CHiPs TV Show




CHiPs Cast


Series Description

The CHiPs TV show was a 60 minute drama series on NBC about two young officers who patrolled the highways throughout the Los Angeles, California metropolitan area. The show showcased exciting chase scenes and dangerous criminals, but also showed the more routine parts of the patrolman's job.

CHiPs Cast

Erik Estrada .... Patrolman Francis "Ponch" Poncherello
Larry Wilcox .... Patrolman Jon Baker
Robert Pine .... Sergeant Joseph Getraer
Paul Linke .... Patrolman Arthur Grossman
Lou Wagner .... Harlan Arliss
Brodie Greer .... Patrolman Barry Baricza
Lew Saunders .... Patrolman Gene Fritz
Michael Dorn .... Patrolman Jebediah Turner
Randi Oakes .... Patrolwoman Bonnie Clark


CHiPs Trivia

Jon and Ponch never once pulled a weapon on anyone during CHiPs' entire six season run!

Jon's unit ID was "Seven Mary Three"; Ponch's was "Seven Mary Four".

After CHiPs new episodes left the air, the TV show went into syndication and was called, "CHiPs Patrol".

Erik Estrada's character was originally supposed to be of Italian descent with the name Poncherelli. When Estrada was cast, they simply changed the last letter to an "o".

Randi Oakes joined the CHiPs cast in the third season. In episode #35 (2nd season), however, she first appeared on the series as a car thief named Kim! Randi was a top fashion model before becoming an actress. She didn't remain in showbiz long after CHiPs ended but it was a delight to see her on 3 episodes of "Fantasy Island" and 2 episodes of "The Love Boat"!

Erik Estrada actually got in an extremely serious motorcycle accident while filming one episode but, thankfully, he recovered!

The chase scenes and multi-vehicle crashes on CHiPs were filmed on freeways that were under construction but almost finished.

There was an actor in the pilot episode named Jonathon Baker! That was the nephew of CHiPs' creator, Rick Rosner. Jonathon played a little boy that the guys stopped for riding his bicycle on a highway. And, of course, he was also the source of Larry Wilcox's character's name!

In order to keep production costs down, the patrol cars used on the CHiPs TV show were used ones that they bought at auctions. If you know your cars, you'll see that they are always 3-5 years older than the date that the episode was produced.

Erik Estrada has somewhat remained in the public eye over the years but people often ask, "What happened to Larry Wilcox". Well, as of August 2006 Larry has had 19 credited roles on television since leaving CHiPs. He formed a company called "Wilcox Productions" which produced "The Ray Bradbury Theater", and the TV movie, "Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story". In the mid-1990s Larry ran a pharmaceutical company called "Team Elite". Today Larry continues running Wilcox Productions and is also president of MediaCore, a software company.


Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1

1... Pilot (9/15/1977)
2... Undertow (9/22/1977)
3... Dog Gone (9/29/1977)
4... Moving Violation (10/13/1977)
5... Career Day (10/20/1977)
6... Baby Food (10/27/1977)
7... Taking Its Toll (11/3/1977)
8... Green Thumb Burglar (11/10/1977)
9... Hustle (11/24/1977)
10. Highway Robbery (12/1/1977)
11. Name Your Price (12/8/1977)
12. Aweigh We Go (12/22/1977)
13. One Two Many (1/5/1978)
14. Rustling (1/12/1978)
15. Surf's Up (1/19/1978)
16. Vintage '54 (1/26/1978)
17. Hitch-Hiking Hitch (2/9/1978)
18. Cry Wolf! (2/16/1978)
19. Crash Diet (2/23/1978)
20. Rainy Day (3/2/1978)
21. Crack-Up (3/9/1978)
22. Flashback! (4/1/1978)


Season 2

23. Peaks and Valleys (9/16/1978)
24. The Volunteers (9/23/1978)
25. Family Crisis (9/30/1978)
26. Disaster Squad (10/7/1978)
27. Neighborhood Watch (10/14/1978)
28. Trick or Trick (10/21/1978)
29. High Flyer (11/4/1978)
30. The Grudge (11/11/1978)
31. The Sheik (11/18/1978)
32. Return of the Turks (11/25/1978)
33. Supercycle (12/2/1978)
34. High Explosive (12/9/1978)
35. Down Time (12/16/1978)
36. Repo Man (1/6/1979)
37. Mait Team (1/13/1979)
38. Pressure Point (1/20/1979)
39. The Matchmakers (1/27/1979)
40. Rally 'Round the Bank (2/3/1979)
41. Bio-Rhythms (2/17/1979)
42. Quarantine (2/24/1979)
43. CHP BMX (3/3/1979)
44. Ride the Whirlwind (3/10/1979)
45. The Greatest Adventures of CHiPs (5/12/1979)


Season 3

46. Roller Disco - Part 1 (9/22/1979)
47. Roller Disco - Part 2 (9/22/1979)
48. Valley Go Home! (9/29/1979)
49. High Octane (10/6/1979)
50. Death Watch (10/13/1979)
51. Counterfeit (10/20/1979)
52. The Return of the Supercycle (10/27/1979)
53. Hot Wheels (11/3/1979)
54. Drive Lady Drive - Part 1 (11/10/1979)
55. Drive Lady Drive - Part 2 (11/10/1979)
56. The Watch Commander (11/17/1979)
57. Destruction Derby (11/24/1979)
58. Second Chance (12/1/1979)
59. Wheeling (12/8/1979)
60. Christmas Watch (12/15/1979)
61. Jailbirds (1/12/1980)
62. E.M.T. (1/19/1980)
63. Kidnap (1/26/1980)
64. Off Road (2/2/1980)
65. Tow Truck Lady (2/9/1980)
66. The Strippers (2/16/1980)
67. Thrill Show (2/23/1980)
68. Nightingale (3/23/1980)
69. Dynamite Alley (3/30/1980)


Season 4

70. Go Cart Terror (9/21/1980)
71. Sick Leave (9/28/1980)
72. To Your Health (10/5/1980)
73. Poachers (10/19/1980)
74. The Great 5K Star Race and
75. Boulder Wrap Party (12/7/1980)
76. Satan's Angels (12/14/1980)
77. Wheels of Justice (12/21/1980)
78. Crash Course (1/4/1981)
79. Forty Tons of Trouble (1/11/1981)
80. 11-99: Patrolman Needs Help (1/18/1981)
81. Home Fires Burning (2/1/1981)
82. Sharks (2/22/1981)
83. Ponch's Angels, Part I (2/28/1981)
84. Ponch's Angels, Part II (3/1/1981)
85. Karate (3/8/1981)
86. New Guy in Town (3/15/1981)
87. The Hawk and the Hunter (4/5/1981)
88. Vigilante (5/3/1981)
89. Dead Man's Riddle (5/10/1981)
90. A Simple Operation (5/17/1981)


Season 5

91. Suicide Stunt (10/4/1981)
92. Vagabonds (10/11/1981)
93. Moonlight (10/18/1981)
94. The Killer Indy (10/25/1981)
95. Weed Wars (10/31/1981)
96. Anything but the Truth (11/8/1981)
97. Bomb Run (11/15/1981)
98. Diamond in the Rough (11/22/1981)
99. Finders Keepers (11/29/1981)
100. Fast Money (12/5/1981)
101. Concours d'Elegance (12/13/1981)
102. Mitchell & Woods (12/18/1981)
103. Breaking Point (1/3/1982)
104. Tiger in the Streets (1/10/1982)
105. Bright Flashes (1/17/1982)
106. Battle of the Bands (1/31/1982)
107. Alarmed (2/14/1982)
108. In The Best of Families (2/21/1982)
109. Silent Partner (2/28/1982)
110. Flare Up (3/7/1982)
111. The Game of War (3/14/1982)
112. A Threat of War (3/21/1982)
113. Trained for Trouble (4/4/1982)
114. Ice Cream Man (4/18/1982)
115. Overload (5/2/1982)
116. K-9-1 (5/9/1982)
117. Force Seven - The Deadly Arrow (5/23/1982)


Season 6

118. Meet the New Guy (10/10/1982)
119. Tight Fit (10/17/1982)
120. The Spaceman Made Me Do It (10/24/1982)
121. Rock Devil Rock (10/31/1982)
122. Speedway Fever (11/7/1982)
123. Something Special (11/21/1982)
124. This Year's Riot (11/28/1982)
125. Head Over Heels (12/5/1982)
126. Return to Death's Door (12/12/1982)
127. Fallout (12/19/1982)
128. Day of the Robot (1/2/1983)
129. Hot Date (1/9/1983)
130. High Times (1/16/1983)
131. Country Action (1/23/1983)
132. Journey to a Spacecraft (2/6/1983)
133. Fox Trap (2/20/1983)
134. Brat Patrol (2/27/1983)
135. Firepower (3/6/1983)
136. Fun-house (3/13/1983)
137. Fast Company (3/20/1983)
138. Things That Go Creep in the Night (4/10/1983)
139. Return of the Brat Patrol (5/1/1983)


Tv Movies

CHiPs '99 (10/27/1998)



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