Actor Dennis Farina

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on April 2, 2006

Can you tell me about Dennis Farina on Law and Order? I remember him from a TV series about La Vegas back in the 1980's, but I can't recall the name. What other shows has he been in?
—Otto Eredman, Albuquerque, N.M.

In the late '80s, Dennis Farina played Lt. Mike Torello on TV's Crime Story series, which was set against a '60s Las Vegas backdrop. Aside from Law & Order, Farina—who was a Chicago policeman before breaking into show business—has starred in such other TV series as In-Laws and Buddy Faro, and in dozens of movies, including Get Shorty, Snatch, Big Trouble, Midnight Run and Out of Sight.