Dennis Franz

Biography: Dennis Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlacta in Maywood, a suburb of Chicago. His father was a German immigrant and both he and Franz's mother were postal workers. He has two sisters, named Marlene and Heidi. He graduated from Southern Illinois University and was drafted into the military. He served 11 months in Vietnam in a reconnaissance unit, and after his service he suffered depression for some time. In 1972 he joined the Organic Theatre Company. Robert Altman discovered him at an audition and told him to go to Los Angeles, where he became part of Altman's resident company. He married his now former wife Joanie Zeck in 1982 and has supported her in raising her two daughters, Krista and Tricia.

Dennis Franz's Scores

Average career score: 84
Highest Metascore: 84 NYPD Blue: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 84 NYPD Blue: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 12 Sep 21, 2004 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 11 Sep 23, 2003 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 10 Sep 24, 2002 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 9 Nov 6, 2001 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 8 Jan 9, 2001 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 7 Jan 11, 2000 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 6 Oct 20, 1998 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 5 Sep 30, 1997 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 4 Oct 15, 1996 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest (Cameo) tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 3 Oct 24, 1995 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 2 Oct 11, 1994 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz 5.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest tbd
84 NYPD Blue: Season 1 Sep 21, 1993 Det. (Later Sgt.) Andy Sipowicz 8.0
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 7 Oct 2, 1986 Lt. Norman Buntz (1985-1987) tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 6 Sep 26, 1985 Lt. Norman Buntz (1985-1987) tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 5 Sep 27, 1984 Lt. Norman Buntz (1985-1987) tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 4 Oct 13, 1983 Lt. Norman Buntz (1985-1987) tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 3 Sep 30, 1982 Lt. Norman Buntz (1985-1987) tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 2 Oct 29, 1981 Det. Sal Benedetto tbd