RIP: Dennis Farina

Actor Dennis Farina died Monday reportedly from a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.

Before becoming an actor, Farina worked as a Chicago police officer for nearly 20 years. He was serving as a police consultant to movie director Michael Mann on the 1981 film “Thief” when Mann gave him a small role, which led to a rich acting career in which he mostly played policemen or mobsters.

His movie resume included “Get Shorty,” “Snatch” and “Midnight Run.”

In addition to his girlfriend, Farina is survived by three children and six grandchildren.

I always felt like Farina was the secret weapon for every movie or TV show he was in. No actor delivered the F-bomb like Farina. It was unparalleled.

Comments on this entry are closed.