Jon Cypher Online
EST 2014 | a tribute site to actor jon cypher
Welcome to MAVERICK JON CYPHER ONLINE @ www.joncypher.org an online resource to American actor Jon Cypher. Well known for his portrayal of Chief Fletcher P. Daniels on the 1982 NBC cop drama HILL STREET BLUES, as Major General Martin Goldman on the CBS Vietnam War drama TOUR OF DUTY and as General Marcus Craig on MAJOR DAD and as Duncan, Man at Arms in the film HE MAN & THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, as Brian in H. G. Wells' FOOD OF THE GODS, and as Prince Christopher in the live televised version of CINDERELLA starring Julie Andrews from 1957. Jon has a strong resume encompassing film, television and the stage. Although Jon is now retired I hope this site stands as a tribute to his talent.

Shock doesn’t even begin to express how I feel in finding out that Steven Bochco, the creator of such amazing television shows as HILL STREET BLUES, NYPD Blue and many others has died at the age of 74. Bochco was a force in my early appreciation of what television could be. Having watched HILL STREET BLUES in the 80s for my love of Jon as Chief Fletcher P. Daniels, there was never a moment where Bochco didn’t bring his A-Game in terms of the excellence of what Edward R. Murrow termed “just lights and tubes in a box”. Given the spate of really bad network viewing today, Bochco was indeed a standard of what that viewing art could be. I don’t believe we’ll ever have his like again. When you look at the likes of Aaron Spelling and his campy soaps in DYNASTY where Jon played Dirk E. Maurier, I believe Bochco was not only ahead of his time, but in viewing HILL STREET BLUES today, it’s as prescient today as it was back then. Bochco never shied away from the uncomfortable moment. He imbued it with all the glaring light he could to put us in the shoes of not only those uniformed men and women of The Hill Street Station, but also in the shoes of the downtrodden, the gang member, the lonely, the sick, the weak. He also shined as giant a light on police corruption and never let us forget just because you wore blue, didn’t always mean you were good. It’s as if he had a crystal ball to know that what he depicted on HILL STREET BLUES in the 80s, would be just as valid a case today. Thank you Mr. Bochco for your brilliance and for giving me my conscience.



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.

  • [428] SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E1X11 LIFE, DEATH, ETERNITY
  • [606] SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E1X12 I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE, MARVIN
  • [832] SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E1X16 JUNGLE MADNESS PART ONE
  • [590] SCREENCAPS: HILL STREET BLUES – E1X16 JUNGLE MADNESS PART TWO



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