Sorry for the lack of updates, but I’ve been working on a media archive for the site of Jon’s work. So far I’ve been having all kinds of issues with it and no solutions as to the reasons why the installation is not working out. I’ll have a link to it when I finally get it working properly. I’m really bummed at the reasons why the script I’m using isn’t working because I’ve set a few of these up for other sites I have. I’ll keep knocking my ole head against that proverbial brick wall to get the thing up and running though. I think what I need is Chief Daniels to come in and give me a verbal lashing.
I just found this on Youtube. It’s an Emmy retrospective on HILL STREET BLUES from 1987, the year the show ended its run. Jon of course played the part of the pompous and somewhat bellicose Chief of Police Fletcher P. Daniels for the entire run of the series. There is one shot of Jon in the video. Daniels gets hit by series regular Dennis Franz who played the part of Lt. Norman Buntz. I might say that Jon took that punch pretty good. Here’s the video.
No, that’s not a Jon Cypher film. That’s me. My apologies for not having done any updates for a while, but for the last little while my 91 year-old mother has been ill and I’ve had to focus all my attention on her. She’s doing much better now so I’m hoping to get back to work on getting more of Jon’s work from MAJOR DAD and HILL STREET BLUES. I still have some stills left to get into the gallery. These were rare stills from some of Jon’s film career and a couple from his television work. So please be patient while I get these things together.
Happy New Year everyone and I hope your Christmas Holidays were the best ever. Mine were great and the New Year started off great for me. Thanks to everyone who has visited the site in the last year and here’s to a wonderful 2015. To start off the year, I have some stills of Jon from his work as Dirk E. Maurier from the ABC television soaper DYNASTY. I think it was great for Jon to have been able to be a part of three very successful series during the 80s. That he played three different characters on three different shows on three different networks was great for him. Those roles and series were; Dirk Maurier on ABC’s DYNASTY, Jeff Munson on CBS’s KNOTS LANDING and Chief Fletcher Daniels on NBC’s HILL STREET BLUES. I can’t think of any actor that had that kind of elasticity when moving between networks, yet Jon did it and created three distinctly different characters. Kudos to him.
-  STILLS: DYNASTY – E7X22 THE GARAGE
I have something new for you. From 1975 Jon guested on four episodes of the show MARCUS WELBY M. D. where he played the part of Eric Brandon. I remember the episodes mainly because for the show, season seven was a watershed for the series. Dr. Steven Kiley played by James Brolin, met and fell in love with a woman played by Pamela Hensley. Her character was Janet Blake who was the new administrator of the hospital where Steve and Marcus Welby (Robert Young) worked at. Jon’s character of Eric Brandon was the former flame of Janet’s who comes back into her life to hassle her. Funny I never correlated this actor to the same one who played Chief Fletcher Daniels on HILL STREET BLUES. Sorry I only have the stills from the episodes Jon was in. I’m hoping to sometime come across the episodes so I can cap them up and get them into the gallery. Unfortunately the only seasons currently available on DVD are the first two. No word yet as to when the other ones will be out. Hopefully soon.
-  STILLS: MARCUS WELBY M. D. – E7X04 THE COVENANT
-  STILLS: MARCUS WELBY M. D. – E7X03 THE LIE
I’m hoping to get more of Jon’s work up on the site. My apologies for not having had more time to spend here as I simply adore Jon. I’m trying to get a hold of Jon’s three seasons as Major General Marcus Craig in MAJOR DAD, however, getting those seasons has been hard. I’m also trying to get Jon’s work in HILL STREET BLUES completed. Please be patient. I also have Jon’s role as General Martin Goldman in one of my favourite series TOUR OF DUTY I’m trying to convert to a usable file size so I can do good screencaps for the gallery. I know there are some of you who are asking whether I have Jon’s role as The Prince in the 1957 television live broadcast of CINDERELLA. I do have it. Unfortunately the quality isn’t all that great. I’m currently trying to find a good version of it with a large enough screencap so it would be useable for the site. I do have some stills and the music from the show I will try to get up soon. Please again be patient. I’m going through some personal things right now that is sort of making it difficult to get to the things I want to. Please feel free to check out all the images I do have up in the Gallery. Thanks.
Sorry for the lack of updates but there has been a lot of instability in my personal life. I’ve been taking care of my elderly mother as well as some sicknesses in the family. I’m hoping to get back to work on getting more of Jon’s HILL STREET BLUES work up in the gallery, but for now I have his three episodes in the whodunit series MURDER SHE WROTE. Here Jon guested in three different episodes over the series twelve year run. Looking dapper as usual, Jon’s characters included a defense attorney, a shiester attorney and a ship’s captain. No matter his role, Jon certainly makes the most of them and always adds something interesting as well as panache to his performances.
-  SCREENCAPS: MURDER SHE WROTE – E2X12 TRIAL AND ERROR
-  SCREENCAPS: MURDER SHE WROTE – E5X19 DOUBLE EXPOSURE
-  SCREENCAPS: MURDER SHE WROTE – E9X20 SHIP OF THIEVES
I’ve been a busy little bee getting Jon’s HILL STREET BLUES episodes capped and in the gallery. I have season three for you this time. Infamous for Jon’s characteristic Fletcher Daniels bluster and for the episode where poor Daniels had to undergo rabies shots due to having been bitten by a rat (Moon Over Uranus), and my favourite episode Rain of Terror and the scene where Daniels is playing racquet ball when Frank Furrillo (Daniel J. Travanti) comes in and gets reamed by Daniels. I also have a treat of a couple of stills from that episode. Enjoy.
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X02 DOMESTIC BEEF
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X03 HEAT RASH
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X04 RAIN OF TERROR
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X05 OFFICER OF THE YEAR
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X07 LITTLE BOIL BLUE
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X08 REQUIEM FOR A HAIRBAG
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X09 A HAIR OF THE DOG
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X14 MOON OVER URANUS
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X15 MOON OVER URANUS: THE SEQUEL
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X16 MOON OVER URANUS: THE
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X20 SPOTLIGHT ON RICO
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X22 A HILL OF BEANS
-  STILLS: HILL STREET BLUES – E3X04 RAIN OF TERROR
I’ve finished Jon’s work from HILL STREET BLUES season two. This was the season where Fletcher Daniels underwent surgery for his piles. Further proof of Jon’s comedic timing that came to bear later on in MAJOR DAD where he starred as Major General Marcus Craig.
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E2X04 THE SECOND OLDEST PROFESSION
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E2X09 PESTOLOZZI’S REVENGE
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E2X10 THE SPY WHO
CAME IN FROM DELGADO
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E2X11 FREEDOM’S LAST STAND
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E2X15 SOME LIKE IT HOT WIRED
I’m finally at the point where I’m screencapping Jon’s work on HILL STREET BLUES where for seven years, he played the pompous Chief-Of-Police Fletcher P. Daniels. I remember when I used to watch this show when it was on the network original airing, I always used to wait for Daniels to show up to make Frank Furillo’s (Daniel J. Travanti) day a complete and utter hell. There was always something Daniels had to bitch about. This is probably where I found Jon. I thought he was so handsome and I loved how he played Daniels with such cockiness, not to forget the weekly strutting. The show was a landmark in the annals of television in the quality of the writing and the ensemble actors that were showcased weekly by the excellence of series creator Steven Bochco, and who can forget the main theme by Mike Post. I used to love the relationship between Furillo and Joyce Davenport (Veronica Hamel). I loved it when she called him “Pizza Man.” Travanti and Hamel were so gorgeous together and I so wanted to look like her. Anyway I’m just so happy to finally be adding Jon’s work in HILL STREET BLUES to the gallery. Please enjoy.
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E1X11 LIFE, DEATH, ETERNITY
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E1X12 I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE, MARVIN
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E1X16 JUNGLE MADNESS PART ONE
-  SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E1X16 JUNGLE MADNESS PART TWO