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Dennis Franz is a Actor American born on 28 october 1944 at Maywood (USA)

Dennis Franz

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Birth name Dennis Franz Schlachta
Nationality USA
Birth 28 october 1944 (75 years) at Maywood (USA)

Dennis Franz Schlachta (/frɑːnz/; born October 28, 1944) is an American actor best known for his role as a Hard-boiled NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series NYPD Blue.

Biography

Franz is married to Joanie Zeck, whom he met in 1982 and married in 1995. He is stepfather to Zeck's two daughters, Tricia and Krista, from a previous marriage.

Best films

City of Angels (1998)
(Actor)
Psycho II (1983)
(Actor)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
(Actor)

Usually with

Robert Altman
Robert Altman
(5 films)
Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis
(2 films)
Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dennis Franz (22 films)

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Actor

City of Angels, 1h54
Directed by Brad Silberling
Origin German
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about angels, Ghost films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz, Colm Feore, Kim Murphy
Roles Nathaniel Messinger
Rating66% 3.3499553.3499553.3499553.3499553.349955
Seth (Nicolas Cage) is one of many angels who watch over humans and protect them in unseen ways. Seth's main responsibility is to appear to those who are close to death and guide them to the next life. As part of this task, Seth and one of his fellow angels, Cassiel (Andre Braugher), like to ask people what their favorite thing in life was. Despite these daily encounters, they have trouble understanding human beings and their ways.
Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Animation
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Space opera, Children's films
Actors James Belushi, Jeff Bennett, Clancy Brown, Tim Curry, Dennis Franz, Brad Garrett
Roles Captain Klegghorn (voice)
Rating59% 2.95642.95642.95642.95642.9564
Ce film met en scène des canards joueurs de hockey sur glace.
American Buffalo, 1h28
Directed by Michael Corrente
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson
Roles Don 'Donny' Dubrow
Rating57% 2.8510152.8510152.8510152.8510152.851015
Donny runs a junk shop in a city's sparsely populated and decaying neighborhood. Teach, who has no visible means of support, spends many hours each day at the shop, as does Bobby, a young man who is eager to please Donny in any way he can.
The Player
The Player (1992)
, 2h4
Directed by Robert Altman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about films, Musical films
Actors Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Brion James
Roles Dennis Franz
Rating74% 3.748633.748633.748633.748633.74863
Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a Hollywood studio executive dating story editor Bonnie Sherow (Cynthia Stevenson). He hears story pitches from screenwriters and decides which have the potential to be made into films, green-lighting only 12 out of 50,000 submissions every year. His job is threatened when up-and-coming story executive Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher) begins working at the studio. Mill has also been receiving death threat postcards, assumed to be from a screenwriter whose pitch he rejected.
Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2 (1990)
, 2h3
Directed by Renny Harlin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Christmas films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Children's films
Actors Bruce Willis, Franco Nero, Bonnie Bedelia, William Sadler, John Amos, Art Evans
Roles Captain Carmine Lorenzo
Rating71% 3.5982953.5982953.5982953.5982953.598295
On Christmas Eve two years after the Nakatomi Tower Incident, John McClane is waiting at Washington Dulles International Airport for his wife Holly to arrive from Los Angeles. Reporter Richard Thornburg, who exposed Holly's identity to Hans Gruber in the Nakatomi Tower, is assigned a seat across the aisle from her. In the airport bar McClane spots two men in army fatigues carrying a package, one of whom has a gun. He follows them into the baggage area. After a shootout, he kills one of the men while the other escapes. Learning the dead man is a mercenary thought killed in action, McClane relates the situation to airport police Captain Carmine Lorenzo, but Lorenzo has McClane ejected from his office.
The Package, 1h48
Directed by Andrew Davis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy, Tommy Lee Jones, Dennis Franz, Pam Grier, John Heard
Roles Lt. Milan Delich
Rating63% 3.1974553.1974553.1974553.1974553.197455
Gene Hackman stars as Johnny Gallagher, a Special Forces Master Sergeant in the United States Army who is assigned to escort a prisoner, an Army deserter named Thomas Boyette (Tommy Lee Jones), from West Berlin back to the United States. When Boyette escapes, Gallagher pursues him and discovers that Boyette is actually a professional assassin hired to kill the leader of the Soviet Union (clearly resembling Mikhail Gorbachev) after a meeting in Chicago with the President of the United States. Gallagher is joined by his ex-wife Eileen, a lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Army (Joanna Cassidy), and Chicago police Lt. Milan Delich (Dennis Franz).
A Fine Mess, 1h30
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Gangster films
Actors Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Richard Mulligan, Stuart Margolin, María Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Edwards
Roles Phil
Rating48% 2.407652.407652.407652.407652.40765
While filming on location at a race track, womanizing bit actor Spencer Holden, who lives life on one scam after another, overhears a couple of inept thugs named Binky and Turnip while they dope a race horse with a supposed undetectable super stimulant. The thugs find out that Spence overheard them and will do anything to catch him to prevent him from going to the authorities with the information. Spence, however, enlists the help of his best friend, drive-in carhop and aspiring restaurateur Dennis Powell, to bet on the race with that horse so that they can make some guaranteed money. Spence and Dennis end up having to outrun not only the thugs, who manage to put a few bullet holes in Spence's car, but also the police after they find Spence's bullet-riddled car and after the race horse, Sorry Sue, dies from the drugs. The plot also includes an antique player piano of which Dennis comes into possession, sympathetic but naive auction house employee Ellen Frankenthaler who is attracted to Dennis, and exotically beautiful Claudia Pazzo who is interested in buying the piano and whom Spence can't resist.
Runaway Train, 1h51
Directed by Andreï Kontchalovski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Prison films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Évasion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Danny Trejo, Kyle T. Heffner, John P. Ryan
Roles Cop (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.598533.598533.598533.598533.59853
The story follows the escape of two men from an Alaska prison, the efforts of a railroad dispatch office to safely stop the out-of-control train they are on, and the hunt by their warden to recapture them. Oscar "Manny" Manheim is a ruthless bank robber and hero to the convicts of Stonehaven Maximum Security Prison. After two previous escape attempts the doors to Manny's cell have been welded shut for three years. A court order compels Manny's nemesis, the vindictive and sadistic Associate Warden Ranken, to release him back into the general prison population. Manny intends to break out a third time with his older brother Jonah Manheim, but is forced to set his escape plan into action in the middle of winter. Ranken employs a serial killer to give Manny the incentive, by stabbing him grievously through his left hand. Jonah fatally stabs the serial killer to death in retaliation, and in turn is severely beaten by the prison guard, leaving him in a high-security hospital wing.
Deadly Messages, 1h30
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Kathleen Beller, Michael Brandon, Dennis Franz, Scott Paulin, George Wyner, Raye Birk
Roles Detective Max Lucas
Rating62% 3.102393.102393.102393.102393.10239
After Laura Daniels (Kathleen Beller) - who workes at a dating consulting firm - leaves to go out on a date with lawyer Michael Krasnick (Michael Brandon), her roommate Cindy Matthews (Sherri Stoner) uses Laura's newly found Ouija board and gets in touch with 21-year-old David, who claims to have been murdered in the New York apartment in 1978. The same evening, Laura arrives home, witnessing a mysterious man strangling Cindy to death. As soon as the police arrive, Cindy's body and all traces of any crime are missing, causing the police to feel pranked; filing her for violation. Matthew believes Laura, though thinks that Cindy is pranking with her; assuring Laura that Cindy has a past of suddenly disappearing for a long period of time. Laura does not feel extremely save though, and purchases an alarm for protection in a mall, in which she gets eventually chased by Cindy's murderer.
Body Double, 1h54
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about television, Erotic films, Films about pornography, Erotic thriller films, Striptease
Actors Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, Dennis Franz, Gregg Henry, Deborah Shelton, Guy Boyd
Roles Rubin
Rating67% 3.3997953.3997953.3997953.3997953.399795
Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) is a struggling actor who has lost his role as a vampire in a low-budget horror movie after his claustrophobia thwarts shooting. He returns home to discover his girlfriend cheating on him, so Scully is left without a place to stay.
Psycho II
Psycho II (1983)
, 1h53
Directed by Richard Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, Meg Tilly, Dennis Franz, Hugh Gillin
Roles Warren Toomey
Rating64% 3.248433.248433.248433.248433.24843
Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is released from a mental institution after spending 22 years in confinement. Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), sister of Marion Crane, vehemently protests with a petition that she has been circulating with signatures of 743 people, including the relatives of the seven people Norman killed prior to his incarceration, but her plea is dismissed. Norman is taken to his old home behind the Bates Motel by Dr. Bill Raymond (Robert Loggia), who assures him everything will be fine.
Scarface
Scarface (1983)
, 2h50
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about immigration, Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, La précarité, Gangster films
Actors Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Paul Shenar
Roles Immigration Officer (voice) (uncredited)
Rating82% 4.148964.148964.148964.148964.14896
In 1980, Cuban refugee Antonio "Tony" Montana (Al Pacino) arrives in Miami, where he is sent to a refugee camp with his best friend Manny Ribera (Steven Bauer) and their associates Angel (Pepe Serna) and Chi-Chi (Ángel Salazar). The four are released from the camp in exchange for assassinating a former Cuban government official at the request of wealthy drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia), and they are given green cards. They become dishwashers in a diner.
Blow Out
Blow Out (1981)
, 1h47
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about films, Serial killer films, Political films
Actors John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, John McMartin, Bernie Rachelle
Roles Manny Karp
Rating73% 3.699733.699733.699733.699733.69973
While in post-production on a low-budget exploitation film, Philadelphia sound technician Jack Terry (Travolta) is told by his producer that he needs a more realistic sounding scream and better wind effects. After leaving the studio to record potential sound effects at a local park, he sees a car careen off the road and plunge into a nearby creek. Jack dives into the water to help, discovering a dead man and a young woman, still alive, trapped inside the submerged car. He pulls her to safety and accompanies her to a local hospital. Jack learns that the driver of the car was the governor (and a presidential hopeful); the girl was an escort named Sally (Allen). Associates of the governor attempt to whitewash the incident by concealing that Sally was in the car, and they convince Jack to smuggle Sally out of the hospital with him.