Columbo's First Name
One of the biggest mysteries that have puzzled fans of the legendary Columbo
series is his first name. From the pilot episode to the most recent if Columbo
were ever asked for his first name he would answer Lieutenant, from his fellow
police colleagues to the murder suspect he was known as Lieutenant Columbo.
It seems fitting that we don't know his first name because we
only ever see Columbo on the job in the role of the LAPD detective
we know and love.
Viewers only ever got wind of what Columbo was like outside
of work when he was trying the trap the murder often mentioning
his wife, nephews and nieces.
After years of searching and lots of speculation from fans of
the show no one was any the wiser to Columbo's first name. You
will her of many people trying to catch a glimpse of Lieutenant
Columbo's badge when he would show his identification to a suspect.
But of course when his did show his identification the camera
angle wouldn't allow you a clear show of the name printed on
Well wonder no more we are able to confirm the mystery first
name which is:
Lieutenant Frank Columbo.
Did you guess it correct, often people have thought it was Philip
but thanks to Universal we are able to confirm it is Frank Columbo.
If you have any doubt it is mentioned on the Universal UK site,
"Let Universal Playback reacquaint you with one of the
greatest, most offbeat detectives of television history, Lieutenant
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reveal Lieutenant Columbo's first name.