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Dennis Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlacta in Maywood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and is the son of Eleanor (Mueller) and Franz Ferdinand Schlachta. His father was a German immigrant, and both he and Franz's mother, a German-American, were postal workers. He has two sisters, Marlene (born 1938) and Heidi (born 1935). He graduated from ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 1996 Healing the Hate (TV Movie)
Host
 1995 Texas Justice (TV Movie)
Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
 1994 Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire (TV Movie)
Gus Payne
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (TV Movie)
Bob Bryant
 1991 Civil Wars (TV Series)
Murray Seidelman
- Pilot (1991) ... Murray Seidelman
 1991 N.Y.P.D. Mounted (TV Movie)
Anthony 'Tony' Spampatta
 1989 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Detective Grainger
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1989) ... Detective Grainger
 1989 The Package
Lt. Milan Delich
 1989 Kiss Shot (TV Movie)
Max Fleischer
 1989 Matlock (TV Series)
Jack Brennert
- The Mayor: Part 2 (1989) ... Jack Brennert
- The Mayor: Part 1 (1989) ... Jack Brennert
 1986 A Fine Mess
Phil
 1985 Runaway Train
Cop (uncredited)
 1985 Scene of the Crime (TV Series)
Pat Grandy
- A Vote for Murder (1985) ... Pat Grandy
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series)
Inspector Frank Menlo
- Female of the Species (1985) ... Inspector Frank Menlo
 1984-1985 The A-Team (TV Series)
Brooks / Sam Friendly
- Beverly Hills Assault (1985) ... Brooks
- Chopping Spree (1984) ... Sam Friendly
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Sgt. Jackie Molinas
- The Snow Queen: Part 2 (1985) ... Sgt. Jackie Molinas
- The Snow Queen: Part 1 (1985) ... Sgt. Jackie Molinas
 1985 Deadly Messages (TV Movie)
Detective Max Lucas
 1985 MacGruder and Loud (TV Series)
Roche
- On the Wire (1985) ... Roche
 1984-1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Joe Hayes / Tony Boutros
- There Goes the Neighborhood (1985) ... Joe Hayes
- Did You See the One That Got Away? (1984) ... Tony Boutros
 1985 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Frank Mahoney
- Almost Foolproof (1985) ... Frank Mahoney
 1984 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Andros Margolis
- Hardcore Connection (1984) ... Andros Margolis
 1984 E/R (TV Series)
The Boyfriend
- The Sister (1984) ... The Boyfriend
 1984 Riptide (TV Series)
Earl Bertane
- Double Your Pleasure (1984) ... Earl Bertane
 1983 Scarface
Immigration Officer (voice, uncredited)
 1979 Bleacher Bums (TV Movie)
Zig
 1979 A Perfect Couple
Costa
 1978 Stony Island
Jerry Domino
 1978 A Wedding
Koons
 1978 The Fury
Bob Eggleston
 1978 Remember My Name
Franks
 1965 Mickey One
Minor Role in Dressing Room (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Recorded the audiobook for Steven Bochco's first novel, "Death by Hollywood". (2003) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

For lack of a better term, they've labeled me a sex symbol. It's flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.

Trivia:

Is a board member of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance See more »

Trademark:

Always wear short-sleeved shirt under a jacket on NYPD Blue (1993) See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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