Actor typically ensemble in police roles and is most beneficial referred to as Detective Joe Fontana on the tv screen series, Laws and Purchase. He worked within the Chicago Law enforcement Department’s burglary department for eighteen years. He was on the other hand of laws in true to life after getting arrested to carry a .22-caliber handgun through protection at LAX airport terminal. He wedded Patricia Farina in 1970 as well as the few experienced three sons. He co-starred with Claire Danes inside a Hollywood remake from the Mod Squad in 1999.
Full Name Dennis Farina
Date Of Birth February 29, 1944
Died July 22, 2013, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Height 1.87 m
Profession TV Actor
Spouse Patricia Farina
Children Joe Farina, Michael J. Farina, Dennis Farina Jr.
Movies Snatch, Get Shorty, Midnight Run, Saving Private Ryan, Manhunter, Thief, Out of Sight, What Happens in Vegas, That Old Feeling, Striking Distance, Bottle Shock, Reindeer Games, Big Trouble, The Last Rites of Joe May, You Kill Me, Sidewalks of New York, Authors Anonymous, Another Stakeout, The Mod Squad, Code of Silence, Stealing Harvard, The Grand, Knucklehead, Little Big League, Men of Respect, Purple Violets, Empire Falls, Bella Mafia, National Lampoon's Bag Boy, Romeo is Bleeding, Paparazzi, The Case Of The Hillside Stranglers, Bad Seed, We're Talking Serious Money, Street Crimes, Bonanza: Under Attack, Six Against the Rock, Out of Annie's Past, The Disappearance of Nora, Eddie, One Woman's Courage, Lucky Stiff, People Like Us, Mac, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, Through Naked Eyes, Crime Story, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face, Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel, The Killing Floor, High Stakes
TV Shows Law & Order, Crime Story, Unsolved Mysteries, Luck, Empire Falls, Buddy Faro, Bonanza: Under Attack, The Disappearance of Nora, In-Laws, People Like Us, Blind Faith, Bella Mafia
Is buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.
Did not start acting until he was 37 years old.
When Dennis Farina was a Chicago police officer, one of his partners was Chuck Adamson, who later created the television series Crime Story (1986) (TV Series 1986-1988) and wrote for such shows as Miami Vice (1984) (TV Series 1984-1990).
(July 17, 2008) Pled no contest to carrying a weapon into a secured area. Was arrested in May 2008 on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon after police say they found a .22-caliber handgun in his briefcase as he tried to pass through security at LAX airport. Sentenced to 24 months probation.
Spent three years in the military before becoming a police officer.
His date of birth, February 29th, which is a Leap Day, has only occurred 17 times in his life. A Leap Day is a well known "extra" day of a Leap Year (containing 366 days), which only occurs every four years.
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Some people approach acting with all these things in their head, making it more complicated than it needs to be, way too cerebral. I don't want to know that an actor lived in a cave for 12 days so that he could prepare for a part.