Hollywood has lost another one of its stars, as joe santos, the actor who played lt. The characters are complex and their humanity shows through. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman joseph wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network tv. In these dark, combative times, we attempt the most radical counterprogramming we could. Joe santos was an american actor who appeared in numerous films and television series, usually portraying law enforcement officers. Lance white was a recurring character on rockford files two episodes played by tom selleck. But its a good job anyway with good performance to pull the whole stuff. Police story cop in the middle with christopher george, glenn corbett, albert paul. Even though there werent any real regulars, don meredith and tony lobianco were often seen throughout the run of the. Tense, taut, sharp, fast paced, typical for the seventies. Police story tv series internet movie firearms database. Brooklynborn actor of italian descent, joe santos started out a football jock at fordham university and turned semipro before finding a.
The caloocan polices initial investigation report states 17yearold kian delos santos fired shots first, then was killed after being chased. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Watch police story season 1, episode 14 countdown pt 1. Joe lucci, the don is dead also known as beautiful but deadly and the deadly kiss, universal, 1973 lieutenant promuto, shamus also known as passion for danger, columbia, 1973 spinelli, blade, pintoff, 1973. A young officer looking for action and a boost in pay if he becomes bilingual gets all the activity and spanish he c. Dennis becker on james garners the rockford files, has died at the age of 84. The classic tv archive us crime series police story cbs 1952 police story 197377198788 police woman 197478 joe forrester 197576 david cassidy.
Getty images joe santos, best known for his role as putupon police sidekick dennis becker on the 70s detective series the rockford files. Watch police story episodes online season 5 2019 tv. Nndb has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. A preliminary analysis on thursday, joseph santos was shot and killed in a hail of bullets by providence and state police after a high speed chase, precipitated by the belief that the car had a connection to the stealing of a state police cruiser earlier that morning by an escaped suspect, donald morgan. People looking everywhere to find a placeany placewhere, for once, they dont have to be the odd man out. Dennis becker, later lieutenant the friend of james garners character, on the nbc crime drama, the rockford files. After a heart attack on wednesday, he was put on life support, but sadly passed away on friday morning in santa monica. Even though there werent any real regulars, don meredith and tony lobianco were often seen throughout. Police officers investigate after some robberies, nothing more, unlike some other episode of the show, but, i repeat, fairly done. Two bank robbers take hostages, among them the deputy police chiefs daughter. Getty with a winchester model 1894 saddle ring carbine. Dennis becker in the rockford files, has passed away at the age of 84. This is a list of episodes for the television series police story. Jim helps a friend who works in the airline industry, whos apparently being pursued by a hit man, and shes no idea why shes being targeted.
Watch police story episodes online season 2 1975 tv. Countdown pt 2 23jan74 written by mark rodgers directed by richard benedict starring vic morrow tige andrews joe santos laraine stephens john randolph tony caruso ray danton michael callan scott brady paul stevens taylor lacher anjanette comer 1. Joe santos born joseph john minieri jr june 9, 1931 march 18, 2016 was an italianamerican film and television actor, best known as sgt. Joe santos was born on june 9, 1931 in brooklyn, new york. Joseph santos was gunned down by police on saturday. The show was created by author and former police officer joseph wambaugh and was described by the complete directory of prime time network and cable tv shows as one of the more realistic police series to be seen on television. How kian delos santos was killed, according to police. Police story is an anthology television crime drama. Police story tv series 19731988 the movie database tmdb. Police story is an american anthology crime drama television series that aired on nbc from september 25, 1973 through may 3, 1987.
The blue knight miniseries starring william holden, not. Joe santos, a character actor known best for playing lieutenant dennis becker on tvs the rockford files alongside james garner, died march 18, four days after having a heart attack. They were police woman with angie dickinson which ran for 4 seasons, joe forrester starring lloyd bridges only went one season and man undercover with david cassidy which only survived for ten episodes police story was also the most realistic depiction of police work that had been seen on tv up to that time and paved the way for later shows like. Santos, who was born joseph minieri june 9, 1931, in brooklyn, new york, enjoyed working with garner. The blue knight miniseries starring william holden, not the. In my estimation, it is the best, bar none, of any police movie ever on tv. Episodes originally aired first aired last aired 1. He also had continuing roles on police story, magnum, p. A twopart sequel to the original police story movie pilot.
The miniseries was introduced with this tv movie, and it aired over three nights, if i recall. Aug 07, 2018 officials formally charged a pennsylvania police officer tuesday in the fatal shooting of 44yearold joseph joey santos, saying that his actions during a traffic encounter last month were. According to tmz, santos son told the outlet that his father had a heart. Three other series sprang out of the show, joe forrester starring lloyd bridges, and first seen in an episode of police story called the return of joe forrester, police woman first featured in the episode the gamble, and david cassidy man undercover. They were police woman with angie dickinson which ran for 4 seasons, joe forrester starring lloyd bridges only went one season and man undercover with david cassidy which only survived for ten episodes. Tmz reports that santos suffered a heart attack wedn. Watch police story season 3, episode spanish class. The film is also known as project s in original territories and many other titles, including police story iv inaccurately, police story 3 part 2, and supercop 2 us. Police story is worth watching for pilot movie slow boy with ex rifleman chuck connors really good as the very bad guy called slow boy.
It is a spinoff of jackie chans police story film series involving the character yeoh portrayed in supercop, inspector jessica yang. Mar 18, 2016 tv actor joe santos, best known for his role as police sgt. The clues people find when trying to make sense of a death. Tempers flare when two officers trail the same drug ring that federal agents are watching. However, countdown really is like a movie, as its a doublelength showthe first in the series. Police story tv series 19731987 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Brooklynborn actor of italian descent, joe santos started out a football jock at fordham university and turned semipro before finding a new avenue in acting. The rockford files is an american detective drama television series starring james garner that aired on the nbc network between september, 1974, and january 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. We return to our story about abdi nor from 2015, with some news about his life today. Santos made guest appearances on television shows throughout his acting career, including. Nolan page in this episode, was a rockford cast member sgt. In accordance with the directives of government and health authorities, we have temporarily suspended operations.
Man undercover 197879 eischied 197980 medical story 197576. With scott brady, mel scott, don meredith, joe santos. The show starts with a strongarmed robbery of a cashiers office at a bottling plant. Joe santos gregory sierra jaime sanchez rose portillo rene enriquez. Police story payment deferred with vince edwards, donald o connor, eddie egan, phil. Police story was also the most realistic depiction of police work that had been seen on tv up to that time and paved the way for later shows. Holden played the part of bill morgan with a reallife quality that is unparalleled. He paid for his acting classes by taking up odd jobs as a railroad. Ctva us crime police story david gerbercolumbianbc. Watch police story episodes online season 1 1974 tv guide. Ross lynch fires pucks all over the place as he teaches jay how to be a hockey goalie in the special skills season finale. Joe santos, a character actor known best for playing lieutenant dennis becker on tv s the rockford files alongside james garner, died march 18. Fatal police shooting of joseph santos was not justified. Police story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on nbc from 1973 through 1978.
Dennis becker in the 70s on the rockford files, has died, said his agent. Watch police story episodes online season 1 1974 tv. The series was created by joseph wambaugh, the successful crime novelist and 14 year veteran of the l. Although it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common. We see this on tv all the time, but never not once god, did i think. The classic tv archive us crime series police story next dramatic police anthology series season 5 nbc 197778 episode guide compiled by the classic tv archive with contributions by. Joe santos with james garner, in the rockford files. Young officer taylor transfers from the valley into the hispanic district for the action and the pay bump, and is schooled in the art of patrolling a multilingual beat by veteran officer fernandez. In seven 2004 episodes of the sopranos, santos played a consigliere, angelo garepe. Vic morrow is a take no prisoners cop only actor to appear in 2 episodes besides old pro scott brady who runs cop bar. Tvguide has every full episode so you can stayuptodate and watch your favorite show police story anytime, anywhere. Joseph left children behind because of police brutality. The rockfordlance white episode white on white and nearly perfect was offered as a bonus episode in the magnum p.
Each episode of police story played like a short moviecramming a lot of show into the onehour time slot. Creator and author joseph wambaughs police story season 1 is as thrilling as i remember from watching it as a first run television series. The good, the bad and the ugly of police work are presented in living color. Santos made guest appearances on television shows throughout his acting career, including room 222, toma, barnaby jones, the streets of san francisco, kung fu, baretta, lou grant, police story in 8 episodes, black sheep squadron, trapper john, m. Police story was an anthology crime series that ran on the nbc network from 1973 to 1977. Police story theme music by jerry goldsmith there was also a shortlived partner series from the same producer called medical story 197576 10 episodes see episode list on this site spinoffs police woman 197479 91 episodes angie dickinson as sgt pepper anderson joe forrester 1975 episodes lloyd bridges as joe forrester. Watch police story episodes online season 2 1975 tv guide. Watch police story season 4, episode 3 two frogs on a mongoose. Good story this episode, but a little too much predictable for my own taste. Dennis becker on the rockford files, died friday morning at the age of 84, according to multiple reports. After retiring from the force, he wrote two highly successful novels about police operations, the new centurions and the. The rockford files unofficial fan appreciation site public. Season 3, episode 10 december 5, 1975 a 24hour stint with the vice squad follows a variety of cases, including that of a businessman who wants his wife murdered.
Watch police story episodes online season 3 1976 tv. Mar 18, 2016 joe santos, a character actor known best for playing lieutenant dennis becker on tvs the rockford files alongside james garner, died march 18, four days after having a heart attack. He started as a football player before finding an interest in acting. Joe santos, a character actor known best for playing lieutenant dennis becker on tv s the rockford files alongside james garner, died march 18, four days after having a heart attack. Joe santos 19312016 as detective pickles with an ithaca 37 in police story. Join sign up keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your. Success was long in coming, and he paid his dues for years in a number of bluecollar jobs including railroad worker, tree trimmer, cabbie and barkeep while taking acting classes.1081 934 976 679 980 915 90 949 1313 951 249 1408 333 1390 315 210 1389 1025 1177 939 1057 1447 753 134 124 1379 574 117 308 1468 431 1164 1444 1134 35 151