TV Series | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
When the revival was in the planning stages, Jack Webb had originally planned on bringing in his former co-star Ben Alexander to reprise his role as Officer Frank Smith. However, Alexander was appearing on the ABC series The Felony Squad (1966) and that network would not let him out of his contract to appear on the revival. Webb then chose Harry Morgan to reprise his role of Officer Bill Gannon, from the earlier series.
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The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Harry Morgan, the actor cast to play Officer Gannon, stood only 5'4", and would have failed the height requirement for LAPD officers at that time.