Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Arthur Fancy. James was seen in the mini-series "Taken".
Greg Medavoy. Gordon won the Emmy for best supporting actor in 1998.
Theo Sipowicz. Austin joined the cast in 1999. He also lent his vocal talents to the movie "Treasure Planet".
Donna Abandando. Gail is on the NBC series "American Dreams".
Bobby Simone. Jimmy left the show in 1998 when his character died. He was seen in "Star Wars Episode III".
John Irvin. Bill became a permanent part of the cast in 1998.
Diane Russell. Kim won a best supporting actress Emmy for her role in 1997.
Baldwin Jones. Henry appeared on the daytime soap "Another World" from 1997 to 1999.
Connie McDowell. Charlotte played the role of Eve on the daytime soap "Days of Our Lives" from 1987 to 1991.
Andy Sipowicz. Dennis has won 4 Emmy awards for his portrayal of Detective Sipowicz.
|And finally, a question regarding the series' very first episode, in 1993. At the end of that premiere episode, a character is lying in a hospital bed, near death. Which one?||NYPD Blue
Andy Sipowicz. Near the end of the pilot episode, Sipowicz is shot multiple times by mobster Alfonse Giardella (Robert Costanzo). The last scene depicts John Kelly at Sipowicz's bedside, hoping that his partner pulls through.
|Diane Russell left the 15th squad -- and Kim Delaney left the series -- near the end of season eight. Part of the reason Diane sought a change of scenery was due to a whirlwind romance with a man from her past. What was this man's profession?||NYPD Blue
doctor. Diane had a chance encounter with Dr. Victor Carreras (David Barrera), the doctor who had been so valued by both Diane and Bobby Simone as Bobby was dying years earlier, and their relationship took an almost immediate, unexpectedly romantic turn. Part of Diane's desire for a "new life" was her new relationship with Carreras. (Kind of creepy, if you ask me.)
|Which character donated his sperm to help a lesbian couple have a baby?||NYPD Blue
Greg Medavoy. Greg helped his friend Abby Sullivan (Paige Turco) and her lover Kathy achieve their dream of parenthood. Unfortunately, Kathy was killed thanks to the machinations of a jealous ex-girlfriend soon afterward.
|Which character had a baby as a teen, and gave that baby up for adoption?||NYPD Blue
Connie McDowell. Late in season eight, Connie tells Diane that, when she was fifteen years old, she had a daughter whom she subsequently gave up for adoption. In the ninth season, Connie would make contact with her now-teenaged daughter, with mixed results.
|Who kisses Bobby Simone on the forehead just minutes before Bobby dies in a hospital bed?||NYPD Blue
Andy Sipowicz. In a rare moment of physical affection, Andy -- who knows full well that Bobby is about to die -- kisses his best friend, and whispers to him, "I'll take care of her," a reference to Diane, Bobby's soon-to-be widow. (If you can watch this scene without crying, your heart is made of wood.)
|A number of characters have disappeared from this show because they have died. Which character is NOT, as far as we know, dead?||NYPD Blue
Jill Kirkendall. Sylvia was the victim of a stray bullet. Danny was murdered after getting too deeply involved in an undercover assignment concerning the mobbed-up employees of a strip club. Jill left the show in disgrace, after having helped her felon husband commit a number of major crimes. She just disappeared one episode, and has presumably been on the run from the law ever since!
|Detective Baldwin Jones' mother gave him an unusual first name. After whom did she name her son?||NYPD Blue
a writer. Baldwin tells Greg Medavoy that he is named for pioneering African-American novelist James Baldwin, who wrote such works as "Go Tell It on the Mountain." Jones originally told his new colleagues that he likes to go by the nickname "D", but that went away pretty quickly -- everyone wound up calling him "Baldwin" right up until the end of the series.
|Before he became the new lieutenant of the 15th squad, in which division of the NYPD did Tony Rodriguez work?||NYPD Blue
Narcotics. Much is made of the fact that Rodriguez spent many years working deep undercover assignments as a Narcotics officer.
|In the wake of Lt. Fancy's departure from the series, the detectives of the 15th squad were ALMOST stuck with a new boss named Susan Dalto, an abrasive, condescending, disrespectful control freak. The actress playing Dalto also played a regular character on a "Star Trek" series. Which character did she play?||NYPD Blue
Lt. Tasha Yar, on "Star Trek: The Next Generation". Denise Crosby played Tasha Yar, and later Susan Dalto. Only a last-minute maneuver from the departing Arthur Fancy saved the 15th squad from Dalto. Lt. Tony Rodriguez was given the squad thanks to a single phone call from Fancy.
|In season five, PAA Naomi Reynolds (Gabrielle Fitzpatrick), a gorgeous redhead with a lilting southern accent, confesses a secret to Bobby Simone. What is Naomi's secret?||NYPD Blue
She is an illegal alien.. The apparently southern Naomi is actually an Australian! Bobby is the only person at he 15th precinct she tells.
|Whose brother died of a drug overdose?||NYPD Blue
Detective James Martinez (Nicholas Turturro). Martinez's brother died in the very first season of the show.
|Which character has NOT had problems with alcoholism?||NYPD Blue
Lieutenant Arthur Fancy. Andy has been portrayed as an alcoholic since the very first episode, and Diane's drinking problem plagued her early appearances, as well. Katie, Andy's ex-wife, surprisingly hit the bottle after Andy Jr.'s death, a fact Andy Sr. learned about early in season six.
Arthur Fancy has never been portrayed as having a drinking problem.
|Andy Sipowicz, Jr. (Michael DeLuise) -- the son of Dennis Franz's character -- once served in the U.S. military. Which branch was it?||NYPD Blue
Air Force. Andy Jr. even wore his USAF uniform to his father's wedding to Sylvia Costas. He later left the service and joined the police department in Hackensack, New Jersey.
|Bobby Simone, according to his own dialogue, was of mixed heritage. Which ethnic background could he NOT claim as part of his genetic make-up?||NYPD Blue
Cuban. Bobby said more than once that his father was French, and his mother was Portuguese. (For the record, they met in Belize.) Bobby has never referred to any Cuban heritage...nor has Jimmy Smits, the actor who played the role. Smits is the son of a Puerto Rican mother and a Suriname father.
|Detective Jill Kirkendall is a mother. If you asked her how many kids she had, how would she respond?||NYPD Blue
"Two sons.". Jill's sons are named Kyle and Frank.
|Bobby Simone's first wife died of cancer. What was her name?||NYPD Blue
Mary. Mary's illness -- and, later, her death -- was part of Bobby's motivation for taking a job driving the Commissioner of Police's car, the post he held before transferring into the 15th precinct.
Diane's mother. Diane's mother, fed up with decades of physical (and probably sexual) abuse, finally shot her husband dead in season three. Diane's brother Dougie tried to take the blame, but Bobby and Diane eventually figured out the truth. (Incidentally, Diane has no sisters.)
|Detective Danny Sorenson (Rick Schroeder) was not born in the United States. Where was he born?||NYPD Blue
Norway. At first, I thought that Danny was an "Army brat," the son of an American soldier who was stationed overseas, but later episodes suggested that Danny is actually a full-on Norwegian -- he mentioned that, when he came to America as a small child, he had to "learn the language," which wouldn't have been the case if he were merely an American's son born abroad.
|In season five, Andy Sipowicz had a major cancer scare. Where in his body was the cancer centered?||NYPD Blue
his prostate. Andy's prostate (which he constantly mispronounced as "prostrate"!)was eventually surgically removed.
|Original PAA Donna Abandando (Gail O'Grady) was an avid fan of a particular sports team. Which one?||NYPD Blue
the New York Rangers. Donna had a Rangers penant in her apartment, and she even dated a Ranger for a while.
|Late in the fifth season, we learn that occasional PAA (Police Administrative Aide) John Irvin (Bill Brochtrup) has started a business on the side. What does John's side job entail?||NYPD Blue
Computer graphics. John tries to start his own computer graphics company, but fails miserably a few months later. John eventually returns to his position as PAA for the 15th precinct, where he remained until the end of the series, in 2004.