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).


michael said...

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

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.