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Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz Birth Name: Dennis Franz Schlachta
Birth: October 28, 1944

Biography and Career:

Dennis Franz was born on October 28, 1944. He is an American actor.

Dennis Franz was born in Chicago, Illinois. He belonged from a German family. He is the son of Eleanor and Franz Schlachta. He studied at Proviso East High School and then went to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After college he joined the U.S. and served there for 11 months.

He began his professional acting career at the Organic Theater Company in Chicago. He had previously starred as Shakespeare but due to his looks he got the roles of police officers very early in his acting career. Franz made guest appearances in various television series like The A- Team. He also starred in the television series, Hill Street B lues. He played the characters of Sal Benedetto and Norm Buntz in the series. He also appeared in the series named Beverley Hills Buntz and played the character of Norman Buntz.

He won four Emmy awards for his role in the famous television series NYPD Blue. He played the character of Andy Sipowicz in the series and his character was ranked number 23 in the 100 Greatest TV Character list.

Franz also starred in the music video of Goodbye Earl for Dixie Chicks. He starred as Earl who is the abusive husband. He also appeared in the hit film City Of Angels in 1998 and appeared in many other television series and movies like Texas Justice in 1995, The Package in 1989, Body Double in 1984, Dressed to Kill and 1980 and many more.

Why do we like Dennis Franz?

We like him because he is a nice actor

Why is Dennis Franz Famous?

He is famous for his role as a police detective in the television series NYPD Blue.

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Screen Actors Guild Award winners
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Screen Actors Guild Award winners
Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumni
United States Army soldiers

Dennis Franz Movies

A Wedding
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Remember My Name
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Stony Island
The Fury
A Perfect Couple
Dressed to Kill
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Blow Out
Psycho II
Body Double
A Fine Mess
The Package
Die Hard 2
The Player
Dennis Franz Filmography

Dennis Franz Videos
NYPD Blue Season 12 Episode 2


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Category: Actors  - ( Actors Archive)

Date Added: 01 March '10

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