Dennis Farina died in Scottsdale, Arizona from — what TMZ is calling — a blood clot in his lung. He was 69.
A character actor most known for cops and robbers roles over his 32 year career is probably best known to today’s generation for his role on Law and Order, and more recently, as Nick Miller’s Dad in “The New Girl.” A former Chicago police officer of nearly 20 years, Farina excelled at the the Chicago everyman, and had stand-out roles in Get Shorty, Snatch, and Saving Private Ryan. He also served as host of Unsolved Mysteries after Robert Stack passed away.
He will be missed.