Television Actor

Dennis Farina

  • Feb 29, 1944 - Jul 22, 2013 (age 69)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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2014
Lucky Stiff
MovieAug 22, 2014

Lucky Stiff

A bachelor travels to Monte Carlo to claim an inheritance from …
A bachelor travels to Monte Carlo to claim an inheritance from his late rich uncle.
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Authors Anonymous
MovieMar 18, 2014

Authors Anonymous

When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept …
When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
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2013
Dennis Farina
PersonalJuly 2013

Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina passed away.
2011
Luck
TV ShowDec 11, 2011

Luck

Luck is an American dramatic television series created by …
Luck is an American dramatic television series created by David Milch and starring Dustin Hoffman. The pilot episode was directed by Michael Mann. The series premiered on January 29, 2012. HBO aired the first episode on December 11, 2011, as a preview. It was immediately renewed for a second season of 10 episodes, scheduled to air beginning in January 2013. However, the show was canceled on March 14, 2012, due to animal safety concerns. Three horses were killed during production of the show. The first season's remaining episodes continued to air. The complete first season was released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 27, 2012.
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New Girl
TV ShowSep 20, 2011

New Girl

New Girl is an American television sitcom created by Elizabeth …
New Girl is an American television sitcom created by Elizabeth Meriwether for the Fox Broadcasting Company that originally aired between 2011 and 2018. Under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves around a kooky teacher, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), after she moves into a Los Angeles loft with three men, Nick (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Winston (Lamorne Morris); Jess' best friend Cece (Hannah Simone) is also part of the series. The show combines comedy and drama elements as the characters, who are in their early thirties, deal with maturing relationships and career choices. New Girl is a joint production between Elizabeth Meriwether Pictures and 20th Century Fox Television and syndicated by 20th Television.
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The Looney Tunes Show
TV ShowMay 3, 2011

The Looney Tunes Show

The Looney Tunes Show is …
The Looney Tunes Show is an American animated sitcom produced by Warner Bros. Animation that ran from May 3, 2011 through August 31, 2014 on Cartoon Network. The series consists of two seasons each containing 26 episodes, and features characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon shorts updated for the 21st century.
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The Last Rites of Joe May
MovieApr 22, 2011

The Last Rites of Joe May

THE LAST RITES OF JOE …
THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in ...
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2010
Knucklehead
MovieOct 22, 2010

Knucklehead

After con artist Eddie Sullivan (Feuerstein) incurs a large …
After con artist Eddie Sullivan (Feuerstein) incurs a large debt with a local criminal ringleader, he creates a get-rich-quick scheme and enlists a sweet gentle giant named Walter (Wight) as his unwitting accomplice. Walter's orphanage -- the only home he's ever known -- also needs funds desperately. Upon overhearing Walter's predicament, Eddie convinces the no-nonsense head nun, Sister Francesca (Malick), that Walter can win the money as a fighter and pay off the church's debts. Eddie's plan: travel from town to town with Walter and enter small, unsanctioned fighting competitions for prize money Sister Francesca dispatches Mary (Hardin) as a chaperone for both Walter and the money and gives Eddie a week - and a prayer - to make it happen. During their journey across the south to the annual Pro-Am MMA tournament in New Orleans, Walter discovers what life is like outside the orphanage, while Eddie becomes morally conflicted over whether to take all the loot for himself or keep his promise to Walter, the one person he can actually call a friend.
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2008
What Happens in Vegas
MovieApr 22, 2008

What Happens in Vegas

Set in Sin City, story revolves …
Set in Sin City, story revolves around two people who discover they've gotten married following a night of debauchery, with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy pair try to undermine each other and get their hands on the money -- falling in love along the way.
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Bottle Shock
MovieJan 18, 2008

Bottle Shock

In 1976, Steven Spurrier, a sommelier in Paris, comes to …
In 1976, Steven Spurrier, a sommelier in Paris, comes to the Napa Valley to take the best he can find to Paris for a blind taste test against French wine. He meets Jim Barrett, whose Chateau Montelena is mortgaged to the hilt as Jim perfects his chardonnay. There's strain in Jim's relations with his hippie son Bo and his foreman Gustavo, a Mexican farmworker's son secretly making his own wine. Plus, there's Sam, a UC Davis graduate student and free spirit, mutually attracted to both Gustavo and Bo. As Spurrier organizes the "Judgment of Paris," Jim doesn't want to participate while Bo knows it's their only chance. Barrett's chardonnay has buttery notes and a Smithsonian finish.
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2007
National Lampoon's Bag Boy
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MovieSep 14, 2007

National Lampoon's Bag Boy

A teenager enters the …
A teenager enters the competitive world of grocery store bagging.
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You Kill Me
MovieJun 22, 2007

You Kill Me

Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the …
Frank Falenczyk loves his job. He just happens to be the hitman for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank's got a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy, but he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel, a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren't going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms.
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The Grand
MovieJun 7, 2007

The Grand

An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing …
An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.
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Purple Violets
MovieApr 30, 2007

Purple Violets

Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the …
Patti Petalson (Blair) struggles with the pressure of becoming the next important American writer.
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2005
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
TV ShowMar 3, 2005

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

Law & Order: Trial by Jury is …
Law & Order: Trial by Jury is an American legal drama television series about criminal trials set in New York City. It was the fourth series in Dick Wolf's successful Law & Order franchise. The show's almost exclusive focus was on the criminal trial of the accused, showing both the prosecution's and defense's preparation for trial, as well as the trial itself. The series premiered on Thursday, March 3, 2005, and ended on January 21, 2006. Its regular time slot was Fridays 10/9 p.m. ET on NBC. The last episode aired on Court TV months after the series' cancellation.
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2004
Paparazzi
MovieSep 3, 2004

Paparazzi

Bo Laramie is a movie star who has finally achieved success. But …
Bo Laramie is a movie star who has finally achieved success. But success comes at a price, in the form of four persistent photographers known as the paparazzi. Using their dishonest methods of getting the money shot regardless of what it takes, they'll stop at nothing in exploiting Bo for every last penny. But when one of their ventures nearly costs Bo's life and that of his family when they cause a car accident and do nothing afterwords except take photos, Bo has finally reached his breaking point. In doing so, Bo decides to exact a crafty and complex revenge on those four who have enjoyed making his life a living hell with his focus on the paparazzi's ring leader, Rex Harper.
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2002
Stealing Harvard
MovieSep 13, 2002

Stealing Harvard

A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his …
A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University.
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Big Trouble
MovieApr 2, 2002

Big Trouble

A chain of events starts with the arrival of a mysterious …
A chain of events starts with the arrival of a mysterious suitcase in Miami. Arthur Herk, a corrupt business owner, wants to get his hands on the case. At the same time, two hit men want him whacked. Tired of his constant fixation on drinking and television, Herk's wife Anna and daughter Jenny decide to find new love interests in divorced dad Eliot Arnold and his son Matt. To add more complication, two thieves decide to steal the case and lead a Miami police team and two FBI agents on a wild goose chase that ends inside the Miami airport terminal.
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2001
Sidewalks of New York
MovieApr 20, 2001

Sidewalks of New York

Six New Yorkers have an …
Six New Yorkers have an interrelated series of relationships. TV producer Tommy, who's just broken up with his girlfriend, has a short relationship with commitment-phobe Maria, who he meets in a video store, and also hooks up with married real-estate agent Annie, who he meets while apartment hunting. Annie is open to a relationship because her husband, Griffin, is cheating on her, which she slowly comes to realize through talking to her friend/co-worker who's gone through the same thing. Griffin, a 39-year-old dentist, is cheating with 19-year-old waitress Ashley, who he picked up in a park; she realizes she can do better when Ben, a hotel doorman and aspiring musician, tries to pick her up, in a belated attempt to recover from his divorce a year ago from schoolteacher Maria (the same Maria from the video store). Most of these relationships seem driven more by a desperate need to be in a relationship than actual love.
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2000
Snatch
MovieAug 23, 2000

Snatch

Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy …
Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets badly beaten by Mickey, a 'pikey' ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Mickey not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Whilst all this is going on, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including 'Cousin Avi', 'Boris The Blade', 'Franky Four Fingers' and 'Bullet Tooth Tony'. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the damned dog.
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Bad Seed
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MovieJun 6, 2000

Bad Seed

Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he …
Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he discovers that his wife, Emily, whom he adores, is having an affair, he is devastated. Storming out of the house, he returns later only to find her brutally murdered.
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1999
Family Guy
TV ShowJan 31, 1999

Family Guy

Family Guy is an American animated sitcom television …
Family Guy is an American animated sitcom television series created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its surreal and dark humor in the form of metafictional cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture.
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The Mod Squad
MovieJan 20, 1999

The Mod Squad

Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are …
Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the drug ring. Suffering the jibes, and ridicule of fellow officers; they struggle to save their names, and that of their deceased benefactor.
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1998
Buddy Faro
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TV ShowSep 25, 1998

Buddy Faro

Buddy Faro is an American crime drama television series …
Buddy Faro is an American crime drama television series created by Mark Frost, starring Dennis Farina that aired on CBS from September 25 to December 4, 1998. The series was cancelled after eight episodes due to low ratings.
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Saving Private Ryan
MovieJul 21, 1998

Saving Private Ryan

The film opens with the Allied invasion on the Normandy …
The film opens with the Allied invasion on the Normandy beach on June 6, 1944. Cpt. Miller and members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion fight to secure the beachhead. During the invasion, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier, the third brother was killed in New Guinea. The mother of the brothers is about to recieve the grave telegrams at the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he finds out that there was also a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, who went missing somewhere in France. He sends Cpt. Miller and seven other people from the 2nd Ranger Battalion to go look for him and bring him back to his mother.
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Out of Sight
MovieJun 26, 1998

Out of Sight

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of …
A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in.
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1997
Bella Mafia
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MovieNov 16, 1997

Bella Mafia

Starting in Palermo, Italy, 1977 - The ups and downs of a …
Starting in Palermo, Italy, 1977 - The ups and downs of a mafia family opposed to drug trade until the men are murdered and the widows take over.
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That Old Feeling
MovieApr 4, 1997

That Old Feeling

A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other …
A bride's divorced parents find their old feelings for each other during the wedding reception and over the course of the next few days upsetting the newlywed's honeymoon.
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1996
Eddie
MovieMay 31, 1996

Eddie

Edwina "Eddie" Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg) is a New York City …
Edwina "Eddie" Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg) is a New York City limousine driver and a fanatical follower of the New York Knicks professional basketball team. The team is struggling with a mediocre record when, in mid-season, "Wild Bill" Burgess (Frank Langella), the new owner, as a public relations gimmick, stages an "honorary coach" contest, which Eddie wins. The fans love it, so "Wild Bill" fires the coach and hires her. She takes the bunch of overpaid prima donnas that make up the team and turns them around. But the owner hopes to move the team, now the darling of the New York City fans, to St. Louis. He may own the team, but it belongs to the city and the fans.
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1995
Get Shorty
MovieOct 20, 1995

Get Shorty

Some guys get all the luck, whether they like it or not. Chili …
Some guys get all the luck, whether they like it or not. Chili Palmer happens to be in Hollywood collecting a gambling debt when he's struck by lightning (not literally). Called a natural for the movie business, he's snagged up by a producer. The rest is history.
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Bonanza: Under Attack
MovieJan 15, 1995

Bonanza: Under Attack

A reimagining of the next …
A reimagining of the next generation of Cartwrights, three cousins Benji, A.C., and Josh join together to fight off forces to save the Ponderosa. Under the guidance of old friend Bronc Evans, they learn the meaning of family.
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1994
Little Big League
MovieJun 29, 1994

Little Big League

A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional …
A young boy is bequeathed the ownership of a professional baseball team.
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1993
Striking Distance
MovieSep 17, 1993

Striking Distance

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his …
Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted then to river duty, the killer taunts Tom.
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Another Stakeout
MovieJul 23, 1993

Another Stakeout

Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district …
Two immature detectives are joined by a pesky assistant district attorney in staking out a lakeside home where a Mafia trial witness is believed to be heading.
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1992
Street Crimes
MovieJul 1, 1992

Street Crimes

Two cops, one with a gun and one with his fists, risk everything …
Two cops, one with a gun and one with his fists, risk everything to make the neighborhood crime and drug free by taking down the most powerful street lord.
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1990
Men of Respect
MovieOct 1, 1990

Men of Respect

A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to …
A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ...
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Law & Order
TV ShowSep 13, 1990

Law & Order

Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama …
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series created by Dick Wolf, launching the Law & Order franchise. Airing its entire run on NBC, Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990 and completed its twentieth and final season on May 24, 2010.
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1989
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers
MovieApr 2, 1989

The Case of the Hillside Stranglers

The true chilling story of the …
The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killin' cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama. The movie concentrates ...
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1988
Midnight Run
MovieJul 11, 1988

Midnight Run

Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is sent to find and …
Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) is sent to find and return bail jumper and former Mafia accountant, Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Charles Grodin). The FBI has had no success in locating The Duke, so when Jack finds him in next to no time, they are a little embarrassed. In order to collect his $100,000 fee, Jack must take The Duke from New York to Los Angeles. However, the Mafia and the FBI have other ideas, as does Marvin Dorfler (John Ashton), a rival bounty hunter. On their long cross-country trip to LA, the two get to know each other and they build up a strange friendship.
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China Beach
TV ShowApr 27, 1988

China Beach

China Beach is an American dramatic television series set …
China Beach is an American dramatic television series set at an evacuation hospital during the Vietnam War. The title refers to My Khe beach in the city of Đà Nẵng, Vietnam, nicknamed "China Beach" in English by American and Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War. The ABC TV drama aired for four seasons, from 1988 to 1991.
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1987
Unsolved Mysteries
TV ShowJan 20, 1987

Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries is an American television series, created by …
Unsolved Mysteries is an American television series, created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. Documenting cold cases and paranormal phenomena, it began as a series of seven specials, presented by Raymond Burr, Karl Malden, and Robert Stack, beginning on NBC on January 20, 1987, becoming a full-fledged series on October 5, 1988, hosted by Stack. After nine seasons on NBC, the series moved to CBS for its 10th season on November 13, 1997. After adding Virginia Madsen as a co-host during season 11 failed to boost slipping ratings, CBS canceled the series after only a two-season, 12-episode run on June 11, 1999. The series was revived by Lifetime in 2000, with season 12 beginning on July 2, 2001. Unsolved Mysteries aired 103 episodes on Lifetime, before ending on September 20, 2002, an end that coincided with Stack's illness and eventual death.
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1986
Crime Story
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TV ShowSep 18, 1986

Crime Story

Crime Story is an American crime drama television series, …
Crime Story is an American crime drama television series, created by Chuck Adamson and Gustave Reininger, that aired on NBC, where it ran for two seasons from September 18, 1986, to May 10, 1988. The show premiered with a two-hour pilot—a movie which had been exhibited theatrically—and was watched by over 30 million viewers. It was scheduled to follow Miami Vice on Friday nights, continuing to attract a record number of viewers. NBC then moved the show to Tuesdays at 10 pm opposite ABC's Moonlighting, hurting its ratings to the point that NBC ordered its cancellation after only two seasons.
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Manhunter
MovieAug 15, 1986

Manhunter

Manhunter is a 1986 American neo-noir psychological thriller …
Manhunter is a 1986 American neo-noir psychological thriller film based on the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. Written and directed by Michael Mann, it stars William Petersen as FBI profiler Will Graham. Also featured are Tom Noonan as serial killer Francis Dollarhyde, Dennis Farina as Graham's FBI superior Jack Crawford, and Brian Cox as incarcerated killer Hannibal Lecktor. The film focuses on Graham coming out of retirement to lend his talents to an investigation on Dollarhyde, a killer known as the "Tooth Fairy". In doing so, he must confront the demons of his past and meet with Lecktor, who nearly counted Graham among his victims.
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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
MovieMay 2, 1986

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

In this film that closely …
In this film that closely parallels his own life story, Richard Pryor plays Jo Jo Dancer, a popular stand-up comedian who has severely burned himself in a drug incident. As he lies unconscious in a hospital, his spiritual alter ego gets up and begins a journey of his own. He revisits his life, from growing up in a brothel as a child and struggling to beat the long odds to become a top rated comedian. However, his success brings new problems as he develops a tragic pattern of substance abuse that begins to screw up his life. All the while, Jo Jo's spirit watches these events and attempts to convince his past self to turn off from his path of self destruction.
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1985
Code of Silence
MovieMay 3, 1985

Code of Silence

A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while …
A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
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1984
Hunter
TV ShowSep 18, 1984

Hunter

Hunter is an American crime drama television series created by …
Hunter is an American crime drama television series created by Frank Lupo, which ran on NBC from September 18, 1984 to April 26, 1991. It starred Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall. The title character Sgt. Rick Hunter was a wily, physically imposing, often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolved many of their cases by lethal force, but no more so than many other related television dramas.
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1983
Hardcastle and McCormick
TV ShowSep 18, 1983

Hardcastle and McCormick

Hardcastle and McCormick is …
Hardcastle and McCormick is an American action/drama television series that aired on ABC from September 18, 1983, through May 5, 1986. The series stars Brian Keith as Judge Milton C. Hardcastle and Daniel Hugh Kelly as ex-con and race car driver Mark "Skid" McCormick.
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1981
Thief
MovieMar 27, 1981

Thief

Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a …
Coming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the Mafia, who has other plans for him.
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1972
Joe Farina
ChildOctober 1972

Joe Farina

Joe Farina was born and raised in Jefferson Park - which is on …
Joe Farina was born and raised in Jefferson Park - which is on the northwest side of Chicago. He is of Italian and German descent. He is the youngest of three boys. His father, actor Dennis Farina, worked as a Chicago Police detective, while his mother, Patricia, raised three sons: Dennis Jr., Michael and Joseph. He is named after his grandfather, Joseph Farina, who was from Italy and came to America and worked as a family physician. Attended Gordon Technical High School and DePaul University. He has a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology. He was thinking of pursuing a radio career. He even had a radio show with current CLTV reporter, Carlos Hernandez-Gomez. But after a while, he switched gears because he felt acting was his real calling. He's also performed improv in Chicago including working with notable improv performer and director, Joe Keefe. He's a big fan of 1960s Brit-Pop rock. Among his favorite groups are The Who, The Kinks and The Small Faces. Enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather. Has a pet dog - a golden retriever named Kelly. Farina is a die-hard Bears and Cubs fan.
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1970
Patricia Farina
Marriage1970

Patricia Farina

Married Patricia Farina.
1944
Dennis Farina
BirthFebruary 1944

Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina was born.
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