Dennis Farina dies: Law & Order star dies at 69
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP/ABC7) -- Actor Dennis Farina, the police officer turned star of "Law & Order," has died at 69, his publicist says.
Best known for his role as Detective Joe Fontana in Law & Order, Farina also had prominent roles in films including Midnight Run, Saving Private Ryan and Get Shorty.
Before becoming an actor, though, Farina was an 18-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.
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