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21 September 1993 (USA) See more »
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Ride along with the boys in blue.
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The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit. Full summary »
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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 80 wins & 191 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Will We Get More? See more (52 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 650)

Dennis Franz ... Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)

Gordon Clapp ... Det. Greg Medavoy (252 episodes, 1993-2005)

James McDaniel ... Lt. Arthur Fancy (160 episodes, 1993-2001)

Bill Brochtrup ... John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)

Kim Delaney ... Det. Diane Russell (132 episodes, 1995-2003)

Nicholas Turturro ... Det. James Martinez (129 episodes, 1993-2000)

Henry Simmons ... Det. Baldwin Jones (121 episodes, 2000-2005)
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Series Directed by
Mark Tinker (56 episodes, 1994-2005)
Steven DePaul (15 episodes, 1993-2004)
Michael M. Robin (15 episodes, 1993-1999)
Donna Deitch (13 episodes, 1995-2003)
Robert J. Doherty (13 episodes, 1997-2005)
Paris Barclay (12 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jesse Bochco (10 episodes, 2002-2005)
Gregory Hoblit (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jake Paltrow (9 episodes, 1997-2004)
Matthew Penn (8 episodes, 1997-2003)
Dennis Dugan (6 episodes, 1993-2004)
Mark Piznarski (6 episodes, 1995-2003)
Rick Wallace (4 episodes, 1994-2005)
Elodie Keene (4 episodes, 1994-1996)
Michael W. Watkins (4 episodes, 1996-2001)
Perry Lang (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Tawnia McKiernan (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
John Hyams (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Charles Haid (3 episodes, 1993-2002)
Daniel Sackheim (3 episodes, 1993-1996)
Brad Silberling (3 episodes, 1993-1996)
Joe Ann Fogle (3 episodes, 1995-2003)
Davis Guggenheim (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Farrel Levy (3 episodes, 1997-2001)
Karen Gaviola (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Dennis M. White (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Kevin Hooks (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Carol Banker (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lesli Linka Glatter (2 episodes, 1994)
Adam Nimoy (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jorge Montesi (2 episodes, 1995)
Randall Zisk (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Marc Buckland (2 episodes, 1999)
Peter Markle (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ed Begley Jr. (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Steven Bochco (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
David Milch (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
Bill Clark (88 episodes, 1994-2004)
Nicholas Wootton (34 episodes, 1995-2004)
Jody Worth (20 episodes, 1994-2003)
Leonard Gardner (20 episodes, 1994-2000)
Ted Mann (18 episodes, 1993-1999)
Gardner Stern (17 episodes, 1993-1996)
Keith Eisner (13 episodes, 2002-2005)
Tom Szentgyorgyi (13 episodes, 2002-2005)
Meredith Stiehm (12 episodes, 1996-2000)
Matt Olmstead (11 episodes, 1999-2004)
David Mills (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
Theresa Rebeck (8 episodes, 1995-1997)
Greg Plageman (7 episodes, 2002-2004)
Burton Armus (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
William M. Finkelstein (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Buzz Bissinger (4 episodes, 2001)
Jonathan Lisco (4 episodes, 2001)
George Putnam (3 episodes, 1994-1996)
Charles H. Eglee (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Channing Gibson (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ann Biderman (3 episodes, 1994)
Alexandra Cunningham (3 episodes, 2001)
W.K. Scott Meyer (2 episodes, 1993-2000)
Victor Bumbalo (2 episodes, 1995-2001)
John Chambers (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Doug Palau (2 episodes, 1999)
Harold Sylvester (2 episodes, 2001)
Bonnie Mark (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Series Produced by
Steven Bochco .... executive producer (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
Mark Tinker .... executive producer (227 episodes, 1995-2005)
Steven DePaul .... co-producer / supervising producer / ... (218 episodes, 1993-2004)
David Milch .... executive producer (154 episodes, 1993-2000)
Alex Shevchenko .... associate producer (154 episodes, 1993-2000)
Joseph Berger-Davis .... supervising associate producer / associate producer (88 episodes, 1993-1997)
Chad Savage .... co-producer / associate producer / ... (66 episodes, 1993-1998)
Gardner Stern .... co-producer / producer (66 episodes, 1993-1996)
Jody Worth .... supervising producer / producer (65 episodes, 2001-2003)
Matt Olmstead .... executive producer / co-executive producer (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Nicholas Wootton .... executive producer / co-executive producer (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Paris Barclay .... supervising producer / producer (45 episodes, 1997-1999)
Burton Armus .... co-producer (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
Theresa Rebeck .... co-producer / producer (44 episodes, 1995-1997)
Robert J. Doherty .... co-executive producer / coordinating producer / ... (37 episodes, 1993-2004)
Bill Clark .... executive producer / co-producer / ... (29 episodes, 1996-2004)
JoAnne McCool .... producer / associate producer (28 episodes, 1997-2004)
Joyce Davis .... associate coordinating producer / coordinating producer (28 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jesse Bochco .... producer (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tom Szentgyorgyi .... producer (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
Hans van Doornewaard .... associate producer (25 episodes, 2002-2004)
David Glazier .... associate producer (25 episodes, 2004)
Greg Plageman .... co-producer (25 episodes, 2004)
Jeremy Beim .... co-producer (23 episodes, 2002-2004)
Charles H. Eglee .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Channing Gibson .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Walon Green .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Mills .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Doug Palau .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Meredith Stiehm .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Hyams .... producer (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Keith Eisner .... co-producer (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bonnie Mark .... co-executive producer (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Gigi Coello-Bannon .... supervising associate producer (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
Gregory Hoblit .... co-executive producer / producer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ted Mann .... producer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michael M. Robin .... supervising producer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Original Music by
Edward Rogers (75 episodes, 1999-2005)
Mike Post (17 episodes, 1993-2004)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephen Crawford (21 episodes, 1996-2004)
Lex DuPont (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Brian J. Reynolds (6 episodes, 1993-1996)
Bing Sokolsky (4 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Farrel Levy (44 episodes, 1993-2004)
David Crabtree (24 episodes, 2000-2004)
Jane Kass (18 episodes, 1996-2000)
Edith Weil (12 episodes, 1997-2001)
Eli Nilsen (11 episodes, 2003-2005)
Stanford C. Allen (10 episodes, 1993-1995)
Lawrence Jordan (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Etienne Des Lauriers (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Robin Katz (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Craig Bench (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson (34 episodes, 1993-2004)
Scott Genkinger (26 episodes, 1997-2004)
 
Series Production Design by
Richard C. Hankins (217 episodes, 1995-2005)
Paul Eads (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Art Direction by
Roland Rosenkranz (31 episodes, 2002-2004)
Alan E. Muraoka (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Archie D'Amico (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mary Ann Biddle (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
David Smith (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brad R. Loman (40 episodes, 1993-2004)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gabor Heiligenberg .... hair stylist (41 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tom Hoerber .... makeup artist (38 episodes, 1993-2004)
Susan Jennifer Lipson .... key hair stylist (37 episodes, 1993-1996)
Nancy Baca .... makeup artist (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dena Green .... hair stylist (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Teressa Hill .... key hair stylist (23 episodes, 2001-2002)
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist: New York (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Terence 'Doc' Popolo Rubbio .... assistant makeup artist (11 episodes, 1993)
Gary J. Perticone .... key hair stylist / assistant hair stylist (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Norman Page .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Paulette Pennington .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jason Joseph Sica .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Marc Boyle .... key hair stylist (4 episodes, 2005)
Michael Moore .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Sanchez .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bob Scribner .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Production Management
Robert J. Doherty .... unit production manager (37 episodes, 1993-2004)
Maureen Milligan .... post-production supervisor (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dennis M. White .... unit production manager (11 episodes, 1997-2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis M. White .... first assistant director (120 episodes, 1994-2005)
Elaine Wood .... second assistant director / second second assistant director (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
John Isabeau .... assistant director (44 episodes, 1994-1996)
Stacy Fish .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (31 episodes, 1997-1999)
Brent Stanton .... second second assistant director (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ron Dempsey .... second second assistant director (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Melinda Johnson .... second second assistant director (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bob Kozicki .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 2002-2004)
Laura Petticord .... second second assistant director (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Nicholas Wolfert .... key second assistant director: New York (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carla Bowen .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bruce Solow .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Molly Rodriguez .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 1997)
Liz Ryan .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Suzie Pelissier .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rob Corn .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
Carol Green .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
Bradley M. Gross .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Department
Eric Wortmann .... painter (109 episodes, 1996-2002)
Lauren Crasco .... assistant art director (44 episodes, 1996-1998)
Gordon Meloeny .... lead person (40 episodes, 1993-2004)
Richard Lawrence .... set designer (39 episodes, 1993-2004)
Pete Lawrence .... construction coordinator (31 episodes, 1997-2004)
Victor Anderson .... propmaker (30 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ray Anthony .... set property master / property master (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Anthony Klaiman .... property master (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Denny Dugally .... assistant art director (11 episodes, 1993-1994)
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Quinn Yarbrough .... set dresser (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Gregg H. Bilson .... property master (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Timothy E. Caparelli .... property master (2 episodes, 1996)
Peter J. Lanera .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Todd O. Russell .... boom operator (230 episodes, 1995-2005)
Joe Kenworthy .... production sound mixer (219 episodes, 1994-2004)
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound re-recording mixer (109 episodes, 1993-1998)
Daniel Tripoli .... dialog & adr editor (109 episodes, 1994-1999)
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound re-recording mixer (64 episodes, 1998-2001)
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Zeke Richardson .... foley recordist (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jeff Rosen .... supervising sound editor (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Pete Elia .... sound re-recording mixer (29 episodes, 2001-2004)
Kristin Bosson .... background adr (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Christian Boatsman .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ian Morgan .... supervising sound editor (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Robert Appere .... sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 1993-1997)
Dave Weathers .... supervising sound editor / post-production sound editorial (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
Mark Server .... production sound mixer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jim Yant .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 1996)
J. Stanley Johnston .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Special Effects by
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... special effects foreman (20 episodes, 1996-2003)
Raymond Robinson .... special effects coordinator (7 episodes, 1993-1994)

Terry Erickson .... special effects (unknown episodes, 1996)
 
Series Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... Fire/Inferno artist / Inferno artist (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Lane Russell .... film loader (162 episodes, 1998-2005)
Nicholas S. McLean .... first assistant camera (105 episodes, 2001-2005)
Tom Concordia .... still photographer (74 episodes, 2001-2003)
Thomas Enright .... lighting technician (48 episodes, 1993-1996)
Jose F. Barrios .... rigging grip (43 episodes, 2001-2005)
Curtis Foster .... gaffer / chief lighting technician (34 episodes, 2003-2005)
Danny Falkengren .... dolly grip (33 episodes, 1994-1995)
James Zucal .... camera operator: "a" camera / camera operator (33 episodes, 2004-2005)
Bob Ivener .... key grip (32 episodes, 1996-2004)
Lex DuPont .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1993-2004)
Yuri Karjane .... assistant camera (21 episodes, 2002-2005)
Dana Gonzales .... first assistant camera (20 episodes, 1996)
Scott E. Steele .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Hjortur Gretarsson .... first assistant camera (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jason Hicks .... grip (15 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michael Katz .... chief lighting technician / gaffer (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
John Connell .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician (11 episodes, 2001)
Scott Papera .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 1994-1996)
John McGonegle .... lighting technician (8 episodes, 2005)
Dana Arnold .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 1995)
Eric Sagot .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 2004)
Stephen Crawford .... chief lighting technician / chief lighting technican (6 episodes, 1993-1996)
David Skutch .... gaffer: NY (6 episodes, 1998-2003)
Paul Szopa .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2001)
Ron Burchfield .... key grip (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Scott Fuller .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mark Ludwig .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rob Coughlin .... grip (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Brian W. Armstrong .... first assistant camera (3 episodes, 1993)
John Koester .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1993)
Jack Palinkas .... key grip (3 episodes, 1993)
Mike Weathers .... chief lighting technician (3 episodes, 1993)
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator (3 episodes, 1994-1997)
Michelle McKinley .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (3 episodes, 1995)
Eli Aronoff .... second assistant camera, second unit, New York City (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Douglas Pellegrino .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1993)
Suzie Sax .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1994-2001)
Michael S. Endler .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1996)
Bob Hagerty .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Sean Peacock .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
 
Series Casting Department
John A. Aiello .... casting associate (66 episodes, 1993-1996)
Scott Lairson .... casting associate (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Susan Bluestein .... casting executive (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Donna Ekholdt .... casting executive (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Debbie George .... casting assistant (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
George Nikitas .... casting intern (12 episodes, 2000)
Ron Surma .... casting associate (10 episodes, 1993-1997)
Alexa L. Fogel .... original casting: New York / casting: New York (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
Scott Genkinger .... casting associate (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margaret Rogers .... set costumer (87 episodes, 2001-2005)
Eric Yake .... costumer (85 episodes, 2001-2005)
Eric Van Wagoner .... costume supervisor (47 episodes, 2003-2005)
Brandt Huseby .... costumer (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Elizabeth C. Grudzinski-Seal .... costume supervisor (17 episodes, 1993-2003)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Swartz .... colorist (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Michael Levy .... colorist (44 episodes, 1994-1996)
Randy Beveridge .... senior colorist / telecine colorist (42 episodes, 2003-2005)
Brad Durante .... assistant editor (29 episodes, 2000-2004)
David Glazier .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Randy Starnes .... telecine colorist (12 episodes, 1997-2003)
David Ian Salter .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Travis Sittard .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Maureen Milligan .... post-production coordinator (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ann Kaiser .... post-production assistant (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michael D. Most .... telecine colorist / on-line editor (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Lainie Mumbrue .... post-production assistant (7 episodes, 1995)
Susan Kobata .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Eli Nilsen .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chad Savage .... post-production coordinator (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Matthew Piacentini .... post-production assistant (3 episodes, 2004)
Suzie Sax .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1996-2001)
JoAnne McCool .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1996)
Sang Han .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Evonne Moritz .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 2002-2004)
Patty McGettigan .... music coordinator / music editor (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mel Langford .... transportation co-captain (44 episodes, 2002-2004)
Paul Jones .... driver (42 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jerry Henry .... transportation coordinator (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Norm Benson .... transportation coordinator (10 episodes, 1993-1997)
 
Series Other crew
Joyce Davis .... production coordinator (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
Suzie Sax .... script supervisor (256 episodes, 1993-2005)
Scott Hamilton .... media publicist (153 episodes, 1993-2000)
Mark Dragin .... production assistant (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jane Payne .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (40 episodes, 1993-2004)
Curtis Wilmot .... location manager (32 episodes, 1996-2004)
Tano Tropia .... assistant location manager (31 episodes, 1996-1998)
Holly Baker .... assistant: Mark Tinker (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michelle Debbaudt .... assistant: Steven Bochco (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Sonny Postiglione .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Bridgid Scofield .... assistant: Bill Clark (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Candace Montgomery-Lira .... production accountant (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Greg Plageman .... executive story editor / story editor (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Eric Rogers .... script coordinator (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Nick Berrisford .... fire artist (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Andre Gaudry .... assistant to location manager (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Patti McGuire .... assistant production coordinator (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Margie Sperling .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Sean Byrnes .... assistant production coordinator (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jasan Sherman .... key assistant location manager (22 episodes, 2000)
Susanna Velasquez .... stand-in: Jaqueline Obradors (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Justin Cooke .... location manager: New York (19 episodes, 1993-2003)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
Keith Eisner .... story editor (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Caroline James .... production accountant (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
Barbara Kroells .... assistant: Steven Bochco (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
George Putnam .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
Francisco Escobar .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1999)
Duffy Taylor .... key assistant location manager (8 episodes, 2001)
Karen Faith Rothwell .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Armstrong .... location manager (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Bill Clark .... technical advisor (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Patricia Graf .... assistant: Gregory Hoblit (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Hayley Schore .... assistant: David Milch (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Barbara Wilhelmsen .... assistant: Michael M. Robin (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Nick Rheinwald-Jones .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Matthew Piacentini .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Burton Armus .... executive story consultant (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Gardner Stern .... executive story editor (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Vincenzo Rotondo .... craft service assistant (5 episodes, 1996)
Bill Ahern .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2001)
Cambria Copeland .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mara Milicevic .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kelli C. Driscoll .... assistant: Mark Tinker (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bernadette McNamara .... assistant: David Milch (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
June Jordan .... stand-in (3 episodes, 1997-2003)
Christiana Hooks .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Leonard Gardner .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)
David Mills .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)
Shanna Rosen .... assistant: Michael M. Robin (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Thanks
Bruce Paltrow .... dedicatee: in memory of (1 episode, 2002)
 

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Also Known As:
"N.Y.P.D" - Israel (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:60 min (including commercials) (261 episodes) | Israel:45 min
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Argentina:13 | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG (season 1) | Singapore:NC-16 (season 2) | Singapore:M18 (season 3) (season 4)

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Trivia:
Dennis Franz (Detective Andy Sipowicz) is the only cast member to stay with the series throughout its entire run and the only actor to appear in all 261 episodes.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Talbot:He needs to be tranquillized.
Andy:You pull a tranquillizer gun on me and the safari stops at the dentist! He's got the wrong elephant.
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Will We Get More?, 13 July 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Taking a lot from his previous cop drama Hill Street Blues, Steven Bochco fashioned in NYPD Blue one of the biggest television hits ever. It was the kind of show that even in its last days still wanted its fans begging for more. And we may yet get more, who knows.

Two characters remained through the show's run and anchored it until it's conclusion. Dennis Franz as Detective Andy Sipowicz, a very flawed individual, an alcoholic bigot, but the best detective around. And Gordon Clapp as Detective Greg Medavoy, a decent man with a lot of issues of confidence. The rest of the cast came and went through the 15th precinct of Manhattan just like life itself.

Sipowicz took over the show after the departure of his first partner David Caruso. He was predicted to be a breakout star and he sought to take advantage of his new found fame with a major movie career. A lot of folks wondered if NYPD Blue would survive at that point. Sipowicz was supposed to be a supporting character with the problems just mentioned, Archie Bunker with a badge. But he went in Alcoholics Anonymous and preached its virtues as did Daniel J. Travanti from Hill Street Blues. And over a dozen years, Sipowicz grew in strength and character.

Dennis Franz had three succeeding partners all who had a different character and background. Jimmy Smits, Rick Schroeder, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar were all very good and very different. In the case of Gosselaar he was finally able to shake the casting specter of Zack Morris from Saved By The Bell.

The women detectives all had an individuality about them as well. Probably Kim Delaney as the alcoholic Diane Russell was the best. She was counseled by Andy Sipowicz and brought into AA, but she also wound up marrying Jimmy Smits's character Bobby DeSimone and bravely carrying on after his demise. Sipowicz married ADA Sylvia Costas played by Sharon Lawrence and after she was killed in an unforgettable court house shooting episode. Andy later married again to young detective Charlotte Ross and found again some domestic happiness.

In fact it was getting to be a running joke towards the end that it was as fatal to be around Dennis Franz as it was to be involved with a Cartright from Bonanza. Partners Jimmy Smits and Rick Schroeder died, wife Sylvia Lawrence died, and his son from an even earlier marriage was killed all during the run of the show. But Sipowicz dealt with it all.

The detective squad of the 15th precinct had four heads, James McDaniel, Esai Morales, John O'Donahue, and Graham Currie. One of them actually was a cop, John O'Donahue. He played this mediocre time server Eddie Gibson who was an absolute doofus and originally was a detective on the graveyard shift. When he took the sergeant's test, passed it and wound up succeeding Morales the whole squad was ready to flip. But Gibson wasn't totally stupid, he knew these people and he basically let them have their head.

James McDaniel had a wonderful character in Arthur Fancy and he had all the problems and frustrations of being a black man who rises in the NYPD. I remember once in an episode he was asked why he didn't get rid of a bigot like Sipowicz. To which he replied if I got rid of him it isn't like I'm going to get as his replacement some candidate for the brotherhood award. Probably I'll get another white cop with the same attitudes, but who isn't half as good on the job.

We got to know all these people and what baggage they might have brought to each case they were assigned to. Probably NYPD Blue could have kept going, but Steven Bochco decided to end it while still on high. And he did in fact give it an ending of sorts unlike Hill Street Blues. It was an ironic ending in fact for Sipowicz. But you'll have to see the final episode in fact you'll have to see the entire series which you can catch on cable television to appreciate why.

But the elements are there for a TV movie or six. I've got a good feeling that people would want to see them. We may not have seen the last of the detective squad of the 15th precinct from NYPD Blue.

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