Loading…
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeA&ETV-Radio
Published: Monday, 7/22/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago

Publicist: Police officer turned 'Law & Order' star Dennis Farina dies at 69

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dennis Farina died today after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69. Dennis Farina died today after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Dennis Farina, a former Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on “Law & Order,” has died.

Lori De Waal, his representative, says Farina died today in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

Born Feb. 29, 1944, in Chicago, he was a city police officer before turning to acting in his late 30s.

Farina appeared in films including “Get Shorty,” ‘’Saving Private Ryan” and “Midnight Run.”

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.”



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories