Michael Conrad as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus does the cop roll call, concluding with his signature line: “Let’s be careful out there.”
A character on the 1980s television police drama “ Hill Street Blues ” had a great catchphrase: “Let’s Be Careful Out There.” On the show, Sgt. Phillip Esterhaus was imparting these words of caution to officers policing the streets .
Michael Conrad , 58, winner of two Emmys for his role as the tough but fatherly Sgt. Phillip Esterhaus he had played on “Hill Street Blues” since the premiere of that series in January 1981, died of urethral cancer yesterday at the Kenneth Norris Jr.
Jeffrey Lewis, co-executive producer of the show (with David Milch), said Monday that the show’s ending was as much the result of the desire of some producers, writers and cast members to move on to new projects as its slide in the ratings, which may have been influenced by the show’s move to a time slot opposite the
Conrad died from urethral cancer in November 1983 during the fourth season of Hill Street Blues . The show’s writers wrote his death into the show, although they credited the character’s death to a different reason.
5. It most likely takes place in Chicago . The setting for Hill Street Blues is never specified, but there are definitely some clues. Creator Steven Bochco intended the fictional city to resemble Chicago , Pittsburgh and Buffalo.
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police procedural television series that aired on NBC in prime-time from January 15, 1981, to May 12, 1987, for 146 episodes.
Hill Street Blues Was A Police Drama That Lasted 7 Seasons. Hill Street Blues Won Many Awards During Its Run. The Police Station Is In Chicago And The Police Cars Have A Chicago Look To Them But Most Of The Series Was Filmed In Los Angeles.
‘Hill Street Blues’ left us heartbroken. In his 2016 autobiography, Steven Bochco , who died Sunday at age 74 after a battle with cancer, describes the episode of “Hill Street Blues” that he considered among the best.
She was a five-time Emmy nominee for her role as Joyce Davenport on Hill Street Blues. Where Are They Now : Veronica Hamel seems to have retired from acting, unofficially. She hasn’t been on television screens since the late 2000s.
Travanti – Now. Daniel J . Travanti has had quite the career since finishing the Hill Street Blues series. He starred in the TV movie Adam, which earned him his sixth Emmy nomination.
On January 15, 1981, Hill Street Blues, television’s landmark cops-and-robbers drama, debuts on NBC.
Composer Mike Post is no stranger to classic television theme songs, having written for crime dramas like Law & Order, NYPD Blue and L.A. Law. But his theme song for Hill Street Blues is notable because it earned him a Grammy Award and reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bochco , who won 10 Emmy awards, created several hit TV shows including LA Law, NYPD Blue and Doogie Howser, MD. Steven Bochco , a writer and producer known for creating the groundbreaking police drama Hill Street Blues, died on Sunday. He was 74.