Photo Coverage: Remembering Dennis Farina
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Dennis Farina, best known for his role on NBC's 'Law & Order,' has died at the age of 69. According to his representative Lori De Waal, the actor passed away in a Scottsdale, AZ hospital where he was being treated for a blood clot to his lung. BroadwayWorld remembers the actor below.
Farina was born on a leap year, February 29, 1944, in Chicago. He began his career as a police officer before becoming an actor. Among his many film credits are "Get Shorty," 'Saving Private Ryan" and "Midnight Run."
On TV, he portrayed Det. Joe Fontana on NBC's long running crime drama "Law & Order." He also appeared in the 1980s cult favorite, "Crime Story" and most recently starred in the HBO drama series "Luck."
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Dennis Farina photographed in New York City in 1990.
Dennis Farina Attending the Opening Night Celebration for the New Broadway Musical JERSEY BOYS at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. The Evening is inspired by the the Lives and Musical Journey of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. November 6, 2005
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