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Release Date:
23 January 1975 (USA) See more »
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One of the Funniest Police Shows Ever See more »
Plot:
The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 43 nominations See more »
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"Barney Miller"....A Quality Series that was one of the best to come out of the 1970's and survived the early 1980's See more (25 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 183)

Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller (171 episodes, 1974-1982)

Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz / ... (170 episodes, 1975-1982)

Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris (164 episodes, 1975-1982)

Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich / ... (124 episodes, 1975-1982)

Ron Carey ... Officer Carl Levitt / ... (121 episodes, 1976-1982)

Jack Soo ... Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana (101 episodes, 1975-1979)
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Series Directed by
Noam Pitlik (102 episodes, 1975-1981)
Danny Arnold (13 episodes, 1975-1982)
Bruce Bilson (10 episodes, 1976-1981)
Lee Bernhardi (8 episodes, 1975-1978)
Max Gail (5 episodes, 1978-1982)
Alex March (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gennaro Montanino (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Hal Linden (3 episodes, 1977-1982)
Jeremiah Morris (3 episodes, 1977)
David Swift (3 episodes, 1977)
Lee Lochhead (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Homer Powell (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Alan Bergmann (2 episodes, 1982)
Tony Sheehan (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Danny Arnold (171 episodes, 1974-1982)
Theodore J. Flicker (171 episodes, 1974-1982)
Tony Sheehan (64 episodes, 1975-1982)
Frank Dungan (39 episodes, 1979-1982)
Jeff Stein (39 episodes, 1979-1982)
Reinhold Weege (34 episodes, 1976-1979)
Chris Hayward (33 episodes, 1975-1978)
Tom Reeder (13 episodes, 1975-1981)
Arne Sultan (9 episodes, 1975-1976)
Dennis Koenig (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Nat Mauldin (9 episodes, 1981-1982)
Larry Balmagia (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Wally Dalton (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Shelley Zellman (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jordan Moffet (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lee H. Grant (4 episodes, 1977-1982)
Richard Beban (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Judith Anne Nielsen (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jerry Ross (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Roland Kibbee (3 episodes, 1977-1981)
Bob Colleary (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Calvin Kelly (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jim Tisdale (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sandy Krinski (2 episodes, 1975)
Douglas Wyman (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Russnow (2 episodes, 1977)
Carol Gary (2 episodes, 1978)
Rich Reinhart (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jaie Brashar (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Danny Arnold .... executive producer / producer (170 episodes, 1974-1982)
Roland Kibbee .... executive producer / producer (117 episodes, 1974-1982)
Gary Shaw .... associate producer / co-producer (113 episodes, 1975-1980)
Tony Sheehan .... producer / associate producer (51 episodes, 1977-1980)
Chris Hayward .... producer (35 episodes, 1975-1976)
Reinhold Weege .... producer (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Arne Sultan .... producer (8 episodes, 1975)
Tim Steele .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1975)
Noam Pitlik .... producer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mark Goode .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1975)

Frank Dungan .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Jack Elliott (106 episodes, 1974-1980)
Allyn Ferguson (106 episodes, 1974-1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline (1 episode, 1974)

Steve Schein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Laurence Merrill (64 episodes, 1977-1980)
Paul Schatzkin (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
Christin Hardman (48 episodes, 1977-1980)
Fred Golan (44 episodes, 1975-1977)
Richard Schwadel (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
John Rubin (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Linda Henry (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Rodger Klein (3 episodes, 1977)
Hal Collins (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Casting by
Beth Uffner (28 episodes, 1975-1976)
Lori Openden (27 episodes, 1976-1977)
Eleanor Ross (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jerold Franks (21 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harriet B. Helberg (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tricia Rosenbaum (6 episodes, 1979)
Joanna E. Aldrich (5 episodes, 1979)
Ramsay King (2 episodes, 1975)

Cody Ewell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
John C. Mula (124 episodes, 1975-1980)
Kenneth A. Reid (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Edward J. McDonald (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Murphy (44 episodes, 1976-1980)
Al Lehman (35 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joe Blasco .... makeup artist (164 episodes, 1974-1982)
Mike Ragan .... makeup artist / hair stylist (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Paulette Pennington .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mary Spina .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerry Cash .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1975)
Bud Keats .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Production Management
Jordan P. Davis .... executive in charge of production / unit production manager (126 episodes, 1975-1980)
Hal Danforth .... unit manager / unit production manager / ... (40 episodes, 1977-1979)
Don Richetta .... post-production supervisor (39 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ed Rossi .... unit manager / unit production manager (29 episodes, 1975-1977)
John Rea .... unit manager (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Perry L. Krauss .... post-production supervisor (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joe Neary .... unit manager (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Gary Shaw .... unit manager (11 episodes, 1975)
Willie Geiger .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chester Jackson .... associate director / second unit director / ... (37 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jeff Melman .... associate director (32 episodes, 1977-1978)
Don Corvan .... associate director (21 episodes, 1975-1976)
Lee Bernhardi .... associate director (10 episodes, 1975)
Franklin Melton .... associate director (3 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Art Department
David Tait .... unit property master / property master / ... (100 episodes, 1975-1980)
Edward J. McDonald .... assistant art director (11 episodes, 1975)
Richard L. Casady .... unit property master (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
R.A. Smith .... unit property master (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Smay .... audio (41 episodes, 1978-1980)
Art DuPont .... audio (26 episodes, 1975-1976)
Norm Schwartz .... sound (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rich Jacob .... audio (10 episodes, 1978)
Ron Cronkhite .... audio / sound (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ethan Bush .... audio / sound (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jimmy Carr .... audio (3 episodes, 1975)
Doug Nelson .... audio (3 episodes, 1977-1978)

John Speak .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Spiro Dibie .... lighting consultant (126 episodes, 1975-1980)
Ron Brooks .... camera operator (70 episodes, 1975-1979)
Grant Velie .... lighting director / lighting technician (50 episodes, 1975-1977)
Warren Cress .... camera operator (44 episodes, 1975-1980)
John Appelroth .... lighting director / lighting technician (43 episodes, 1977-1980)
Noel Newman .... camera operator / assistant camera (42 episodes, 1976-1978)
Chester Jackson .... camera operator (40 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jim Balden .... camera operator (38 episodes, 1975-1979)
Steve Schein .... camera operator / video (36 episodes, 1978-1980)
Dick Engstrom .... video (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jim Angel .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1975-1978)
Keith Winikoff .... video (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Herbert Weiss .... video operator / video (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
Richard Hissong .... video (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Smith .... video (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bud Hendricks .... video (10 episodes, 1975)
Sam Potter .... video (10 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bud Holland .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1975-1976)
John Lee .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gene Redington .... video (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Philbin .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1978)
Jack Denton .... lighting director / lighting technician / ... (6 episodes, 1975-1979)
Joe Talosi .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1978-1980)
Art LaCombe .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1979)
Sal Folino .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1975-1979)
Herm Falk .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Hugh Dilonardo .... video (4 episodes, 1978)
Larry Brotzler .... video (2 episodes, 1975)
Ed Payne .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1975)
Michael Stich .... video (2 episodes, 1975)
Dale Walsh .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
Don Langford .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1978)
Bill Scott .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Murphy .... wardrobe / costumes (40 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Homer Powell .... supervising editor / editorial supervisor / ... (100 episodes, 1975-1980)
Perry L. Krauss .... post-production supervisor / post production supervisor (39 episodes, 1977-1979)
Linda Henry .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (37 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tricia Rosenbaum .... post-production coordinator (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ken Giorgi .... post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 1975)
John F. Schreyer .... supervising editor (13 episodes, 1975)
Marjorie Abrahams .... post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 1977)
Fred Golan .... assembly supervisor (10 episodes, 1977)
Don Richetta .... post production supervisor (8 episodes, 1977)
Ken Zemke .... editorial supervisor (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Elliott .... composer: theme music (170 episodes, 1975-1982)
Allyn Ferguson .... composer: theme music (170 episodes, 1975-1982)
 
Series Other crew
Noble Moore .... technical director (140 episodes, 1975-1982)
Cherryll Bider .... production assistant (74 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ruth Siroonian .... production auditor (71 episodes, 1977-1980)
Shirley Alberti .... assistant to producer / associate to producer / ... (70 episodes, 1975-1978)
Paul Glanzman .... technical adviser / technical advisor (58 episodes, 1974-1982)
Ed Duzik .... stage manager / story editor (56 episodes, 1975-1980)
Susan Beavers .... production assistant (52 episodes, 1975-1977)
Lee H. Grant .... stage manager / story editor (46 episodes, 1978-1980)
Darrell Gentry .... studio supervisor (40 episodes, 1975-1977)
Bud Untiedt .... engineering supervisor (39 episodes, 1975-1979)
Gary Shaw .... stage manager (31 episodes, 1975-1978)
James Woodworth .... stage manager (31 episodes, 1975-1978)
Lee Fairchild .... stage manager (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
Rick Feuchter .... studio supervisor (30 episodes, 1977-1978)
Horace Scott .... engineering supervisor (26 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tony Sheehan .... story editor / script editor (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jerry Markus .... associate director (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jeff Melman .... stage manager (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Reinhold Weege .... story editor (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Kathy Wolf .... assistant to producer (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Frank Dungan .... story editor (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Tony Neely .... studio supervisor (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jeff Stein .... story editor (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lori Openden .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
John McElveney .... studio supervisor (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ernie Buttelman .... technical director (15 episodes, 1975)
Frank Dandridge .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producer (14 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jerry Blumenthal .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1975-1978)
Shirley Stein .... production assistant / assistant to producer (11 episodes, 1975)
Sam Potter .... video (11 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jim Wycoff .... studio supervisor (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bud Molin .... post production executive (10 episodes, 1975)
Don Corvan .... stage manager (9 episodes, 1975)
Lee Jordan .... engineering supervisor (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Terry Baldwin .... assistant to producer (6 episodes, 1975)
Bob Gabrielson .... engineering supervisor (6 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jeanine Fox .... engineering supervisor (6 episodes, 1979)
John Wilson .... engineering supervisor (5 episodes, 1978)
Gus Dato .... engineering supervisor (4 episodes, 1975-1978)
Tim Steele .... production consultant (4 episodes, 1975)
Christopher Cookson .... engineering supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Bill Wallace .... engineering supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Fred D'Aguilar .... technical director (4 episodes, 1979-1982)
Franklin Melton .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1977)
Ted Jakubanis .... technical manager (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Donna Newberry .... studio supervisor (3 episodes, 1979)
Dick Amos .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Selig Frank .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Lila Garrett .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1975)
Lee Lochhead .... assistant to producer (2 episodes, 1975)
John Westbrook .... technical director (2 episodes, 1975)
Jennifer Cobb .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gene Lukowski .... technical director (2 episodes, 1978)
Burt Schwartz .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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When Harris is asked to produce a porn film for an undercover sting, he uses the name "Starry Night Productions" as his cover. Years later, show writer Reinhold Weege uses the name for his own production company, which produced "Night Court." This 'connection' may account for many of the surreal (and humorous) elements found on both shows.See more »
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Inspector Kelly:[comes into the Squad Room dressed in a patrolman's uniform] Patrolman Kelly reporting for duty.
Det. Sgt. Chano Amenguale:For an undercover cop, that's a pretty dumb disguise.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"Barney Miller"....A Quality Series that was one of the best to come out of the 1970's and survived the early 1980's, 20 November 2008
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

If there was a great TV show that emphasize the decade of the 1970's,the situation comedy series "Barney Miller",was just that. This was a quality series that became one of television's greats. In perspectives,"Barney Miller" was a show that changed dramatically during the course of its seven year run,despite the fact that its plot,setting and basic cast remained the same. This was a show that quickly became one of the biggest hits for the ABC-TV network,producing 170 episodes during its seven year run on the network from the premiere episode on January 23,1975 until the final episode of the series on May 20,1982. The series was created by Danny Arnold,who served as the executive producer along with Theodore J. Flicker. Arnold also served as one of the writers of the show along with Chris Hayward. The series was produced by Arnold's production company Four D Productions in association with the ABC Television Network(the series was filmed in front of a studio audience at ABC Television Center in Hollywood).

The show was about a detective squad at a precinct house in New York City's Greenwich Village,and often the strange people from the community went in and out their door each week. At the beginning of the series,the pace of the police department was fast and the comedy a bit loud.,and the emphasis was one-on-one liners and quirkiness rather than on real characters. Captain Barney Miller(Hal Linden)was head of the precinct,very put-upon and overworked,but nevertheless always wise and friendly. Wojo(Max Gail)was the well meaning detective who was a bit lacking in smarts. Harris(Ron Glass)was funny,fashion-conscious,and cool,while Yemana(Jack Soo)was much more introverted,though he also would provide the occasional witty commentary. Fish(Abe Vigoda,who was on the show for two seasons before being spun off into their own show "Fish")was the elder statesmen,the old man on the verge of retirement who had more ailments than you could imagine. Chano(Gregory Sierra)was the normal of the bunch after Barney,and always tried to have a positive outlook despite being constantly exposed to the less inspiring side of life. Other characters that appeared were Barney's wife Liz(Barbara Barrie),Barney's supervisor Chief Inspector Frank Luger(James Gregory),and Officer Carl Levitt(Ron Carey),and Detective Arthur Dietrich(Steve Landesberg).

The detectives were racially mixed,which,at the show's inception,would occasionally provide for some comedy. Other detectives came and went after an episode or two,especially during the very early years of the series. Its amazing that "Barney Miller" survived,but it laid the groundwork for what was great comedy and the awards that this show received: It won the DGA Award from the Directors Guild of America in 1981,and it won back-to-back Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series(Hal Linden)in 1979,1980,and 1982. Not to mention winning the Peabody Award in 1979,and the Golden Globe for Best Television Comedy or Musical Series twice in 1976 and 1977.

Almost all of the action took place in the squad room and Barney's adjoining office,despite the fact that the station seemed very small considering its location. "Barney Miller" during the seven seasons that it ran on ABC,became a literate,well-written show with interesting characters and story lines mixed in with some grand comedy. In its later years it unfortunately suffered from "social-cause-of-the-week",syndrome by way of a'la' Lou Grant and every other socially conscious show that exploded onto TV screens in the mid-1970's and early 1980's. This was a series that is highly recommended as one of the best to come out of the 1970's and survived until its demise in the early 1980's.

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