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Hal Linden

Highest Rated:   83% Broadway: The Golden Age (2004)
Lowest Rated:   22% Time Changer (2002)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
38% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
54% American Housewife
2016
  • Mr. Montez
  • 2016
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009
  • Actor
  • 2016
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Lester
  • 2014
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Rabbi Bass
  • 2013
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Alex
  • 2010
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Alan Kramer
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • William Turner
  • 2003
No Score Yet NOVA
1974
  • Host
  • Narrator
  • 1999
  • 1997
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
  • Narrator
  • 1994

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