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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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Radio commercial for Shady Brook Farms turkey (voice) See more »

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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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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.


Was considered for the role of Vic in American Graffiti (1973). See more »


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

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