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"The story you are about to see was inspired by actual events. The names have been changed to protect the innocent."

From Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, one of television's most successful creators and architect of the long-running "Law & Order" franchise, comes this modern-day take on the classic police drama L.A. Dragnet, with the hard-nosed Sergeant Joe Friday and a new man, Detective Frank Smith of the Robbery-Homicide Division investigating crimes that could only take place in Los Angeles, one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing cities.

Cast and CrewEdit

Main Cast and CharactersEdit

Image Actor Character Seasons
JoeFriday
Ed O'Neill Lieutenant
Joe Friday
Seasons 1-2
FrankSmith
Ethan Embry Detective
Frank Smith
Seasons 1
JimmyMcCarron
Desmond Harrington Detective
Jimmy McCarron
Season 2
GloriaDuran
Eva Longoria Detective
Gloria Duran
Season 2
RaymondCooper
Evan Parke Detective
Raymond Cooper
Season 2
SandyChang
Christina Chang Deputy District Attorney
Sandy Chang
Season 2
(Recurring Season 1)
ElanaMacias
Roselyn Sánchez Detective
Elana Macias
Season 2

Recurring Guest StarsEdit

  • Erick Avari as Doctor Sanjay Ramachandran (9)
  • Katherine Kamhi as Detective Hubbel (7)
  • Lindsay Crouse as Captain Ruth Hagermann (6)
  • Robin Bartlett as Doctor Donna Bostick (6)
  • Mark Lewis as SID Technician Mark Lewis (5)
  • Denise Dowse as Juanita Hendrucks (3)
  • David Andrews as Captain Silva (3)
  • Morocco Omari as Detective Latrell (3)
  • Kent Faulcon as Detective Kevin Tolan (3)
  • Larry Braman as Detective Greggor (3)
  • Marc Brown as Newscaster Marc Brown (3)
  • Anna Gunn as Doctor Louise Nottingham (2)
  • Nicki Micheaux as Coroner's Investigator Emma Guzman (2)
  • Daniel Zacapa as Detective Gomez (2)
  • Lauren Vélez as Detective Denise Beltran (2)
  • Javier Grajeda as Detective Mayberg (2)
  • Derek Basco as Detective (2)
  • Alex Esta as SID Investigator Ortiz (2)
  • Biff Wiff as Evidence Clerk (2)
  • Michelle Tuzee as Newscaster Michelle Tuzee (2)
  • Peggy Dunne as Coroner's Investigator (2)
  • David Kagen as Turner (2)
  • Lawrence LeJohn as Uniformed Cop (2)
  • Britt George as Uniformed Cop (2)
  • Tomiko Martinez as Officer Tyrell (2)
  • Stacey Silverman as Coroner's Investigator Sandy Goodman (2)
  • Peter Trencher as Chavez (2)
  • Todd Felix as Tech Waring (2)
  • Fernando Jiménez as Uniform Cop (2)
  • Kim Evey as Jill Soames (2)
  • K.T. Thangavelu as Griff (2)
  • Kenneth Choi as Coroner's Investigator Burrell (2)
  • Peter James Smith as SID Tech Stoneman (2)

CrewEdit

  • Dick Wolf as Executive Producer
  • Walon Green as Executive Producer
  • Peter Jankowski as Executive Producer
  • Robert Nathan as Co-Executive Producer
  • Kevin Hooks as Co-Executive Producer
  • Arthur W. Forney as Co-Executive Producer
  • Jonas Pate as Co-Executive Producer
  • Josh Pate as Co-Executive Producer
  • Jeffrey Reiner as Co-Executive Producer
  • Billy Fox as Supervising Producer
  • Roz Weinman as Supervising Producer
  • Tyler Bensinger as Producer
  • Gary M. Strangis as Producer
  • Barry Berg as Producer
  • Tyler Bensinger as Co-Producer
  • Tim Deluca as Co-Producer
  • Bing Sokolsky as Director Of Photography
  • Johnny E. Jensen as Director Of Photography
  • Paul Maibaum as Director Of Photography
  • Russ Alsobrook as Director Of Photography
  • William Arnold as Production Designer
  • T.K. Kirkpatrick as Production Designer
  • Pam Warner as Production Designer
  • Leon Ortiz-Gil as Editor
  • Stephen Semel as Editor
  • David J. Siegel as Editor
  • Nancy Forner as Editor
  • Anthony Sherin as Editor
  • Kevin Krasny as Editor
  • Mike Post as Music
  • Atli Örvarsson as Music
  • Lynn Kressel as Casting
  • Megan McConnell as Casting
  • Janet Gilmore as Casting
  • Megan Branman as Casting
  • Dan Dworkin as Executive Story Editor
  • Jay Beattie as Executive Story Editor
  • Dan Dworkin as Story Editor
  • Jay Beattie as Story Editor
  • Philippe Browning as Story Editor
  • Steve Zirnkilton as Narrator

WritersEdit

  • Tyler Bensinger as Writer
  • Dan Dworkin as Writer
  • Jay Beattie as Writer
  • Marc Guggenheim as Writer
  • Robert Port as Writer
  • Walon Green as Writer
  • Robert Nathan as Writer
  • Shannon Goss as Writer
  • Brian Ross as Writer
  • Carter Harris as Writer
  • David Wilcox as Writer
  • Josh Pate as Writer
  • Jonas Pate as Writer
  • Philippe Browning as Writer
  • Steve Gottfried as Writer

DirectorsEdit

  • Jean de Segonzac as Director
  • Kevin Hooks as Director
  • Darnell Martin as Director
  • Andy Wolk as Director
  • Guy Norman Bee as Director
  • Juan J. Campanella as Director
  • Thomas J. Wright as Director
  • Kevin Dowling as Director
  • Donna Deitch as Director
  • Steve Shill as Director
  • Paul Shapiro as Director
  • Aaron Lipstadt as Director
  • John Behring as Director
  • Keith Samples as Director
  • Joe Ann Fogle as Director
  • Jeffrey Reiner as Director

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (12 episodes)Edit

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L.A. Dragnet season 1 premiered on February 2, 2003 and concluded on May 11, 2003 on ABC.

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
LAD0101 1.01 (#1)
The Silver Slayer
Detectives Friday and Smith investigate a series of killings in which the victims have silver paint on their bodies. February 2, 2003
LAD0102 1.02 (#2)
The Big Ruckus
When the body of a rich college kid is found in MacArthur Park, it looks like a drug deal gone bad. February 9, 2003
LAD0103 1.03 (#3)
All That Glitters
The police investigate the brutal slaying of a movie producer whose body is found on the side of Mulholland Drive. February 16, 2003
LAD0104 1.04 (#4)
Well Endowed
Detectives Friday and Smith investigate the brutal murder of a little-known actress. February 23, 2003
LAD0105 1.05 (#5)
The Cutting of the Swath
Detectives Friday and Smith race to find the young son of a deranged man who's on a rampage to kill his entire family. March 2, 2003
LAD0106 1.06 (#6)
The Brass Ring
The fiancé of a rising young Hollywood actress is found stabbed to death in the Hollywood Hills. March 9, 2003
LAD0107 1.07 (#7)
The Artful Dodger
A customer is killed during a multimillion dollar jewelry robbery. March 16, 2003
LAD0108 1.08 (#8)
Sticks and Stones
Detectives Friday and Smith investigate the satanic ritual killing of a teen girl. March 30, 2003
LAD0109 1.09 (#9)
Redemption
Detective Friday and Detective Beltran find out a hidden secret behind a run-of-the-mill suicide. April 6, 2003
LAD0110 1.10 (#10)
Let's Make a Deal
A Hollywood super-agent's infant son is kidnapped. April 13, 2003
LAD0111 1.11 (#11)
For Whom the Whistle Blows
A woman, missing for six years, is found dead in her car in a canyon. April 27, 2003
LAD0112 1.12 (#12)
The Little Guy
While trying to protect an innocent suspect, Friday puts his career on the line by going after a corrupt cop. May 11, 2003

Season 2 (10 episodes)Edit

L.A. Dragnet season 2 premiered on October 4, 2003 and concluded on December 4, 2004 on ABC.

This updated version of Dragnet features newly promoted LAPD Lieutenant Joe Friday overseeing a group of younger detectives in the Robbery-Homicide Division.

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
LAD0201 2.01 (#13)
Daddy's Girl
Joe and his crew investigate the murder of a teenager who was burned and left for dead. October 4, 2003
LAD0202 2.02 (#14)
Coyote
The detectives discover a major prostitution ring while investigating a woman's murder. October 11, 2003
LAD0203 2.03 (#15)
17 in 6
Detective Raymond Cooper looks for help to find those involved in a deadly gang war. October 18, 2003
LAD0204 2.04 (#16)
The Magic Bullet
The death of a fan at a wild Hollywood party leads the detectives to a record producer with a gun fetish. October 25, 2003
LAD0205 2.05 (#17)
Slice of Life
When fishermen find a woman's headless body offshore, detectives discover she had recently given birth. November 1, 2003
LAD0206 2.06 (#18)
Abduction
The detectives investigate the abduction and killing of the son of a couple involved in an alternative lifestyle. April 21, 2004
LAD0207 2.07 (#19)
Frame of Mind
The killing of a traveling salesman maybe connected to the unsolved murder of an adult movie star's father. April 28, 2004
LAD0208 2.08 (#20)
Retribution
The deaths of an artist and his girlfriend lead the detectives to a case of poisoned drugs. May 5, 2004
LAD0209 2.09 (#21)
Riddance
Detective Friday and Detective Beltran find out a hidden secret behind a run-of-the-mill suicide. December 4, 2004
LAD0210 2.10 (#22)
Killing Field
A man is arrested for shoplifting while using a missing person's car. December 4, 2004

LocationsEdit

Robbery-Homicide DivisionEdit

The Robbery-Homicide Division is a division within the Los Angeles Police Department.

Established in 1969 by combining the once separate Robbery Division and Homicide Division, today’s Robbery-Homicide Division is comprised of approximately 110 sworn and civilian personnel. RHD is comprised of five sections (Robbery, Homicide, Special Assault, Cold Case Homicide, and Special Investigation Sections), each under the supervision of a lieutenant and tasked with investigating or providing surveillance support for a wide variety of select crimes that are often high profile in nature.

Parker Center was the home of the Robbery-Homicide Division, located in downtown LA at 150 N. Los Angeles St. Often called "The Glass House", the building was named for former LAPD chief William H. Parker. Originally called the Police Administration Building (PAB), groundbreaking for the center began on December 30, 1952, and construction was completed in 1955. The building combined police facilities that had been located throughout the Civic Center area.

Los Angeles County District Attorney's OfficeEdit

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of crimes in the City of Los Angeles and the surrounding county. In each case they bring before a court, the Office represents "The People of the State of California". The District Attorney is the highest officeholder in the jurisdiction's legal department and supervises a staff of Deputy District Attorneys.

The Hall of Justice is the oldest surviving government building in the Los Angeles Civic Center, that collection of city, county and federal buildings stretching for several blocks along Temple and First Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized construction of the building to consolidate the County’s courts and jail facilities in one location. The result was a grandiose new facility housing all levels of the county criminal justice system.

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