Steven Bochco's landmark ensemble crime drama was an often electrifying mix of realism and humor within continuing storylines (in an unnamed big city), paving the way for gritty successors like `NYPD Blue' and `Homicide: Life on the Street.' `Hill Street Blues' copped more than two dozen Emmys, eight in its rookie season. With its gripping stories and complex characters, along with Mike Post's stirring theme music, this was television drama of a high order.

Active Cast

Daniel J. Travanti Capt. Frank Furillo
Bruce Weitz Det. Mick Belker
Rene Enriquez Lt. Ray Calletano
Kiel Martin Det. Johnny `J.D.' LaRue
Joe Spano Sgt./Lt. Henry Goldblume
Taurean Blacque Det. Neal Washington
Betty Thomas Off./Sgt. Lucy Bates
Jon Cypher Chief Fletcher Daniels
Dennis Franz Det. Sal Benedetto/Lt. Norman Buntz
Jeffrey Tambor Judge Watchel

Former Cast