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.
#1 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#12 - Night of the Piraeus
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 1/26/1975
The murder of a sailor newly arrived on a freighter from Greece and a strangely unconcerned witness lead Kojak to suspect that an object was smuggled into the country in the man's belt.Watch Now:Amazon
#13 - 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.
#17 - Out of the Frying Pan...
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/2/1975
A veteran cop who is battling alcoholism and demotion after being held responsible for the shooting death of a friend impedes Kojak's murder investigation as he tries to clear his name and win back his shield.
#18 - Two-Four-Six for Two Hundred
Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 2/23/1975
While an accused thief sits in jail waiting for his lawyer to arrange bail, Kojak tries to decipher a phrase heard during an unsuccessful attempt to steal a paint company truck.
#20 - How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/21/1975
(Christmas Episode) Stavros helps a woman (Betsy Slade) find her desperate boyfriend (Darrell Fetty), while Kojak tries to find out why a man (James Griffith) shot at a woman (Jesse Welles) in a local bar.Watch Now:Amazon