How old was Telly Savalas in his first movie: Mad Dog Coll?

Telly Savalas was 38 in Mad Dog Coll when he played the character 'Lt. Dawson'.

That was over 63 years ago in 1961.

This was his first recorded movie acting credit (although may not technically be his first actual acting role).

In 1994 he died aged 72, starring in 86 films in his career, 85 of those after Mad Dog Coll was first released. If he were alive today he would be 102.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In Mad Dog Coll, I think Telly Savalas looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Burt Balaban has worked with Telly Savalas just once in his career.
  • Telly Savalas' first movie was as 'Lt. Dawson' in Mad Dog Coll, released in 1961 when he was 38
  • Mad Dog Coll scores 6.8 out of 10 on TMDB.

The cast of Mad Dog Coll

Telly Savalas' other movies