Actor Dennis Farina Has Died At Age 69
Reported by Outsiders - 12:52 PM 2013.07.22
Dennis Farina, a longtime Chicago police officer who went on to a distinguished career as a TV and movie character actor, has died at age 69. Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung.
Among his many TV portrayals was Det. Joe Fontana on “Law & Order.” He starred in the 1980s cult favorite, “Crime Story” and most recently was in the HBO drama series “Luck.” He also starred on the TV series “Crime Story,” “Miami Vice,” “Law & Order” and his own short-lived vehicle “Buddy Faro.” His big-screen credits include “Get Shorty,” “Midnight Run” and “Saving Private Ryan.”