspects and persons of interest. The detective often stretched the truth and treated criminals in an abusive manner. Kojak was a character that was so offensive that Mad Magazine created a satire spinoff called Kojerk.