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Dennis Farina Obit

BIG TROUBLE, Dennis Farina, 2002, © Walt Disney/courtesy Everett Collection

Career of Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina, a former Chicago policeman turned tough-guy actor, died in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday, the actor's publicist said. He was 69.

 Farina, best known as detective Joe Fontana on the long-running TV series "Law & Order," suffered a blood clot in his lung, publicist Lori De Waal said. (REUTERS)


Here's a look back at some his outstanding roles in film and television.