RIP Actor Dennis Farina, 1944-2013

On the big screen, Farina’s credits span more than three decades and include memorable roles in films like Snatch, Get Shorty and Saving Private Ryan.

Prior to his life in Hollywood, Farina spent 3 years serving in the armed forces and 18 years as a Chicago police officer. He is survived by three children and six grandchildren.

Our sister site,, last spoke with Farina in 2011 for Joe Maggio’s The Last Rites of Joe May and, as you can see in the video interview below, he will be missed both for his immense talent on screen as well as for his grace and kindness as a human being.

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