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Daryl Gates (1926–2010)


Founder of the SWAT team and Chief of the Los Angeles Police department for longer than any other Chief in the history of the Los Angeles Police department. Daryl Gates was born on August 30, 1926 in California. He is considered one of the most influential leaders in LAPD history and was famous for his strong stance against drugs. Before becoming ... See full bio »

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Known For

Street Kings The Chief
(2008)
Police Quest: Open Season Chief Daryl F. Gates
(1993)
Behind Bars Host (Episodes 1-25)
(1994)
The Secret Wish The tattooist
(2007)

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 2008 Street Kings
The Chief (as Daryl F. Gates)
 2007 The Secret Wish (Short)
The tattooist
 1994 Behind Bars (TV Series)
Host (Episodes 1-25)
 1993 Police Quest: Open Season (Video Game)
Chief Daryl F. Gates (as Chief Daryl F. Gates)
 1991 Hunter (TV Series)
Chief Daryl Gates / Daryl Gates
- Fatal Obsession: Part 2 (1991) ... Chief Daryl Gates (as Chief Daryl Gates)
- Fatal Obsession: Part 1 (1991) ... Daryl Gates (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Author of the memoir, "Chief: My Life in the L.A.P.D." published by Bantam. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chief Daryl F. Gates | Chief Daryl Gates | Daryl F. Gates
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Los Angeles today is not like the city I knew when I started as a police officer. Over the years I saw L.A. falling apart piece by piece due to gang violence. Right now, we don't own the streets, they do! See more »

Trivia:

In 1943, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the destroyer, Ault, in the South China Sea. See more »

Nickname:

Chief

Star Sign:

Virgo

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