Vulture interviews the great Hal Linden, "TV Legend Hal Linden on Broadway, Barney Miller, and Six Decades As an Actor"
I thought he was dead!
Nope ... although we've lost most of the Barney Miller cast, Hal Linden, Gregory Sierra, Max Gail and Linda Lavin are still around.
Max Gail was an excellent recurring character on the darkly funny Review on Comedy Central a few years ago. He played the main character's dad.
Great interview. Not only is Hal Linden alive, he's still working. Max Gail, Gregory Sierra and Linda Lavin also continue as working actors. Linda Lavin is back on TV as the mother in the new sitcom 9JKL. Barbara Barrie, who played Barney's wife, is still around and was born in 1931, like Linden.