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Dennis Franz Schlachta net worth:
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Dennis Franz Schlachta was born on the 28th October 1944, in Maywood, Chicago, Illinois USA of German ancestry. He is an actor, perhaps best known for his appearance in the role of Detective Andy Sipowicz in the TV series “NYPD Blue” (1993-2005). He has also starred in a number of films such as “Dressed To Kill” (1980), “Die Hard 2” (1990), and “City Of Angels” (1998).

Have you ever wondered how rich Dennis Franz is, as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that Dennis’ net worth is currently over $16 million. The main source of this sum of money is his successful career as an actor, who has gained popularity by starring in over 50 TV and film titles.

 

Dennis Franz Net Worth $16 Million

Dennis Franz was born to German immigrants Eleanor and Franz Ferdinand Schlachta, and was raised with two older sisters. He attended Proviso East High School, after which he enrolled at Wilbur Wright College and Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Right after graduation, he was drafted into the US Army and he served 11 months with the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in Vietnam. When he returned home, Franz became a member of the Organic Theatre Company and start to pursue an acting career, as he began appearing in auditions where was spotted by director and producer Robert Altman. Thanks to him, Franz moved to Los Angeles and joined Altman’s resident company.

Dennis` career began in the 1970s, when he featured in the film “Remember My Name” (1978), although it was a minor role; it soon followed by appearances in productions such as “A Wedding” (1978), “Stony Island” (1978), and “A Perfect Couple” (1979), among others, before the end of the 1970s.

In the 1980s, Dennis made several notable appearances, starting with Detective Marino in the Brian De Palma`s film “Dressed To Kill” (1980), alongside Michael Caine and Angie Dickinson in lead roles. The following year, Dennis portrayed Officer Joe Gilland in the film “Chicago Story”, which was later made into a TV series in which Dennis repeated his role, which increased further his net worth. In 1983, Dennis was selected for the role of Angelo Carbone in the TV series “Bay City Blues”, and featured in the film “Psycho II” the same year. During the 1980s, he also appeared in TV series “Hill Street Blues” (1983-1987), and “Beverly Hills Buntz” (1987-1988), among others, all of which increased his net worth.

He continued to line up success after success in the 1990s, extending the number of roles, and increasing further his net worth. In 1990 he appeared in the film “Die Hard 2”, with Bruce Willis, and Bonnie Bedelia in lead roles. Three years later, he auditioned for the role of Det. Andy Sipowicz in the TV series “NYPD Blue”, and subsequently stayed in the show until its end in 2005, after which he retired from the entertainment industry. However, concurrently with his TV commitment, Dennis appeared in productions such as “City Of Angels” (1998), with Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan, “Mighty Ducks” (1996-1997), “American Buffalo” (1996), and “Nasty Boys” (1990), among others, all of which increased his net worth.

Thanks to his successful career, Dennis received several prestigious nominations and awards, including the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, for his work on “NYPD Blue”, and 4 Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, also for “NYPD Blue”. Furthermore, he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999.

Speaking about his personal life, Dennis Franz has been married to Joanie Zeck since 1995; he adopted her two daughters from her previous marriage. Their residence is currently in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He is known for charity work; Franz is a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. In free time, he enjoys skiing and playing golf.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NYPD Blue 1993-2005 TV Series Det. Andy Sipowicz Sgt. Andy Sipowicz
City of Angels 1998 Nathaniel Messinger
Sesame Street 1998 TV Series Dennis Franz
Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off 1997 Video Captain Klegghorn (voice)
Mighty Ducks 1996-1997 TV Series Captain Klegghorn
American Buffalo 1996 Don
Healing the Hate 1996 TV Movie Host
Texas Justice 1995 TV Movie Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes
Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire 1994 TV Movie Gus Payne
The Player 1992 Dennis Franz
In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion 1992 TV Movie Bob Bryant
Civil Wars 1991 TV Series Murray Seidelman
N.Y.P.D. Mounted 1991 TV Movie Anthony 'Tony' Spampatta
Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice 1990 TV Movie
Nasty Boys 1990 TV Series Lt. Stan Krieger
Die Hard 2 1990 Capt. Carmine Lorenzo
Christine Cromwell 1989 TV Series Detective Grainger
The Package 1989 Lt. Milan Delich
Kiss Shot 1989 TV Movie Max Fleischer
Matlock 1989 TV Series Jack Brennert
The Sid Story 1989 Video short Sid
Beverly Hills Buntz 1987-1988 TV Series Norman Buntz
Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius 1987 TV Movie Louie
Hill Street Blues 1983-1987 TV Series Lt. Norman Buntz Det. Sal Benedetto
A Fine Mess 1986 Phil
Runaway Train 1985 Cop (uncredited)
Scene of the Crime 1985 TV Series Pat Grandy
Street Hawk 1985 TV Series Inspector Frank Menlo
The A-Team 1984-1985 TV Series Brooks / Sam Friendly
Hunter 1985 TV Series Sgt. Jackie Molinas
Deadly Messages 1985 TV Movie Detective Max Lucas
MacGruder and Loud 1985 TV Series Roche
Hardcastle and McCormick 1984-1985 TV Series Joe Hayes / Tony Boutros
Simon & Simon 1985 TV Series Frank Mahoney
T.J. Hooker 1984 TV Series Andros Margolis
Body Double 1984 Rubin the Director
E/R 1984 TV Series The Boyfriend
Riptide 1984 TV Series Earl Bertane
Scarface 1983 Immigration Officer (voice, uncredited)
Psycho II 1983 Warren Toomey
Bay City Blues 1983 TV Series Angelo Carbone
Chicago Story 1982 TV Series Off. Joe Gilland
Blow Out 1981 Manny Karp
Chicago Story 1981 TV Movie Officer Joe Gilland
Popeye 1980 Spike - a Tough
Dressed to Kill 1980 Detective Marino
Bleacher Bums 1979 TV Movie Zig
A Perfect Couple 1979 Costa
Stony Island 1978 Jerry Domino
A Wedding 1978 Koons
The Fury 1978 Bob Eggleston
Remember My Name 1978 Franks
Mickey One 1965 Minor Role in Dressing Room (uncredited)

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bleacher Bums 2001 TV Movie play
Bleacher Bums 1979 TV Movie play

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire 1994 TV Movie co-producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary special thanks
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job 2002 TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself
Chabad Telethon 2014 TV Movie Himself
Live Forever: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey 2013 Documentary Himself (rumored)
The History of Hill Street 2011 Video documentary Himself
America in Primetime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Andy Sipowicz, NYPD Blue
We Believe 2009 Documentary Himself
TV Land Moguls 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Above and Beyond: The Story of Cpl. William T. Perkins, Jr. USMC 2006 Documentary Himself (voice)
Body Double: The Seduction 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Chabad Telethon 2006 TV Movie Himself
Above and Beyond 2005 Documentary short Presidential Citation
'NYPD Blue': A Final Tribute 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself / Det. Andy Sipowicz
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2005 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2005 TV Series Himself
The View 2005 TV Series Himself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Inside Dish with Rachael Ray 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2000-2004 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2004 TV Series Himself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
ALF's Hit Talk Show 2004 TV Series Himself
NYPD 24/7 2004 TV Series documentary Narrator
This Old Cub 2004 Documentary Himself
The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Himself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Love on NYPD Blue 2003 Video short Himself
Inside TV Land: Cops on Camera 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside 'NYPD Blue': A Decade on the Job 2002 TV Short documentary Himself (uncredited)
Spéciale New York Police Blues 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
ESPY Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2002 TV Series Himself
TV's Most Censored Moments 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
The Honeymooners 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Himself
Rank 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Performance by Male Actor in Drama Series
Hollywood Salutes Nicolas Cage: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
American Veteran Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Badge of Courage: Police Officer of the Year 2001 TV Movie Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Slashing 'Dressed to Kill' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Dressed to Kill' 2001 Video documentary short Himself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2001 TV Series Himself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
American Veteran Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Hill Street Blues - Behind the Badge 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Influences: From Yesterday to Today 1999 TV Movie Himself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Donny & Marie 1999 TV Series Himself
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Performance by Male Actor in Drama Series and Nominee: Oustanding Performance by Ensemble in Drama Series
1st Annual TV Guide Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter: Introducing Roots Cast
TV Guide Looks at Cops 1998 TV Movie Himself / Host
Buddy Faro 1998 TV Series Himself
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series Himself
The 9th Annual American Teacher Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
1998 ALMA Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th 1998 TV Special Himself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Performance by Male Actor in Drama Series and Nominee: Oustanding Performance by Ensemble in Drama Series
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Making Angels 1998 Video documentary short Himself - 'Messinger'
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1997 TV Series Himself
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Performance by Male Actor in Drama Series and Nominee: Oustanding Ensemble in Drama Series
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Marry Me 1997 TV Movie Himself
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Made for Television Movie
The 1996 Annual Lucy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The 23rd Annual American Music Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
Sinatra: 80 Years My Way 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
People Yearbook '95 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chicago on Stage 1995 TV Movie Himself
Springfield's Most Wanted 1995 TV Short Himself
The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 2th Annual Lucy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 TV Special
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Accepting Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series / Favorite New Dramatic Television Series
The Simpsons 1994 TV Series Himself as Homer Simpson
The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
An Evening at the Improv 1994 TV Series Himself - Host
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Comic Relief VI 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
Vicki! 1993 TV Series Himself
Die Harder: The Making of 'Die Hard 2' 1990 TV Short documentary Himself
Couch Potatoes 1989 TV Series Himself
Golden Anniversary of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Television Drama Program

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gylne tider 2010 TV Series documentary Andy Sipowicz
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Det. Andy Sipowicz
America's Top Sleuths 2006 TV Movie documentary Det. Andy Sipowicz
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Det. Sal Benedetto

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series Episode NYPD Blue (1993)
1999 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1999 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 19 February 1999. At 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
1999 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1998 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1997 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1997 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1996 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Gordon Clapp
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits
· Nicholas Turturro
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama NYPD Blue (1993)
1994 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1994 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
2001 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
2000 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor in a Drama NYPD Blue (1993)
2000 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
2000 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Bill Brochtrup
· Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· James McDaniel
· Ricky Schroder
· Andrea Thompson
· Nicholas Turturro
1999 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama NYPD Blue (1993)
1999 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor in a Drama NYPD Blue (1993)
1999 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor City of Angels (1998)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama/Romance City of Angels (1998)
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1999 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Jimmy Smits
· Andrea Thompson
· Nicholas Turturro
1998 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama NYPD Blue (1993)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama NYPD Blue (1993)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· James McDaniel
· Jimmy Smits
· Andrea Thompson
· Nicholas Turturro
1997 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama NYPD Blue (1993)
1997 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Mighty Ducks (1996)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama NYPD Blue (1993)
1997 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Justine Miceli
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits
· Nicholas Turturro
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993) · Gordon Clapp
· Kim Delaney
· Sharon Lawrence
· James McDaniel
· Justine Miceli
· Gail O'Grady
· Jimmy Smits
· Nicholas Turturro
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1995 Q Award Viewers for Quality Television Awards Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1995 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series NYPD Blue (1993)
1994 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television NYPD Blue (1993)


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#Fact
1 Appears in the music video for the Dixie Chicks' single "Goodbye Earl".
2 Lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
3 Parents are Franz Ferdinard and Eleanor Schlachta; has two sisters: Heidi (born 1935) and Marlene (born 1938).
4 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 19, 1999.
5 He was nominated for the 1977 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in the play "Cops" at the Organic Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois.
6 He was nominated for a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Switch Bitch" at the Organic Theater Company in Chicago, Illinois.
7 Best known by the public for his starring role as Detective Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue (1993).
8 His former NYPD Blue (1993) co-star, David Caruso, is currently the star of CSI: Miami (2002), the spin-off of William Petersen's series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). Franz and Petersen co-presented an award at the 2004 Emmy Awards.
9 Andy Sipowicz, Franz's character on NYPD Blue (1993), was ranked #31 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [June 10, 2004 issue].
10 He and Jimmy Smits began their association with Steven Bochco in the 1980s.
11 Hobbies: Snow-skis, plays golf and gives time and talent to charitable organizations.
12 Was a mailman before becoming an actor.
13 Is an animal lover, has a dog named Bigelow.
14 Is a board member of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance.
15 In high school, he was active in baseball, football and swimming.
16 By 11th grade, he tried out for a role in a school play called "The Crucible" because his girlfriend was auditioning. He won the role but his girlfriend did not.
17 Attended Wright Junior College and Southern Illinois University, with a major in speech and theater
18 His own recipes are included in "The Cop Cookbook" by Greta Garner-Hewitt, Ken Beck and Jim Clark, published in 1997.
19 Was considered for the role of Vic in the comedy-drama film American Graffiti (1973), which went to Joe Spano.
20 After graduating from college, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served 11 months with the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions in Vietnam.
21 Attended and graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois in 1962.
22 Always travels with a pet bird.
23 Stepchildren: Tricia (born 1974) and Krista (born 1976). Both are from his wife Joanie Zeck's first marriage.
24 Before entering Hill Street Blues (1981), as Norm Buntz, appeared as Sal Benedetto for a few episodes.

#Quote
1 For lack of a better term, they've labeled me a sex symbol. It's flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.

#Trademark
1 Frequently cast by Brian De Palma
2 Frequently plays policemen
3 Always wear short-sleeved shirt under a jacket on NYPD Blue (1993)
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