He has a brother named Doug. He only gave them up when Callahan coaxed him into handing them over, promising Tackleberry that she would "get some of his very own, just as soon as they get home.". "Mister Nasty" of the police academy, he always attempts to discredit Lassard and his men, but ends up being the butt of most of the jokes. When last seen in the live-action series episode "Dr. Hightower", he has been promoted to the rank of captain, and is presented with the "Alumnus of the Year" award. This is a list of actors and voice actors who appeared in one or more installments of the Police Academy film and television series. Many gags are based around Zed's fondness for things that contrast with his wild-man image, such as Family Affair (actually crying at dramatic moments) and Mickey Mouse watches. An animated comedy, entitled Police Academy: The Series produced by Ruby-Spears Productions and Warner Bros. Television. It was implied that Blankes was also intimidated by Hightower and is seen walking away whistling as the more fearful Copeland got inside the squad car. Mauser (or Meiser[4] in the series; Bouser in the animated series) is a similar character to Harris, and his role in the movies is essentially the same. For instance, the last straw before his police career was when he was a parking-lot attendant and was forced to park a car for an abusive customer in a full parking lot; he put the car into a side-wheelie, crashed it between two cars and proudly proclaimed, "It fits!". He is the team's gun specialist opposite to Tackleberry. When she asks for volunteers, all the male cadets promptly and eagerly volunteer. Storefront windows in the first and second film bear the name "Sweedchuk" and "Schewchuk" respectively. Wig only appears in the first movie. They take him and the photo hut that is shaped like a camera and throw them overboard. Jones was one of the key characters in the series and is famous for making sound effects with his voice. He joined the academy first under the COP program in the fourth film, and later became a full-time cop at the start of the fifth film. Lance Kinsey (born June 13, 1954) is a Canadian actor and screenwriter, best known for his role as Lt. Proctor in the Police Academy film series. When Proctor hears the national anthem, he stands up immediately and shocks everyone in the audience. The film grossed $114.993 million worldwide and made a profit of $20.5 million. They become roommates while they are both training at the Police Academy, and they manage to get along (to an extent) with each other and in time become friends. Lassard in his hideout before escaping. Despite his gigantic size, Hightower has sometimes admitted that he lacks self-confidence, such as when he tells Mahoney that he has not driven a car since he was twelve years old, and fears that he will fail out of the police academy if he flunks the driving test. Initially chief of police, Henry Hurst is later promoted to commissioner. He only appears in the first and third films. It is the first of six sequels in the Police Academy series. before he introduces himself to a couple of bathing beauties in Florida. He is often fooled into walking into the gay bar, The Blue Oyster. In his debut in the second movie, he is originally assertive and staunchly supports Mauser but is also a dimwit and in subsequent appearances portrayed even more so. She appears in the first six films of the franchise and in the animated series. Zed is almost like a child, admonishing his cronies to "act their age" while they trash a supermarket and thanking the cashier for the "great bargains" (as his gang trundle shopping carts full of stolen food out of the store). A few years later, however, he will initiate a program known as Citizens on Patrol (COP), which is a community outreach course. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith. Although he is the least dangerous, he was a considerable opponent when he tried to stop Hightower. When Captain Harris was tasked with investigating a string of crimes at the beach, he is also responsible for getting all the officers undercover assignments, to which Mahoney and Jones are assigned to be sanitation workers picking up litter. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment opened on 1,613 screens, grossing $10,675,896 in its opening weekend, setting a record for March. Having enough of their misconduct towards Mahoney by taunting him into fighting them so they can give Harris a reason to expel him, Barbara stands up for him. Ox is the team's muscle and not the most threatening of the team since he takes a calm approach in robberies even asking politely for either the keys or information. George Martin appears only in the first Police Academy movie. His attitude towards Mahoney and the others improves drastically. Ace seems to act like a ladies' man as he seems to acknowledge himself to his female hostages, for example during the bank robbery asking a female "where are you from originally?" An example of this is inn the first film, where, after Harris asks Blankes and Copeland to keep an eye on Mahoney, they ask Mahoney where they are going to get together later on, to which Mahoney tells them, and it ends up being a gay nightclub. Chad Copeland starts out as a cadet in the first film, and in his subsequent appearances moves further up the ranks. Hightower also uses German Shepherd police dogs in the 3rd and 4th films, suggesting he got certified as a dog handler. Also, he is the very first character seen in the first Police Academy film. "), and launched into a string of impressions, thus keeping the audience from rioting. He's not opposed to going bare-knuckle against hoodlums, but once got trapped and subsequently spray painted and given a new hairdo by Zed's gang. The name is a reference to the set decorator of the original Police Academy (1984) film, Steve Shewchuk. However, Commandant Harris's crowning moment is short-lived, as Mahoney and crew track down and capture the Supercar robbers, ensuring Lassard's reinstatement as commandant, and Harris's demotion to the rank of captain once again. It ran from September 1988 to September 1989, lasting two seasons with 65 episodes produced. Police Academy: The Series was a 1997 live-action show based on the films, comprising 26 hour-long episodes. Like Hightower, he is strong, but is not as focused upon it like Hightower. Lt. Carl Proctor[2] is a gullible sidekick to Mauser in Police Academy 2 and 3 and Harris in 4, 5 and 6. He creates plans for small-time robberies and hides his involvement in it. Kim Cattrall - Karen Thompson3. G.W. She was 73. In the third movie, Hooks became more confident in herself and is assertive in keeping people in line. All of the films have multi-language subtitles and their own retrospective featurettes. ポリスアカデミーシリーズ(Police Academy)は、アメリカ合衆国で制作されたコメディ映画のシリーズ。 1984年から1994年まで、全7作品が公開されている。第8作『ポリスアカデミー8』については、制作は決定したものの公開時期は未定。 In Police Academy 5, it is revealed that he and Harris are related through the marriage of Proctor's sister and Harris' nephew. Capt. That is why he was part of butt of Mahoney and his friends pranks on him. She's also Mahoney's first love interest. Other times he uses his sound-effects ability solely to amuse himself, such as one time at the academy when he imagines himself playing a game of Space Invaders and makes all the known sound effects from that video game. In the fifth movie, he went so far as to wade into the ocean off Miami, draw his gun on an invading shark, and order, "Desist, and leave the swimming area NOW, Mister!". Conklin appeared in movies 4 and 5. Stunned due to this fear, he gets knocked out and apprehended by Jones. Move it! He does not appear in the animated series. As the Mastermind, he detonates a power plant to send the city into chaos. This paramilitary lifestyle was instilled into Tackleberry from home; in the first film, he mentions that his (signature) firearm was given to him by his mother (Harris: "Son, where did you get that gun?" This page is a list of characters in the Police Academy film and television series. Bailey. He also becomes Zed's partner in the animated series. Barbara mutters, "Oh, sorry", leaves looking a little guilty, but then smiles, with a "sweet revenge" look in his eyes. Just like Proctor, he was Harris and Mauser spies and want to make sure they do whatever it takes to get rid of Lassard's men off the force and dis-credit them. She is Zed's aunt. When his gang disrupts an anti-crime street fair sponsored by the Mayor, he tells her, "I voted for you!" When the Mastermind took the form of Commissioner Hurst, only Nick wasn't fooled by this and is able to point out the real Hurst from the fake with a Pinocchio test. His lackey is Proctor. Hightower then restrains Ox by handcuffing him to a chain link fence, which Ox, despite his strength, does not attempt to break, arguably dismayed over losing the fight. He later reprised the role of Pop Fizz in the 2016 Netflix series Skylanders Academy. Under threat by the governor with revocation if he doesn't stop the crime wave and bring the Wilson Heights gang into custody, the Mayor orders them to work with Commandant Lassard and his team to stop the crime wave. Police Academy 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 are in 1.85:1 widescreen, Police Academy 4 and 5 are in 1.33:1 fullscreen. She was the first one who quickly figured out that her former classmates, Blankes and Copeland are working with Mauser to shut down the Metropolitan Police Academy to humiliate Lassard, but kept it to herself. The fact that he graduates with a decoration for bravery speaks to that personal valor. She and Tackleberry first meet in the second film, and she's his new partner in motorcycle duty; they first meet, fall in love, and eventually get married, all in the 2nd film. Over the course of the story, he develops from an attitude of intolerance to acceptance and wisdom. Eric Lassard (and possibly the father of Sgt. Like Copeland, Blankes was tricked into going to the Blue Oyster Bar by Mahoney in order to keep them away from the party at the beach. In the second film Zed mentions his mother's name was Jughead after Mahoney (undercover) calls himself "Jughead" and says he belongs to a gang called the Archies. He has a dog named Princess, who was seen earlier humping Lassard's leg (due to her not being spayed) and causing the then Lt. Harris to confiscate the dog. Hooks Lance Kinsey. In the end of the movie, he was demoted back to lieutenant and Pete Lassard was back as captain, since Pete, Mahoney and his friends finally put away Zed's vicious gang behind bars and Pete was reinstated as captain. He also played the male lead in Club Fed. Hooks and Cadet Fackler, he is still kept on the force. His surname is McGlunk. Hooks is a diminutive, soft-spoken and unassertive woman with a very high-pitched voice, who often has trouble putting people in line. Mauser's attitude towards Harris is similar to Hurst's (in the later films), in that he points out his flaws and belittles Harris for his behavior. Bubba had the opportunity to play for his father at Charlton-Pollard High School in Beaumont. He is later shown to be the leader of the criminal gang responsible for Governor Neilson's kidnapping at the charity regatta. He is last seen comforting Tackleberry for missing the action. Hightower is also in the series, along with Laverne Hooks. Cadet/Officer Mahoney is the lead character of the first four movies and the cartoon of the series. Andrew Paris is the real-life son of actor-turned-director Jerry Paris, who directed the second and third films. Other times he works with Hooks and Hightower, such as a beach assignment where they go undercover as a civilian family, with House playing the "son" and Hooks and Hightower as the "mom" and "dad". He is often portrayed as benevolent yet clueless, fond of his pet goldfish and of making long-winded, optimistic speeches about the future of the academy. He commandeers a power utility truck equipped with a cherry picker which Lassard hops aboard to pursue Mastermind. In the animated series episode Police Academy Blues, Harris finally achieves his long-awaited dream of becoming commandant when Lassard is forced to step down, due to the Professor's Supercar being stolen under Lassard's watch. In the first film, he unknowingly starts a chain reaction of events when he discards an apple which hits a biker, causing the biker to accuse a rival gang member (who is holding a bag of apples) of hitting him, which ignites a fight, then culminates into a riot. Starring Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattral, Michael Winslow, and G.W. Cadet/Off./Sgt./Lt./Capt. His worst habit is retaliating against insults in bizarrely effective ways. However, at the academy, Barbara is still subject to some intimidation, mainly from Blankes and Copeland, who try to force Barbara into revealing that Mahoney is hosting a party without authorization. He makes a racial insult at Hooks for accidentally running over his feet by calling her "a dumb, fat jigaboo". Thompson is best friends with Laverne Hooks and is the only one who understands the soft-spoken woman. According to the producers, he was originally in the script for the fifth film, but Guttenberg declined the part, and so the character of Nick Lassard was created to fill-in. 1 Content 2 Story[Edit] 3 Division Of Roles[Edit] 4 Background[Edit] 5 Awards and nominations[Edit] 6 Trivia[Edit] … He is seen driving a station wagon to register at the police academy in the first film, where his wife, Violet climbs on the hood to discourage him, but he drives with her outside. Despite losing his job after Mauser's academy is shut down, he gets another job as Captain Harris' underling. His initial dislike of Mahoney is based in part on his belief that he is disrupting the development of people, "who might make pretty good police officers". (Citizens On Patrol) program, citing that, with 3 members of the family in the police force, it might look like favouritism if he joined too, albeit still a citizens; his father, however, believes that Bud's reluctance for him to join C.O.P. Jones has expertise in martial arts, which he continues to use throughout the series to great success, often mimicking kung fu voice-over, as he does so. He is foiled by Hightower when he fooled him into believing he is a tough thug wanting to help out his fellow criminal. He hires three slightly dimwitted henchmen who have certain traits such as strength and agility. My favorite character from the Police Academy series, cadet Tackleberry! Lassard featured in all seven films. Barbara briefly apologizes and leaves the men on their backs. She along with Harris trained the cadets in the first film, but she does not show the outright hostility towards the cadets that Harris does. He is one of the characters often remembered from the films, as he uses his vocal ability to make noises to play pranks and deceive both criminals and authority figures. Hightower Michael Winslow. The man and his thugs takes Lt. Harris hostage and Mahoney attempts a rescue. She is a bored socialite who joins the police force to broaden her horizons and meet people "who aren't like her and her mother." Credited as "Axe Murderer" in the third film, he is also one of the suspects seen in the police line-up at the 16th Precinct. In the third film, a reformed Zed (who explains his change of heart by saying, "I used to be a real jerk! Another example of his sophomoric behavior was reciting the playground rhyme "Gene, Gene, made a machine" at a formal poetry reading. The Mayor/Mastermind begins a string of crime waves to devalue a part of town that has a high value due to the businesses on that street. He falls in love in the fourth film with Laura, one of the Citizens on Patrol. Proctor G.W. Kinsey in Sweden on a promotion tour for Police Academy 6: City Under Siege in … In the fifth film, Hooks is also revealed to be a talented artist, employing this skill as a police sketch artist. The character's vocal ability was an added trait by his actor Michael Winslow, who can make sounds and noises with his voice and mouth in real life. Captain Pete Lassard, brother of Cmndt. in 2004. Due to not coming top in his class and failing in his training due to his acrophobia (despite his aspiration to follow in his father and grandfather's footsteps as a Police Officer), he cheated his way into Commandant Lassard's team when he learned it would be heading to Russia. Tackleberry always carries the biggest side arm he can lay his hands on, usually a .44 Magnum, (his signature sidearm), and has a predilection for using excessively heavy equipment (like a chainsaw for cutting down a tree which a truant boy had fled onto); in the sixth movie, posing undercover as a taxi driver, he scares off a patron trying to hire his cab by brandishing a grenade. Proctor seems to bear the brunt of some of the biggest pranks, such as being lifted by crane while he is inside an outhouse and placed onto the field of a sporting stadium. He appears as a high school graduate in the second film, a cadet in the third film, and an officer in the fourth film; here, he is against his father joining the C.O.P. He appears only in the animated series. He becomes Carey Mahoney's first partner in the second film. Like Harris and Mauser, Copeland has also shown contempt for Mahoney, evident when he takes an off-beat approach to handle situations. Directed by Hugh Wilson. In the episode "Little Zed & Big Bertha" they are criminals, but in the episode "Wheels of Fortune" they become cops. His personal catchphrase is: "...NOW, Mister!" Jones and Tackleberry are the only characters to appear in all of the movies, the animated series and the television series. An easygoing, overweight policeman who is always eating, not even minding if a candy bar fell on the ground. He does not appear in the animated series, but is substituted by another chief of police. He is also deathly afraid of heights, as evidenced in an undercover stakeout in the sixth film, in which his and Proctor's covers are window washers for a high-rise office tower. He heavily favors Blankes and Copeland and recruits them as squad leaders. She is the wife of Douglas Fackler and fiercely opposes her husband's plans to join the police force in the first movie, including attempting to stop his car going to the police academy in any way possible, but Douglas becomes a cop anyway. Upon meeting Hightower the first time at the academy, Copeland immediately is intimidated by him after an earlier (albeit racist) comment he made with Blankes. Despite the gang's attempts to intimidate him again, Barbara stands up for himself and fights them off. In the first part of the first film, he and the photo hut in which he works (which is in the shape of camera) are thrown off a bridge into a river. In the Police Academy: The Series episode "Dead Man Talking", Callahan has retired from the Police Force and has been elected District Attorney. Ramsey's rep … They would meet up near the end of the film. A rude and arrogant customer who wears a wig. By the end of the first film he would be involved with Callahan. He brought trouble to Sweetchuck, who was the subject of harassment during their civilian years. [1] He had been a veteran of the US military and a security guard prior to joining the police academy. In the animated series he was partners with Mahoney and in the live action series where he usually visits the academy and help the new cadets out. 4 Film Favorites: Police Academy 1-4 Collection DVD set was released September 15, 2009. She tells Mahoney that she wants to be a cop because: "I like to dress like a man." After the fight, Barbara demands the gang return the furniture from the truck back into the house from which they were taking it from and leave. When he is first introduced as the Mayor, he is furious after the news article detailing the latest robbery done by the Wilson Heights gang. In the 6th film, she proves her assertiveness by calling out the attorney for his infractions, including ignoring an officer of the law, tearing up a court summons and parking in a handicapped spot. Since his father was a decorated police officer, Mahoney was given the choice of the police academy or jail by his father's former boss, Captain Reed, who did not want Mahoney's antics to reflect poorly on his father. In the 4th film, they're seen attending dinner with her family. He is tremendously overweight due to his love of food, and this at times is used as a source of jokes: on the flight to Miami, House changes seats and the plane begins to tilt. He does have excellent computer skills. The Mayor's title is revoked and he is arrested along with his henchmen. A new female mayor was elected, and she decided to change the hiring practices of police officers. He's just awesome. When Chief Hurst and Lieutenant Harris are denouncing the new female mayor's policy change to remove the barriers from academy admissions, he plays along with them and quickly dismisses their comments once they've left the room. His character often breaks things or uses force to threaten the bad guys. He is best known for protecting Commandant Lassard and playing practical jokes on Capt Harris, Mauser, Proctor, Blankes and Copeland, as the five men view Mahoney to be unworthy of being a police officer due to his carefree attitude about life. In Police Academy 2, he tricks his way into becoming Captain of the Precinct. He is a Japanese cadet who features in the third and fourth films. He sometimes appears concerned about Commandant Lassard's behavior. He also seems to take out his dislike of Mahoney through red tape rather than direct action. Police Academy (1984) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Initially chosen with Blankes as a cadet leader for Harris' team at the Academy to spy on Mahoney and his friends to get them off the force and dis-credit them. Character Films Television series Police Academy Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment … A sadistic nurse whom was sent to the 16th precinct with two male orderlies to perform a body cavity search. Mahoney Bubba Smith. Hightower practices for his driving test by ripping the front seat out of a compact car (a 1977 Honda Civic owned by Copeland) and steering comfortably from the back seat. Like his brother he is very dedicated to his work and genuinely tries to make the city a safer place to live. However, Sgt. He generally seems to be success-driven, at the cost of Lassard and his men. In the live-action TV series, Tackleberry has 2 nephews, Cadets Dirk & Dean Tackleberry, who idolize him as their role model. Bud is Kathleen's younger brother who enjoys boxing and was on the high school championships. Although skilled he is captured by Tackleberry after they both show skill in firearms. Sweetchuck's name is based on that of Police Academy set decorator Steve Shewchuk. Due to the amazing strength of both men, they remain for a time in a standoff akin to Indian wrestling until he tells a childish knock-knock joke, to which Hightower replies he draws the line at bad puns and throws Ox to the ground. When Police Academy first came out in 1984, people became nothing short of obsessed.The cop comedy turned into a franchise with sex more films following the original. He then belittles Harris for taking out his anger on his former cadets out of convenience, rather than disciplinary purposes. There would be no discrimination of ANY kind, making it possible for ANYONE to become a police officer. However, he is the most humble and soft-spoken of all the characters. But now I'm a people guy!") Once the chase ends, they head into a building which houses Hurst's office. Wilson Heights Gang Member: Ace is an ace when it comes to guns. Again assuming this role in the sixth film, he is also portrayed as a skilled gymnast: at the end of Police Academy 6 he escapes injury by swinging on an overpass and landing in a speeding Bigfoot. However, he is easily apprehended by Hooks through a back door to the place Harris and Mahoney are being held hostage. Nick is an officer in the Miami police department in the fifth film where he assumes the role of lead prankster and womanizer, the role held by Mahoney in the previous films. He engages the Academy grads in a dramatic boat chase across the harbour, but gets put in his place by Hooks once again. Jones David Graf. Lassard isn't fooled and is able to point out the real Hurst from the fake with a Pinocchio test. He is absent from the last three films, a change that is unexplained. In the live-action series episode, "Cadet of the Year", budget cuts force Commissioner Hurst to take over as commandant of the Police Academy.[5]. Conklin appears in the animated series, and he often has Zed and Sweetchuck as his partners. He is a genial scientist. However, in the animated series, Mauser becomes a good character and is head of the K9 Corps. He is a troublemaking, womanizing cad with a heart of gold. They first appeared in the Teskey Truck they drive in and bully Leslie Barbara due to him having two feminine names. He is initially not into the politics of the police department. The Dark Knight (2008) - Cast Then And Now1. Featured in all but the seventh film, Hightower was a florist before joining the academy. He uses military slang such as "affirmative" and "negative", and the military time system. The film follows several of them in their first assignment to a police precinct. A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks. 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