In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dennis Farina

Dennis FarinaBorn February 24, 1944 in Chicago, Il.

Died July 22, 2013.

Dennis Farina, former Chicago police officer and actor, passed away today at the age of 69 from a blood clot in his lung.  A character actor, Farina was mostly known for his roles in Get Shorty, Saving Private Ryan, and the television show Law and Order.

I have always liked Farina and anytime he showed up in a film I was always excited.  He was a great character actor and will be missed.  Let’s all send good vibes out to his family and friends.

Selected Filmography

  • Manhunter (1986)
  • Another Stakeout (1993)
  • Striking Distance (1993)
  • Get Shorty (1995)
  • Out of Sight (1998)
  • Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • The Mod Squad (1999)
  • Reindeer Games (2000)
  • Snatch (2000)



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