Dennis Farina

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Dennis Farina (1944–2013) as Capt. Detillo in Striking Distance, wielding a nickel SIG-Sauer P226.
Dennis Farina with a nickel SIG-Sauer P226 as Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty.
Dennis Farina holds a Smith & Wesson Model 19 as Det. Joe Fontana in Law & Order: Trial by Jury.

Dennis Farina was a veteran Chicago Police officer and US Army veteran who became friends with director Michael Mann and subsequently enjoyed a lengthy acting career playing law enforcement officers, notably as the tough police lieutenant Mike Torello in the Michael Mann-created series Crime Story and as NYPD Detective Joe Fontana through several of the later seasons of the original Law & Order. He also had notable roles as gangsters in the films Midnight Run and Get Shorty. Sadly, Farina passed away on July 22, 2013 after suffering a pulmonary embolism.

Dennis Farina can be seen using the following weapons in the following films and television series:


Film

Gun Character Film Note Date
High Standard Model 10 Carl Thief 1981
Mossberg 500 Dorato Code of Silence pistol grip 1985
Astra 357 Dorato Code of Silence 1985
Smith & Wesson 469 Jack Crawford Manhunter 1986
SIG-Sauer P226 Capt. Nick Detillo Striking Distance Nickel-plated 1993
Smith & Wesson Model 36 Capt. Nick Detillo Striking Distance 1993
Smith & Wesson Model 60 Capt. Nick Detillo Striking Distance 1993
Walther PPK Ray "Bones" Barboni Get Shorty 1995
AMT Backup Ray "Bones" Barboni Get Shorty 1995
SIG-Sauer P226 Ray "Bones" Barboni Get Shorty 1995
Smith & Wesson Model 36 Capt. Adam Greer The Mod Squad 1999
Desert Eagle Avi Snatch 2000
Olympic Arms K23B Jack Bangs Reindeer Games 2000
Cobray M11/9 Jack Bangs Reindeer Games 2000
Uzi Jack Bangs Reindeer Games 2000
M1911A1 Detective Burton Paparazzi 2004
Beretta 92FS Centurion Edward O'Leary You Kill Me 2007

Television

Gun Character Title Note Date
Winchester Model 1897 Lt. Mike Torello Crime Story 1986-1988
M1911A1 Lt. Mike Torello Crime Story 1986-1988
Colt Python Lt. Mike Torello Crime Story Snub Nose version 1986-1988
M1 Carbine Lt. Mike Torello Crime Story . 1986-1988
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Det. Joe Fontana Law & Order 2004-2006
Remington 700 Det. Joe Fontana Law & Order "License to Kill" (S15E17) 2005
Smith & Wesson Model 36 Det. Joe Fontana Law & Order "New York Minute" (S16E08) 2005
Smith & Wesson Model 36 Det. Joe Fontana Law & Order "Choice of Evils" (S16E15) 2006
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Det. Joe Fontana Law & Order: Trial by Jury "Skeleton" (S1E08) 2005



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