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Dennis Farina (1944)

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Dennis Farina is an American actor of film and television and former Chicago police officer. He is a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His most known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run and Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. His most recent television role was as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order.


 early life
Farina was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Italian-American parents Yolanda, a homemaker, and Joseph Farina, a Sicilian Immigrant doctor. He was raised in a large family and has three brothers and three sisters.

Before becoming an actor, Farina served 18 years in the Chicago Police Department's burglary division, from 1967 to 1985.

 personal life
Farina was married to Patricia Farina from 1970 until their divorce in 1980. They have three sons, Dennis Jr, Michael, and Joseph. His youngest son, Joseph, is also an actor. He has one granddaughter, Brianna, and four grandsons, Michael, Tyler, Matthew and Eric.

Dennis is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and played an avid fan in a 1988 revival of the successful 1977 Organic Theater Company stage play The Bleacher Bums" which was Wriiten by and Starred fellow Chicago actors Joe Mantegna and Dennis Franz.

Farina was arrested on May 11, 2008 for carrying a loaded .22 caliber pistol through LAX airport security. Farina was taken to LAPD's Pacific Division, booked on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and bail was set at $25,000. He claimed he had simply forgotten the weapon was still in his briefcase and had never intended to take it on a plane. After police determined the weapon was unregistered, the charges were upgraded to a felony and bail was increased to $35,000.

On July 17, 2008 after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors, Farina pleaded no contest and was sentenced to two years probation. On July 17, 2009, the judge in his case dismissed the charge and expunged it from Farina's otherwise clean record.

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