I loved this show in the 80''s. Now I''m loving it again on Hulu. Please for some gossip? Any behind the scenes couples? Was it a fun set? Any dish at all?
Let''s Be Careful Out There
A couple posters here claimed to have hooked with Daniel J. Travanti back in the day
Dan Travanti was gay. Quite openly. And could be difficult. They had some nickname for him on the set -- "Princess Foo-Foo" or something like that. He and Veronica Hamel hated each other. In later seasons, their characters never kissed, and it was rumored that it had to do with her AIDS fears, but it''s also possible they just couldn''t stand to do it. \
She was gorgeous, but succumbed to bad plastic surgery...
God that picture of Veronica Hamel makes me feel so freaking old.
R2 - I''d heard that rumor, too. But in this interview he goes out of his way to mention that she was "beautiful on the inside". Maybe he''s making nice.\
As I have been re-watching the series I am noticing lots of man on man contact. An arm around the shoulders, a hand on the chest, a hand on the back... I''d heard that most of the cast was gay. I wonder if the writers wanted to evoke the homo-erotic undertones that are pervasive in predominantly male environments, or if the actors just couldn''t keep their hands off od each other.
My favorite character was Joe Spano as Henry Goldblume. He was so cute and rumpled!\
Loved Jeffrey Tambor as the cross-dressing judge.
I watched some ET retrospective years ago and I remember them saying that Kiel Martin was regarded by the other actors as the most talented cast member.
I was on a flight to Paris once and Ed Marinaro was on it, too. I noticed behind him in first class was a very attractive guy of around his age. The two of them never acknowledged each other during the flight. However, walking out of the terminal, they got into the same cab. It was an "aha" moment.
I always thought it was obvious Marinaro was gay (seeing him play Joan Collins lover in the last season of Dynasty confirmed it for me), but a friend told me his friend knew Marinaro in Hollywood and Marinaro was a major pussyhound the joke was that Ed spent so much time chasing skirt that he failed to really concentrate on his career, taking anything he could grab (gigs and girls). But I think alot of closeted people do this.%0D\
60 year old Marinaro has signed with Days Of Our Lives.
I wonder if it would be worth it to have a closeted relationship just to plow his meaty ass.\
No, I don''t.\
I''d plow and plow and plow.
It really was an original show. The ensemble cast, the camera work, the inter-locking storylines that went on for more than one epiosde...I don''t think there had ever been another series like that. And now it''s commonplace. %0D\
It really was a great show. But it went downhill quickly. There was the loss of Michael Conrad, who died of cancer. His Phil Esterhaus was one of the anchors of the show. And the show degenerated into a boring formula: Belker''s phone calls to his mother, practically every episode ending with Davenport and Furillo fucking, just having fucked or about to fuck, ho hum. %0D\
Later the writing got bad and the storylines more distasteful. Grace Gardner, a uncontrollably horny older woman who had been Esterhause''s lover was brought back...as a nun. Yes, things got really bad.%0D\
But I have fond memories of that show. It was one of the things from the eighties that I still like. And the understated theme song is one of the best of all time. %0D\
I read on another thread here that Veronica Hamel is supposedly gay. Any rumors about her?
This chicken is not fresh!
Lady, could you pass a test like that?
did Veronica Hamel have a total Face/Off? She looks nothing like she used to.
I tried to watch it again but found it didn''t hold up. I might be in the minority here.
It looks like Veronica''s cosmetic surgeon accidentally put breast implants in her cheeks.
Esterhaus was my favorite character. Joe Spano was cute till he grew that horrible mustache. Way too big for his face and looked like a caterpillar crossing his lip.\
I met Travanti a few months ago and he is a princess still.
Loved a young Ken Olin as the doomed Detective Garibaldi.
A princess in mom jeans, I might add.
"A princess in mom jeans, I might add."%0D\
Really? Tell us more. %0D
Sexiest cast ever of real-looking men!%0D\
I know I''m forgetting someone!!!!%0D\
And Barbara Bosson (was that her name?) as Furillo''s naggy ex was hilarious amd also very real.%0D\
Just watched that archival interview with Travanti. Thanks for posting r6!%0D\
Like all those archival interviews, it is excruciatingly long-winded and unedited but it was a pleausre to see Dan as the smart and real guy he is. And he is totally complimentary towards Veronica Hamel....certainly not a trace of animosity there.
[quote]I know I''m forgetting someone!!!!\
Michael Warren, R27!
Who is the Trini or Trinidad who died that Travanti refers to in that interview...I''m blanking on him but it sounded like he was a Hill Street regular or semi-regular?%0D\
Amazing how those incredibly cast ensemble shows are always filled with wonderful actors who never seem to find much subsequent work.
"Who is the Trini or Trinidad who died that Travanti refers to in that interview...I''m blanking on him but it sounded like he was a Hill Street regular or semi-regular?"%0D\
He played "Jesus", a gang leader who had a kind of "you scratch my back I''ll scratch yours" relationship with Furillo. And yes, he was a semi-regular. %0D\
David Caruso played an Irish-American gang leader. Then he blew his big break on NYPD Blue.
The first few years were excellent, some of the best television ever. There towards the end, though, they got carried away with the handheld camera shtick and viewers (my mother, for instance) were actually getting motion sickness.
why dont you try loving Strunk and White and learn the difference between possessives and plurals, as in 80s plural, not 80''s possessive. Moron.
"David Caruso played an Irish-American gang leader. Then he blew his big break on NYPD Blue."%0D\
Andy Garcia played a Hispanic gang member on that show before he was well-known. Dennis Franz played a repulsive cop on HSB before he got famous on "NYPD Blue." If you watch the show, you''ll see a lot of familiar character actors and young actors who later achieved success. %0D\
Dominique Dunne was a 21 young actress establishing her when she did a segment of HSB. She played an abused teenager. The bruises on her face and neck were real; she was involved with an abusive boyfriend at the time. She broke off the relationship and he killed her. When the episode aired it was dedicated to her.
Charles Fleischer, the comedian who voiced Roger Rabbit, had a guest shot as a goofy criminal who fixed their phone system. HSB was the first place I ever saw Mimi Rogers, Jennifer Tilly or Lynn Whitfield.
I get the idea that a lot of the people in the cast were gay: isn''t James B. Sikking (aka Doogie Howser''s dad)? And the guy who played Ray (Rene Enriquez), who has since passed away has been identified posthumously as gay; Taurean Blaque was one of the first "single black men" to adopt children.%0D\
Some of the others, I note, had early marriages, divorced and never married again.%0D\
[quote]David Caruso played an Irish-American gang leader. Then he blew his big break on NYPD Blue.
That's my favorite part of the show. They bent over backwards to show it wasn't a race thing, so they had that bizarre "Irish street gang" that was so cartoonish that you expected Caruso to start complaining that someone stole his Lucky Charms. Made West Side Story look like a fucking documentary, but thankfully they let it drop after just a few episodes.
This was such an amazing show. The pilot had a good reveal with Furillo and Davenport in bed at the end.
David Schwimmer was called 4B.
Daniel J. Travanti was hot (and surprisingly muscular) when he was young. This is pic of him in Lost in Space episode (1967). You may catch it on ME TV. He was showing off a buffed-out bod and gets into a wrestling match with Don (Mark Goddard) -- hot!
Travanti was even hot and muscular in the 80s. He played John Walsh in the TV movie "Adam", and was very hot in that (and gave one hell of a performance. In the scene where they find out that Adam is dead, Daniel does some first class acting).
Michael Warren was by far the hottest member of the cast, without a doubt. That smile and those dimples made hearts melt and hard-ons rage.
Michael Warren's daughter-in-law is Jessica Alba, married to his son Cash.
I would so love to go down on Dan Travanti- even at his advanced age!
Trinidad Silva was the late actor who played the gang member:
"HOT body. Was he an athlete?"
He was top ranked football player in high school who was offered college football scholarships but turned them down to study drama (Mary!). I remember him saying in interviews that he was a fanatic about working out.
Jennifer Tilly appeared on several episodes as slutty, wee-voiced Gina Srignoli, the wife of mobster Paul "The Wall" Srignoli. After he died, she finally got her hands on his loot. At first it looked like she was going to hook up with Harry, but after Henry saves her from harm during some kind of sting operation or something she throws her big-titted body at him and before you know it they're madly in "love ("is that what they're calling it these days?", a jealous Faye tells Henry)." She showers Henry with expensive gifts and they flaunt their relationship for all the station house to see, understandably pissing off Harry. Harry starts dating Faye (Faye was once involved with Henry) and rubs it in Henry's face; Henry roughs up Harry and says that if he hurts Faye he'll "kill him." Finally they all make amends and have dinner together. After Faye and Gina come back from the ladie's room, a mob assassin jostles their table to distract them, pulls out a pistol and shoots Gina point blank in the belly, killing her. I was SO glad when that happened! Gina Srignoli was one of the most annoying characters ever on HSB, and that's really saying something.
Joe Spano was far & away the best actor of the bunch.
I adored this show. I was pretty young when it was on, but distincly remember having stirrings for both Furillo and Davenport. Joyce Davenport is one of the greatest ever female tv characters, and certainly one of the sexiest.
I also really fancied Micheal Warren.
It was just a great show with amazing and memorable characters.
Uh, R47, Schwimmer was on NYPD Blue as 4B.
WEHT Taurean Blacque?
Blacque adopted a bunch of disadvantaged kids as a single father.