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Dennis Franz ACTOR




DENNIS FRANZ BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Dennis Franz was born on October 28th, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois with the birth name Dennis Franz Schalacta.  He has two sisters and along with his siblings, was raised in a suburb of Chicago.
 
After graduating from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois in 1962, he went on to earn a degree from Southern Illinois University and immediately after college, Franz was drafted into the military.  Upon completing his military service he began his involvement in acting.
 
Franz joined the Organic Theatre Company and performed in a number of stage productions and also worked as a mailman to support himself.  He was then discovered by, Robert Altman who convinced him that he should relocate to Hollywood and pursue a career in films.
 
Dennis is most well known for his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz on the television drama series, "N.Y.P.D. Blue" (1993), a role for which he has won four Emmy Awards.  Over the course of his career he has portrayed a police officer twenty seven times.  He has added such television appearances as, "The A-Team", "Hill Street Blues", "Beverly Hills Buntz", "Bay City Blues", "Chicago Story", "Riptide", "Simon & Simon", "Hunter", "Scene of the Crime" and "Matlock".
 
He has also appeared in such films as, "Psycho II" (1983), "The Package" (1989), "Die Hard 2" (1990) starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, John Amos, Franco Nero, William Sadler and Fred Thompson, "American Buffalo" (1996) starring with Dustin Hoffman and "City of Angels" (1998) starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan.
 
Dennis Franz married only once to Joanie Zeck in 1995 and helped raise her two daughters from a previous relationship.  The couple never had any children together and remain married today where they reside in Carmel, California. 
 
 
Filmography

1993-2005  NYPD Blue

1998   City of Angels
 
1997   Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off

1996   Mighty Ducks

1996   American Buffalo
 
1996   Healing the Hate 

1995   Texas Justice 

1994   Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire 
 
1992   In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion 

1991   Civil Wars

1991   N.Y.P.D. Mounted
 
1990   Nasty Boys

1990   Die Hard 2

1990   Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice
 
1989   Christine Cromwell 

1989   The Package 

1989   Kiss Shot 
 
1989   Matlock 

1987-1988  Beverly Hills Buntz 

1983-1987  Hill Street Blues 
 
1987   Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius 

1986   A Fine Mess
 
1985   Runaway Train

1985   Scene of the Crime

1985   Street Hawk 
 
1984-1985  The A-Team 

1985   Hunter 

1985   Deadly Messages 
 
1985   MacGruder and Loud 

1984-1985  Hardcastle and McCormick

1985   Simon & Simon
 
1984   T.J. Hooker

1984   Body Double

1984   E/R 
 
1984   Riptide 

1983   Scarface

1983   Bay City Blues 
 
1983   Psycho II 

1982   Chicago Story 

1981   Blow Out 
 
1981   Chicago Story 

1980   Popeye 

1980   Dressed to Kill 
 
1979   Bleacher Bums 

1979   A Perfect Couple 

1978   Stony Island 
 
1978   A Wedding

1978   The Fury 

1978   Remember My Name







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