May 11, 2008

Burt Reynolds as Hawk

In the 1960s, about the only Indians on TV were faithful Indian sidekicks. The one exception was the short-lived Hawk.

Do you remember Burt Reynolds TV show, Hawk?HAWK was a shot-running TV show, a police story with a twist. John Hawk (played by Burt Reynolds) was a full-blooded Iroquois Indian working the night beat for the New York District Attorney's Office with his partner Detective Dac Carter (played by Wayne Grice). Together, the officers will come face to face with crime, murder and racism.

Premiered: September 8, 1966 Last Aired: December 29, 1966
Comment:  For more on the subject, see TV Shows Featuring Indians.


Unknown said...

I was trying to find a referance to the tv show hawk. I remember Burt Reynolds in it. It was my favorite show at the time In his Wiki entry,the show isn't even listed.
I thought the show was very dark. I was very impressed by Burt Reynolds. He was not well known then and I thought he had real promise. I think I must have been 14.

In one episod, I think they said that the workers on the high rise construction were Mohawks because they weren't afraid of hights.

Rob said...

You're older than I am, Stephanie. I may have seen one or two episodes of Hawk, but I don't remember anything about it.