Hal Linden (born Harold Lipshitz on March 20, 1931 in New York City) is an American actor and television director. Linden graduated from Manhattan's School of Performing Arts. Best known for his Emmy-nominated title role on the Barney Miller television series, Linden won his Emmys for a series of daytime informational spots called F.Y.I.
Linden began his career as a clarinet player and leader of dance bands. He and his violinist brother Bernie chose their stage names after spotting a gas storage tank with the word "Linden" (as in Linden, New Jersey) written on it in huge letters.
He is currently the national spokesperson for the Jewish National Fund. He is married to Frances Martin, and they have four children.
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Time Changer is an independent Christian film directed by Rich Christiano and released by Five & Two Pictures in 2002. Stars D. David Morin and Gavin MacLeod as two Bible College professors; living in 1890. MacLeod's character invents a time machine and sends Morin to the early 21st century.The year is 1890 and Bible professor Russell Carlisle (D. David Morin) has written a new manuscript entitled “The Changing Times.” His book is about to receive a unanimous endorsement from the board members of the Grace Bible Seminary until his colleague Dr. Norris Anderson (Gavin MacLeod) raises an objection.Dr. Anderson believes that what Carlisle has written could greatly affect the future of coming generations. Using a secret time machine, Anderson sends Carlisle over 100 years into the future, offering him a glimpse of where his beliefs will lead....,
Dumb Luck is a 2001 film written and directed by Craig Clyde and starring Scott Baio, Tracy Nelson, Hal Linden and Eileen Brennan.
Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (re-released on video as Starflight One) is a 1983 television movie starring Lee Majors and Hal Linden. The first hypersonic transport is leaving for its inaugural flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, a two-hour flight through the stratosphere. Starflight is being prepared for a media-covered inaugural hypersonic flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, a two-hour flight. The passengers bring some of their problems on board - the pilot, Cody Briggs (Majors), is unfaithful to his wife Janet (Tess Harper) and having an affair with the media relations representative for Thornwall Aviation, Erica Hansen (Lauren Hutton); Hal Parisi married another passenger because she won the trip on TV, but he's only interested in getting his stolen gold out of the country. Freddie Barrett (Terry Kiser) is trying to get his communications satellite launched from Australia to start his business carrying television signals. Starflight's take-off is...,
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