Kojak

The BEST episodes of Kojak

Every episode of Kojak ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Kojak!

Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, which was moved one hour earlier it aired on CBS from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978. In 1999 TV Guide ranked Theo Kojak number 18 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list.

Last Updated: 9/27/2022Network: CBS
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Therapy in Dynamite
star
9.00
9 votes

#1 - Therapy in Dynamite

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 4/10/1974

A psychopathic bomber (Steven Keats) targets people who hurt his friends.

Directors: Leo Penn
A Killing in the Second House
star
8.73
15 votes

#2 - A Killing in the Second House

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/17/1974

Kojak comes up against a former cop, now a private investigator, who tries to make his client's suicide look like murder so he can collect money from life insurance.

Directors: Christian Nyby
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Lady in the Squad Room
star
8.60
5 votes

#3 - Lady in the Squad Room

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/8/1977

Kojak and a female detective must overcome their dislike for each other when she is transferred from the rape squad to help nab a drug-dealing rapist-muderer.

Directors: Edward Abroms
Laid Off
star
8.60
5 votes

#4 - Laid Off

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/16/1977

A laid off police officer with two jobs and a sick wife takes a bribe under pressure from a loan shark.

Directors: Nicolas Sgarro
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Cry for the Kids
star
8.60
5 votes

#5 - Cry for the Kids

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/23/1977

A teenager accidentally kills a gangster's hired hand while robbing him, only to have a rival gangster hire him to take out the competition in order to control the neighborhood in which he doesn't own.

Directors: Leo Penn
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Queen of the Gypsies
star
8.57
7 votes

#6 - Queen of the Gypsies

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 1/19/1975

A young gypsy woman who witnesses a a bank robbery decides that looting banks is preferable to telling fortunes, so she recruits the thieves for a master plan to rob six banks in one day.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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The Trade-Off
star
8.50
8 votes

#7 - The Trade-Off

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/2/1975

Kojak arrests the ringleader (Mark Stevens) of a drug operation, whose gang kidnaps Captain McNeil's wife in order to trade her for the evidence they have against him.

Directors: David Friedkin
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I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer
star
8.50
4 votes

#8 - I Could Kill My Wife's Lawyer

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/24/1977

A detective (Joey Aresco) believes that his wife's divorce lawyer (David Ladd) hired an arsonist to destroy his boat.

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In Full Command
star
8.50
4 votes

#9 - In Full Command

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/18/1978

After being rejected for a promotion, a disgruntled inspector sees a current case as a way to boost his career.

Directors: Telly Savalas
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Hush Now, Don't You Die
star
8.46
13 votes

#10 - Hush Now, Don't You Die

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/22/1974

Kojak tracks down a college student that he suspects has been raped, but is too afraid to come forward after she witnesses one of the assailants murdered by the other.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
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Bad Dude
star
8.40
10 votes

#11 - Bad Dude

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/25/1976

A private detective recently arrived from the West Coast puzzles Kojak when he appears to be deliberately making himself a killer's next target.

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Out of the Shadows
star
8.40
5 votes

#12 - Out of the Shadows

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/17/1976

Kojak and the detectives scour the city for ""The Grim Reaper"", a slasher who murders his victims out of greed.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
The Pride and the Princess
star
8.40
5 votes

#13 - The Pride and the Princess

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/28/1976

An émigré princess and her servant scheme to recover family jewels they believe are held by a mobster.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
The Summer of '69 (1)
star
8.40
5 votes

#14 - The Summer of '69 (1)

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/4/1977

Kojak must reopen a case in which the prime suspect of three women was shot and killed after a shootout with him. Now, eight years later, the murders have started again and it appears that Kojak may've killed the wrong man.

Directors: Gene Kearney
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A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves
star
8.33
6 votes

#15 - A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/14/1975

An old colleague calls from Las Vegas to say he has captured a counterfeiter Kojak has been looking for, but the elderly man is murdered before Kojak can bring him back to New York.

Directors: Robert Day
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A Grave Too Soon
star
8.33
6 votes

#16 - A Grave Too Soon

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/7/1976

Kojak tries to find the parties responsible for the murder of an undercover cop.

Directors: Daniel Haller
By Silence Betrayed
star
8.33
3 votes

#17 - By Silence Betrayed

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/14/1976

Kojak finds that the longshoreman's lips are sealed when he inquires into labor-related waterfront murders.

A Shield for Murder (2)
star
8.33
3 votes

#18 - A Shield for Murder (2)

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/21/1976

When Kojak gets too close to discovering the truth, he is framed.

Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
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Black Thorn
star
8.33
3 votes

#19 - Black Thorn

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/5/1976

Private eye Salathiel Harms returns, pursuing the same bail jumper as Kojak.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
A Strange Kind of Love
star
8.33
6 votes

#20 - A Strange Kind of Love

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/9/1977

A psychotic murderer thinks that a television talk show host is subliminally brainwashing him to murder.

Directors: Sutton Roley
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Chain of Custody
star
8.33
3 votes

#21 - Chain of Custody

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/28/1978

Kojak is suspended after reacting to an incompetent district attorney who failed to convict a known killer.

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The Halls of Terror
star
8.33
3 votes

#22 - The Halls of Terror

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/18/1978

Kojak and the detectives go undercover in a local hospital in order to investigate a string of murders that have been occurring while the victims were on duty.

Directors: Edward Abroms
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The Queen of Hearts is Wild
star
8.30
10 votes

#23 - The Queen of Hearts is Wild

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/2/1977

The girlfriend of a local gangster who hates Kojak is the only witness in the murder of a police officer.

Directors: Leo Penn
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Unwanted Partners
star
8.25
8 votes

#24 - Unwanted Partners

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/16/1975

Crocker fails to believe that his old childhood friend who is the main focus of a police investigation, could be involved in illegal activity.

Directors: Burton Armus
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Kojak's Days (1)
star
8.25
4 votes

#25 - Kojak's Days (1)

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/1/1977

Kojak must unravel the mystery of a white Roll-Royce with a body in the trunk while trying to find a woman who murdered her husband.

Directors: Charles S. Dubin
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