C.P.O. Sharkey

C.P.O. Sharkey

This series was set at the Navy Training Center in San Diego, California. Comedian Don Rickles portrayed Chief Petty Officer Sharkey who was a 24 year veteran of the Navy and was now in charge of the new recruits. This series played perfectly for Rickles insult comedy that is his trademark since most of the recruits were from various ethnic backgrounds and stereotypes. However, Sharkey had a heart of gold when it came to consoling the recruits who were missing home.

After the first season, the character of Captain Quinlan (Elizabeth Allen) was replaced with Captain "Buck" Buckner (Richard X. Slattery). However, the move did not help in the ratings, as the show was canceled in it's second season.

Episode Info

Final: 2x22 -- The Used-Car Caper (Apr/28/1978)

Don RicklesDon Rickles
As C.P.O. Otto Sharkey
Harrison PageHarrison Page
As Chief Robinson
Elizabeth Allen (1)Elizabeth Allen (1)
As Captain Quinlan (S01)
Elizabeth Allen (1)Elizabeth Allen (1)
As Captain Quinlan (S01)
Richard X. SlatteryRichard X. Slattery
As Captain "Buck" Buckner (S02)
Jeff HollisJeff Hollis
As Seaman Daniels
Jeff HollisJeff Hollis
As Seaman Daniels
Tom RubenTom Ruben
As Seaman Kowalski
Tom RubenTom Ruben
As Seaman Kowalski
Peter IsacksenPeter Isacksen
As Seaman Pruitt

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Creator: Aaron Ruben
Executive Producer: Aaron Ruben
Producer: Gene Marcione
Associate Producer: Andy Ruben
Casting: Marsha Kleinman
Make-up: Harry Blake
Associate Director: Joni Rhodes
Lighting Director: Carl Pitsch
Unit Manager: Sheri Rougeot Weaver, Joel Hornstock
Audio: Ernie Dellutri

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Recurring Guests

Steve Franken as Dr. Simon (2 eps)
Bob Duggan as Ralph (2 eps)
Jack Dodson as Dr. Savage (2 eps)
Herb Voland as Clerk (2 eps)
James T. Callahan as Captain (2 eps)
Dennis Kort as Fletcher (2 eps)
Richard Kuller as Yeoman Bradshaw (2 eps)
Dean Santoro as Dr. Dean (2 eps)
Harold 'Happy' Hairston as Barton (2 eps)

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Network: NBC ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Comedy, Military/War
Status: Canceled/Ended
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: December 01, 1976
Ended: July 28, 1978
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