Home Television Drama S.W.A.T.


1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 6 (USA)
38 x 60 minute episodes

S.W.A.T stood for Special Weapons And Tactics – an elite precision-trained armed law enforcement unit whose job it was to handle violent situations that regular police couldn’t deal with, using whatever weaponry was necessary.


All Vietnam veterans, the S.W.A.T. team travelled in a specially equipped van, dressed in semi-military attire and were organised along the lines of a front-line patrol.

Commanding Officer of the team was Lt. “Hondo” Harrelson (Steve Forrest), Sgt. “Deacon” Kay (Rod Perry) was the observer and communicator, Jim (Robert Urich) the team scout, Dominic (Mark Shera) the marksman, and T.J. (James Coleman) the backup.

S.W.A.T. was filmed in Southern California and based loosely on real-life S.W.A.T. teams formed in several large American cities.

Lieutenant Dan “Hondo” Harrelson 
Steve Forrest
Sergeant David “Deacon” Kay 

Rod Perry
Officer Jim Street 

Robert Urich
Officer Dominic Luca 

Mark Shera
Officer T.J. McCabe 

James Coleman
Betty Harrelson 

Ellen Weston
Matt Harrelson 

Michael Harland
Kevin Harrelson 

David Adams