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Dennis Farina
Birthday: February 29, 1944

Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6' 1"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Dennis Farina. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



Lovable tough guy character actor Dennis Farina was already well into his first career as a Chicago cop before he was able to turn his occasional acting gigs into a prodigious new line of work.Raised in Chicago by Italian immigrant parents, Farina joined his hometown's police force in the mid-'60s, settling into a life of law enforcement. When he was hired to be a local consultant on Michael Mann's film Thief (1981), however, Farina wound up with a bit part as the villain's heavy. Farina continued to moonlight as an actor for several years, appearing in local theater and occasional movies, including Final Jeopardy (1985) and the Chuck Norris vehicle Code of Silence (1985). Though he never took an acting class, Farina was a natural; after Michael Mann offered him the lead in the series Crime Story in 1986, Farina left the police force to play a TV cop. During his 1986-1988 stint on the series, Farina also played FBI agent Jack Crawford (Scott Glen's part in Silence of the Lambs [1991]) in Mann's stylish thriller Manhunter (1986), was the Birdman of Alcatraz in the TV movie Six Against the Rock (1987), and a cop in TV movie mystery Through Naked Eyes (1987). Drawing on his no-nonsense charm as well as his eclectic life experience, Farina continued to shine in roles on both sides of the law, such as serial killer Angelo Buono in The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989) and the lead prosecutor in the TV docudrama Blind Faith (1990). As nimble with comedy, Farina went up against Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin as a mobster in the popular buddy yarn Midnight Run (1988). His versatility firmly established by the 1990s, Farina's early '90s work ranged from playing a billionaire in People Like Us (1990), to Banquo in a New York gangland version of Macbeth, Men of Honor (1991), as well as supporting roles in the comedy Another Stakeout (1993), Bruce Willis actioner Striking Distance (1993), John Turturro's Italian-American family drama Mac (1993), and vicious neo-noir Romeo Is Bleeding (1994). Farina's appearance as John Travolta's nemesis, hilariously bumbling tough guy Ray "Bones" Barboni, in Barry Sonnenfeld's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty (1995), led to his most notable hit since Midnight Run. His career hitting a new high, Farina co-starred with Bette Midler as reunited exes in Carl Reiner's That Old Feeling (1997), and starred as a Sicilian bigwig in the high-profile TV miniseries Bella Mafia (1997). Though his Marshall Sisco made only a brief appearance in Steven Soderbergh's esteemed Elmore Leonard adaptation Out of Sight (1998), Farina was pitch-perfect as Jennifer Lopez's protective dad. After joining the superb corps in Steven Spielberg's award-winning Saving Private Ryan (1998), Farina returned to series TV, playing smooth detective Buddy Faro (1998); the series, however, lasted only one season. Returning to films, Farina followed his role as the police captain who recruits The Mod Squad (1999) with another comic turn as a New York gangster who sets the diamond larceny plot in motion in Snatch (2000), adding a dash of Hollywood celebrity (along with Brad Pitt and Benicio del Toro) to British lad director Guy Ritchie's sophomore effort. The releases of two of Farina's next films, Barry Sonnenfeld's caper Big Trouble (2001) and Edward Burns' romantic comedy Sidewalks of New York (2001), were delayed after the terrorist attack on New York on September 11, 2001. Sidewalks of New York surfaced later in 2001, but the romantic comedy failed to charm a large audience. Big Trouble finally made it into theaters in the first half of 2002, but despite the big name cast, Sonnenfeld's farce joined such high profile fare as Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle Collateral Damage (2002) and the espionage actioner Bad Company (2002) on the list of 9/11-delayed flops. Farina's next film, the broad, witless comedy Stealing Harvard (2002), also failed at the box office. Farina returned to television during the fall 2002 season with a lead role as a comically monstrous Meet the Parents-esque father-in-law on the sitcom The In-Laws (2002). Despite initially withering reviews, The In-Laws managed to show signs of ratings life.

Movie Credits
The Grand (2007)
[ Hank Azaria ][ Woody Harrelson ][ David Cross ][ Jason Alexander ][ Michael McKean ]
You Kill Me (2007)
[ Luke Wilson ][ Ben Kingsley ][ Bill Pullman ][ Philip Baker Hall ]
Purple Violets (2006)
[ Edward Burns ][ Patrick Wilson ]
Hindsight (2006)
[ Sam Waterston ][ Jesse L. Martin ][ Fred Dalton Thompson ]
Kingmaker (2006)
[ Sam Waterston ][ Jesse L. Martin ][ Fred Dalton Thompson ]
Positive (2006)
[ Sam Waterston ][ Jesse L. Martin ][ Fred Dalton Thompson ]
Thinking Makes It So (2006)
[ Sam Waterston ][ Jesse L. Martin ][ Fred Dalton Thompson ]
Empire Falls (2005)
[ Philip Seymour Hoffman ][ Paul Newman ][ Josh Lucas ][ Ed Harris ][ William Fichtner ]
Scrambled Eggs (2004)
[ Michael Rapaport ]
Paparazzi (2004)
[ Mel Gibson ][ Tom Sizemore ][ Chris Rock ][ Cole Hauser ][ Daniel Baldwin ]
Stealing Harvard (2002)
[ Jason Lee ][ Chris Penn ][ John C. McGinley ][ Tom Green ][ Seymour Cassel ]
Big Trouble (2002)
[ Jason Lee ][ Johnny Knoxville ][ Tom Sizemore ][ Tim Allen ][ Ben Foster ]
Sidewalks of New York (2001)
[ Rosario Dawson ][ Edward Burns ][ David Krumholtz ][ Stanley Tucci ]
Reindeer Games (2000)
[ Ben Affleck ][ Ashton Kutcher ][ Gary Sinise ][ Ron Jeremy ][ Danny Trejo ]
Snatch. (2000)
[ Brad Pitt ][ Benicio Del Toro ][ Jason Statham ][ Vinnie Jones ][ Guy Ritchie ]
Preston Tylk (2000)
[ Luke Wilson ][ Norman Reedus ][ Vincent Kartheiser ]
The Mod Squad (1999)
[ Giovanni Ribisi ][ Josh Brolin ][ Omar Epps ][ Eddie Griffin ][ Bodhi Elfman ]
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
[ Tom Hanks ][ Vin Diesel ][ Matt Damon ][ Steven Spielberg ][ Giovanni Ribisi ]
Out of Sight (1998)
[ George Clooney ][ Samuel L. Jackson ][ Michael Keaton ][ Don Cheadle ][ Ving Rhames ]
Bella Mafia (1997)
[ James Marsden ][ Peter Bogdanovich ][ Franco Nero ][ Scott Layne ]
That Old Feeling (1997)
[ Divine ][ James Denton ][ Danny Nucci ][ David Rasche ]
Eddie (1996)
[ Marc Blucas ][ Frank Langella ][ John Di Maggio ][ Gene Anthony Ray ][ John Benjamin Hickey ]
Get Shorty (1995)
[ John Travolta ][ Gene Hackman ][ Danny DeVito ][ James Gandolfini ][ Divine ]
Perfect Crimes (1995)
Bonanza: Under Attack (1995)
[ Leonard Nimoy ][ Ben Johnson ][ Jack Elam ][ Richard Roundtree ]
Out of Annie's Past (1995)
Little Big League (1994)
[ Vincent Kartheiser ][ Jason Robards ][ Scott Patterson ][ Jonathan Silverman ][ Luke Edwards ]
The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (1994)
[ Yaphet Kotto ]
One Woman's Courage (1994)
[ Courtland Mead ]
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
[ Gary Oldman ][ Ron Perlman ][ James Cromwell ][ Roy Scheider ][ Michael Wincott ]
Another Stakeout (1993)
[ Emilio Estevez ][ Richard Dreyfuss ][ Miguel Ferrer ][ Ray Charles ][ Steve Bacic ]
The Disappearance of Nora (1993)
[ Stephen Collins ][ Bryan Cranston ]
A Stranger in the Mirror (1993)
[ Christopher Plummer ][ Lochlyn Munro ][ Aaron Spelling ][ Perry King ]
Striking Distance (1993)
[ Bruce Willis ][ Tom Sizemore ][ John Mahoney ][ Robert Pastorelli ][ Brion James ]
Mac (1992)
[ John Turturro ][ Nicholas Turturro ][ Mike Starr ][ James Madio ][ Xavier Cugat ]
Street Crimes (1992)
Cruel Doubt (1992)
[ Adam Baldwin ][ David Arquette ][ John C. McGinley ][ Miguel Ferrer ][ Jake Busey ]
We're Talking Serious Money (1992)
[ John Kapelos ][ James Jude Courtney ]
Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel (1992)
[ John Glover ][ Chris Mulkey ][ Michele Placido ]
Men of Respect (1991)
[ John Turturro ][ Stanley Tucci ][ Peter Boyle ][ Rod Steiger ][ Vincent Pastore ]
People Like Us (1990)
[ Ben Gazzara ]
Blind Faith (1990)
[ Noah Wyle ][ Johnny Galecki ][ Jay Underwood ][ David Barry Gray ]
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
[ Billy Zane ][ Richard Crenna ][ James Tolkan ]
Open Admissions (1988)
Midnight Run (1988)
[ Robert De Niro ][ Joe Pantoliano ][ Danny Elfman ][ Philip Baker Hall ][ Yaphet Kotto ]
Ground Zero (1987)
[ Ted Levine ][ Bill Campbell ][ Donald Pleasence ][ Andrew Dice Clay ][ Jon Polito ]
The Kingdom of Money (1987)
[ Bill Campbell ][ Andrew Dice Clay ][ Jay O. Sanders ][ Anthony John Denison ]
Six Against the Rock (1987)
[ David Carradine ][ David Morse ][ Jan-Michael Vincent ][ Howard Hesseman ]
Pilot #1 (1986)
[ David Caruso ][ Ted Levine ][ Bill Campbell ][ Michael Rooker ][ William Russ ]
Crime Story (1986)
[ David Caruso ][ Ted Levine ][ Bill Campbell ][ Michael Rooker ][ Andrew Dice Clay ]
Manhunter (1986)
[ Brian Cox ][ William L. Petersen ][ Chris Elliott ][ Tom Noonan ][ Frankie Faison ]
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)
[ Richard Pryor ][ Michael Ironside ][ Wings Hauser ]
Triplecross (1986)
[ Damon Wayans ][ Christopher McDonald ]
The Birthday Boy (1986)
[ James Belushi ]
Final Jeopardy (1985)
Code of Silence (1985)
[ Chuck Norris ][ John Mahoney ][ Aaron Norris ]
Lombard (1985)
The Snow Queen: Part 1 (1985)
[ Dennis Franz ][ Joseph Cali ]
The Killing Floor (1985)
[ Ted Levine ]
One Eyed Jack (1984)
[ Dan Hedaya ][ Joe Dallesandro ]
Hard Knox (1984)
[ Alan Ruck ][ Robert Conrad ][ Casey Siemaszko ][ Reb Brown ]
Through Naked Eyes (1983)
[ Ted Levine ][ John Mahoney ][ David Soul ]
Thief (1981)
[ James Caan ][ William L. Petersen ][ James Belushi ][ John Kapelos ]


  • Is an ex-Chicago policeman.
  • Children: Dennis Farina Jr. Michael Farina Joseph Farina
  • Once claimed in an interview that as a Chicago cop he was such a bad shot, he earned the nickname "The Great Wounder."
  • "Farina" means "flour" in Italian.
  • He is the only actor on Law & Order, and the only one of the three actors who played Jack Crawford (the others being Scott Glenn and Harvey Keitel), who has actually served in law enforcement.
  • Italian-American
  • Is one of three actors to play Jack Crawford in the Hannibal Lecter films. He played the role in Manhunter (1986). Scott Glenn played the role in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Harvey Keitel played the role in Red Dragon (2002).
  • His date of birth has only occured 15 times so far in his life, because February 29th is Leap Day, the well known "extra" day of a Leap Year (containing 366 days), which only occur every four years.
  • Spent three years in the military before becoming a police officer.
  • In the film Get Shorty Dennis played Mr. Barboni. In the end of the film Chili Palmer (Travolta) is making a movie about his experiences in Hollywood, the role of Chili is portrayed by Martin Weir (Danny De Vito) and that of Barboni by Harvey Keitel. Dennis Farina played Jack Crawford in Manhunter -1986 (film based on the Thomas Harris novel 'Red Dragon'). Harvey Keitel played Crawford in Red Dragon -2002.
  • Father of actor Joe Farina

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