Monday, July 22, 2013

Farina Steps Off the Stage

I was saddened to read this morning that Chicago cop-turned-performer Dennis Farina has passed away at age 69. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter:
The actor, whose body of work included TV roles on Law & Order, Luck and New Girl, and such films as Saving Private Ryan, Out of Sight and Snatch, died Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., from a blood clot in his lung.
That publication should also have added to Farina’s numerous credits the TV series Crime Story (1986-1988) and short-lived Buddy Faro (1998), both of which I enjoyed immensely.

READ MORE:Dennis Farina Dead at 69” (Chicago Tribune); “Dennis Farina (1944-2013),” by Edward Copeland (Edward Copeland’s Tangents).

3 comments:

michael said...

The pilot for Buddy Faro is currently available to watch in four parts on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGejz2K_et4

Barbara said...

Dennis Farina was my favorite on Law & Order. It always tickled me that his looks were so right for the part he played. His clothes, the dialogue they wrote for him, the little mustache, everything just perfect. We're losing a lot of talent this year.

Picks By Pat said...

I remember that early series Crime Story and thought he was great. Shame it didn't last longer but was pleased to see Dennis in other shows, including Law & Order.