Sunday, May 3, 2009


From Wikipedia:

'Toma' was a short-lived television series that ran on ABC in 1973 and 1974.

The series starred Tony Musante and Susan Strasberg and was based on the real-life story and published biography of Newark, New Jersey police detective David Toma. Toma had compiled an amazing arrest record during his years on the force, particularly in arresting drug dealers. Toma was known as a master of disguise and undercover work, and achieved his success while never firing his gun.

After retiring from the force, Toma became one of America's most sought after speakers, lecturing students all over the country about the dangers of drugs. Toma himself usually made a cameo appearance in episodes as a minor character (bartender, police officer, etc.).

His boss, Inspector Spooner, was played by character actor Simon Oakland.

Toma had to be a true-life cop; look at the type of place he was hanging out at! Heyoooo!

Toby O'B

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