Question: Can you tell us who played the commissioner in the TV series Ironside? We think his first name was Don. — JR and BG

Televisionary: Actually, Commissioner Dennis Randall, who allowed San Francisco detective Robert Ironside (Perry Mason's Raymond Burr) to stay on the job after a bullet put Ironside in a wheelchair, was played by actor Gene Lyons.

Don Mitchell portrayed Ironside's bodyguard, Mark Sanger, on the series, which ran on NBC from 1967-75.