CHiPs - Acronym for California
Highway Patrol and title of the .
popular police series CHiPS/1977-83.
Officers Jon Baker & Frank Poncherello
The program followed the day-day adventures of two
California Highway Patrol officers Jon baker (Larry Wilcox) and Francis
Poncherello (Erik Estrada) as they maintained law and order on California
freeways while cruising police-issued Kawasaki 1000's motorcycles
Other CHiPs officers on the show included:
- Robert Pine as
their commanding officer, Sergeant Joe Getraer
- Paul Linke as Officer Grossman
- Lew Saunders as
Officer Gene Fritz
- Brodie Greer as Officer
- Brianne Leary as Officer Sindy Cahill
- Randi Oakes as Officer Bonnie Clark
Dorn as Officer Turner
- Bruce Jenner as Officer
- Tom Reilly as Officer Bobby "Hot
- Bruce Penhall as Cadet Bruce
- Tina Gayle as Officer Kathy Linahan
- Clarence Gilyard, Jr. as Officer Webster
- Lou Wagner as Harlan, the police mechanic who
services the CHiPs vehicles.
The series reunion CHiPS '99 (1998) reunited Jon and Ponch for a two-hour TV
Movie (now riding supped-up BMW motorcycles).
Wilmer Valderrama (of THAT 70s SHOW fame)
plays the role of Francis 'Ponch' Poncherello in the remake of the popular
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