The Hill Street Blues cast had us raving in this popular police drama on NBC from 1981 until 1987. The show takes place on the fictional "Hill Street", with "Blues" referring to the blue uniforms police officers wear. The show was praised for its critical themes and production innovations at the time. By the time the show ended in 1987, Hill Street Blues had a large following and some of the actors themselves had actually broken through!
"Captian Francis Xavier 'Frank' Furillo" is in charge of of the Hill Street Police Station and was the show's main focus for most of the episodes. He is portrayed as the typical police captain: honest, capable, "by the book" and slightly tempered at times.