R.I.P. Dennis Farina

Film and TV actor Dennis Farina has passed away at the age of 69 in Arizona. The cause of his death has not been released at this time.

Farina came late to the acting game, working as a cop for eighteen years before turning to acting at 37 years old.

Throughout the late 1980s and all of the 1990s, the actor was rarely out of work thanks to various feature film supporting roles.

His earliest roles included FBI chief Jack Crawford in Michael Mann’s “Manhunter,” playing a detective in the Chuck Norris action film “Code of Silence,” and the memorably foul-mouthed Jimmy Serrano in “Midnight Run”.

Key roles in films like “Get Shorty,” “Another Stakeout,” “Striking Distance,” “Little Big League,” “The Mod Squad,” “Out of Sight,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Snatch,” “Reindeer Games,” “Bottle Shock,” and “What Happens in Vegas” followed.

He was also a regular and/or recurring guest star on shows like “Crime Story,” “Law and Order,” “Luck,” “In-Laws,” and “Miami Vice” He most recently appeared in Fox’s “New Girl”.