Are these suspicious characters from Columbo or Adam-12?

Can you place these '70s suspects?

No one could solve a case like Columbo and when it came to keeping the streets of Los Angeles safe, Officers Jim Reed and Pete Malloy were two of the best. Both Columbo and Adam-12 were notable for the wide variety of the criminals each show portrayed. High-end burglary, violent thugs, rebellious kids, and jealous spouses all showed up at one time or another.

Here is a selection of unsavory characters from both shows.

Can you tell which suspects are from Columbo and which are from Adam-12?

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  1. You may recognize this suspect but what show is he on here?
  2. What show is this prowler on?
  3. What show is this suspicious character on?
  4. What show is she on?
  5. Can you place this beaded suspect?
  6. Which show turned Dick Van Dyke into a villain?
  7. What show was this man arrested on?
  8. What show is he on?
  9. The man on the right is up to no good on which show?
  10. What show is this belligerent man on?
  11. What show is he on?
  12. This man swore he did nothing wrong on which show?

Are these suspicious characters from Columbo or Adam-12?

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Ginnyg 8 days ago
12 out of 12 & I love both shows
LH 21 days ago
#8?? I didn’t recognize the guy in the mask at all and I thought I’d seen all of the Colombo episodes.
Elkoman 23 days ago
2 wrong, Adam 12 had cool cars on this show!
LisaJ501 25 days ago
11/12...not bad...loved both shows
Toot1956 28 days ago
12/12 #BRINGBACKSATURDAYMORNINGWESTERNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FLETCH 1 month ago
11 out of 12,

If I'm not mistaken, this is William Shatner behind the balaclava
MikefromJersey 1 month ago
12 for 12. How about a quiz with Peter Gunn? Some of the stuff they slid by the censor with
Hope Emerson("Mother") was pretty wild.
ma2lyssa 1 month ago
12/12
I know my old shows 😁
BruceMorgan 1 month ago
Knew almost all of them. I loved both shows and after watching the shows over and over I keep seeing actors who would go on to become super stars
Geronimo 1 month ago
All guesses and never watched these shows. How you doin😉
11/12
CouchPotato19 Geronimo 1 month ago
Me too. I think the lighting of the shows is what helped me.
superdonwu 1 month ago
12/12. Columbo is one of my all time favorite shows!
Greg 1 month ago
12/12. #10 is definitely Ken Swofford.
MarkSpeck 1 month ago
11 out of 12. I thought #10 was Ken Swofford, the murder victim in the Columbo episode "Candidate For Crime"...well, it wasn't Columbo, and looking at the pic again, I don't think it's Swofford, although the guy in the pic bears a resemblance.
Hi Mark, You were right the first time, that was Ken Swofford, but he was on Adam-12. I always liked him since he was on Ellery Queen. He tended to play the same kind of character, as on
Rockford Files etc.
JL1965 1 month ago
12/12 some were guesses but I’ll take it
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