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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 20 September 1949Harlem, New York, USA
Birth NameAnthony John Sarrero
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Denison was born on September 20, 1949 in Harlem, New York, USA as Anthony John Sarrero. He is an actor and producer, known for The Closer (2005), Major Crimes (2012) and Crime Story (1986). He was previously married to Jennifer Evans.

Spouse (1)

Jennifer Evans (June 1986 - 2008) (divorced)

Trivia (8)

Born to Sicilian parents, he eldest of three children, he was raised in Harlem. In late 1979, he had a job as an actor and director for a nonprofit theater. He took the name Denison from his friend Jan Denison, who supported him in his pursuit to act.
In 1977, he was a life-insurance agent for John Hancock Insurance in Poughkeepsie, New York. He spent his spare time in various stage plays in New Paltz, New York.
Denison is his godmother's name.
When Ken Wahl, the star of Wiseguy (1987), suffered an injury that incapcitated him, Denison was chosen to fill the gap by playing another agent, who appeared for the duration of storyline that the show was engaged in at the time.
Has worked in construction, as a chess tournament promoter, a backgammon tournament promoter, a life-insurance salesperson, a chauffeur, and a newspaper editor.
He used the profits from his own construction company to pay for his college education.
Went to State University of New York (SUNY) in New Paltz, New York. Received a bachelor's degree.
Has been married twice. His first marriage was in the 1970s and ended before the decade was over.

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