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Eddie Egan (I) (1930–1995)


Mr. Egan was the tough-talking New York City police officer whose exploits inspired the Academy Award winning film The French Connection (1971). With partner Sonny Grosso, he managed a 112-pound heroin bust in 1962, one of the biggest in New York's history. Mr. Egan was nicknamed 'Popeye' and was played in The French Connection (1971) by Gene ... See full bio »

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(age 65) in Miami, Florida, USA

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(1971)
The New Mike Hammer Hennessey / Hennesey
(1984)
Prime Cut Jake
(1972)
Badge 373 Scanlon
(1973)

Filmography

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 1989 True Blue (TV Series)
Detective
- Pilot: Part 1 (1989) ... Detective
 1987 Cold Steel
Lt. Hill
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
- Mirrors (1987)
 1985 Out of the Darkness (TV Movie)
Tom Duncan
 1984 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Hennessey / Hennesey
- Torch Song (1984) ... Hennessey
- Satan, Cyanide and Murder (1984) ... Hennessey
- Dead on a Dime (1984) ... Hennessey
- Shots in the Dark (1984) ... Hennessey
- Seven Dead Eyes (1984) ... Hennesey
 1983 Murder Me, Murder You (TV Movie)
Hennessey
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Max Silver
- Requiem for a Cop (1983) ... Max Silver
 1981 Crazy Times (TV Movie)
Bartender
 1979-1980 Eischied (TV Series)
Chief Inspector Ed Parks
- Buddy System (1980) ... Chief Inspector Ed Parks
- Powder Burn (1980) ... Chief Inspector Ed Parks
- Fire for Hire (1979) ... Chief Inspector Ed Parks
- Friday's Child (1979) ... Chief Inspector Ed Parks
- Spanish Eight (1979) ... Chief Inspector Ed Parks
 1980 Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop (TV Movie)
Captain Harrison
 1979 David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series)
Detective Riggs
- Nightwork (1979) ... Detective Riggs
 1978 To Kill a Cop (TV Movie)
Chief Ed Palmer
 1975-1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
Captain / Jack Ballard / Brock
- Ambition (1977) ... Captain
- The Hit (1975) ... Jack Ballard
- Bloody Nose (1975) ... Brock
 1975-1977 Police Story (TV Series)
Ron Butler / Lieutenant Holtzman / Captg. R. E. Mead / ...
- Stigma (1977) ... Ron Butler
- Nightmare on a Sunday Morning (1977) ... Lieutenant Holtzman
- Trial Board (1977) ... Captg. R. E. Mead
- Oxford Gray (1976) ... Sean McLiam
- Payment Deferred (1976) ... Sergeant Harry Volmer
 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Thompson
- Don't Kill the Sparrows (1977) ... Thompson
 1975-1976 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
Sgt. Bernie Vincent
- Girl on a String (1976) ... Sgt. Bernie Vincent
- The Boy Next Door (1976) ... Sgt. Bernie Vincent
- Pressure Point (1976) ... Sgt. Bernie Vincent
- The Promised Land (1976) ... Sgt. Bernie Vincent
- The Invaders (1976) ... Sgt. Bernie Vincent
 1975 Cop on the Beat (TV Movie)
Sgt. Malone
 1974 Let's Go for Broke
Det. Eddie Egan
 1973 Badge 373
Scanlon
 1973 McCloud (TV Series)
Al Barber
- Showdown at the End of the World (1973) ... Al Barber
 1972 Night of Terror (TV Movie)
Lt. Costin
 1972 Mannix (TV Series)
Lt. Paul Haber
- The Open Web (1972) ... Lt. Paul Haber
 1972 Prime Cut
Jake
 1971 The French Connection
Simonson
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Survived by his companion, Cheryl Kyle-Little, and two half-sisters, Marilyn and Joan Massett.

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