Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina
1944 - 2013
Dennis Farina  American Actor

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Dennis Farina was previously married to Patricia Farina (1970 - 1980).


American Actor Dennis Farina was born Dennis Gabriel Farina on 29th February, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois, USA and passed away on 22nd Jul 2013 Scottsdale, Arizona, USA aged 69. He is most remembered for Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story, NYPD Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

Dennis Farina was in an on-screen matchup with Marcia Strassman in Another Stakeout (1993).

Dennis Farina is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and United States Army soldiers.


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First Name Dennis
Middle Name Gabriel
Last Name Farina
Full Name at Birth Dennis Gabriel Farina
Birthday 29th February, 1944
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died 22nd July, 2013
Place of Death Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Cause of Death Pulmonary embolism
Buried Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Height 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, television presenter, narrator, former police officer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story, NYPD Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order
Year(s) Active 1981–2013
Father Joseph Farina
Mother Iolanda Farina

Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American actor, television presenter and former police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. He is known for roles such as FBI Agent Jack Crawford in Manhunter, mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run, Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty, and Cousin Avi in Snatch. He starred on television as Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story and as NYPD Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. From 2008 to 2010, he hosted and narrated the television program Unsolved Mysteries on Spike TV. His last major television role was in HBO's Luck, which premiered on January 29, 2012.

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MichaelMalePatricia Farina
JosephMalePatricia Farina


Lucky Stiff2014LuigiMovie
Authors Anonymous2014John K. ButzinMovie
Doc McStuffins2012RiggoTV Show
Luck2011Gus DemitriouTV Show
The Last Rites of Joe May2011Joe MayMovie
The Looney Tunes Show2011Frank RussoTV Show
New Girl2011Walt MillerTV Show
Knucklehead2010Memphis EarlMovie
Bottle Shock2008Maurice CantavaleMovie
What Happens in Vegas2008BangerMovie
Bag Boy2007Marty EngstromMovie
Purple Violets2007Glen GilmoreMovie
The Grand2007LBJ 'Deuce' FairbanksMovie
You Kill Me2007Edward O'LearyMovie
Empire Falls2005Walt ComeauTV Show
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005Detective Joe FontanaTV Show
Paparazzi2004Detective BurtonMovie
Scrambled Eggs2004Dr. CarlsonShort Film
Justice League Unlimited2004Wildcat / Ted GrantTV Show
Big Trouble2002Henry DesalvoMovie
Stealing Harvard2002Mr. WarnerMovie
In-Laws2002Victor PelletTV Show
Sidewalks of New York2001CarpoMovie
Bad Seed2000Dick MullerMovie
Reindeer Games2000Jack BangsMovie
Snatch.2000Cousin AviMovie
The Mod Squad1999GreerMovie
Family Guy1999Dennis FarinaTV Show
Out of Sight1998Marshall SiscoMovie
Saving Private Ryan1998Lieutenant Colonel AndersonMovie
Buddy Faro1998Buddy FaroTV Show
That Old Feeling1997Dan De MoraMovie
Bella Mafia1997Don Roberto LucianoTV Movie
Eddie1996Coach BaileyMovie
Get Shorty1995Ray 'Bones' BarboniMovie
Bonanza: Under Attack1995Charley SiringoTV Movie
Out of Annie's Past1995Charlie IngleTV Movie
Little Big League1994George O'FarrellMovie
One Woman's Courage1994Craig McKennaTV Movie
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face1994Detective Harry LindstromTV Movie
Another Stakeout1993Brian O'HaraMovie
Romeo Is Bleeding1993Nick Gazzara (uncredited)Movie
Striking Distance1993Nick DetilloMovie
A Stranger in the Mirror1993TV Movie
The Disappearance of Nora1993DentonTV Movie
Mac1992Mr. StunderMovie
Street Crimes1992BrianMovie
Cruel Doubt1992Tom BreretonTV Show
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel1992Mike CeroneTV Show
We're Talkin' Serious Money1992SalMovie
Perfect Crimes1991Armand ZaroTV Movie
Havana1990Joe Volpe's assistant (uncredited)Movie
Men of Respect1990Bankie ComoMovie
Blind Faith1990Prosecutor KellyTV Show
People Like Us1990Elias RenthallTV Movie
Law & Order1990Detective Joe FontanaTV Show
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers1989Angelo BuonoTV Movie
Tales from the Crypt1989AntoineTV Show
Midnight Run1988Jimmy SerranoMovie
China Beach1988Lt. Colonel Edward Edward VincentTV Show
Open Admissions1988FredTV Movie
Six Against the Rock1987Robert StroudTV Movie
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling1986FreddyMovie
Manhunter1986Jack CrawfordMovie
Triplecross1986Veteran Cop, ErnieTV Movie
Crime Story1986Lt. Mike TorelloTV Show
Jack and Mike1986Councilman KazanTV Show
Code of Silence1985DoratoMovie
Final Jeopardy1985Policeman #2TV Movie
Lady Blue1985Joe KaufmanTV Show
MacGruder and Loud1985BodyguardTV Show
Cinemax Comedy Experiment1985Diner OwnerTV Show
Hard Knox1984TV Movie
Hunter1984Vic TerranovaTV Show
Miami Vice1984Albert LombardTV Show
The Impostor1984DetectiveTV Movie
Through Naked Eyes1983Patrolman #1TV Movie
Hardcastle and McCormick1983Ed ColeyTV Show
Remington Steele1982Uniform #2TV Show
American Playhouse1980SupervisorTV Show
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Bill BraiDec 26, 2010

Hi Dennis, Just a quick to say that your Aunt Jenny Farina-Pasquale died on Christmas Day here in New Orleans. The family talks about you all of the time. Sincerely, Bill Brai

JulieMar 24, 2010

Dennis Who Is Your Girl friend Julie

KimJun 21, 2009

You`re very lucky to have met him nyc girl. He`s a wonderful actor and seems like a very nice man.

nyc girlAug 6, 2008

Dennis is the coolest. I dated him for a couple of years whenever we were in the same town (mostly mine). He`s a really great guy!

caroleMay 28, 2008


MaureenDec 29, 2007

I just adore Dennis, I want to meet his man. He is just the coolest I have ever seen, if anyone knows how I can met him please post it.

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