Hal Linden

Hal Linden

Highest Rated: 36% Out to Sea (1997)

Lowest Rated: 22% Time Changer (2002)

Birthday: Mar 20, 1931

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A former jazz musician and a Tony winner, Hal Linden was perhaps best known as Captain Barney Miller, the world-weary head of New York's 12th Precinct on "Barney Miller" (ABC, 1975-1982). A talented musician-singer, Linden spent nearly a decade performing with such noted big band leaders as Sammy Kaye before channeling his energies toward acting. He found success on Broadway, beginning with a 1958 turn in "Bells Are Ringing" and punctuated by a Tony win for his performance in "The Rothschilds" in 1971. Having dabbled in the medium of television since the mid-1960s, the actor achieved mainstream fame when he was cast as "Barney Miller" three years later. Linden's nuanced performance, which echoed the show's balance of broad comedy and sincere human drama, earned him both critical acclaim and viewer loyalty. After the hugely popular series ended its seven-year run, Linden kept busy with continued hosting duties on the educational wildlife show "Animals, Animals, Animals" (ABC, 1975-1981), further successful runs on Broadway, and the occasional big screen appearance in such feature films as "Out to Sea" (1993), starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. Employing a combination of sophisticated charm and everyman appeal, Linden enjoyed a prolific and diverse career on stage, TV and film, well into his octogenarian years.

Highest rated movies

Out to Sea
A New Life
Time Changer

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 42% Grand-Daddy Day Care Unknown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 100% The Samuel Project Samuel (Character) $11.1K 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stevie D Max Levine (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 46% A Kiss at Midnight Arthur Wright (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Light Years Away Grandpa Sommers (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 19% The Glow Arnold Janusz (Character) - 2002
22% 90% Time Changer The Dean (Character) $15.3K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dumb Luck Blaine Mitchell (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jump Shrink (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads Ernie Landale (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 78% Killers in the House Arthur Pendleton (Character) - 1998
36% 52% Out to Sea Mac Valor (Character) $28.0M 1997
No Score Yet 42% The Others Principal Richard Meltzer (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Friends Mr. Barton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 46% The Colony Philip Denig (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet America and the Holocaust Narrator - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dream Breakers Harry Palliser (Character) - 1989
29% 28% A New Life Mel Arons (Character) $7.4M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blacke's Magic Alexander Blacke (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Jack Warner (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 19% Starflight One Josh Gilliam (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Woman Lou Chadway (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Father Figure Howard (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 87% When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Richard Ethridge (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Tony Bartlett (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Andrew Canaan (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside Det. Lou Isaacs (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leonard Maxwell (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 80% American Housewife Mr. Montez (Guest Star) 2016
94% 70% Royal Pains Dr. Joseph Whitcomb (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 59% 2 Broke Girls Lester (Guest Star) 2014
93% 74% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Alex (Guest Star) 2010
0% No Score Yet Living With Fran Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Alan (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
85% 85% Gilmore Girls Chad (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 2001
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Rhodes Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nowhere Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
25% No Score Yet The Boys Are Back Fred Hansen (Character) 1994-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack's Place Jack Evans (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls John Nerretti (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ray Bradbury Theater Captain Black (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1986
No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Capt. Barney Miller (Character) 1975-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1975-1977
No Score Yet 100% The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Van Dyke & Company Guest 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971 1974