A rude and arrogant customer who wears a wig. Upon meeting Hightower the first time at the academy, Copeland immediately is intimidated by him after an earlier (albeit racist) comment he made with Blankes. Cadet/Officer Mahoney is the lead character of the first four movies and the cartoon of the series. In this scene, he takes the form of Hurst in order to fool his pursuers. He is a fair man, but is usually annoyed by Harris or Mauser's antics and does not like to be taken for a ride. Smith was born on February 28, 1945, in Orange, Texas, to Willie Ray Smith Sr. and Georgia Oreatha Curl Smith, and raised in nearby Beaumont.His father, Willie Ray Smith, Sr., was a football coach who earned 235 victories at three high schools in the Beaumont area. He derives pleasure from tormenting and belittling his subordinates - first the cadets he instructs at the academy, then Lassard's men whom he outranks. He creates plans for small-time robberies and hides his involvement in it. He is best known for his immense stature and superhuman strength. In the animated series Captain Harris is portrayed as gruff but not as sadistic as he was in the movies, and generally more competent. His catchphrase is: "Move it! Once the chase ends, they head into a building which houses Hurst's office. He continued boxing with his father, and they are constantly punching each other out. When he is first introduced as the Mayor, he is furious after the news article detailing the latest robbery done by the Wilson Heights gang. When last seen in the live-action series episode "Dr. Hightower", he has been promoted to the rank of captain, and is presented with the "Alumnus of the Year" award. The three Russian acrobatic police painters (whose names were Brullov, Dukhov, and Repkin) who were assigned to Lassard and friends in Mission to Moscow were originally meant to have a larger role than what was shown in the final cut. Tackleberry also plays the Saxophone, very well. An easygoing, overweight policeman who is always eating, not even minding if a candy bar fell on the ground. He appears only in the animated series. Jones and Tackleberry are the only characters to appear in all of the movies, the animated series and the television series. 4 Film Favorites: Police Academy 1-4 Collection DVD set was released September 15, 2009. While Jones accepts his assignment, Mahoney complains that Harris gave them this work to express his dislike of them. A reformed Mauser defends Mahoney and confronts Harris for his actions. She appears in the first six films of the franchise and in the animated series. He falls in love in the fourth film with Laura, one of the Citizens on Patrol. The Wiki Rule: The Police Academy Wiki. He is happiest weighing the benefits of penetration vs. stopping power. However, in the animated series, Mauser becomes a good character and is head of the K9 Corps. The Dark Knight (2008) - Cast Then And Now1. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith. The word "dirtbag" is possibly something she inherited from her days in the Police Academy, under the training of then-Lieutenant Harris. The original Police Academy was released in 1984. Hooks is a diminutive, soft-spoken and unassertive woman with a very high-pitched voice, who often has trouble putting people in line. Once it is discovered that he was the mayor, he confesses to Harris' unwitting involvement as his informant and the billions of dollars he could've made from his scam. Flash is the team's martial artist and acrobat and possibly the team's demolitionist, such proof of him using dynamite and a remote bomb in the power plant. Barbara briefly apologizes and leaves the men on their backs. Although skilled he is captured by Tackleberry after they both show skill in firearms. Featured in all but the seventh film, Hightower was a florist before joining the academy. Playing a ruthless and demeaning, success-driven officer, Mauser is often the butt of many of the jokes played by Lassard's men. In the "Team Tack" episode of Police Academy: The Series, Tackleberry was a captain, and mentions his wife Kathleen was one as well. Kathleen Kirkland (played by Colleen Camp), he falls in love with her. Lassard in his hideout before escaping. Marion Ramsey, best known for her role as the soft-spoken, demure Officer Laverne Hooks in the Police Academy franchise, died on Thursday at her home in Los Angeles, as Variety reports. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985). He brought trouble to Sweetchuck, who was the subject of harassment during their civilian years. He and Zed eventually got along better as time went on, though Sweetchuck still gets mad at Zed for one thing or the other. In the live-action series episode, "Cadet of the Year", budget cuts force Commissioner Hurst to take over as commandant of the Police Academy.. He later reprised the role of Pop Fizz in the 2016 Netflix series Skylanders Academy. A more serious, grown-up, mature version of Tackleberry, Callahan is portrayed as a stoic, no-nonsense officer who is both physically and sexually aggressive. "Tomoko" is normally a woman's name in Japanese. In this episode, it is revealed that Mauser was once a good friend of Eric Lassard's successor, Stuart Hefilfinger, but Mauser apparently harbours some resentment towards Stuart for getting the position of Academy Commandant that Mauser wanted. They would meet up near the end of the film. A new female mayor was elected, and she decided to change the hiring practices of police officers. Wilson Heights Gang Member: Ace is an ace when it comes to guns. Once discovered, he tries to eliminate Sgt. Police Academy: The Series was a 1997 live-action show based on the films, comprising 26 hour-long episodes. He comes up with a plan to make all cadets quit by weeding out those who are over the age, obese, too muscular, etc. Due to the amazing strength of both men, they remain for a time in a standoff akin to Indian wrestling until he tells a childish knock-knock joke, to which Hightower replies he draws the line at bad puns and throws Ox to the ground. The man and his thugs takes Lt. Harris hostage and Mahoney attempts a rescue. Lance Kinsey (born June 13, 1954) is a Canadian actor and screenwriter, best known for his role as Lt. Proctor in the Police Academy film series. He commandeers a power utility truck equipped with a cherry picker which Lassard hops aboard to pursue Mastermind. She was the first one who quickly figured out that her former classmates, Blankes and Copeland are working with Mauser to shut down the Metropolitan Police Academy to humiliate Lassard, but kept it to herself. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment opened on 1,613 screens, grossing $10,675,896 in its opening weekend, setting a record for March. He was first seen at the end of the open gate, while Blankes and Copeland were busy antagonizing his gang of thugs. In Police Academy 2, he tricks his way into becoming the new Captain of the Precinct, but was soon demoted back to lieutenant and Pete Lassard was reinstated as captain, since he, Mahoney and his friends put Zed's vicious gang behind bars. He declares revenge as he is joining the police academy. Jones has expertise in martial arts, which he continues to use throughout the series to great success, often mimicking kung fu voice-over, as he does so. He becomes Carey Mahoney's first partner in the second film. He appears in Police Academy 2 and 3. In the episode "Little Zed & Big Bertha" they are criminals, but in the episode "Wheels of Fortune" they become cops. In the sixth movie, in pursuit of the Wilson Heights Gang, the only time he actually acknowledges himself being angry is when he is almost injured by the largest of the Wilson Heights Gang criminals. Cadet/Off./Sgt./Lt./Capt. Schtulman also seems to think throwing a tennis ball to his dog in a busy traffic tunnel is the same as in open rural areas. She along with Harris trained the cadets in the first film, but she does not show the outright hostility towards the cadets that Harris does. The film grossed $114.993 million worldwide and made a profit of $20.5 million. The name is a reference to the set decorator of the original Police Academy (1984) film, Steve Shewchuk. In the animated series he used the bazooka, and is seen with Callahan. 1 Content 2 Story[Edit] 3 Division Of Roles[Edit] 4 Background[Edit] 5 Awards and nominations[Edit] 6 Trivia[Edit] … Bespectacled, mild-mannered and accident-prone police officer, who unknowingly causes injury and havoc to just about everyone and everything in his path. He wants to bury his heavy equipment in anyone he encounters; although he did get selfish when he was allowed to test out certain new firearms at the Annual Police Display in Miami, not wanting to share the guns with other officers. In the end of the movie, he was demoted back to lieutenant and Pete Lassard was back as captain, since Pete, Mahoney and his friends finally put away Zed's vicious gang behind bars and Pete was reinstated as captain. Started as lieutenant in the first film but is promoted to captain in other films to come. According to the producers, he was originally in the script for the fifth film, but Guttenberg declined the part, and so the character of Nick Lassard was created to fill-in. However, after the initial successes of Lassard's academy graduates, he grows to love and respect them, and goes around to special events to promote Lassard's academy and the Metropolitan Police. But now I'm a people guy!") Sweetchuck first appeared in the second film, as a shop owner terrorized by Zed and his gang. Kim Cattrall - Karen Thompson3. Mauser is often the butt of many of the jokes played by Lassard's men along with Proctor as his lackey. Sweetchuck Sharon Stone. In the first film, she has a relationship with Cadet Martin; in the third and fourth film, she has a relationship with Japanese foreign-exchange cadet, Nogata. In the fourth movie he appear as an officer of the Japanese police in a congress in London, and later goes with Commandant Lassard to the Academy, where again he gets involved with Callahan. The first time was against two of his tormenters, Blankes and Copeland. Near the end of the first movie, Barbara took everyone by surprise and threw the first punch by hitting Copeland in the face with a lunch tray. He appears only in the sixth film, Police Academy 6: City Under Siege. It goes awry and the man takes him as a 2nd hostage. With Steve Guttenberg, G.W. He can also drop easily into good-cop mode, to gain the trust of crooks he is about to arrest. In Police Academy 2, he tricks his way into becoming Captain of the Precinct. His police academy is eventually dismantled by the state government as his cadets prove to be far less responsive to actual emergencies than Lassard's men. This episode also finally answers the question of Mauser's first name - Ernie. She is the wife of Douglas Fackler and fiercely opposes her husband's plans to join the police force in the first movie, including attempting to stop his car going to the police academy in any way possible, but Douglas becomes a cop anyway. She appears in every film except the second, and is promoted to lieutenant and then captain. They have to face a local gang. By the end of the first film he would be involved with Callahan. Under threat by the governor with revocation if he doesn't stop the crime wave and bring the Wilson Heights gang into custody, the Mayor orders them to work with Commandant Lassard and his team to stop the crime wave. In the 4th film, they're seen attending dinner with her family. Like Hightower, he is strong, but is not as focused upon it like Hightower. In Police Academy: The Series, Tackleberry mentions that he was promoted to captain alongside his wife. 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