Dennis Franz wasn't always wearing his NYPD blues. Drafted after college into the Army, he served for 11 months in Vietnam. We are guessing people liked him in uniform because Franz went on to play at least a dozen police officers before getting the role of Detective Andy Sipowicz on "NYPD Blue," earning him four Emmy Awards.

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Dennis Franz wasn't always wearing his NYPD blues. Drafted after college into the Army, he served for 11 months in Vietnam. We are guessing people liked him in uniform because Franz went on to play at least a dozen police officers before getting the role of Detective Andy Sipowicz on "NYPD Blue," earning him four Emmy Awards.

NYPD Blue  Top notch police drama.  Caruso and Franz at their best "reaching out" to solve crimes.

NYPD Blue Top notch police drama. Caruso and Franz at their best "reaching out" to solve crimes.

NYPD Blue Cast - Dennis Franz, David Caruso, Amy Brenneman, Nicholas Turturro, James McDaniel

NYPD Blue Cast - Dennis Franz, David Caruso, Amy Brenneman, Nicholas Turturro, James McDaniel

McMillan & Wife McMillan and Wife was written by Steven Bochco, who also wrote NYPD Blue. Starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James, the series took place in San Francisco. Rock Hudson was the Commissioner, and Susan Saint James was his crime solving wife.  Fashion freaks may get a kick from Sallys wardrobe, and the 70s décor.

McMillan & Wife McMillan and Wife was written by Steven Bochco, who also wrote NYPD Blue. Starring Rock Hudson and Susan Saint James, the series took place in San Francisco. Rock Hudson was the Commissioner, and Susan Saint James was his crime solving wife. Fashion freaks may get a kick from Sallys wardrobe, and the 70s décor.

The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit.    Creators:  Steven Bochco, David Milch  Stars:  Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp and Bill Brochtrup

The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit. Creators: Steven Bochco, David Milch Stars: Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp and Bill Brochtrup

'The Following' Season 2 casts 'NYPD Blue's' James McDaniel as new FBI agent

'The Following' Season 2 casts 'NYPD Blue's' James McDaniel as new FBI agent

Amy Brennamen and David Caruso in NYPD BLUE

Amy Brennamen and David Caruso in NYPD BLUE

NYPD Blue: the one all other cop shows should be measured against.

NYPD Blue: the one all other cop shows should be measured against.

Dynasty guest stars who never happened Detective John Kelly NYPD Blue David Caruso new Trump White House chief of staff John F Kelly

Dynasty guest stars who never happened Detective John Kelly NYPD Blue David Caruso new Trump White House chief of staff John F Kelly

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