Lieutenant Theo Kojak was a detective with the New York City Police Department. The character of Kojak was portrayed by Telly Savalas. Kojak was of Greek American heritage and this fact was often mentioned. Kojak was an impressive looking bald man who was always dressed in expensive beautifully tailored clothing.
Kojak smoked early in the series, but then kicked the habit and in later episodes often was seen with a lollipop in his mouth. He had a fondness for Tootsie Roll Pops too. Anyone who was a fan of the Kojak
Theo Kojak appeared to be a pretty honest tough guy who would sometimes give a glimpse of a softer side. If it helped apprehend a culprit or make a case Kojak might be inclined to bend the rules a little.
The Kojak series ran for 5 seasons on CBS from 1973 to 1978.