Actor Dennis Farina Dead At 69 - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Actor Dennis Farina Dead At 69

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Photo of actor Dennis Farina (Credit: Associated Press) Photo of actor Dennis Farina (Credit: Associated Press)
Scottsdale, AZ -

Dennis Farina, a former Chicago cop who as a popular actor played a cop on "Law & Order," has died.

Lori De Waal, his representative, says Farina died Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Arizona, hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

Born February 29, 1944, in Chicago, he was a city police officer before turning to acting in his late 30's.

Farina appeared in films including "Get Shorty," ''Saving Private Ryan" and "Midnight Run."

Among his many TV portrayals was Detective Joe Fontana on "Law & Order." He starred in the 1980s cult favorite, "Crime Story" and most recently was in the HBO drama series "Luck."

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