Home Television Drama Sarge


1 9 7 1 – 1 9 7 2 (USA)
15 x 60 minute episodes

Shattered emotionally after his wife is killed by an assassin’s bullet meant for him, veteran detective ‘Sarge’ Swanson (George Kennedy) quits the force and enters the priesthood.

Three years later he is ordained as Father Samuel Patrick Cavanaugh and assigned to the Saint Aloysius Parish in San Diego, California. Still referred to as ‘Sarge’, and still using unorthodox methods, he attempts to solve the problems of an urban community.

Valerie (Sallie Shockley) is Sarge’s secretary; Kenji Takichi (Harold Sakata) is the parish athletic coach; Barney Verick (Ramon Bieri) is the police lieutenant that Sarge helps.

Father Samuel Patrick Cavanaugh
George Kennedy
Lt. Barney Verick
Ramon Bieri
Sallie Shockley
Kenji Takichi
Harold Sakata
Father Terrence
Stewart Moss
Bishop Andrade
Henry Wilcoxon