RIP Dennis Farina
He was an actor whose face was more recognizable than his name. He was an actor who could be funny and dramatic, sometimes in the same movie. He had a commanding voice, a great resume and before acting, he was a Chicago police officer. Dennis Farina appeared in many movies I hold as important today, and he died at age 69.
Farina was born in Chicago, IL. He served in the U.S. for three years and then spent 18 years in the Chicago Police Department burglary division before becoming an actor. He has lent special commentary on specific crime drama's, including Michael Mann's "Heat" in 1995.
Farina died in Scottsdale, AR due to a pulmonary embolism.
Farina starred in many great movies, including "Snatch," "Out of Sight," "Saving Private Ryan," "Midnight Run," "Get Shorty," "Manhunters," and my personal favorite, "Big Trouble." He was also a series regular on "Law and Order."
For me, Dennis Farina will definitely be missed, and he will have a legacy which will live on in a very special place in my heart.