CTVA US Crime - "Kojak" (Universal/CBS) Season 3 (1975-76)

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Starring Telly Savalas
Season 3 (CBS) (1975-76)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
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################### Kojak ###################
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CBS Sundays 9.00pm (23 episodes)
Executive Producer Matthew Rapf
Produced by James McAdams
Supervising Producer Jack Laird
Associate Producer, Michel Scheff / Michael Scheff
Story Editor Gene Kearney


3.01 [48] Kojak: A QUESTION OF ANSWERS (2 hours)
14Sep75
produced by James McAdams
supervising producer Jack Laird
written by Albert Ruben
directed by Jerry London
Guest stars:
Eli Wallach
Michael V. Gazzo
Jennifer Warren
Special Guest Star:
Jerry Orbach
Co-Starring:
Allan Rich
F. Murray Abraham
Charles Kimbrough
Dick Herd
Arny Freeman
A desperate man tries to stay out of jail by helping
Kojak trap a ruthless loan shark.

3.02 [49] Kojak: MY BROTHER, MY ENEMY
21Sep75
Written by Alvin Boretz
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Director of Photography Charles Correll
Guest Stars:
Sylvester Stallone (as Detective Daley)
Frank Aletter
Co-Starring: (on opening credits)
Alan Manson
Charles Napier
Stephen Pearlman
Ahna Capri
Evelyn Russell
With: (end credits)
Claude Earl Jones ......... Det. Al Buchinsky
Inez Pedroza .............. Newsperson
Scott Ehrlich ............. Wilson Stronik
Dave Morrick .............. Asst. D.A. Casey
Chas. Floyd Johnson ....... Det. White
Mark Russell .............. Saperstein (regular)
Todd Gross ................ Arthur Stronik
Kojak resists outside pressures to protect a fellow detective
(Sylvester Stallone) who accidentally shot a boy.

3.03 [50] Kojak: SWEETER THAN LIFE
28Sep75
Written by Burton Armus
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Guest Stars:
Neville Brand
Co-Starring:
Michael Mullins ......... Johnny
John Lisbon Wood ........ Don Collins
Eunice Christopher ...... Mary Drosinis
With:
Tony Giorgio
Richard Forony
Arnold Soboloff
Lt. Kojak asks an ex-addict (Neville Brand) to help his nephew,
who seems to be hooked on drugs and involved in a murder.

3.04 [51] Kojak: BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR
5Oct75
Written by James M. Miller
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Guest Stars:
George DiCenzo
Pepe Serna
Co-Starring:
Dick Bakalyan .......... Proctor
Don Billett ............ Griss
M.P. Murphy ............ Callaghan
Meg Wyllie ............. Sister Agnes
Cynthia Avila .......... Lena
Two Puerto Rican brothers kill a Priest during a truck
heist outside a Catholic School, where Crocker is lecturing
the female pupils on rape.

3.05 [52] Kojak: SILENT SNOW, DEADLY SNOW
or_ SECRET SNOW, DEADLY SNOW
12Oct75
Written by Mort Fine
Directed by Jerry London
Guest Stars:
Robert Mandan
Elizabeth Macrae
Co-Starring:
Victor Arnold ....... Malloy
Thayer David ........ Mr. B.
Karmin Murcelo ...... Isabella
with
Raymond Singer
David Sabin
Evidence suggests a narcotics dealer, Kojak's prime suspect,
shot a man who was already dead.

3.06 [53] Kojak: LIFE, LIBERATION AND THE PURSUIT OF DEATH
26Oct75
Written by Gene Kearney
Directed by Nicolas Sgarro
Guest Stars:
Joanna Miles
William Katt
Jim Borrelli
Co-Starring:
Robert Carricart ...... Mr Viliano
Nira Borab ............ Adelle
Robert Riesel ......... Colbenz
Richard Reicheg ....... Richard
Robert Patten ......... Forman
with:
Burt Douglas
Two psychology students mentally torture the only witness
(Joanna Miles) to their murder of a professor

3.07 [54] Kojak: OUT OF THE FRYING PAN...
2Nov75
Written by Jack Laird
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars:
Eugene Roche
Richard Venture
Joseph Stern
Co-Starring:
Lee Weaver ............. Ozzie Turnbull
Joseph Bova ............ Morrie Rogaz
Richard O'Brien ........ Sgt Harry Doyle
Eddie Firestone ........ Bunky Ott
Jason Wingreen ......... Max Persky
Wayne Grace ............ Grisco Cummings
Edd Gasper ............. Vince Nesmith
with:
Anthony Mumolo ......... Barry Schuster
Larry Dunn ............. Roger Patton
An alcoholic detective, demoted to patrolman, tries to catch
the murderer of his friend and clear his own name.

3.08 [55] Kojak: OVER THE WATER
9Nov75
Written by Burton Armus
Directed by Telly Savalas
Guest Stars:
Michael Cristofer
Roy Poole
Titos Vandis
Asher Brauner
Co-Starring:
Frank Campanella ....... Sammy
Peter Hobbs ............ Cortazzo
Don Fenwick ............ Malloy
Len Jewell ............. Tocco
Dallas Mitchell ........ Attorney
Kojak breaks up a barroom fight, then one of the brawlers,
a mobster's son, puts out a contract on his life.

3.09 [56] Kojak: THE NICEST GUYS ON THE BLOCK
16Nov75
Written by Mort Fine
Directed by Charles S. Dubin
Guest Stars:
Roger Robinson
James Watson, Jr.
Norman Alden
Philip Bruns
Jack Somack
Co-Starring:
Wil Albert ........... Dr. Ennis
Shimen Ruskin ........ Ben Hillel
Tony Swartz .......... Milt Moyer
with:
Anna Berger .......... Mrs. Lipnick
Barbara Alston ....... Sybil
Bob Bralver .......... Teddy
Detective Weaver discovers his former high-school classmate is
fencing a cache of diamonds worth $1 million.

3.10 [57] Kojak: NO IMMUNITY FOR MURDER
23Nov75
written by Joseph N. Gores
directed by Andy Sidaris
Guest Stars:
Robert Alda
Ron Rifkin
Sally Kemp
Gregory Walcott
with:
Jon Cedar ............ Crowell
John Wyler ........... Fletcher
Dolores Mann ......... Nancy Fletcher
Barbara Douglas ...... Claudine
Mary Margaret Amato .. Jennie
Kojak believes a prostitute and her partner did not cause a
bookkeeper's murder, but the FBI impedes his investigation.

3.11 [58] Kojak: A LONG WAY FROM TIMES SQUARE
30Nov75
teleplay by Gene Kearney
story by Brian McKay
directed by Ernest Pintoff
guest stars (verify)
Judith Lowry
Max Showalter
Vincent Baggetta
Tom McFadden
Albert Cole
Judy Kaye
Co-Starring:
George D. Wallace ..... Washburn
William Wintersole .... Chief Peck
Richard Karron ........ Alley Oop
Mary Jo Catlett ....... Verna
with:
Brett Hadley .......... Santa Flora
Buck Young ............ Reporter
Crocker and Kojak run afoul of mobsters while attempting
to extradite a witness (Vincent Baggetta) from a small Nevada town.

3.12 [59] Kojak: MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
7Dec75
Written by Dallas L.Barnes
Directed by Daniel Haller
Guest Stars:
David Ogden Stiers
Henry Brown
Bernie Kopell
Bruce Kirby
and
John Hesley
Co-Starring:
Emory Bass .......... Stacowski
Sidney Clute ........ Barney Sullivan
Beverly Dixon ....... Mrs V. Goss
with
Del Hinkley ......... Anslow
A car-theft ring is hard to break when its victims appear to
be willing participants.

3.13 [60] Kojak: A HOUSE OF PRAYER, A DEN OF THIEVES
14Dec75
Produced by Irv Wilson (a new producer to "Kojak")
Written by Gene R. Kearney
Directed by Robert Day
Guest Stars:
Eileen Brennan
Lonny Chapman
Jeff Corey
Ed Barth
Special Guest Star:
Vincent Gardenia
Co-Starring: (on opening credits)
Jay Varella
Co-Starring: (on end credits)
Martine Bartlett ......... Margaret McCune
Don Calfa ................ Burgess
Dean Santora ............. Walter
David Hayward ............ Scott
with:
David Knapp .............. Thackery
Mike Darnell ............. Nick
A former detective catches an elderly counterfeiter, who is
murdered before reaching New York.
(Possibly a pilot for a spin-off - set in Las Vegas)

3.14 [61] Kojak: HOW CRUEL THE FROST, HOW BRIGHT THE STARS
(Christmas episode)
21Dec75
Teleplay by Gene R. Kearney
Story by James McAdams and Gene R. Kearney
Directed by David Friedkin
Guest Stars:
Jesse Welles
Betsy Slade
Darrell Fetty
Co-Starring:
Deborah White ............ Jacky Pierce
Veronica Hamel ........... Elenora
Redmond Gleeson .......... Det. Houston
Albert Hall .............. Det. Gregg
James Griffith ........... Mr. Swift
Phil Leeds ............... Druggist
Fred D. Scott ............ Dr. Banker
George Skaff ............. Mr. Zaloomian
John Larroquette ......... Sailor
with:
Edward Olmos ............. Paco
Nick Dennis .............. Constantine (regular)
Christmas Eve finds the understaffed detectives on the streets trying to prevent two murders.

3.15 [62] Kojak: THE FORGOTTEN ROOM
4Jan76
written by James Bonnet
directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Guest Stars:
George Pan
Rhoda Gemignani
Special Guest Star:
Oscar Homolka
Co-Starring:
Philip R. Allen ......... Cooper
Oscar Beregi ............ Fuchs
Helen Craig ............. Mrs. Janowski
Alan Napier ............. Antonakis
with
Mark Russell ............ Det. Saperstein (regular)
Vince Conti ............. Det. Rizzo (regular)
Nick Dennis ............. Constantine (regular)
Nicholas Stamos ......... Dimitri
Frank Geraci ............ Big Irv.
When circumstantial evidence implicates a Greek (George Pan)
in murder, Kojak'sinvestigation alienates Greek friends.
(voice of Telly Savalas singing over opening credits)

3.16 [63] Kojak: ON THE EDGE
11Jan76
written by Alvin Boretz
directed by David Friedkin
Guest Stars:
Forrest Tucker
Verna Bloom
Malachi Throne
Danny Wells
Co-Starring:
Joseph R. Sicari ........ Delman
Richard Stanley ......... Arnold
with
Mark Russell ............ Det. Saperstein (regular)
Vince Conti ............. Det. Rizzo (regular)
A detective's (Forrest Tucker) obsession with work threatens his family life, career and important case.

3.17 [64] Kojak: A WIND FROM CORSICA
18Jan76
Teleplay by Mark Rodgers and Barry Trivers
Story by James/(Paul?) Stein and Charles Watts
Directed by Daniel Haller
Guest Stars:
Joseph Hindy
Suzanne Charney
Milt Kogan
Giorgio Tozzi
Co-Starring:
George Garro .......... D'Amato
Al Ruscio ............. Mr. Travino
Karmin Murcelo ........ Mrs. Mendez
with:
John Vari ............. Victor
Borah Silver .......... Prince (recurring character)
MR
VC
The police and health departments pursue a man with a dangerous
virus, trying to carry out his dead brother's vendetta.

3.18 [65] Kojak: BAD DUDE
25Jan76
Written by Joseph N.Gores
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Director of Photography Charles Correll
Guest Stars:
Rosey Grier
Charles Weldon
Roger Robinson
Co-Starring:
Billy Duke ........... Sylk
Dee Timberlake ....... Dellia May
with
DeForest Covan ....... Cabbie
VC (regular)
MR (regular)
Kojak is puzzled when a man seems to set himself up for a
hired killer and doesn't want police to interfere.

3.19 [66] Kojak: THE FRAME
1Feb76
Written by Burton Armus
Directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr.
Guest Stars:
Michael McGuire
James Luisi
Madison Arnold
Co-Starring:
Dick Dinman ........... Swinton
Joseph Perry .......... Bancroft
Martin Braddock ....... Moore
with
Vince Conti ........... Det. Rizzo (regular)
Mark Russell .......... Det. Saperstein (regular)
John Quade ............ Colby
David Garfield ........ Bernheim
Albert Henderson ...... Police Captain
Internal Affairs and a hostile district attorney investigate
Kojak when a thief claims the lieutenant took a bribe.

3.20 [67] Kojak: DEADLY INNOCENCE
08Feb76 CBS Sun
Written by Sean Baine
Directed by Daniel Haller
Guest Stars:
Tige Andrews .......... Aaron Fisk
Stephen Macht ......... Max Fisk
Andrew Parks .......... Danny Fisk
James Luisi ........... Capt. Henry Rosseau
Victor Campos ......... Detective Gomez
*
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Whit Bissell .......... Harry Sentman
Antony Ponzini ........ Joey Fiorello
Anthony Charnota ...... Augie Matthews
with:
Gary Glanz ............ Murray Ornellas
Lee Bryant ............ Cindy Marshall
Russ Marin ............ Dr. Sullivan
Argentin Brunetti ..... Christina
Mark Russell .......... Det. Saperstein (regular)
Vince Conti ........... Det. Rizzo (regular)
Synopsis 1:
A young man must protect a frame-up arranged by his father
(Tige Andrews) to avenge his paralyzed brother.
Synopsis 2:
Kojak investigates the hit-and-run death of a police department chemist. [RF]

3.21 [68] Kojak: JUSTICE DEFERRED
15Feb76
written by Jack Laird
directed by Charles S.Dubin
Director of Photography Charles Correll
guest stars (to be verified)
Michael Ansara
Gail Strickland
Victor Campos
Marjorie Bennett
Ned Glass
Co-Starring: (end credits)
Harry Davis ........... Desk Clerk
Doris Dowling ......... Rosemary
Richard Peabody ....... Burgess
with:
Mark Russell .......... Det. Saperstein (regular)
Vince Conti ........... Det. Rizzo (regular)
Raymond Singer ........ Moscowitz
A multi-millionaire construction tyoon is under investigation
when a corpse is found encased in concrete, 18 years after he helped cover up the murder.

3.22 [69] Kojak: BOTH SIDES OF THE LAW
22Feb76
Written by Gene R. Kearney
Directed by Davis Friedkin
Guest Stars:
David Opatoshu
Ben Hammer
Susan Sullivan
Don Knight
Co-Starring:
Malcolm McCalman ...... McKee
Teno Pollick .......... Nico
Sy Krammer ............ Travizius
James E. Broadhead .... Warden
with
Anthony Mason ......... Leacock
Vince Conti ........... Det. Rizzo (regular)
Mark Russell .......... Det. Saperstein (regular)
Five Rembrandt drawings vanish despite the on-scene capture of the art thieves.

3.23 [70] Kojak: A GRAVE TOO SOON
7Mar76
Written by Jack Laird
Directed by Daniel Haller
Guest Stars:
Diana Hyland
Harold J. Stone
Daniel J. Travanti
Quinn Redeker
Jane Alice Brandon
Co-Starring:
Danny Goldman ........ Sutherland
Jay Novello .......... Patriarch
with:
Vince Conti ........... Det. Rizzo (regular)
Mark Russell .......... Det. Saperstein (regular)
Borah Silver ......... Prince (recurring character)
Synopsis:
Crooked cop? When a vicious jewel thief swears that he bribed Kojak, the accusation is obviously laughable.
But before long it is made painfully clear to Kojak that this is no laughing matter. Kojak pressures a crime
boss when an undercover officer is murdered.

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