Actor, Former Chicago Cop Dennis Farina Dead After Blood Clot in Lung

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Dennis Farina, a former Chicago police officer, who first became a consultant for film director Michael Mann, and when to become a prolific actor in crime sagas on the big and small screens, died Monday after suffering a blood clot (pulmonary embolism) in his lung. Farina died at age 69 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Farina’s most well-known movie characters are Jimmy Serrano, the mob boss from Midnight Run, and Ray “Bones” Barboni, a rival criminal of Chili Palmer’s in Get Shorty. Farina’s death comes just over month after the death of James Gandolfini, who also starred as “Bear” in Get Shorty.

He starred on television as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. In 1986 and 1987 Farina starred as Lt. Mike Torello in NBC’s two season police drama, Crime Story.

Farina’s other credits include Midnight Run, Out of Sight, Snatch, and Saving Private Ryan. His most recent role was as Nick’s father on New Girl.

As a Chicago police officer, Farina served 18 years in the department’s burglary division, from 1967 to 1985.

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