17 Brilliant Actors & Actresses Who Have Played Cops on TV ...


Before becoming a fan of various crime series, and the brilliant actors and actresses who have played cops, I had no idea how many acronyms law enforcement actually used! Of course, I know there are many other names that deserve to be on a "Best of" List, but I chose the performances of 17 actors and actresses who have played cops from my own experience. There are so many popular shows that I just never watched for whatever reason, but of the ones I have seen, here’s my list.

1. Angie Dickinson – Police Woman

Angie Dickinson – Police Woman

You can’t list actors and actresses who have played cops and overlook Sergeant Pepper Anderson played by Angie Dickinson, in this popular 1970's crime series. Often undercover, Angie went from nurse to prostitute to prison inmate, during the four year run of Police Woman. Such was the popularity of this show that women applied to the police department in droves seeking employment.

Peter Falk - Columbo
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