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Dennis Farina

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 Fox's "What Happens in Vegas," in which Dennis starred as Cameron Diaz's boss. Farina also appeared on the NBC series "Law and Order" and in the HBO miniseries, "Empire Falls," for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series.Farina is well remembered for his role in memorable features such as Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight," in which he played the retired lawman father of Jennifer Lopez's character. This was Farina's second outing in an Elmore Leonard best seller, the previous one being "Get Shorty," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and co-starring John Travolta, Rene Russo and Gene Hackman. Farina received an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male for his performance as "Ray 'Bones' Barboni."In 1998's "Saving Private Ryan," directed by Steven Spielberg, Farina played "Col. Anderson," a pivotal role in the film. It is this character who convinces Tom Hanks character to lead a squad deep into Nazi territory to rescue "Pvt. Ryan." He also co-starred with Brad Pitt and Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro in the darkly comedic crime drama "Snatch," directed by Guy Ritchie.Farina's numerous other screen credits include John Frankenheimer's "Reindeer Games," "Paparazzi," Martin Brest's "Midnight Run," the Michael Mann film "Manhunter", among many other feature films. Farina is also recognized for his role in the critically acclaimed television series, NBC's "Crime Story". A veteran of the Chicago theater, Farina has appeared in Joseph Mantegna's "Bleacher Bums," and "A Prayer For My Daughter," directed by John Malkovich, and many others. He died on July 22, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona at age 69.


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Born:
Feb 29, 1944 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
16
First Appeared:
In the series Remington Steele 1982-10-01
Latest Project:
Series Luck 2012-01-29

2 wins & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Law & Order
Filmography
Luck Gus Demitriou 10 episodes, 2011-2012 2012-01-29
New Girl Unknown 2011-09-20
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Unknown 2005-03-03
Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-06
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
China Beach Unknown 1988-04-26
Crime Story Lt. Mike Torello 43 episodes, 1986-1988 1986-09-18
Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Miami Vice Unknown 1984-09-16
Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01