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Gene Hunt
Series: Life on Mars (US)
Hit and Run
Rank: Captain
Significant others: Mrs Hunt
Actor: Colm Meaney
UK equivalent: Gene Hunt
US equivalent: Gene Hunt (Major Tom)
Spanish equivalent: Joaquín Gallardo

Captain Gene Hunt was the leader of the homocide division of a police precinct in 1970s Los Angeles who believed in violence over negotiation. In 1972, he was joined by Det. Sam Tyler, who awoke after being hit by a car in 2007. Together they investigated the disappearance of two women and the murders of Edward Kenmore.

Behind the scenes[]

This rendition of Gene Hunt is played by Irish actor Colm Meaney, who is most recognised for his role as Miles O'Brien in the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has more recently been one of the stars of Hell on Wheels as "Doc" Durant.