Dennis Dirk Blocker is an American actor. He earned his first regular TV role on Baa Baa Black Sheep (1976–1978), playing pilot Jerry Bragg. He stars as Detective Michael Hitchcock on the Fox/NBC comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He is the son of actor Dan Blocker and Dolphia Lee Blocker (née Parker). His brother is producer David Blocker. Most recently, he is best known at the character Detective Michael Hitchcock in the sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Season 7 began running in February 2020 while the final Season was to be broadcast by NBC during the 2021–22 season. Over the years, the series has won several awards, including the Golden Globe Award in 2014 for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, the NHMC Impact Awards in 2015 for Outstanding Performance in a Television Series, the GLAAD Media Awards in 2018 for Outstanding Comedy Series and the Shorty Awards in 2019 for Best TV Show.