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22 July 2013 @ 05:58 pm
Dennis Farina (1944-2013)  
Dennis Farina, who played the Mothership's Joe Fontana, passed away, earlier today. Details, including cause of death, are within the link below.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/07/22/actor-former-chicago-cop-dennis-farina-dies/

Eventually, I will write up my own assessment of Fontana's Mothership stint. (I also want to do so, since the comm was created during his final season.) While there were obvious problems -- as anything would be, when given the thankless task of replacing Jerry Orbach -- his fare still managed to be quite entertaining (Season 16, in particular). For a good spotlight Fontana episode, I suggest viewing "Ghosts" or its UK equivalent, "Haunted."

Meanwhile, the cut below contains a trio of YouTube videos, featuring a late 00's radio interview with Farina. I don't have time to listen thoroughly at the moment, yet the third video is rather "Law & Order"-specific. Regardless, it is worth your time to listen.





 
 
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