Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues was an American TV show on NBC that was shown in prime-time from January 15, 1981, to May 12, 1987. The series ran for a total of 146 episodes during its tenure.  The show was filmed in a somewhat unique style for that time period using handheld cameras, offscreen dialogue, and action shots mixed in to create a documentary-style feel. The show was tremendously successful and received a total of 98 Emmy nominations during its time on the air.

Hill Street Blues

The show focused on one particular police precinct, “The Hill” and the police officers’ uniforms were the “Blues”.  The show was considered edgy and sometimes controversial in its portrayal of both inner-city crime and internal conflicts within the police department.

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The show featured the following main cast members:

Capt. Francis Xavier “Frank” Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti, 1981–87)
Joyce Davenport (Veronica Hamel, 1981–87)
Sgt. Philip Freemason Esterhaus (Michael Conrad, 1981–84)
Det. Mick Belker (Bruce Weitz, 1981–87)
Sgt. (later Lt.) Henry Goldblume (Joe Spano, 1981–87)
Ofc. Bobby Hill (Michael Warren, 1981–87)
Ofc. Andy Renko (Charles Haid, 1981–87)
Sgt. (later Lt./Sgt./Lt.) Howard Hunter (James B. Sikking, 1981–87)
Ofc. (later Sgt.) Lucille “Lucy” Bates (Betty Thomas, 1981–87)
Det. John D. “JD” LaRue (Kiel Martin, 1981–87)
Det. Neal Washington (Taurean Blacque, 1981–87)
Lt. (later Capt.) Ray Calletano (Rene Enriquez, 1981–86)
Ofc. Joe Coffey (Ed Marinaro, 1981–86)
Fay Furillo (Barbara Bosson, 1981–86)
Sgt. Stan Jablonski (Robert Prosky, 1984–87)
Det. Harry Garibaldi (Ken Olin, 1984–85)
Det. Patricia “Patsy” Mayo (Mimi Kuzyk, 1984–85)
Lt. Norman “Guido” Buntz (Dennis Franz, 1985–87)
Ofc. Patrick Flaherty (Robert Clohessy, 1986–87)
Ofc. Tina Russo (Megan Gallagher, 1986–87)

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