In 1973, he co-starred in an unsold television series pilot for ABC called "Stone." The pilot starred Robert Hooks as the title character, a highly paid African-American private detective who is headquartered in Southern California.
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Did You Know?
Initially a white actor was cast to play Captain Harold Dobey on Starsky and Hutch
(1975). Aaron Spelling
and Leonard Goldberg
, however, remembered Bernie, who had already played a police captain in a previous Spelling-Goldberg TV show, and thought he'd provided the right chemistry and balance. Since they already had film on him, Bernie didn't need a screen test and secured the part.