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Dennis Franz

Franz at a rehearsal for the 1994 Emmy Awards
Born 28 October 1944 (1944-10-28) (age 63)
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dennis Franz (born October 28, 1944) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor known for his role as Andy Sipowicz, a gritty police detective in the television series NYPD Blue. is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winners: 1974: Telly Savalas - Kojak 1975: Robert Blake - Baretta 1976: Peter Falk - Columbo 1977: James Garner - The Rockford Files 1978: Edward Asner - Lou Grant 1979: Ron Leibman - Kaz 1980: Edward Asner - Lou Grant... NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... 1968: Martin Landau, Mission: Impossible 1971: Peter Graves, Mission: Impossible 1973: Peter Falk, Columbo 1974: James Stewart, Hawkins 1975: Telly Savalas, Kojak 1976: Robert Blake, Baretta and Telly Savalas, Kojak 1977: Richard Jordan, The Captains and The Kings 1978: Ed Asner, Lou Grant 1979: Michael Moriarty, Holocaust 1980: Ed Asner... NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. ... The Actor: The Screen Actors Guild Award Statue The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ... The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Dramatic Television. ... NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. ... is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Dennis Franz as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in NYPD Blue Andy Sipowicz was a fictional character on the popular ABC television series NYPD Blue. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... NYPD Blue was an Emmy Award-winning hour long-running American television police drama set in New York City. ...

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Biography

Personal life

Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlachta in Chicago, Illinois, the son of German immigrants[1][2][3] Eleanor, a postal worker, and Franz Schlachta, who was a baker and postal worker.[4] Franz is a graduate of Proviso East High School (in Maywood, Illinois) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.[5] After graduating college, Franz was drafted into the United States Army. He served eleven months in an airborne division in Vietnam.[6] Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Proviso East High School serves the educational needs of four villages within the Proviso Township, namely Maywood where it is located, Broadview, Forest Park and Melrose Park. ... Maywood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC but usually just referred to as SIU) is located in Carbondale, Illinois. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Airborne Military parachuting form of insertion. ...


Career

Franz began his acting career at Chicago's famed Organic Theater Company. Although he has in the past performed Shakespeare, his "look" led to his being typecast early in his career as a police officer. (By Franz' own count, the character of Detective Andy Sipowicz was his 27th role as a police officer). He has also guest-starred in shows such as The A-Team. Other major roles were on the television series Hill Street Blues in which he played two characters over the run of that show: Sal Benedetto and Norm Buntz. He starred in the short-lived Beverly Hills Buntz as the morally-questionable Norman Buntz. Organic Theater Company, a Chicago theatre, was founded in the 1970s by artistic director Stuart Gordon. ... For the 2008 movie, see The A-Team (film). ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... Beverly Hills Buntz was a short-lived spinoff (from Hill Street Blues dramedy that ran during the 1987-88 season consisting of 13 episodes, of which only 9 were broadcast. ...


Franz went on to win four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue. The character of Sipowicz was ranked #23 on Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters list.[7] An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the U.S. cable network. ...


He starred as "Earl", the abusive husband, in the Dixie Chicks' music video "Goodbye Earl". Franz gave an outstanding performance as Nathaniel Messinger, a man who once had been an angel in the 1998 film, City of Angels. The Dixie Chicks are a country/rock music trio from the United States comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines. ... Subscript text This article is about the 1998 film. ...


Filmography

  • City of Angels (1998) .... Nathaniel Messinger
  • Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (1997) (V) (voice) .... Captain Klegghorn
  • American Buffalo (1996) .... Don 'Donny' Dubrow, Owner Rvterbands Variety
  • Mighty Ducks (1996) TV Series (voice) .... Captain Klegghorn
  • Healing the Hate (1996) (TV) .... Host
  • Texas Justice (1995) (TV) .... Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
  • Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire (1994) (TV) .... Gus Payne
  • NYPD Blue (1993-2005) TV Series .... Det. Andy Sipowicz
  • In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion (1992) (TV) .... Bob Bryant
  • N.Y.P.D. Mounted (1991) (TV) .... Tony Spampatta
  • Nasty Boys (1990) TV Series .... Lt. Stan Krieger (1990)
  • Die Hard 2 (1990) .... Capt. Carmine Lorenzo
  • Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice (1990) (TV)
  • The Package (1989) .... Lt. Milan Delich
  • Kiss Shot (1989) (TV) .... Max Fleischer
  • Beverly Hills Buntz (1987) TV Series .... Norman Buntz
  • Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius (1987) (TV) .... Louie
  • A Fine Mess (1986) (uncredited) .... Phil
  • Deadly Messages (1985) (TV) .... Detective Max Lucas
  • Body Double (1984) .... Rubin
  • Bay City Blues (1983) TV Series .... Angelo Carbone (1983)
  • Hill Street Blues (1981) TV Series .... Det. Sal Benedetto (1983)/Lt. Norman Buntz (1985–1987)
  • Psycho II (1983) .... Warren Toomey
  • Chicago Story (1982) TV Series .... Officer Joe Gilland
  • Blow Out (1981) .... Manny Karp
  • Chicago Story (1981) (TV) .... Officer Joe Gilland
  • Popeye (1980) .... Spike
  • Dressed to Kill (1980) .... Detective Marino
  • Bleacher Bums (1979) (TV)
  • A Perfect Couple (1979) .... Costa
  • Stony Island (1978) .... Jerry Domino
  • A Wedding (1978) .... Koons
  • The Fury (1978) .... Bob
  • Remember My Name (1978) .... Franks

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References

  1. ^ SMOKE 03/98 - Dennis Franz
  2. ^ TV HEROES: #6: Dennis Franz.(Features) - The Independent (London, England) - HighBeam Research
  3. ^ News-Record.com: Archives Search: 01 results for search "( (unq:"0EAF85A3C033421C") ) "
  4. ^ Dennis Franz Biography (1944-)
  5. ^ Utterback, Wayne. "Emprace the 'Dark': Author, SIUC alumnus reprints book about Strip", Daily Egyptian, April 19, 2007, pp. 7. 
  6. ^ Dennis Franz - Trailer - Showtimes - Cast - Movies - New York Times
  7. ^ The 100 Greatest TV Characters: Famous Television Stars and Pop Icons - Official Bravo TV Site

External links

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Dennis Franz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (247 words)
Dennis Franz (born Dennis Franz Schlacta, October 28, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is a German-American actor best known for his roles as Andy Sipowicz, a gritty police detective in the television series NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues and Beverly Hills Buntz.
Franz went on to win four Emmys for his potrayal of Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue.
After graduating college, Franz was drafted into the United States Army and went on to serve 11 months in an airborne unit in Vietnam [2].
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