Cop Turned Actor Dennis Farina Dies
July 22, 2013
Dennis Farina, the former Chicago cop who made a second career in movies and TV, has died in Arizona, reports Deadline Hollywood
. He was 69.
Farina served for 18 years with the Chicago Police Department, before working his way into movies. He began as a police consultant for Michael Mann, who later used him as a mobster in NBC's Miami Vice, a Chicago police detective in NBC's Crime Story, and as an FBI agent in Manhunter (1986).
He later played comedic roles, most notably in Midnight Run (1988) as mobster Jimmy Serrano. More recently, he played a detective in a recurring role on NBC's Law & Order.
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Trigger @ 7/24/2013 7:46 AM
Dennis rest in peace. Thank you for your service.
Jack Betz @ 7/24/2013 10:30 AM
Unit is now 10-42 RIP
Bob@Az. @ 7/24/2013 11:01 AM
RIP Detective. You made Hollywood cops real, and their bad guys funnier ( Bones in "Get Shorty") You will be missed.
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