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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
28 September 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A desk job? Not the way HE does it. See more »
Plot:
Slightly offbeat television police comedy/drama. Tony Scali is the police commissioner in a small town... See more »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The "Andy Griffith Show" for the 90s... See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 205)

Michael Chiklis ... Tony Scali (92 episodes, 1991-1996)

Theresa Saldana ... Rachel Scali (92 episodes, 1991-1996)

Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... David Scali (92 episodes, 1991-1996)

Geoffrey Nauffts ... Stan Kelly (66 episodes, 1991-1994)

Melinda McGraw ... Cyd Madison (46 episodes, 1992-1994)

Jason Schombing ... Ronnie Lopez / ... (42 episodes, 1991-1996)
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Series Directed by
Miles Watkins (15 episodes, 1991-1995)
James Whitmore Jr. (8 episodes, 1993-1995)
Kim Manners (7 episodes, 1991-1994)
Rob Hedden (6 episodes, 1992-1994)
Bruce Kessler (5 episodes, 1994)
Gwen Arner (4 episodes, 1991-1993)
Tucker Gates (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Barbara Amato (4 episodes, 1992-1994)
Rachel Feldman (4 episodes, 1993)
Mark Sobel (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Les Sheldon (3 episodes, 1992)
Paul Shapiro (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Nutter (2 episodes, 1992)
Michael Zinberg (2 episodes, 1992)
Sara Rose (2 episodes, 1993)
James Head (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
John Peter Kousakis (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Greenwalt (2 episodes, 1994)
James A. Contner (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen J. Cannell (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Stephen Kronish (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Robert Cochran (19 episodes, 1991-1995)
Joel Surnow (12 episodes, 1993-1995)
David Ehrman (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
David Greenwalt (9 episodes, 1993-1995)
Glen Morgan (8 episodes, 1991-1993)
James Wong (8 episodes, 1991-1993)
Tammy Ader (5 episodes, 1991-1992)
Anthony J. Schembri (4 episodes, 1991-1993)
Christina Covino (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Robert Rabinowitz (4 episodes, 1992-1993)
Evan Katz (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Larry Barber (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Paul Barber (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Michael Berlin (2 episodes, 1993)
Eric Estrin (2 episodes, 1993)
Jon Boorstin (2 episodes, 1995)

Series Produced by
Stephen J. Cannell .... executive producer (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Robert Cochran .... co-executive producer / co-producer / ... (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
John Peter Kousakis .... producer / supervising producer (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
Stephen Kronish .... executive producer (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
Glen Morgan .... supervising producer (44 episodes, 1991-1993)
James Wong .... supervising producer (44 episodes, 1991-1993)
Joel Surnow .... supervising producer (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
David Greenwalt .... producer (41 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jo Swerling Jr. .... supervising producer (26 episodes, 1991-1996)
Marianne Canepa .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ron French .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Alan Cassidy .... co-producer (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
David Levinson .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Original Music by
Walter Murphy (92 episodes, 1991-1996)

Mike Post (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (44 episodes, 1991-1993)
Robert McLachlan (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
Rodney Charters (3 episodes, 1995)
Brenton Spencer (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
Howard Terrill (47 episodes, 1991-1995)
Gene Ranney (45 episodes, 1991-1995)
Ron Spang (3 episodes, 1991)
Lynne Willingham (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Scott Boyd (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Casting by
Lucy Cavallo (49 episodes, 1991-1993)
Brad Warshaw (43 episodes, 1993-1996)
 
Series Production Design by
Michael Ritter (4 episodes, 1995-1996)

Stephen Geaghan (unknown episodes)
Michael Nemirsky (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gary Myers (43 episodes, 1993-1995)
Stephen Geaghan (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Michael Nemirsky (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jennifer Moore (66 episodes, 1991-1994)
Mark Lane (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Birdsall (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gregory Mah (66 episodes, 1992-1995)
Diane Widas (66 episodes, 1992-1995)
Christina McQuarrie (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jane E. Still (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Makeup Department
Janet Sala .... hair stylist (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
Carolyn Stewart .... makeup artist (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
Victoria Down .... makeup artist (29 episodes, 1992-1993)
Patricia Murray .... assistant makeup artist (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Francesca von Zimmermann .... assistant makeup artist (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Joann Fowler .... makeup artist (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
Angelina P. Cameron .... hair stylist (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Teresa Robinson .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Production Management
Matthew N. Herman .... executive in charge of production (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Ron French .... production manager (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
Gary Winter .... executive in charge of post-production (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
Brent O'Connor .... production manager (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Matheson .... second assistant director (44 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jonathan Schneider .... third assistant director / trainee assistant director (44 episodes, 1992-1994)
Richard Coleman .... first assistant director (28 episodes, 1991-1994)
Martin Wood .... first assistant director / second assistant director (21 episodes, 1993-1995)
Julia Done .... second assistant director (15 episodes, 1993-1995)
Shirley-Anne Parsons .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jack Hardy .... first assistant director (10 episodes, 1993-1994)
Bill Mizel .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Julia Dastoor .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Erika Zborowsky .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1991-1992)
Morgan Beggs .... first assistant director (7 episodes, 1994-1996)
Richard Cowan .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1992)
Kevin Parks .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1994)
Pete Whyte .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1994)
Gary Combs .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Gilbert B. Combs .... second unit director (2 episodes, 1991)
James Marshall .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1994)
Peter Dashkewytch .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1995)
Alysse Leite-Rogers .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1995)

Roger Scott Russell .... third assistant director (unknown episodes, 1994)
Larry D. Horricks .... first assistant director: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Harry Griffin-Beale .... construction coordinator (84 episodes, 1991-1995)
Bryan Korenberg .... property master (66 episodes, 1991-1994)
Macleod Sinclaire .... assistant set decorator (23 episodes, 1991-1995)
Robert K. Smith .... property master (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
James Cordeiro .... assistant art director (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
David Valentine .... property master (4 episodes, 1995-1996)

Perry Battista .... lead set dresser (unknown episodes)
Jim Geddes .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Max Matsuoka .... props buyer (unknown episodes)
Tony Soragnese .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer (65 episodes, 1991-1994)
Craig Vandagriff .... sound effects coordinator (32 episodes, 1991-1995)
Michael O'Corrigan .... sound effects coordinator (30 episodes, 1993-1994)
Sam Gemette .... sound effects coordinator (26 episodes, 1992-1993)
Gordon Anderson .... sound mixer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Mark Noda .... boom operator (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ron Garrard .... sound editor (14 episodes, 1995)
Lindsay Bucknell .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 1995-1996)

Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (unknown episodes)
Mike Hibberson .... cable person (unknown episodes)
William Jacobs .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Timothy Pearson .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Brad Sherman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer / foley mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bob Comer .... special effects (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
Jak Osmond .... special effects first assistant (40 episodes, 1991-1993)
 
Series Stunts
Lou Bollo .... stunt coordinator (66 episodes, 1992-1995)
John Wardlow .... stunt coordinator (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer (6 episodes, 1992-1994)
Danny Virtue .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 1995-1996)

Lauro Chartrand .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Duane Dickinson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Delaina-Lu Gamblin .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Dean Hinchey .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Dave Hospes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
David Jacox .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mike Mitchell .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Scott Nicholson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jacob Rupp .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Monty L. Simons .... stunt coordinator: LA commercial shoot (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dan Henshaw .... second assistant camera (44 episodes, 1991-1993)
Trig Singer .... camera operator (39 episodes, 1993-1995)
R.K. Hill .... key grip (32 episodes, 1993-1995)
John Clothier .... camera operator (27 episodes, 1992-1993)
Chris Cochrane .... generator operator (24 episodes, 1991-1993)
Barry Donlevy .... gaffer (23 episodes, 1993-1996)
Donnie Allen .... gaffer (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
David S. Warner .... rigging gaffer (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Al Campbell .... key grip (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Tim Heller .... best boy lighting technician (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ron Williams .... gaffer (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Richard Buckmaster .... gaffer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jill MacLauchlan .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Andrew Mulkani .... key grip (16 episodes, 1991-1995)
Tom Fillingham .... camera operator (14 episodes, 1991-1992)
Ron MacLeay .... key grip (12 episodes, 1994-1995)
Vince Laxton .... generator operator (9 episodes, 1991-1992)
Nick Kuchera .... key grip (6 episodes, 1991)
Harvey LaRocque .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1994)
Ted Smith .... second assistant: a camera (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
John Holbrook .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1992)
Gary J. Williams .... key grip (3 episodes, 1992)
Gordon Verheul .... gaffer (3 episodes, 1995)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1995)

John Carron .... playback operator (unknown episodes)
Gil Forrester .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Dean Hannas .... camera trainee (unknown episodes)
Saubrie Mohamed .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Kim Olsen .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
A.J. Vesak .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Peter F. Woeste .... photographer: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Susanne McLellan .... casting: Vancouver (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Lucy Cavallo .... casting executive (39 episodes, 1993-1995)
Peter Golden .... casting executive (28 episodes, 1991-1992)
Stacey Levy .... casting associate: Los Angeles / casting associate (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carol Kelsay .... casting: Vancouver (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Janice MacIsaac .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Amelia Ann Hagen .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 1994-1995)
Bill Missett .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Music Department
Mike Post .... composer: theme music / composer: theme (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Jay Kleinberg .... music editor (64 episodes, 1991-1994)
Libby Pedersen .... music editor (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Barbara Schechter .... music editor (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Transportation Department
James Perenseff .... transportation coordinator (46 episodes, 1992-1995)
Stephen Carr .... personal driver (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Marty Grohn .... transportation coordinator (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Ron Gadoury .... transportation coordinator (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kevin Sissons .... transportation coordinator (9 episodes, 1993)
Allan Morgan .... transportation coordinator (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Other crew
Stephen Sassen .... production executive (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Anthony J. Schembri .... technical advisor (92 episodes, 1991-1996)
Grace Curcio .... assistant: Mr. Cannell (88 episodes, 1991-1995)
Nancy Forstrom .... production coordinator (86 episodes, 1991-1995)
Jessica Clothier .... script supervisor (45 episodes, 1991-1993)
Jennifer Faltings .... assistant: Mr. Kronish (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
Temple Anderson .... script supervisor (29 episodes, 1993-1994)
Kim Cowan .... unit publicist (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Sherry Gorval .... location manager (23 episodes, 1993-1995)
Tammy Ader .... executive script consultant (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Christina Covino .... assistant: Mr. Kronish / assistant: Mr. Cannell (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Robert Rabinowitz .... executive script consultant (22 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kandis Armstrong .... assistant production coordinator (18 episodes, 1991-1992)
Jon-Michael Preece .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 1994-1995)
Bruce L. Brownstein .... location manager (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
Dean Stoker .... location manager (12 episodes, 1991-1992)
David Ehrman .... story editor (12 episodes, 1994-1995)
Evan Katz .... executive script consultant / executive story editor (11 episodes, 1993)
Warren Wayne .... location manager (10 episodes, 1991-1992)
Craig Forrest .... location manager (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
John Penhall .... location manager (9 episodes, 1992-1993)
Greg Jackson .... location manager (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Carson .... location manager (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Lynn Johnston .... assistant: Mr. Levinson (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christine Lalande .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Merri Toth .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Steve Oatway .... stand-in for Michael Chiklis (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Cynthia Chapman .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1995)

Jill Christensen .... assistant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Don Munro .... office production assistant (unknown episodes)
Selina Williams .... extras wrangler (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
USA:60 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes)

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Trivia:
The character of Tony Scali was supposed to be in his late thirties. Michael Chiklis was actually 28 years old when cast as Scali, in part because he looked much older than his real age. When Chiklis lost weight during the course of the series, the network, fearing that such weight loss might negatively effect the ratings, reportedly had Chiklis stuff his clothing to appear older and heavy set. Chiklis was also discouraged from shaving his hair off to look still older.See more »
Quotes:
[Cyd and Tony are in a tattoo parlor]
Tony:A starburst would look perfect on you.
Cyd:Thanks, but I think one is enough.
[Long pause]
Cyd:It's on my shoulder, okay?
Tony:Did I ask?
Cyd:In a manner of speaking.
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The "Andy Griffith Show" for the 90s..., 15 June 2000

I called it the Andy Griffith Show for the 90s because it was set also in a small town, with goofy officers to assist the Chief, and with some silly plot lines. At the same time, it was a grown-up "Andy Griffith Show", full of the problems of the time affecting the family, both at work and at home. Many of us cannot forget the time in which the son of the Commissioner was taken...and in which the wife of the Commish was raped and almost killed. It was realistically done, and all of the actors should take a deep bow. It was good TV. I want it back.

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