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R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby K74T » July 22nd, 2013, 4:48 pm

Dennis Farina, star of 'Law & Order,' dead at 69

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on "Law & Order" during his wide-ranging career, has died.

Death came Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after Farina suffered a blood clot in his lung, according to his publicist, Lori De Waal. He was 69.

For three decades, Farina was a character actor who displayed remarkable dexterity, charm and toughness, making effective use of his craggy face, husky frame, ivory smile and ample mustache. He could be as dapper as Fred Astaire and as full of threat as Clint Eastwood. His gift has been described as wry, tough-guy panache, and audiences loved him for it.

"Sometimes you can take those dramatic roles and maybe interject a little humor into them, and I think the reverse also works," Farina said in a 2007 interview with The Associated Press. "One of the funny things in life to me is a guy who takes himself very seriously."

Farina's many films include "Saving Private Ryan," (1998), "Out Of Sight" (1998), "Midnight Run" (1988), "Manhunter" (1986), and his breakout and perhaps most beloved film, "Get Shorty" (1995), a comedic romp where he played a Miami mob boss.

He recently completed shooting a comedy film, "Lucky Stiff."

Among his numerous TV roles was Detective Joe Fontana on "Law & Order" during the 2004-06 seasons, replacing longtime cast member Jerry Orbach in the ensemble.

"Law & Order" executive producer Dick Wolf said he was "stunned and saddened to hear about Dennis' unexpected passing this morning. The 'Law & Order' family extends sympathy and condolences to his family."

Also on TV, Farina was a regular in the star-studded though short-lived 2011-12 HBO horse-track drama "Luck."

He starred in the 1980s cult favorite "Crime Story," and his stylish private-eye drama "Buddy Faro" (1998) was warmly received if little-watched. He followed that up with a 2002 sitcom flop, "The In-Laws."

Last season he guest-starred on the Fox comedy "New Girl."

A veteran of the Chicago theater, Farina appeared in Joseph Mantegna's "Bleacher Bums" and "Streamers," directed by Terry Kinney, among other productions.


Born Feb. 29, 1944, Farina was raised in a working-class neighborhood of Chicago, the seventh child of Italian immigrants.

After three years in the U.S. Army, he served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 years, both as a uniformed officer (he was there for the 1968 Chicago riots) and a burglary detective, before he found his way into acting as he neared his forties.

His first film was the 1981 action drama "Thief," directed by Michael Mann — a future collaborator on numerous projects as recently as "Luck" — whom he had met through a mutual friend.

In "Thief" he landed a small role as a criminal henchman, and, while not initially planning a career change, found the film world "very interesting," as he told the AP in 2004, and concluded it could be a great sideline. (At the time, he was supplementing his cop's salary by working as a security guard.)

"I remember going to the set that day and being intrigued by the whole thing. I liked it. And everybody was extremely nice to me," he recalled, while cautioning, "If the people were rude and didn't treat me right, things could have gone the other way."

He continued to work as a detective while taking occasional dramatic roles, and even took a leave of absence from the Chicago police to star in "Crime Story," before he made the full-time acting plunge.

"If I'm characterized as a character actor, that's fine with me," he said in 2007. "Whatever they want to call me is fine. In the kind of roles I do, you can do them and walk away from it and have a really nice time."

Farina is survived by three sons, six grandchildren and his longtime partner, Marianne Cahill.



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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby ~Vēġó~ » July 22nd, 2013, 6:28 pm

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Postby Marct » July 22nd, 2013, 6:51 pm

RIP- still find best work was crime story

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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby DTAC » July 22nd, 2013, 7:19 pm

Damn, RIP. Going to watch "Snatch" again.

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Postby Michael Knight... » July 22nd, 2013, 7:28 pm

To me this guy had the best role as Lombard on Miami Vice. One of his best performances. R.I.P

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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby dougla_boy » July 22nd, 2013, 8:16 pm

wow!!! RIP meng.......

always put down some mean police and criminal roles

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Postby cinco » July 22nd, 2013, 8:19 pm

DTAC wrote:Damn, RIP. Going to watch "Snatch" again.

yeh dont go to england
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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby De Dragon » July 22nd, 2013, 9:26 pm

cinco wrote:
DTAC wrote:Damn, RIP. Going to watch "Snatch" again.

yeh dont go to england
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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby cinco » July 22nd, 2013, 11:27 pm

De Dragon wrote:
cinco wrote:
DTAC wrote:Damn, RIP. Going to watch "Snatch" again.

yeh dont go to england
RIP Cousin Avi

"Look in the dog Tony" :lol: :lol: Facking hilarious!

Its not like a can of beans Avi

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Postby javishm » July 22nd, 2013, 11:38 pm

rip...

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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby De Dragon » July 22nd, 2013, 11:53 pm

cinco wrote:
De Dragon wrote:
cinco wrote:
DTAC wrote:Damn, RIP. Going to watch "Snatch" again.

yeh dont go to england
RIP Cousin Avi

"Look in the dog Tony" :lol: :lol: Facking hilarious!

Its not like a can of beans Avi

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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby black start » July 23rd, 2013, 1:22 am

RIP....

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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby RedTiger » July 23rd, 2013, 4:38 am

black start wrote:RIP....


You know him ? Man 2 slap yes .. RIP

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Re: R.I.P Dennis Farina

Postby black start » July 23rd, 2013, 11:08 am

RedTiger wrote:
black start wrote:RIP....


You know him ? Man 2 slap yes .. RIP



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