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Casting Call: Kojak

We envision Kelsey Grammer playing Kojak's straitlaced boss, Captain Frank McNeil. He was literally on a show called Boss!



Matthew McConaughey could easily channel Kevin Dobson's all-American boyish looks as Detective Robert "Bobby" Crocker, Kojak's partner in (fighting) crime.



George Savalas joined his big bro, Telly on Kojak as Detective Heathcliff "Fatso" Stavros. Will Ferrell has this role on lock.



Detective Tony Rizzo was another insignificant filler detective, but we'd like to see Jason Statham in this supporting role.

Photo by Sye Williams,
Interview, September 2002.


Detective Vitaly Saperstein only appeared in the last few seasons as a filler detective, but we can see Rob Lowe as Mark Russell's character. 

Photo by Greg Gorman, Interview, May 1984.


Vin Diesel is bald, he's a native New Yorker, and he's basically Telly Savalas reincarnated, so we are pretty satisfied with the decision to cast him as Lieutenant Theodore "Theo" Kojak. Well done.

Photo by Steven Klein, Interview, February 1999.