Dennis Farina Biography (1944-)

Born February 29, 1944, in Chicago, IL; son of Joseph (a doctor) and Yolanda(a homemaker) Farina; married Patricia, 1970 (divorced, 1980); children: Dennis, Jr., Michael, Joseph. Addresses: Agent: Geddes Agency, 8430 SantaMonica Blvd., Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Contact: c/o PMK, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., #700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3105.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 29, 1944
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Carl, Thief (also known as Violent Streets), United Artists, 1981
  • Dorato, Code of Silence, Orion, 1985
  • Freddy, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, Columbia, 1986
  • FBI Section Chief Jack Crawford, Manhunter (also known as Red Dragon: The Pursuit of Hannibal Lecter), DEG, 1986
  • Jimmy Serrano, Midnight Run, Universal, 1988
  • Bankie Como, Men of Respect, Columbia, 1991
  • Narrator, The American Gangster (documentary), 1992
  • Mr. Stunder, Mac, Samuel Goldwyn, 1992
  • Sal, We're Talkin' Serious Money, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1992
  • Brian O'Neal, Street Crimes (also known as Dead Even), PM Entertainment, 1992
  • Brian O'Hara, Another Stakeout (also known as Stakeout 2 and The Lookout), Buena Vista, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Nick Gazzara, Romeo Is Bleeding, Gramercy, 1993
  • Detective Captain Nick Detillo, Striking Distance, Columbia, 1993
  • George O'Farrell, Little Big League, Columbia, 1994
  • Ray "Bones" Barboni, Get Shorty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Coach Bailey, Eddie, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Dan De Mora, That Old Feeling, Universal, 1997
  • Marshall Sisco, Out of Sight, MCA/Universal, 1998
  • Lieutenant Colonel Anderson, Saving Private Ryan, Paramount, 1998
  • Captain Adam Greer, The Mod Squad, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999
  • Jack Bangs, Reindeer Games, Dimension Films, 2000
  • Dick Muller, Preston Tylk (also known as Bad Seed), New City Releasing, 2000
  • Cousin Abraham `Avi' Denovitz, Snatch (also known as Snatch: Pigs and Diamonds), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000
  • Carpo, Sidewalks of New York, Buena Vista, 2001
  • Henry Algott, Big Trouble, 2002
  • Planet of the Pitts, Flatline, 2002
  • Mr. Warner, Stealing Harvard, Columbia, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lieutenant Mike Torello, Crime Story, NBC, 1986-1988
  • Title role, Buddy Faro, CBS, 1998
  • Vic, In-Laws, 2002
  • Movies
  • Patrolman, Through Naked Eyes, ABC, 1983
  • Hard Knox, NBC, 1984
  • The Impostor, ABC, 1984
  • Second policeman, Final Jeopardy, NBC, 1985
  • Veteran cop Ernie, Triplecross, 1985
  • The Birthday Boy, 1986
  • Robert Stroud, Birdman of Alcatraz, Six against the Rock, NBC, 1987
  • Pete Carlson, Open Admissions, CBS, 1988
  • Angelo Buono, The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (also known as The Hillside Stranglers), NBC, 1989
  • Denton, The Disappearance of Nora, CBS, 1993
  • Sidney Sheldon's A Stranger in the Mirror (also known as A Stranger in the Mirror), 1993
  • Detective Harry Lindstrom, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, CBS, 1994
  • Craig McKenna, One Woman's Courage, NBC, 1994
  • Charley Siringo, Bonanza: Under Attack, NBC, 1995
  • Charlie Ingle, Out of Annie's Past, USA Network, 1995
  • Episodic
  • (As Dennis G. Farina) Albert Lombard, "One Eyed Jack," Miami Vice,NBC, 1984
  • Ed Coley, "Undercover McCormick," Hardcastle and McCormick, 1985
  • Vic Terranova, "The Snow Queen: Parts 1 & 2," Hunter, 1985
  • (As Dennis G. Farina) Albert Lombard, "Lombard," Miami Vice, 1985
  • William Kazan, Jack and Mike, ABC, 1986
  • Lieutenant Colonel Edward Edward Vincent, "All About E.E.V.," China Beach, ABC, 1988
  • Albert Lombard, "World of Trouble," Miami Vice, 1989
  • Antoine, "Werewolf Concerto," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1992
  • Miniseries
  • Kevin Kelly, Blind Faith, NBC, 1990
  • Elias Renthal, People Like Us, NBC, 1990
  • Tom Brereton, Cruel Doubt, NBC, 1992
  • Mike Cerone, Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (also known as The Drug Wars: Columbia), NBC, 1992
  • Don Roberto Luciano, Bella Mafia, CBS, 1997
  • Pilots
  • Lieutenant Mike Torello, Crime Story, NBC, 1986
  • Specials
  • Harry Brennan, The Killing Floor, PBS, 1984
  • Armand Zaro, "Murder in Triplicate," Perfect Crimes, CBS, 1991
  • Television Work
  • Executive Producer
  • (With others) Buddy Faro, CBS, 1998
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Time of Your Life, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1983
  • Cokes, Streamers, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, then John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1985
  • Also appeared in Some Men Need Help; A Class C Trial in Yokohama; A Prayer for My Daughter and Tracers, both Steppenwolf Theatre; and Bleacher Bums and Heat, both Organic Theatre, Chicago.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Chicago Tribune, October 3, 1998, p. 27
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 27, 1995, p. 65
    • People Weekly, September 18, 1995, p. 244

    User Contributions:

    richard
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    Jul 30, 2013 @ 5:17 pm
    my husband went to high school with Dennis , we all lived in Bucktown in Chicago. Was Patricias last name Faikel or manybe Fakle, if so she and I were friends and neighbors. we will miss seeing him on the screen.

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