Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American film and television actor, TV presenter, narrator and former Chicago police officer.wikipedia
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Snatch (film)

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He is known for roles such as mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run, Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty and Cousin Avi in Snatch. Other movies Farina was cast in include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Striking Distance, Another Stakeout, Snatch, The Mod Squad, Reindeer Games, Men of Respect, Big Trouble and Out of Sight.
The film features an assortment of characters, including Irish Traveller "One Punch" Mickey O'Neil (Brad Pitt), referred to as a "pikey", arms-dealer Boris "the Blade" Yurinov (Rade Šerbedžija), professional thief and gambling addict Franky "Four-Fingers" (Benicio del Toro), American gangster-jeweller Abraham Denovitz known as "Cousin Avi" (Dennis Farina), small-time crooks Sol (Lennie James) and Vinny (Robbie Gee), getaway driver Tyrone (Ade) and bounty hunter Bullet-Tooth Tony (Vinnie Jones).

Joe Fontana (Law & Order)

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He starred on television as Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story and as NYPD Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order.
Detective Joe Fontana is a fictional character portrayed by actor Dennis Farina on NBC's long-running drama series Law & Order.

Midnight Run

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He is known for roles such as mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run, Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty and Cousin Avi in Snatch.
Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton, Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, and Philip Baker Hall play supporting roles.

Unsolved Mysteries

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From 2008–2010, he hosted and narrated the television program Unsolved Mysteries on Spike TV.
This new, revived version was hosted by veteran actor Dennis Farina, who mainly tied together repackaged segments from the original episodes.

Luck (TV series)

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His last major television role was in HBO's Luck, which premiered on January 29, 2012.

Crime Story (American TV series)

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He starred on television as Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story and as NYPD Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. Farina moonlighted as an actor in Chicago-based films (like Code of Silence, a 1985 Chuck Norris film) and theater before Mann chose him for his Crime Story series, which aired on NBC from 1986 to 1988.
Mike Torello (Dennis Farina) and mobster Ray Luca (Anthony Denison)—with an obsessive drive to destroy each other.

Get Shorty (film)

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He is known for roles such as mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run, Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty and Cousin Avi in Snatch.
Chili Palmer (John Travolta) is a loan shark based in Miami who clashes with mobster Ray "Bones" Barboni (Dennis Farina) over a leather jacket that Barboni borrowed from Palmer without permission.

Code of Silence (1985 film)

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Farina moonlighted as an actor in Chicago-based films (like Code of Silence, a 1985 Chuck Norris film) and theater before Mann chose him for his Crime Story series, which aired on NBC from 1986 to 1988.
Code of Silence is a 1985 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, and starring Chuck Norris, Henry Silva, Dennis Farina and Molly Hagan.

Manhunter (film)

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Farina also played FBI Agent Jack Crawford in the first Hannibal Lecter crime film, Michael Mann's Manhunter.
Also featured are Tom Noonan as serial killer Francis Dolarhyde, Dennis Farina as Graham's FBI superior Jack Crawford, and Brian Cox as incarcerated killer Hannibal Lecktor.

Thief (film)

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Farina began working for director Michael Mann as a police consultant, which led Mann to cast him in a small role in the 1981 film Thief.
The supporting cast includes Willie Nelson, James Belushi, Dennis Farina, and Robert Prosky.

Striking Distance

Other movies Farina was cast in include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Striking Distance, Another Stakeout, Snatch, The Mod Squad, Reindeer Games, Men of Respect, Big Trouble and Out of Sight.
The film co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, and Tom Sizemore.

Little Big League

He played a baseball manager in Little Big League and a nemesis basketball coach in Eddie.
It stars Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, and Dennis Farina.

Buddy Faro

He later starred as the title character in Buddy Faro, a short-lived 1998 private-detective series on CBS.
Buddy Faro is an American crime drama television series created by Mark Frost, starring Dennis Farina that aired on CBS from September 25 to December 4, 1998.

Chicago Police Department

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Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American film and television actor, TV presenter, narrator and former Chicago police officer.

Big Trouble (2002 film)

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Other movies Farina was cast in include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Striking Distance, Another Stakeout, Snatch, The Mod Squad, Reindeer Games, Men of Respect, Big Trouble and Out of Sight.
It was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and featured a large cast including Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Dennis Farina, Zooey Deschanel, Sofia Vergara and Jason Lee.

Reindeer Games

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Other movies Farina was cast in include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Striking Distance, Another Stakeout, Snatch, The Mod Squad, Reindeer Games, Men of Respect, Big Trouble and Out of Sight.
It stars Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue, Danny Trejo, and Clarence Williams III.

Men of Respect

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Other movies Farina was cast in include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Striking Distance, Another Stakeout, Snatch, The Mod Squad, Reindeer Games, Men of Respect, Big Trouble and Out of Sight.
The film also stars Rod Steiger, Stanley Tucci, Dennis Farina and Peter Boyle and is directed by William C. Reilly.

That Old Feeling (film)

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In a leading-man role and a departure from his usual parts, Farina co-starred in 1997 with Bette Midler in a romantic comedy, That Old Feeling, directed by Carl Reiner.
That Old Feeling is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Bette Midler and Dennis Farina.

Law & Order

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He starred on television as Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story and as NYPD Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order.
He was replaced at the 27th Precinct by Detective Joe Fontana, played by Dennis Farina.

The Mod Squad (film)

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Other movies Farina was cast in include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Striking Distance, Another Stakeout, Snatch, The Mod Squad, Reindeer Games, Men of Respect, Big Trouble and Out of Sight.
When their superior Capt. Adam Greer (Dennis Farina) is murdered, the trio set out to find the real culprits.

Another Stakeout

Other movies Farina was cast in include Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Striking Distance, Another Stakeout, Snatch, The Mod Squad, Reindeer Games, Men of Respect, Big Trouble and Out of Sight.

Jack Crawford (character)

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Farina also played FBI Agent Jack Crawford in the first Hannibal Lecter crime film, Michael Mann's Manhunter.

The Most Interesting Man in the World (Family Guy)

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In early 2013, he voiced the father of Daffy Duck's girlfriend on The Looney Tunes Show, and played himself in an April 13, 2014, episode of the animated series Family Guy called "The Most Interesting Man in the World," aired posthumously, one of his final acting roles.
The episode features Dennis Farina in one of his final appearances before his death.

Stealing Harvard

He appeared in the 2002 Stealing Harvard, a comedy in which he played a tough-talking, overprotective father-in-law.
The film stars Jason Lee and Tom Green with Leslie Mann, Dennis Farina, Richard Jenkins, John C. McGinley, Tammy Blanchard, and Megan Mullally.

Bottle Shock

He also had a comic role opposite Ed Harris and Helen Hunt in the HBO production of Empire Falls in 2005 and opposite Alan Rickman in the 2008 Bottle Shock.
Sommelier and wine shop owner Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman), a British expatriate living in Paris, is concerned with how to save his business in his daily conversation with Maurice (Dennis Farina), a wine lover from Milwaukee who is Spurrier's regular (sometimes only) customer.