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Dennis Farina (1944–2013)


Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman and Bradley Whitford; and ... See full bio »

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Known For

Get Shorty
Get Shorty Ray 'Bones' Barboni
(1995)
Snatch
Snatch Cousin Avi
(2000)
Manhunter
Manhunter Jack Crawford
(1986)
Midnight Run
Midnight Run Jimmy Serrano
(1988)

Filmography

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 2014 Lucky Stiff
Luigi
 2014 Authors Anonymous
John K. Butzin
 2013 New Girl (TV Series)
Walt Miller
- Virgins (2013) ... Walt Miller
- A Father's Love (2013) ... Walt Miller
 2013 The Looney Tunes Show (TV Series)
Frank Russo
- Daffy Duck, Esquire (2013) ... Frank Russo (voice)
 2012 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Riggo
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series)
Gus Demitriou
- Unaired Season Two Premiere (2012) ... Gus Demitriou
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... Gus Demitriou
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... Gus Demitriou
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... Gus Demitriou
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Gus Demitriou
 2011 The Last Rites of Joe May
Joe May
 2010 Knucklehead
Memphis Earl
 2008 What Happens in Vegas
Banger
 2008 Bottle Shock
Maurice Cantavale
 2007 Bagboy
Marty Engstrom
 2007 The Grand
LBJ 'Deuce' Fairbanks
 2007 Purple Violets
Glen Gilmore
 2007 You Kill Me
Edward O'Leary
 2004-2006 Law & Order (TV Series)
Joe Fontana
- Invaders (2006) ... Joe Fontana
- Hindsight (2006) ... Joe Fontana
- Kingmaker (2006) ... Joe Fontana
- Positive (2006) ... Joe Fontana
- Thinking Makes It So (2006) ... Joe Fontana
 2005 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Wildcat / Ted Grant
- Panic in the Sky (2005) ... Wildcat / Ted Grant (voice, uncredited)
- The Cat and the Canary (2005) ... Wildcat / Ted Grant (voice)
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Mini-Series)
Walt Comeau
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Walt Comeau
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Walt Comeau
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
Joe Fontana
- Skeleton (2005) ... Joe Fontana
 2004 Scrambled Eggs (Short)
Dr. Carlson
 2004 Paparazzi
Detective Burton
 2002-2003 In-Laws (TV Series)
Victor Pellet
- Mother's Nature (2003) ... Victor Pellet
- Two Rooms (2003) ... Victor Pellet
- Matt Goes Into Labor (2003) ... Victor Pellet
- Married Christmas (2002) ... Victor Pellet
- If You Can't Stand the Heat (2002) ... Victor Pellet
 2002 Stealing Harvard
Mr. Warner
 2002 Big Trouble
Henry Desalvo
 2001 Sidewalks of New York
Carpo
 1998-2000 Buddy Faro (TV Series)
Buddy Faro
- The Truth Is in the Trash (2000) ... Buddy Faro
- The Match Game (2000) ... Buddy Faro
- Charlotte's Tangled Web (2000) ... Buddy Faro
- Who's the Muse (2000) ... Buddy Faro
- Done Away in a Manger (2000) ... Buddy Faro
 2000 Snatch
Cousin Avi
 2000 Bad Seed
Dick Muller
 2000 Reindeer Games
Jack Bangs
 1999 The Mod Squad
Greer
 1998 Saving Private Ryan
Lieutenant Colonel Anderson
 1998 Out of Sight
Marshall Sisco
 1997 Bella Mafia (TV Movie)
Don Roberto Luciano
 1997 That Old Feeling
Dan De Mora
 1996 Eddie
Coach Bailey
 1995 Get Shorty
Ray 'Bones' Barboni
 1995 Out of Annie's Past (Video)
Charlie Ingle
 1995 Bonanza: Under Attack (TV Movie)
Charley Siringo
 1994 Little Big League
George O'Farrell
 1994 The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (TV Movie)
Detective Harry Lindstrom
 1994 One Woman's Courage (TV Movie)
Craig McKenna
 1993 A Stranger in the Mirror (TV Movie)
 1993 Striking Distance
Capt. Nick Detillo
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding
Nick Gazzara (uncredited)
 1993 Another Stakeout
Brian O'Hara
 1993 The Disappearance of Nora (TV Movie)
Denton
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Antoine
- Werewolf Concerto (1992) ... Antoine
 1992 Street Crimes
Brian
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Brereton
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Tom Brereton
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Tom Brereton
 1992 Mac
Mr. Stunder
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie)
Mike Cerone
 1991 Perfect Crimes (TV Movie)
Armand Zaro
 1990/I Havana
Joe Volpe's assistant (uncredited)
 1990 Men of Respect
Bankie Como
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
Elias Renthall
 1990 Blind Faith (TV Mini-Series)
Prosecutor Kelly
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... Prosecutor Kelly
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... Prosecutor Kelly
 1984-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Albert Lombard
- World of Trouble (1989) ... Albert Lombard
- Lombard (1985) ... Albert Lombard
- One Eyed Jack (1984) ... Albert Lombard
 1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (TV Movie)
Angelo Buono
 1989 China Beach (TV Series)
Lt. Colonel Edward Edward Vincent
- All About E.E.V. (1989) ... Lt. Colonel Edward Edward Vincent
 1988 Open Admissions (TV Movie)
Fred
 1988 Midnight Run
Jimmy Serrano
 1986-1988 Crime Story (TV Series)
Lt. Mike Torello
- Going Home (1988) ... Lt. Mike Torello
- Escape (1988) ... Lt. Mike Torello
- Pursuit (1988) ... Lt. Mike Torello
- The Hearings (1988) ... Lt. Mike Torello
- Byline (1988) ... Lt. Mike Torello
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie)
Robert Stroud
 1986 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
- Pilot (1986)
 1986 Manhunter
Jack Crawford
 1986 The Birthday Boy (TV Short)
Diner Owner
 1986 Triplecross (TV Movie)
Veteran Cop, Ernie
 1986 Lady Blue (TV Series)
Joe Kaufman
- Sylvie (1986) ... Joe Kaufman
 1985 Final Jeopardy (TV Movie)
Policeman #2
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Uniform #2
- Steele Trying (1985) ... Uniform #2
 1985 Code of Silence
Dorato
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Vic Terranova
- The Snow Queen: Part 2 (1985) ... Vic Terranova
- The Snow Queen: Part 1 (1985) ... Vic Terranova
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Ed Coley
- Undercover McCormick (1985) ... Ed Coley
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Supervisor
- The Killing Floor (1984) ... Supervisor
 1984 Hard Knox (TV Movie)
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
Patrolman
 1981 Thief
Carl
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TV commercial: Comcast's Xfinity Internet service. See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

Some people approach acting with all these things in their head, making it more complicated than it needs to be, way too cerebral. I don't want to know that an actor lived in a cave for 12 days so that he could prepare for a part.

Trivia:

(July 17, 2008) Pled no contest to carrying a weapon into a secured area. Was arrested in May 2008 on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon after police say they found a .22-caliber handgun in his briefcase as he tried to pass through security at LAX airport. Sentenced to 24 months probation. See more »

Trademark:

Smooth voice with a distinct Chicago accent. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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