The actor Dennis Farina passed away today at 69 years old. According to TMZ, the cause of death was due to a blood clot in his lungs. Dennis Farrina was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 29, 1944.
Dennis Farina had a long and storied career as an actor. Before getting into acting he served three years in the armed forces and eighteen years as a Chicago police office. During his acting career, he played a number of roles usually involving being a mobster, police officer or a federal agent.
Dennis Farina was perhaps best known for playing Det. Joe Fontana on Law & Order, but he also had a voice role as a comic book superhero. In the animated Justice League series, Dennis Farina voiced the role of Ted Grant, better known as Wildcat.