Person Details

Birthday: 1944-02-29 21:12:23

Death: 2013-07-22 21:12:23

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Movie Involvements: 29

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

​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.

Most Famous Work

Law & Order
Average
8

Law & Order

(1990) Detective Joe Fontana
Saving Private Ryan
Average
8

Saving Private Ryan

(1998) Lieutenant Colonel Walter Anderson
Snatch
Average
8

Snatch

(2001) Abraham 'Cousin Avi' Denovitz
Reindeer Games
Average
6

Reindeer Games

(2000) Jack Banks
Striking Distance
Average
6

Striking Distance

(1993) Capt. Nick Detillo
Justice League Unlimited
Average
9

Justice League Unlimited

(2004) Theodore "Ted" Grant / Wildcat
Crime Story
Average
8

Crime Story

(1986) Lt. Mike Torello
Thief
Average
7

Thief

(1981) Carl

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2014 Luigi
John K. Butzin
2012 N/A
2011 Joe May
2010 Memphis Earl
2008 Maurice Cantavale
Richard Banger
2007 Marty Engstrom
L.B.J. Deuce Fairbanks
Gilmore
Edward O'Leary
2005 N/A
N/A
2004 Detective Burton
Himself
Theodore "Ted" Grant / Wildcat
2002 N/A
Mr. Warner
Henry Desalvo
2001 Carpo
N/A
Himself
2000 Cousin Avi
Dick Muller
Jack Banks
1999 N/A
Captain Adam Greer
N/A
1998 Buddy Faro
Lieutenant Colonel Walter Anderson
Marshall Sisco
1997 Don Roberto Luciano
Dan De Mora
1996 John Bailey
Charlie Ingle
1995 Ray 'Bones' Barboni
Charley Siringo
1994 George O'Farrell
Detective Harry Lindstrom
Craig McKenna
1993 Capt. Nick Detillo
Nick Gazzara
Brian O'Hara
Denton
1992 Mr. Stunder
N/A
Narrator
Tom Brereton
Sal
Mike Cerone
1990 N/A
Joe Fontana
Elias Renthall
Prosecutor Kelly
Bankie Como
1989 N/A
Angelo Buono
1988 Jimmy Serrano
N/A
1987 Robert Stroud
N/A
1986 Lt. Mike Torello
Jack Crawford
Freddy
N/A
1985 Policeman #2
Det. Dorato
N/A
1984 Supervisor
N/A
Albert Lombard
N/A
1983 Patrolman
N/A
1982 N/A
1981 Carl
1962 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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