HAWK - THE COMPLETE SERIES (NBC 1966) Burt Reynolds, Wayne Grice, Bruce Glover, Murray Slaken, Leon Janney
Hawk is a crime drama series starring Burt Reynolds, which aired on ABC from September 8 to December 29, 1966. The series was Reynolds' first starring role in a television series since leaving Gunsmoke the previous year. Reynolds stars as police lieutenant John Hawk, a full-blooded Iroquois Indian working the streets of New York City as a special detective for the city's District Attorney's office.
Hawk is assisted by his African American partner, Dan Carter (played by Wayne Grice). Hawk and Carter deal with various common cases such as murder, organized crime and arson. While facing the brutal daily life of being a detective, Hawk's native heritage and ancestry has also caused him to be subjected to discrimination and racism, both on the streets and in the office.
The series also co-stars Bruce Glover as Assistant D.A. Murray Slaken, and Leon Janney as Assistant D.A. Ed Gorton.
Notable guest stars who appeared in this series include Gene Hackman, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Diana Muldaur, Scott Glenn, Diane Baker, James Best, Bert Convy, Elizabeth Ashley, Kim Hunter and Lou Antonio.