Hal Linden

Lowest Rated: 22% Time Changer (2002)
Birthday: Mar 20, 1931
Birthplace: Not Available
A former band clarinettist and vocalist, Hal Linden studied drama at the American Theatre Wing. His big Broadway break came in 1958, when he was engaged to understudy Sydney Chaplin in the musical comedy Bells are Ringing; Linden played Chaplin's character, Jeffrey Moss, a handful of times on Broadway and on a full-time basis in the touring company (reportedly, he also showed up in the 1960 film version of Bells are Ringing, though the "official" starting point of his film career was 1979's When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?) During the 1960s, Linden's time was occupied by his stage work in musicals like Wildcat, The Apple Tree and Illya Darling; from time to time, he'd pop up on a Manhattan-filmed TV series like Car 54 Where Are You? or The Defenders and was a regular on the CBS daytime drama Search for Tomorrow. In 1974, Linden won a Tony award for his work in the Broadway musical The Rothschilds. The next year, Barney Miller, a sitcom for which Linden had lensed a pilot in 1972, was picked up as a mid-season replacement by ABC. Linden would play harried Greenwich village police captain Barney Miller from 1975 through 1980, collecting five Emmy nominations, but-astonishingly -- no actual awards. Hal Linden's subsequent TV series work has included hosting stints on the ABC informational weeklies Animals, Animals, Animals and FYI, and top-billed starring roles on Blacke's Magic (1988), Jack's Place (1992) and One of the Boys (1994); he co-starred in the latter with another perennial Emmy Awards bridesmaid, Suzanne Pleshette.His less than extensive big-screen resume includes A New Life, Killers in the House, and Time Changer.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Samuel Project Samuel 2018
No Score Yet Stevie D Max Levine 2016
No Score Yet Light Years Away Actor 2007
83% Broadway: The Golden Age Actor 2004
No Score Yet Dumb Luck Actor 2003
22% Time Changer The Dean 2002
No Score Yet The Glow Arnold 2002
No Score Yet Dumb Luck Blaine 2001
No Score Yet The Others (The Asylum) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Jump Actor 1999
No Score Yet Guarneri Quartet Plays Beethoven Actor 1999
No Score Yet Lady Liberty---A Musical Salute to America Actor 1999
No Score Yet NOVA Actor 1999
No Score Yet Killers in the House Arthur Pendleton 1998
36% Out to Sea Mac 1997
No Score Yet NOVA Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Others Mr. Meltzer 1997
No Score Yet The Colony Philip Denig 1995
29% A New Life Mel Arons 1988
No Score Yet My Wicked, Wicked Ways: The Legend of Errol Flynn Jack Warner 1985
No Score Yet I Do! I Do! Actor 1984
No Score Yet Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (Airport 85)(Starflight One) Josh Gilliam 1983
No Score Yet Father Figure Howard 1980
No Score Yet When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? Richard Ethridge 1979
No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Tony 1976
No Score Yet Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside Lou Isaacs 1973


No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Leonard Maxwell
  • 2018
No Score Yet American Housewife
Mr. Montez
  • 2016
92% Royal Pains
  • 2016
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
  • 2014
88% Supernatural
Rabbi Bass
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
  • 2010
No Score Yet Huff
Guest Judge Bork
  • 2005
No Score Yet The King of Queens
  • 2005
No Score Yet Will & Grace
Alan Kramer
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
William Turner
  • 2003
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Guest Dave
  • 2001
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Nanny
Maury Sherry
  • 1999
No Score Yet NOVA
Host Narrator
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet American Experience
Voice Narrator
  • 1994
No Score Yet Jack's Place
Jack Evans
  • 1993
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
  • 1991
No Score Yet Barney Miller
Director Capt. Barney Miller
  • 1982
  • 1981
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  • 1979
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  • 1976
  • 1975
100% The Muppet Show
  • 1981


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