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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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One of the Great Comedies See more (27 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 (65 episodes, 1975-1982)
Frank Dungan (48 episodes, 1979-1982)
Jeff Stein (40 episodes, 1979-1981)
Reinhold Weege (34 episodes, 1976-1979)
Chris Hayward (33 episodes, 1975-1978)
Tom Reeder (13 episodes, 1975-1981)
Jeff Stein (10 episodes, 1981-1982)
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
George Spiro Dibie (72 episodes, 1978-1982)

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)
Jerry Markus .... associate director (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
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)
Richard Engstrom .... video (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jim Angel .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1975-1978)
Sam Potter .... video (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
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)
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)
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)
Tony Neely .... studio supervisor (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 Dungan .... story editor (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jeff Stein .... story editor (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
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)
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)
William F. 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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Trivia:
In 1979, an episode was done with the actors out of character as a tribute to actor Jack Soo, who played Det. Nick Yemana. Soo had died of cancer of the esophagus in 1979. The episode consisted of unscripted reminiscences of Soo by the cast members, interspersed with clips of him from the show. At the end of this episode, the cast raised their coffee cups as a salute to him, a reference to the running joke throughout the series that Yemana always (but unintentionally) made very foul-tasting coffee for the other members of the squad.See more »
Quotes:
Dietrich:I've always admired the Japanese outlook on death. The calm acceptance, the treating it as a part of life...
Yemana:[to Wojo] I dunno what he's talking about - personally, I'm going kicking and screaming all the way.
Wojo:Well, why don't you tell him that?
Yemana:I like my image.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #26.194" (2010)See more »

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
One of the Great Comedies, 21 November 2002
Author: edmundmuskie from America

Barney Miller is considered to be one of the first multiethnic work place comedies. The show is a well-written funny, thoughtful and excellent TV Show without a doubt. This was the precursor to Night Court and many others. The show started out about the personal and professional life of New York's 12th precinct captain Barney Miller. At home he had a wife and children who were changing much faster than he was ready for.

But the focus of the show eventually became solely the precinct and the people that worked for him. At first there were Wojiehowicz who was Polish and relatively conservative, not to mention a former marine. Then there was Yemana, a man of Japanese descent who was very quiet. Then there was Harris, a stylish African-American who could be considered arrogant, but in reality was a nice guy. Chano was Hispanic but departed from the show quickly, but the star of the show was the over the Hill and very tired Detective Phil Fish.

Earlier on the show had a hard time finding its identity. It did not know what kind of show it wanted to be. Sometimes the shows were character driven sometimes they were slapstick. Also in the early episode there was a real audience instead of the soundtrack they had for the majority of the episodes.

What I liked about the show is that it was down to earth. In my very humble estimation this seemed to be a relatively accurate depiction of cops in New York City dealing with a bunch of wierdos on a daily basis. And there were all kinds of people from a professor angry at a subway advertisement to a man that was possessed by a demon.

The show lost some of its best characters but gained some of it's best as well. Abe Vigoda, who left the show in 1977, left the show without Fish. Perhaps the shows biggest tragedy came with the death of Jack Soo who played Yemana. Soo was actually interred in a Japanese detainment camp during World War Two. Yemana was the last scene-stealer on the show and it became a different show without the sarcasm of Yemana.

Later editions to the cast included the Staff Sergeant Leavitt, who was constantly trying to impress Captain Miller, and the philosophical Dietrich, who was very sarcastic. Dietrich was a great addition to the show and saved it from being cancelled in my estimation. The downside of the show was there was never a replacement for Jack Soo. This left a void in the show that never was filled.

As the show went on the show went from President Ford to Reagan. In the early days the show seemed to just make fun of society but as society seemed to get worse under Reagan the show took on a less sardonic tone. But at this point the show was actually very good and was quite different from the show it was seven years earlier.

In it's last season Barney Miller finally won an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy series. This was a great show that rarely had a bad episode. Other than the infamous brownie episode all of the shows really are the same. They are similar but great. The show is on TV Land at obscure times, but if you can find it, Barney Miller is well worth watching.

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