Barney Miller is an American sitcom television series about New York City’s fictional 12th Precinct in Greenwich Village. Set mostly in the squad room, Captain Barney Miller (Hal Linden) can be found trying to retain his sanity while dealing with the never-ending stream of staff shenanigans, red tape, budget problems and paperwork that make up his job. Miller’s wife Elizabeth “Liz” (Barbara Barrie) is a social worker. Sgt. Philip K. Fish (Abe Vigoda) is the senior detective on the squad who is close to retirement—his knowledge is balanced with his crotchetiness. Stanley “Wojo” Wojciehowicz (Max Gail) is the naive, gung-ho yet goodhearted Catholic Polish-American. Ron Harris (Ron Glass) is the ambitious and intellectual African-American detective preoccupied with his wardrobe and writing career. Nick Yemana (Jack Soo) is the philosophical and wisecracking Japanese-American detective noted for his off-beat sense of humor. Miguel “Chano” Amenguale (Gregory Sierra) is a dauntless Puerto Rican detective who is emotionally attached to his job. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich (Steve Landesburg) is the intellectual detective who has a calm, levelheaded demeanor. Officer Carl Levitt (Ron Carey) is a competent and hard-working uniformed officer who constantly and passive-aggressively badgers Miller about being promoted. Rounding out the cast is Deputy Inspector Frank Luger (James Gregory), Miller’s out-of-touch, unapologetic old-school superior who often drops by the precinct.
Original Air Dates: ABC (1975-82)
Created by: Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker