The weekly adventures of tough-as-nails veteran police officer Sgt. T.J. Hooker, who rides the beat with his rookie partner Vince Romano.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Sgt. T.J. Hooker (90 episodes, 1982-1986)
 Officer Stacy Sheridan (85 episodes, 1982-1986)
 Officer Vince Romano (72 episodes, 1982-1985)
 Officer Jim Corrigan / ... (66 episodes, 1982-1986)


In the tradition of other cop shows like "Miami Vice" and "Car 54, Where Are You?", this series is no exception. The viewer follows the exploits of T.J. Hooker and Vince Romano as police officers, as they track criminals and enforce the law. Written by Ari Herzog <>

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His name is T.J. Hooker. A police sergeant training young cops to be the best on the Force...out with them on the street. Excitement! Action! Adventure!


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13 March 1982 (USA)  »

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The Unit Number for Hooker and Romano is 1-Adam-30. The Unit Number for Corrigan and Sheridan is 1-Adam-16. See more »


There are inconsistencies as to how many children Hooker has. In the pilot episode "The Protectors", Hooker is seen only with a young daughter and son. In the first season episode "God Bless The Child", he also has a second daughter who is a teenager. But then throughout the second season, only Hooker's two young children are mentioned. But then from Season Three forward, Hooker only mentions his small daughter. See more »


Spin-off T.J. Hooker: The Movie See more »

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15 February 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

T.J. Hooker was the best cop show in my opinion for many reasons.

Firstly, the storylines and action scenes were very good. But the thing I liked most was seeing the superb William Shatner playing Hooker.

Hooker was human. He was divorced from his wife because of his dedication to the job. He was a great mentor to rookie officers and he always cared about the victims of crime. And he was persistent when it came to chasing the villains. In Hookers eyes, no crime was minor and every victim of crime was a human being with feelings.

It would be so hard to recommend certain episodes because they were all good. The 3rd episode of season 1 was good-Hooker was on the trail of two drug dealers who had killed a young girl. His dedication was second to none as he pursued the bad guys.

A great show. Hooker is the type of police officer I hope exists in real life.

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