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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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 2014 Lucky Stiff
 2014 Authors Anonymous
John K. Butzin
 2013 New Girl (TV Series)
Walt Miller
- Virgins (2013) ... Walt Miller
 2012 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
 2005 Justice League (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
 2004 Scrambled Eggs (Short)
Dr. Carlson
 1997 Bella Mafia (TV Movie)
Don Roberto Luciano
 1997 That Old Feeling
Dan De Mora
 1996 Eddie
Coach John Bailey
 1995 Out of Annie's Past (Video)
Charlie Ingle
 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 Romeo Is Bleeding
Nick Gazzara (uncredited)
 1993 The Disappearance of Nora (TV Movie)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Werewolf Concerto (1992) ... Antoine
 1992 Street Crimes
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Movie)
Tom Brereton
 1992 Mac
Mr. Stunder
 1992 Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (TV Movie)
Mike Cerone
 1991 Perfect Crimes (TV Movie)
Armand Zaro
 1990 Men of Respect
Bankie Como
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
Elias Renthall
 1990 Blind Faith (TV Movie)
Prosecutor Kelly
 1984-1989 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Albert Lombard
- Lombard (1985) ... Albert Lombard
 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)
 1986 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
- Pilot (1986)
 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 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Ed Coley
- Undercover McCormick (1985) ... Ed Coley
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
 1984 Hard Knox (TV Movie)
 1983 Through Naked Eyes (TV Movie)
 1981 Thief
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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.


His date of birth, February 29th, which is a Leap Day, has only occurred 17 times in his life. A Leap Day is a well known "extra" day of a Leap Year (containing 366 days), which only occurs every four years. See more »


Smooth voice with a distinct Chicago accent. See more »

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