Hal Linden began his career as a musician and singer in a big band in the 1950s. He made his first Broadway appearance when he replaced Sydney Chaplin in the musical ‘Bells Are Ringing’ in 1958.
He made another breakthrough with his role as Billy Crocker in the revival of the musical ‘Anything Goes’ in 1962.
Later, he turned to television and appeared in the police sitcom ‘Barry Miller’ and earned seven Emmy Award nominations and four Golden Globe nominations for his work in the series, from 1975 to 1982.
He appeared in many television films that include ‘I Do! I Do!’ (1982) and ‘The Plane That Couldn’t Land’ (1983). Linden received positive reviews for his role as Rabbi Bass in the series ‘Supernatural’ (2013) and Leonard Maxwell in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ (2018).
A troubled Vietnam veteran, Teddy, has his car breakdown near a roadside diner in Texas. He steps inside and subjects the diners to mental and physical torture.
Charlie convinces his widowed brother-in-law to join him on a cruise ship, without revealing that they will need to pose as dance instructors. Instead, he promises that there will be many available and lonely women on the ship. Eventually, his promise turns out to be true, as Herb meets and falls for a woman named Vivian, while Charlie begins a romance with Liz, a wealthy widow.