Monday, July 22, 2013

Dennis Farina, 1944-2013

Art by Chris Schweizer (watercolor)

Today we lost a wonderful actor, Dennis Farina, who brought his 18 years with the Chicago Police with him to any number of excellent cop roles, including that of Detective Fontana on Law & Order, a character who I liked more than even Lenny Briscoe (I know that's a heresy, but I don't care. I loved Farina's just-on-the-cusp-of-over-the-line/dirty portrayal). Pick up a copy of Crime Story (you can get the whole series for next to nothing); you're in for a treat.

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