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!

  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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RobertM 21 months ago
In the Leonard Nimoy episode, it should be noted that his superior was played by Will Geer.
CaroleThorpe 35 months ago
You got 11 of 11
Did you figure them all out... or did you need "just one more thing"?
Dajj 35 months ago
11/11 too easy!! I still watch Columbo whenever I can, even though we have them all on DVDs!!
jaelinsmith40652 39 months ago
3/11 I gotta try harder next time 😡
MarkSpeck 44 months ago
11 out of 11. I know and love Columbo!
MarkSpeck MarkSpeck 44 months ago
And I'm looking through the responses. Seems I already took this quiz some time ago...LOL!
DarioWiter 45 months ago
10 out of 11! 👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
Jeffrey 47 months ago
Robert Culp and Jack Cassidy were the best villans consistantly - but Nimoy was the evil-est:)
MarkSpeck Jeffrey 44 months ago
And also Patrick McGoohan. He, along with Culp and Cassidy, are considered to be the series' best villains.
dee 49 months ago
I needed just 2 More Things!🙆🙅🙌
irishroz1771 49 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 44 months ago
Check again. Montalban is clearly there.
denny 49 months ago
11/11 Nimoy was a total guess.
Gary 50 months ago
You forgot Ross Martin, Robert Conrad’s partner on The WWW.
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