Barney Miller

Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 11, 2011

I am a huge fan of the TV series Barney Miller. What has its star, Hal Linden, been up to? And is the show on DVD?
—Carrie Hernandez, Smithville, Texas

The Tony Award-winning actor, 80, recently finished starring in a stage version of On Golden Pond and continues to tour nationally with his Hal Linden in Concert show. And he just released his first album, It's Never Too Late, was recorded over three decades. "My first love is musical theatre," he says. "I started out as a musician, playing clarinet. From there I slid into musical theater into acting into television. It was one big slide." As for his 1975-1982 sitcom set in a New York City police precinct house, he's pleased Barney Miller: The Complete Series box set is scheduled to be in stores next week.