Can you I.D. all these celebrity killers on Columbo?

Put your Seventies pop-culture detective skills to the test!

There are no spoiler alerts with Columbo. The show tells you who the killer is at the beginning of each episode. The pleasure lies in watching Columbo (Peter Falk) snare the guilty party.

In its original run, Columbo had some fabulous famous folks play both killers and victims. Here, we're focusing on the baddies. 

See if you can I.D. these celebrities from the first seven seasons!

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  1. Oh, captain, my captain! You know him as which captain?
  2. He also played an infamous villain on a beloved 1960s show. Which one?
  3. He played which sitcom character?
  4. Pick the highest-charting single sung by this music legend.
  5. He played a master of disguise on this hit show.
  6. You certainly know his Star Trek role, but who was his character on Mission: Impossible?
  7. Even in painted form, you would recognize this sitcom star for playing…?
  8. This Columbo killer was formerly the victim of a murder in which Alfred Hitchcock classic?
  9. Here he is taking out his aggressions on a punching bag. You might know him for throwing punches on which Western?
  10. He was once part of which classic comedy group?
  11. He was the killer in the first episode… and again in season three… and again in season five. He is the father of which 1970s teen idols?

Can you I.D. all these celebrity killers on Columbo?

Your Result...

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jaelinsmith40652 2 months ago
3/11 I gotta try harder next time 😡
MarkSpeck 7 months ago
11 out of 11. I know and love Columbo!
MarkSpeck MarkSpeck 7 months ago
And I'm looking through the responses. Seems I already took this quiz some time ago...LOL!
DarioWiter 8 months ago
10 out of 11! 👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
Jeffrey 10 months ago
Robert Culp and Jack Cassidy were the best villans consistantly - but Nimoy was the evil-est:)
MarkSpeck Jeffrey 7 months ago
And also Patrick McGoohan. He, along with Culp and Cassidy, are considered to be the series' best villains.
dee 12 months ago
I needed just 2 More Things!🙆🙅🙌
irishroz1771 12 months ago
11 out of 11 - pretty easy! And, yes, forgot several others like Ross Martin of WWW, Ricardo Montabon of Fantasy Island, Robert Culp of I Spy - to name just a few.
MarkSpeck LindaPfaff 7 months ago
Check again. Montalban is clearly there.
denny 12 months ago
11/11 Nimoy was a total guess.
Gary 13 months ago
You forgot Ross Martin, Robert Conrad’s partner on The WWW.
Quazimo 14 months ago
Perfect score did not need anything
frances3agape 14 months ago
How could you omit Patrick McGoohan who was "The Prisoner" - he was on at least 3 episodes!!
Still one of your BEST quizzes.
THANKS for all the tv and online memories!
MarkSpeck frances3agape 7 months ago
More to the point, he was in four episodes...two in the original and two in the reboot. Plus, he directed three of the four he appeared in, and two more on top of that!
frances3agape MarkSpeck 7 months ago
And they were all GREAT!
Too bad McGoohan didn't act much after Columbo finished, except for once on MURDER SHE WROTE, until Mel Gibson's BRAVEHEART.
Wonder if (1) he didn't want to, would rather write and direct; (2) no offers; (3) bad scripts or (4) his health.
He did look older than his age by the COLUMBO "Ashes To Ashes"
MikefromJersey 14 months ago
11 for 11.
Where did Shatner get that cheesy dark wig, Liberace's garage sale?
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