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Dennis Franz (Dennis Franz Schlacta)

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Biography

Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dennis Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlacta in Maywood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and is the son of Eleanor (Mueller) and Franz Ferdinand Schlachta. His father was a German immigrant, and both he and Franz's mother, a German-American, were postal workers. He has two sisters, Marlene (born 1938) and Heidi (born 1935). He graduated from Southern Illinois University and was immediately drafted into the military. He served 11 month in Vietnam in a reconnaissance unit, and after his service he suffered depression for some time afterwards. In 1972 he joined the Organic Theatre Company. Read more...

Actor

Character: Spike - a Tough

Popeye 1980

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Character: Himself

Chabad Telethon 2014

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Chabad Telethon 2006

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Character: Nathaniel Messinger

City of Angels 1998

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Character: Himself

Marry Me 1997

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama

The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995

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Character: Himself

Chicago on Stage 1995

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV

The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994

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Character: Anthony 'Tony' Spampatta

N.Y.P.D. Mounted 1991

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Character: Capt. Carmine Lorenzo

Die Hard 2 1990

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Character: Lt. Milan Delich

The Package 1989

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Character: Rubin the Director

Body Double 1984

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Character: Warren Toomey

Psycho II 1983

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series - Drama

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996

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Character: Himself / Host

TV Guide Looks at Cops 1998

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Character: Himself

Love on NYPD Blue 2003

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Character: Himself as Homer Simpson

Homer Badman 1994

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Comic Relief VI 1994

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Character: Jerry Domino

Stony Island 1978

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Character: Bob Eggleston

The Fury 1978

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000

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Character: Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special

The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994

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Character: Minor Role in Dressing Room

Mickey One 1965

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Character: Himself - Presenter

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 2000

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Character: Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter

The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997

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Character: Himself

Man of the House 0

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Character: Himself / Andy Sipowicz, NYPD Blue

The Crusader 0

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Character: Det. Sal Benedetto

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Drew Carey/Dennis Franz 0

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Character: Andy Sipowicz

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