Home Television Comedy Hooperman


1 9 8 7 – 1 9 8 9 (USA)
42 x 30 minute episodes

This ‘dramedy’ starred John Ritter (son of Western legend, Tex) as sensitive San Francisco cop Harry Hooperman, who inherited an apartment block – and a dog called Bijoux – when his landlady died.


His irate tenants proved to be as troublesome as his lady boss at work, the abrasive and demanding Captain ‘CZ’ Stern (Barbara Bosson).

Hooperman’s on/off relationship with tenant handywoman Susan (Debrah Farentino) offered scant solace.

Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher (the duo responsible for LA Law), Hooperman never really set the world alight in the popularity stakes.

Detective Harry Hooperman
John Ritter
Susan Smith
Debrah Farentino
Captain Celeste ‘CZ’ Stern
Barbara Bosson
Officer Boris Pritzger
Clarence Felder