Daniel J Travanti: Captain Frank Furillo
In 1981 & 1982 he won Emmy Awards for his performance in the show also in 1982 he won a Golden Globe for the same role.
In 1985 he won the Q Award for best actor from Viewers for Quality Television.
His Captain on the show always made his Officers stand up and be the best they could be he would not tolerate anything less from his Police force.
Since the show he has had a number of roles on
The Outer Limits
Poltergeist: The Legacy
Prison Break -2005-2006
and two shows this year
Boss (TV Series)2011
One Small Hitch(Post Production)2011
Taurean Blacque: Detective SGT. Neal Washington
Tauren was a seasoned actor far long before joining The Hill.
Charlies Angels, Good Times & Taxi just to name a few, his days after his Detective role have been fair as well.
In The Heat of the Night(TV Series)1994
The Client(TV Series)1995
Recently he did a video Step Off and Battle(a film I guess that is 2011)
Bruce Weitz: Sgt Mick Belker
More like an animal at times than a human Belker was the basic bad cop(with a bite)prior to the show his character is known for biting off a perps nose.
Mr Weitz had a good run on "Mama's Boy"-1987-1988
"Anything but Love"-1991-1992
Joe Spano: Detective Henry Goldblum
Mr Spano also has had a long run in some shows besides the one he is most known for.
NYPD Blue-2001-2003 where he would work again with Dennis Franz from the later part of Hill Street.
Officer John 'J.D.' LaRue / Officer John LaRue
Mr Martin had some success after the Hill, in shows like L.A. Law, Murder She Wrote.
He unfortunately lost his life to lung cancer in 1990
Betty Thomas:Sgt. Lucy Bates / Officer Lucy BatesMiss Thomas has Directed more than she has acted since leaving the Hill.Such movies as "John Tucker Must Die" and "Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
I will follow up on this article with Part 2 in the next couple of weeks.
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