Nasty Boys

Nasty Boys was a Syndication network action\drama series created by Dick Wolf which aired from February 19 to July 20, 1990, lasting for one season & 13 episodes.

The series was based on the real-life Narcotics police officers of the North Las Vegas Police Department.


The series centered on The Nasty Boys, a special unit of undercover police officers that work for the North Las Vegas Police Department who wore ninja-type outfits to conceal their real identities.


  • Don Franklin as Alex Wheeler
  • Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo Cruz
  • Craig Hurley as Danny Larsen
  • James Pax as Jimmy Kee
  • Jeff Kaake as Paul Morrissey
  • Dennis Franz as Lieutenant Stan Krieger
  • Nia Peeples as Serena Cruz
  • Sandy McPeak as Chief Bradley


Producer Dick Wolf (of "Miami Vice" and "Law & Order" fame) noticed the Nasty Boys and proposed to the two North Las Vegas Narcotics Officers, Jimmy Jackson and Larry Bradley, who had produced the anti-drug song that a television show to be released by Universal Studios, and broadcast on the Syndication network.

Jackson & Bradley agreed to. They provided stories to the writers, were technical advisors and acted in the pilot episode and in several episodes.

The show's pilot episode was aired as a TV movie on September 21, 1989 and 13 episodes aired as a mid-season replacement show.

The show was very popular with a small cult following, but it was not renewed for another season due to Syndicationbeginning to produce many of their own television shows and only renewing one non-Syndication production that year.

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