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Dennis Farina

Dennis Farina was an American actor and the second host of Unsolved Mysteries from 2008 to 2013.

One of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Farina appeared in the feature films, "Get Shorty," "The Grand," "Bottle Shock" and "What Happens in Vegas." He also appeared on the NBC series "Law and Order" and in the HBO miniseries, "Empire Falls," for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series.

Farina is possibly mostly remembered for his role in memorable features such as Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight" in which he played the father of Jennifer Lopez's character. This was Farina's second outing in an Elmore Leonard best seller, the previous one being "Get Shorty," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. In 1998, he appeared in "Saving Private Ryan" as Colonel Anderson," the character who convinces Tom Hanks's character to lead a squad. He also co-starred with Brad Pitt and Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro in the darkly comedic crime drama "Snatch," directed by Guy Ritchie.

Farina's numerous other screen credits include John Frankenheimer's "Reindeer Games," "Paparazzi," Martin Brest's "Midnight Run," the Michael Mann film "Manhunter", among many other feature films. Farina is also recognized for his role in the critically acclaimed television series "Crime Story." A veteran of the Chicago theater, he has also appeared in Joseph Mantegna's "Bleacher Bums," and "A Prayer For My Daughter," directed by John Malkovich among other feature films.

He died on July 22, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 69.

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