Hal Linden - Famous Television Director

Hal Linden Net Worth


Hal Linden, also known as Harold Lipshitz, has a net worth of $2 million. Famous for his work on the television show, Barney Miller as the title character.

Key facts:

  • Hal Linden is an American actor, director and musician.
  • He won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in 'The Rothschilds'.
  • Linden played the title character in the ABC television police sitcom 'Barney Miller' and earned seven Emmy Award nominations for his work.
  • He also worked as a dubber for English dialogue in various foreign films and appeared in several television films like 'I Do! I Do!' and 'Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land'.
  • Linden won two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement for his work as host of the ABC children's shows 'Animals, Animals, Animals' and 'FYI.'

Basic Information About Hal Linden

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Television Director, Musician
Net worth$2,000,000
Date of birth1931-03-20 (93 years old)
Place of birthNew York City
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksThe role of Barney Miller.
Calm, reasonable voice.
His mustache.
Bronx accent.
SpouseFrances Linden - (13 AprilΒ 1958 - 9 JulyΒ 2010)Β (her death)Β (4 children)
Height6 ft (1.829 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Hal Linden win?


Golden Globe

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Hal Linden awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalNomineeBarney Miller1981
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Performer in a Children's SpecialWinnerCBS Schoolbreak Special1995

Hal Linden roles

Movie / Series Role
The ButlerBarney Miller (archive footage) (uncredited)
Grey's AnatomyBertram Hollister 1 episode, 2019
Will & GraceAlan 1 episode, 2004
American HousewifeMr. Montez 1 episode, 2016
Gilmore GirlsChad (uncredited) unknown episodes
The Mindy ProjectManny 1 episode, 2013
Barney MillerDirector
Barney MillerCapt. Barney Miller 171 episodes, 1974-1982
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLeonard Maxwell 1 episode, 2018
SupernaturalRabbi Isaac Bass 1 episode, 2013
The Golden GirlsJohn 1 episode, 1991
Ghost StoryDavid Wells 1 episode, 1972
The King of QueensBernard 1 episode, 2005
Rude AwakeningJudge Howard Barrett 1 episode, 2000
Law & Order: Criminal IntentMr. Turner 1 episode, 2003
Saturday Night LiveSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
TattletalesSelf 5 episodes, 1975
The NannyMaury Sherry 1 episode, 1999
The Ray Bradbury TheaterCaptain Black 1 episode, 1990
The Bold and the BeautifulJerry Kramer 6 episodes, 2006-2007
The F.B.I.Abel Norton 1 episode, 1973
The Carol Burnett ShowSelf 1 episode, 1977
The Muppet ShowSelf - Special Guest Star 1 episode, 1980
Hot in ClevelandAlex 1 episode, 2010
American ExperienceNarrator 1 episode, 1994
Nowhere ManSenator Wallace 1 episode, 1996
Royal PainsDr. Joseph Whitcomb 1 episode, 2016
The Drew Carey ShowMr. Van Zandt 1 episode, 1999
2 Broke GirlsLester 1 episode, 2014
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf 1 episode, 1970
CBS Schoolbreak SpecialRabbi Markovitz 1 episode, 1994
NTSF:SD:SUVC.T. Dalton 1 episode, 2012

Hal Linden's Quotes

  • [About the [Barney Miller (1975)] role]: Joseph Wambaugh was once asked what was the most realistic cop show on TV, and he said it was Barney Miller. And this is a guy who had been a cop. Over the years I've talked to many policemen who've told me the same thing. I always ask them, 'How many times on the job have you had to pull your gun.' Nine times out of 10, the answer is, 'Never.' The job is more about paperwork. It's a grind.
  • I've noticed that on some of the commercial "voice overs" I've done, often times the background music is so loud, you can hardly hear the voice! The audio technicians seem to really be mixing the background too loud.
  • [About [Barney Miller (1975)]'s diverse cast not being groundbreaking at the time]: What it was was an incredibly well-written show. There were gang comedies all around when we started. The ones that were well-written lasted.
  • [When he started out as the star on Broadway]: It took me years to learn a technique.
  • I'm an actor, and I do my research.

Hal Linden's photos

Interesting Facts about Hal Linden

  1. Chose his stage name on the way from Philadelphia to an acting job in New York City. He saw the water tower in Linden, New Jersey, and the rest is history.
  2. Long associated with the March of Dimes, serving as national chairman for many years.
  3. Although he was nominated for seven Primetime Emmys for Barney Miller (1975), he won two Daytime Emmys for hosting a series of daytime informational spots called FYI: For Your Information (1980).
  4. He was offered and turned down the lead role in St. Elsewhere (1982).
  5. Linden met his wife, Frances, when she was a dancer. She got him an audition to understudy the lead male character, Jeff Moss (played by Sydney Chaplin) in the Broadway musical "Bells Are Ringing". Judy Holliday, star of the show (and the film version), attended the Lindens' wedding.
  6. Best remembered by the public for his starring role on Barney Miller (1975), he built on his popularity from that show and toured as a solo singing act during the same period.
  7. In 1984, he carried the Olympic Torch and ran a portion of the Los Angeles segment.
  8. Both his family name Lipshitz and stage name Linden are derived from the words for "limetree" in Yiddish and German, respectively.
  9. While he was in the Army, all the big band musicians had vanished and rock and roll was born.
  10. Music ran in Linden's family. Played clarinet with the New York American Symphony at the age of fifteen. He also played saxophone in live jazz bands to earn a living when he was a young man. Linden was enlisted in the United States Army from 1952-54, where he played big band music. To calm his parents, he enrolled in City College of New York but left without graduating. He finally earned his diploma at age 69 and his mother was there to witness it.
  11. Did not start acting until he was 25 years old.
  12. Linden's parents were Charles Lipshitz, who owned a small printing firm. His mother, Frances (nΓ©e Rosen) Lipshitz, was a housewife who died in 2001 at age 98. She enjoyed good health and was active throughout her life.
  13. Alongside Norman Lloyd, William Daniels, Dick Van Dyke, Ernest Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, Christopher Lee, Betty White, Angela Lansbury, Edward Asner, Marla Gibbs, Adam West, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Florence Henderson, Shirley Jones and Alan Alda, Linden is one of the few actors in Hollywood who lived into their 80s and/or 90s without ever either retiring from acting or having stopped getting work.
  14. Worked as a voice over actor for Titra Studios. In fact, his voice is heard in many foreign films that were dubbed into English including several films in the "Godzilla" series.

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