My Role on “The Streets of San Francisco” by Tony Piazza
In 1973, during the second season of “The Streets of San Francisco” I was offered a small speaking role. It was in the episode “Shield of Honor,” directed by Eric Till. In this scene I am addressing KARL MALDEN (Lt. Mike Stone), MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Steve Keller), and JOHN KERR (Gerald O’Brien) in Stone’s office (studio set). The episode was number 10 of this season, and written by D.C. Fontana of original Star Trek fame.
Clip from “Shield” episode. My name was added for another presentation.
One interesting tidbit is that John Kerr was the actor who played Lt. Joseph Cable in the motion picture adaptation of the stage musical “South Pacific.” On “Streets” he played the recurring character of San Francisco’s D.A.
In my bit for this episode I was notifying them that I had the reports on the slug they found in their “hit man.” Another line cinched in two takes…Michael Douglas gave me a “thumbs up” after they cut! As I mentioned elsewhere, both Karl and Michael were very supportive of other actors.
Michael and Karl in the office set.
MARIETTE HARTLEY of the Polaroid commercials (late 70’s; she was JAMES GARNER’S sparring partner) was a guest star on this episode- as well as ROBERT FOXWORTH (last husband to the late ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY), and PETER MARK RICHMOND (Dynasty).
Hartley and Garner for Polaroid.
Tony Piazza (Courtesy of Charlotte Alexander)
Tony Piazza is author of the 1930s Hollywood murder mystery novel, “Anything Short of Murder,” which had its roots on the TCM fan website. His second novel, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” was published next in early 2012, and in November of 2013 his second Tom Logan Mystery, “A Murder Amongst Angels was released.” In July of 2015 his latest Logan mystery, “Murder Is Such Sweet Revenge” was made available for purchase, and has since been an instant bestseller. All are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. He was an actor/extra during the 1970s and worked with such legends as Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Karl Malden. His non-fiction e-book “Bullitt Points” is an in depth look at the making of “Bullitt” from a person who was there. Look for it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites, or at the link posted below. All profits go to the Boys Republic charity: www.bullittpoints.com.
Tony Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and SLO NightWriters.
The novels that started it all. The first and second novel in the Tom Logan mystery series have become audio books- read by actor James Romick, and is available on Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.
The NEW Tom Logan mystery, “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” is available in print, e-book, AND NOW audio book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites. For audio- Audible, Amazon, and I-tunes.
My earlier bestselling novels, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon” and “Anything Short of Murder” now joins “A Murder Amongst Angels” and “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge” on Amazon’s Kindle at a new, low price of $2.99. Now you can have hours of adventure, thrills, mystery, and romance for the price of a cup of coffee- and just as stimulating! Look for it on Amazon. Print versions have also been reduced.
Also: The new Tom Logan mystery thriller, A Murder Amongst Angels .
Find them all on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. Also available for $2.99 on Kindle.