Yaphet Kotto

Season 7


La Famiglia Bayliss: Look, it's not a permanent thing. I'm not asking for a long term commitment. Munch: I understand. You stayed with Pembleton for six years. He broke your heart, and now you're just looking for a one-nighter, huh? Bayliss: Yeah, something like that.

Season 6


Blood Ties (Part 1) Pembleton: Where's Brodie? Munch: PBS aired his documentary. He won an Emmy. Bayliss: An Emmy? They give those things to anybody. Shaggy Dog, City Goat Munch: Without metaphors, what are we left with? We have a riddle, surrounded by a mystery, wrapped inside of an enigma and stuffed inside a body…

Season 5


The Heart of a Saturday Night Ravens. Who names a football team after an Edgar Allan Poe story? Pembleton: You and I, we have nothing in common. Kellerman: What are you talking about? We're both stuck here in the squadroom, we're both pissed off about it. I'd say we have something in common. Pembleton: You…

Season 4


Fire (Part 1) Kellerman: There's no absolutes in life. Only in vodka. Autofocus Kellerman: You know, he shouldn't leave a department vehicle running like that. Lewis: Yeah. Could get stolen. Kellerman: Lieutenant said take the first car in. Lewis: We shouldn't. Kellerman: You're right. Lewis: Grand theft auto, baby. Pembleton: You sons of bitches! Heartbeat…

Season 3


Nearer My God to Thee Pembleton: You're not Catholic and you took communion? Bayliss: Yeah. Is that wrong? Pembleton: If my god wins, you're screwed. All Through the House Answering the phone on Christmas. Munch: Ho-ho-ho-homicide! Every Mother's Son Pembleton: Son, I don't usually find myself giving advice. Especially to fourteen-year-old killers. But please listen…

Season 2


Bop Gun   See No Evil Bolander: I am allergic to idiocies and foolishness. Lewis: You go when you’ supposed to go, and everything else is homicide. Carrie Westin (Jennifer Mendenhall): Stanley, your anger isn't about the money. It isn't about Margie. It isn't even about you. Bolander: No. It's about the money. Black and…

Season 1


Gone for Goode Steve Crosetti (Jon Polito): Mr. Becker ducked. But he didn't duck good enough. Meldrick Lewis (Clark Johnson): Lost art, ducking. Crosetti: That's the problem with this job. It's got nothing to do with life. Tim Bayliss ( Kyle Secor): Ah, excuse me. This is Homicide? Kay Howard (Melissa Leo): Homicide? We work for…

Al “Gee” Giardello


Season One Al "Gee" Giardello (Yaphet Kotto) showing Bayliss around: The Box. Where we match wits against the city's master criminals. There's one of the masters. The Fishbowl. Wherein said criminals reflect on the error of their ways. The Board. Open cases are in red, closed cases are in black. You look up there, you…