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Dennis Farina

Lieutenant Mike Torello in Crime Story

Photos Dennis Farina Birth name: Dennis Farina
Birth date: 1944/02/29
Date of death : 2013/07/22 (69 years old)
Birth place : Chicago
Height: 1.87 m

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Biography for Dennis Farina

Donaldo Guglielmo "Dennis" Farina (born February 29, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Italian-American film and television actor, starring since 2004 as Detective Joe Fontana on NBC's Law & Order. He is a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer—the latter an appropriate choice, as Farina was an officer of the Chicago Police Department serving from 1967 to 1985. When Farina quit the force, he was a detective.

Farina was born in Chicago to a large Italian family and had two brothers and three sisters. He is divorced and currently has a 'companion'. He is father of three sons, Dennis, Joseph and Michael, from his first marriage.

Farina actually got his start working for director Michael Mann as a police consultant on his early works, which led to an interest in acting when Mann cast him in a small role. Farina proceeded to moonlight as an actor in the Chicago theater scene before Mann chose him for his Crime Story series.

Other movies in Farina's filmography include Manhunter, Midnight Run, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Saving Private Ryan, Big Trouble, Snatch, and The Mod Squad.

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Filmography

Title Role
Purple Violets (2006) (post-production) (attached) Gilmore
Law & Order Detective Joe Fontana (2004-)
Empire Falls (2005) (TV) Walt Comeau
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Justice League
Scrambled Eggs (2004) Dr. Carlson
Paparazzi (2004) Detective Burton
In-Laws (2002) TV Series Victor Pellet
Stealing Harvard (2002) Mr. Warner
Big Trouble (2002) Henry Desalvo
Sidewalks of New York (2001) Carpo
Snatch. (2000) Abraham 'Cousin Avi' Denovitz
Preston Tylk (2000) Dick Muller
Reindeer Games (2000) Jack Bangs
The Mod Squad (1999) Captain Adam Greer
Buddy Faro (1998) TV Series Buddy Faro (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Lieutenant Colonel Anderson
Out of Sight (1998) Marshall Sisco
Bella Mafia (1997) (TV) Don Roberto Luciano
That Old Feeling (1997) Dan De Mora
Eddie (1996) Coach John Bailey
Get Shorty (1995) Ray 'Bones' Barboni
Perfect Crimes (1995) (TV) Armand Zarro
Bonanza: Under Attack (1995) (TV) Charley Siringo
Out of Annie's Past (1995) (TV) Charlie Ingle
Little Big League (1994) George O'Farrell
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (1994) (TV) Detective Harry Lindstrom
One Woman's Courage (1994) (TV) Craig McKenna
A Stranger in the Mirror (1993) (TV)
Striking Distance (1993) Capt. Nick Detillo
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993) (uncredited) Nick Gazzara
Another Stakeout (1993) Brian O'Hara
The Disappearance of Nora (1993) (TV) Denton
Mac (1992) Mr. Stunder
Tales from the Crypt
Street Crimes (1992) Brian
Cruel Doubt (1992) (TV) Tom Brereton
We're Talking Serious Money (1992) Sal
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992) (TV) Mike Cerone
Men of Respect (1991) Bankie Como
People Like Us (1990) (TV) Elias Renthall
Blind Faith (1990) (TV) Prosecutor Kelly
Miami Vice
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989) (TV) Angelo Buono
China Beach
Open Admissions (1988) (TV) Fred
Midnight Run (1988) Jimmy Serrano
Six Against the Rock (1987) (TV) Robert Stroud
Crime Story Lt. Mike Torello
Crime Story (1986) (TV) Lt. Mike Torello
Manhunter (1986) Jack Crawford
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986) Freddy
Triplecross (1986) (TV) Veteran Cop, Ernie
Lady Blue
The Birthday Boy (1986) (TV)
Final Jeopardy (1985) (TV) Policeman #2
Remington Steele
Code of Silence (1985) Dorato
Hunter
Hardcastle and McCormick
The Killing Floor (1985) (TV) Supervisor
Hard Knox (1984) (TV)
Through Naked Eyes (1983) (TV) Patrolman

Trivia

Is an ex-Chicago policeman.

Once claimed in an interview that as a Chicago cop he was such a bad shot, he earned the nickname "The Great Wounder."

"Farina" means "flour" in Italian.

He is the only actor on Law & Order, and the only one of the three actors who played Jack Crawford (the others being Scott Glenn and Harvey Keitel), who has actually served in law enforcement.

Italian-American

Is one of three actors to play Jack Crawford in the Hannibal Lecter films. He played the role in Manhunter (1986). Scott Glenn played the role in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Harvey Keitel played the role in Red Dragon (2002).

His date of birth has only occured 15 times so far in his life, because February 29th is Leap Day, the well known "extra" day of a Leap Year (containing 366 days), which only occur every four years.

Spent three years in the military before becoming a police officer.

In the film Get Shorty Dennis played Mr. Barboni. In the end of the film Chili Palmer (Travolta) is making a movie about his experiences in Hollywood, the role of Chili is portrayed by Martin Weir (Danny De Vito) and that of Barboni by Harvey Keitel. Dennis Farina played Jack Crawford in Manhunter -1986 (film based on the Thomas Harris novel 'Red Dragon'). Harvey Keitel played Crawford in Red Dragon -2002.

Family

Spouse : Patricia (1970 - 1980) (divorced) 3 sons

Father of actor Joe Farina

Children: Dennis Farina Jr. Michael Farina Joseph Farina

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest

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