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This burly character player of stage, screen, and TV is best known as Officer Andy Renko on Steven Bochco's acclaimed and innovative police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87). Haid effectively embodied a short-tempered but basically sympathetic good ol' boy uneasily adjusting to being a cop in a large city. He has tended to fare well playing Southerners and working class professionals. Haid has also worked as a TV producer and director. In the former capacity, he oversaw one of Bochco's more notable failures--the musical cop show "Cop Rock" (ABC, 1990). As a director, he frequently helmed episodes of several Bochco shows including "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "L.A. Law" and "NYPD Blue." Haid segued to feature direction with "Iron Will" (1994), a rugged adventure set in the 1917 about a dog-sled marathon.
Haid enjoyed his first success in showbiz as the producer of the musical "Godspell" which was then the senior project of classmate Stephen Schwartz (who went on to write the lyrics for Disney's "Pocahontas"). He went on to co-produce the NY production which inaugurated the worldwide hit. Haid also gained extensive acting experience on stage before segueing to TV and films in the 1970s. His notable feature credits include supporting roles in "Altered States" (1980), as a cranky scientist, "Cop" (1988), as a corrupt officer, and "Nightbreed" (1990), as a monster-hating sheriff. Haid has also appeared in numerous TV-movies, guest shots, and specials.
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Co-produced original NY production of "Godspell"
NY stage debut, "Elizabeth the First"
TV-movie debut, "Things in Their Season", a CBS melodrama
Debut as a TV series regular, "Kate McShane", as the Jesuit priest brother of the lawyer protagonist
Cast as a regular on "Delvecchio", a cop show
Feature debut, "The Choirboys"
Played signature role of Officer Andy Renko, a regular on the acclaimed police drama "Hill Street Blues" (produced by Stephen Bochco)
TV debut as a producer, "Children in the Crossfire", an NBC TV-movie dealing with conflicts in Ireland (also acted)
Hosted a PBS documentary/forum entitled "A Program for Vietnam Veterans . . . And Everyone Else Who Should Care"
Feature producing debut as executive producer of "Square Dance/Home is Where the Heart Is"
Served as a producer and occasional director on the short-lived musical cop show, "Cop Rock"
TV-movie directing debut, "In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion"
Feature directing debut, "Iron Will", a period adventure about a dog-sled marathon
Directed pilot of Bochco's "Murder One" (ABC), earned Emmy nomination
Directed pilot and episodes of "High Incident", an ABC police drama
Helmed the TNT original "Buffalo Soldiers"
Had rare acting role in a feature an ambitious bishop in "The Third Miracle"
Directed the CBS miniseries "Sally Hemings: An American Scandal"
Helmed the pilot for the CBS series "Big Apple"; also served as an co-executive producer of the series
Directed an episode of the ABC drama "Karen Sisco"