Dennis Farina

Biography: Dennis Farina is an American actor. He was in a large Italian family. He had two brothers and three sisters. In 1967 Dennis joined the police department. Farina was a police consultant for director, Michael Mann's early work. He first became interested in acting after he got a small role in one of Mann's movies. He then started acting at various Chicago theaters. Farina quite the force when Mann offered him a role in the Crime Story series. Other films Farina has appeared in include Manhunter, Midnight Run, Striking Distance, Get Shorty, Out Of Sight, Saving Private Ryan, Big Trouble, Snatch, The Mod Squad, and Stealing Harvard. In 2004 he got the role of Joe Fontana in Law And Order. Farina has three sons with his ex-wife, Patricia. Their names are Dennis Jr., Michael, and Joseph.

Dennis Farina's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 90 Saving Private Ryan
Lowest Metascore: 16 Authors Anonymous
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
20 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
90 Saving Private Ryan Jul 24, 1998 Lt. Col. Anderson 8.9
82 Get Shorty Oct 25, 1995 Ray 'Bones' Barboni 8.7
55 Snatch. Jan 19, 2001 'Cousin' Avi Denovitz 8.7
78 Midnight Run Jul 20, 1988 Jimmy Serrano 8.6
78 Thief Mar 27, 1981 Carl 8.6
47 Big Trouble Apr 5, 2002 Henry Desalvo 8.5
64 You Kill Me Jun 22, 2007 Edward O'Leary 8.2
85 Out of Sight Jun 26, 1998 Marshall Sisco 8.2
78 Manhunter Aug 22, 1986 Jack Crawford 8.1
53 This Old Cub Jul 23, 2004 Himself 8.0
49 Sidewalks of New York Nov 21, 2001 Carpo 7.4
64 The Last Rites of Joe May Nov 4, 2011 Joe May 6.5
57 The Grand Mar 21, 2008 L.B.J. Deuce Fairbanks 6.3
56 Bottle Shock Aug 6, 2008 Maurice Cantavale 6.0
36 What Happens in Vegas May 9, 2008 Banger 5.7
16 The Mod Squad Mar 26, 1999 Greer 5.1
38 Paparazzi Sep 3, 2004 Detective Burton 2.8
25 Stealing Harvard Sep 13, 2002 Mr. Warner 2.4
16 Authors Anonymous Apr 18, 2014 John K. Butzin tbd
24 Knucklehead Oct 8, 2010 Memphis Earl tbd