Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina

Feb. 29th, 1944
Born in
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dennis Farina's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Law & Order TV Show
Law & Order
Crime Story TV Show
Crime Story
Empire Falls TV Show
Empire Falls
American Playhouse TV Show
American Playhouse

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Authors Anonymous
2008 - What Happens in Vegas...
2008 - Bottle Shock
2007 - You Kill Me
2007 - The Grand
2007 - Purple Violets
2004 - Paparazzi
2002 - Stealing Harvard
2002 - Big Trouble
2001 - Sidewalks of New York
2000 - Snatch.
2000 - Reindeer Games
1999 - The Mod Squad
1998 - Out of Sight
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1997 - That Old Feeling
1996 - Eddie
1995 - Get Shorty
1994 - Little Big League
1993 - Striking Distance
1993 - Another Stakeout
1988 - Midnight Run
1986 - Manhunter
1986 - Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
1981 - Thief

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • He is the only actor on _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) who has actually served in law enforcement.
  • Italian-American.
  • Was considered for the role of "Joey Zasa" in _The Godfather: Part III (1990)_ (qv).
  • Once claimed in an interview that as a Chicago cop he was such a bad shot, he earned the nickname "The Great Wounder."
  • Is one of three actors to play Jack Crawford in the Hannibal Lecter films. He played the role in _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv). 'Scott Glenn' (qv) played the role in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv), and 'Harvey Keitel' (qv) played the role in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv).
  • Is an ex-Chicago policeman.
  • Father of actor 'Joe Farina (I)' (qv).
  • Children: Dennis Farina Jr., Michael Farina, and Joseph Farina.

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