From The TV IV
Jump to: navigation, search
Premiere January 17, 1975
Finale May 18, 1978
Creator Stephen J. Cannell
Network ABC
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Public Arts,
Universal Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 82
Origin USA

Baretta is a crime drama that aired on ABC.

Detective Anthony Vincenzo "Tony" Baretta is an unorthodox plainclothes cop (badge #609) with the 53rd precinct, who lives with Fred, his Triton Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, in apartment 2C at the run-down King Edward Hotel in an unnamed Eastern city (presumably Newark, New Jersey). Like his model David Toma, Tony Baretta wore many disguises on the job. When not in disguise, Baretta wore a T-shirt, jeans and a soft cap. He often carried an unlit cigarette in his lips or behind his ear. His catchphrases included "You can take dat to da bank" and "And dat‘s the name of dat tune." When exasperated he would occasionally speak in asides to his late father, Louie Baretta.

Tony drove a rusted-out 1966 Chevy Impala four-door sedan nicknamed "The Blue Ghost" (license plate 532 BEN). He hung out at Ross’s Billiard Academy and referred to his numerous girlfriends as his "cousins".



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Robert Blake Det. Tony Baretta 1 2 3 4
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Dana Elcar Lt. Shiller 1
Tom Ewell Billy Truman 2 3 4
Ed Grover Lt. Hal Brubaker 2 3 4
Michael D. Roberts Rooster 1 2 3 4


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One January 17, 1975 April 30, 1975 12
Season Two September 10, 1975 April 28, 1976 22
Season Three September 22, 1976 May 4, 1977 24
Season Four September 28, 1977 May 18, 1978 24


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season 1 October 29, 2002 3

External Links