Brian Dennehy

Highest Rated:
100% Fail Safe (2000)
Lowest Rated:
8% Summer Catch (2001)
Birthday:
Jul 9
Birthplace:
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Bio:
After majoring in history at Columbia University, brawny Brian Dennehy (born July 9, 1938) took a string of odd jobs to pay his way through Yale Drama School, and to afford private acting lessons. His first professional break came with the Broadway production Streamers. In films and TV from 1977,…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
92% The Challenger Disaster
  • Actor
-- 2013
Twelfth Night
  • Actor
-- 2012
48% Meet Monica Velour
  • Pop Pop
$31.6k 2011
33% Every Day
  • Ernie
$9.9k 2011
40% The Big Year
  • Raymond
$7.2M 2011
Alleged
  • Clarence Darrow
-- 2010
52% The Next Three Days
  • George Brennan
$21.1M 2010
Love And Valor: The Intimate CIVIL War Letters
  • Narrator
-- 2009
War Eagle, Arkansas
  • Pop
-- 2009
Cat City
  • Actor
-- 2008
19% Righteous Kill
  • Lt. Hingis
$40.0M 2008
Joyce to the World
  • Actor
-- 2007
82% Trumbo
  • Actor
$28.1k 2007
Rule of the Gun
  • Actor
-- 2007
Marco Polo
  • Kublai Khan
-- 2007
96% Ratatouille
  • Django
$206.4M 2007
Welcome to Paradise
  • Actor
-- 2007
41% Everyone's Hero
  • Babe Ruth
$14.5M 2006
32% The Ultimate Gift
  • Gus
$3.2M 2006
Shadow of a Doubt
  • Actor
-- 2006
19% 10th and Wolf
  • Horvath
-- 2006
The Exonerated
  • Gary
-- 2005
Our Fathers
  • Father Spagnolia
-- 2005
60% Assault on Precinct 13
  • Jasper O'Shea
$20.0M 2005
Gunfighters of the West
  • Actor
-- 2004
Category 6 - Day of Destruction
  • Andy Goodman
-- 2004
19% She Hate Me
  • Chairman Church
$81.4k 2004
Gunfighters
  • Actor
-- 2004
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
  • Tom Stone
-- 2003
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron
  • Mr. Blue
-- 2003
American Valor
  • Actor
-- 2003
Making The Misfits
  • Narrator
-- 2002
36% Stolen Summer
  • Father Kelly
$0.1M 2002
Allies at War
  • Narrator
-- 2002
A Season on the Brink
  • Bobby Knight
-- 2002
Out of the Cold
  • Director
  • David Bards
-- 2001
Warden of Red Rock
  • Sheriff Church
-- 2001
Three Blind Mice
  • Actor
-- 2001
Out of the Cold
  • Actor
-- 2001
8% Summer Catch
  • Coach John Schiffner
$19.0M 2001
Allies at War
  • Actor
-- 2001
100% Fail Safe
  • General Bogan
-- 2000
Founding Fathers
  • Actor
-- 2000
Sensational Cities: New York
  • Actor
-- 2000
Silicon Towers
  • Actor
-- 2000
Dish Dogs
  • Frost
-- 2000
Netforce
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1999
Gunfighters of the West: Elfego Baca
  • Narrator
-- 1999
Gunfighters of the West: Tom Horn
  • Narrator
-- 1999
Sirens
  • Actor
-- 1999
Gunfighters of the West: John Wesley Hardin
  • Narrator
-- 1998
Voyage of Terror (Die Schreckensfahrt der Orion Star)(The Fourth Horseman)
  • Actor
-- 1998
Jack Reed: One of Our Own
  • Director
  • Actor
-- 1996
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance
  • Jack Reed
  • Director
-- 1996
72% Romeo + Juliet
  • Ted Montague
-- 1996
Nostromo
  • Actor
-- 1996
Dead Man's Walk
  • Maj. Randall Chevallie
-- 1996
Steve Martini's Undue Influence
  • Actor
-- 1996
Steve Martini: Undue Influence
  • Paul Madriani
-- 1996
Shadow of a Doubt
  • Charley Sloan
  • Director
-- 1995
44% The Stars Fell on Henrietta
  • Big Dave
-- 1995
44% Tommy Boy
  • Big Tom
-- 1995
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Jack Reed
-- 1994
Final Appeal
  • Actor
-- 1993
Jack Reed: Badge of Honor
  • Actor
-- 1993
Foreign Affairs
  • Chuck Mumpson
-- 1993
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story
  • Actor
-- 1993
Murder in the Heartland
  • John McArthur
-- 1993
25% Gladiator
  • Jimmy Horn
-- 1992
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story
  • Jackie Presser
-- 1992
The Burden of Proof
  • Dixon Hartnell
-- 1992
To Catch a Killer
  • John Wayne Gacy
-- 1992
Diamond Fleece
  • Outlaw
-- 1992
Deadly Matrimony
  • Sgt. John Reed
-- 1992
National Geographic Video - Zebra: Patterns in the Grass
  • Actor
-- 1991
31% F/X2 (F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion)
  • Leo McCarthy
-- 1991
Skokie
  • Actor
-- 1990
Rising Son
  • Gus Robinson
-- 1990
85% Presumed Innocent
  • Raymond Horgan
-- 1990
The Last Of The Finest
  • Frank Daly
-- 1990
A Killing in a Small Town
  • Ed Reivers
-- 1990
Perfect Witness
  • James Falcon
-- 1989
Indio
  • Actor
-- 1989
Georg Elser - Einer aus Deutschland (Seven Minutes)
  • Wagner
-- 1989
Day One
  • Gen. Leslie Groves
-- 1989
Return to Snowy River
  • Harrison
-- 1988
36% Cocoon: The Return
  • Actor
-- 1988
A Father's Revenge
  • Paul Hobart
-- 1988
Miles from Home (Farm of the Year)
  • Frank Roberts Sr.
-- 1988
Lion of Africa
  • Sam Marsh
-- 1987
91% The Belly of an Architect
  • Stourley Kracklite
-- 1987
100% Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam
  • Actor
-- 1987
60% Best Seller
  • Detective Lieutenant Dennis Meechum
-- 1987
Acceptable Risks
  • Don Sheppard
-- 1986
The Check Is in the Mail...
  • Richard Jackson
-- 1986
85% F/X
  • Leo McCarthy
-- 1986
47% Legal Eagles
  • Cavanaugh
-- 1986
80% Cocoon
  • Walter
-- 1985
83% Twice in a Lifetime
  • Nick
-- 1985
76% Silverado
  • Cobb
$33.2M 1985
The River Rat
  • Doc
-- 1984
Finders Keepers
  • Mayor Frizzoli
-- 1984
I Take These Men
  • Actor
-- 1983
77% Gorky Park
  • William Kirwill
-- 1983
100% Never Cry Wolf
  • Rosie
-- 1983
Joyce to the World
  • Actor
-- 1983
87% First Blood (Rambo: First Blood)
  • Teasle
-- 1982
Split Image
  • Kevin
-- 1982
The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories
  • Actor
-- 1981
Skokie
  • Chief Arthur Buchanan
-- 1981
Little Miss Marker
  • Herbie
-- 1980
Rumor of War
  • Coleman
-- 1980
To Love Again
  • Actor
-- 1980
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story
  • Actor
-- 1979
71% 10
  • Don the bartender
-- 1979
The Jericho Mile
  • Dr. D.
-- 1979
Dummy
  • Ragoti
-- 1979
A Real American Hero
  • Buford Pusser
-- 1978
78% F.I.S.T.
  • Frank Vasko
-- 1978
Ruby & Oswald
  • Actor
-- 1978
74% Foul Play
  • Fergie
-- 1978
It Happened at Lakewood Manor (Ants)
  • Fire Chief
-- 1977
75% Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Actor
-- 1977
80% Semi-Tough
  • T.J. Lambert
-- 1977
Ants
  • Actor
-- 1977
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
  • O.C. Hanks
-- 1972
Great Cop Movies
  • Actor
-- 1948
Hard Stick
  • Actor
--
Guys With Guns
  • Actor
--
Lost Road of the Popes: Via Papale
  • Actor
--


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
67% The Big C
2010-2013
  • Father
2013
100% The Good Wife
2009-2015
  • Bucky Stabler
2012
Rules of Engagement
2007-2013
  • Roy Bingham
2009
93% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Mickey J
2008
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999-2014
  • Judson Tierney
2007
The West Wing
1999-2005
  • Sen. Rafe Framhagen
2005

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Quotes from Brian Dennehy's Characters

    1. Walter: I spent five years in the Nam! Wait! No I didn't. But wait! I did! No, I didn't.
    From Cocoon. Submitted by Jesse K (18 months ago)
    1. Big Tom: I once visited a prostitute during the war, and my life has been a living hell ever since!
    From Tommy Boy. Submitted by Scott B (21 months ago)
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