Franz played the role of Det. Andy Sipowicz for 12 seasons on the show NYPD Blue. The last episode of the show airs March 1. He was also on the TV series Hill Street Blues. This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 1, 1993.
Actor John Mahoney. He started out in Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater. His film roles include "Tin Men," "Eight Men Out," the randy professor in "Moonstruck," and the father in "Say Anything."... Mahoney now plays Frasier's (Kelsey Grammer) father in the "Cheers" spin-off "Frasier". (Rebroadcast of 05/15/1990)
Many viewers think Dennis Franz stole the show with his portrayal of Norman Buntz in Hill Street Blues. He stars in an upcoming comedy spinoff called Beverly Hills Buntz. Franz got his start early on in theater; small film parts later raised his profile as an actor.