NYPD BLUE star Dennis Franz has found the majority of his acting roles similar - because he's played 30 different police characters.

The former HILL STREET BLUES star, who plays DETECTIVE ANDY SIPOWICZ in NYPD Blue, has portrayed lawmen in such films and series as MIGHTY DUCKS, Dressed to Kill and HILL STREET BLUES.

He says, "Sipowicz was cop number 28 and then I've done two cartoon character voices - a duck and a horse - as cops.

"You find your niche and you stay in it and you dig it for all it's worth!"

But one of his cop characters failed to make it to the screen - as he explains, "(The horse character) was one of the DR DOOLITTLE movies and they cut it out."

20/04/2004 02:23