Dennis Farina is best known for his authentic portrayals of cops and mobsters, which is no surprise since he probably encountered both regularly as an officer of the Chicago Police Department for nearly two decades. The Chicago native got his first taste of Hollywood as a police consultant for the work of director Michael Mann, who gave Farina his first part, a small role in the 1981 movie “Thief.” To improve his acting skills, Farina became active in Chicago theater. By the mid-1980s, he was a regular fixture in two television series produced by Mann, “Crime Story” and “Miami Vice,” playing a cop in the first and a mobster in the latter. Some of the most notable roles of his career have included the mob boss Jimmy Serrano in “Midnight Run” and Ray “Bones” Barboni in “Get Shorty,” for which he won an American Comedy Award. Farina returned to regular series television in 2004 to play Detective Joe Fontana, a character loosely based on himself, in NBC’s long-running hit “Law & Order.”
With a wealth of experience both on the streets of Chicago and as a Hollywood actor, a Dennis Farina speaker engagement is bound to entertain all in attendance. TSE has all the resources to make a Dennis Farina appearance happen.
**Dennis Farina Speaker**
Possible Dennis Farina speaker topics could include his career with the Chicago Police Department or the remarkable longevity of his career, which has included roles on both sides of the law as well as in genres ranging from comedy to drama.
**Dennis Farina Appearance**
Dennis Farina appearances on screens big and small have been a regular occurrence for the past 25 years. Some of his most notable appearances occurred in the films “Out of Sight” and “Saving Private Ryan.”
**Dennis Farina Endorsement**
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