Who were the original CHiPs characters?

Who were the original CHiPs characters?


  • Larry Wilcox as Officer Jonathan Andrew Baker (1977–82)
  • Erik Estrada as Officer Francis “Ponch” Poncherello.
  • Robert Pine as Sergeant Joseph “Joe” Getraer.
  • Lew Saunders as Officer Gene Fritz (1977–79)
  • Brodie Greer as Officer Barry “Bear” Baricza (1977–82)
  • Paul Linke as Officer Arthur “Grossie” Grossman.

Who played in the remake of CHiPs?


  • Michael Peña as FBI Agent Castillo / California Highway Patrol Officer Francis Llewellyn “Ponch” Poncherello.
  • Dax Shepard as California Highway Patrol Officer Jonathan “Jon” Baker.
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as California Highway Patrol Lieutenant Raymond Kurtz.
  • Rosa Salazar as California Highway Patrol Officer Ava Perez.

Who rode the motorcycles in CHiPs?

Bruce Penhall was an actual motorcycle racing champion Filling the boots of the blonde lead were two actors, Tom Reilly and Bruce Penhall, who portrayed the brothers Bobby and Bruce Nelson. A more than accomplished motorcycle rider, Penhall won the 1981 and 1982 Speedway World Championship.

Who did Caitlyn Jenner play in CHiPs?

After only a few episodes with Jenner, Estrada realized that his demands weren’t likely to be met. He came to an agreement with the network, and he returned to his role as Poncho. Jenner’s character was slowly phased out of the series, and after seven episodes she was gone.

Who played LT in CHiPs?

Robert Pine (born Granville Whitelaw Pine, July 10, 1941) is an American actor who is best known as Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the television series CHiPs (1977–1983). Including CHiPs, Pine has appeared in over 400 episodes of television.

Did Jon and Ponch get along?

Wilcox played Ponch’s partner, Jon Baker. His personality was staid and laidback compared to Ponch’s. He was level-headed and tried to keep his partner out of trouble. But their clashing personalities created a strained off-screen relationship that persisted for years.