Brian Dennehy

Total Box Office:
 $331.7M
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
40% The Big Year
  • Martin Harris
$7.2M 2011
48% Meet Monica Velour
  • Pop Pop
$31.6k 2011
52% The Next Three Days
  • George Brennan
$21.1M 2010
34% Every Day
  • Ernie
$9.9k 2010
Alleged
  • Clarence Darrow
-- 2010
Love And Valor: The Intimate CIVIL War Letters
  • Narrator
-- 2009
War Eagle, Arkansas
  • Pop
-- 2008
Cat City
  • Actor
-- 2008
19% Righteous Kill
  • Lt. Hingis
$40.0M 2008
32% The Ultimate Gift
  • Gus
$3.2M 2007
Welcome to Paradise
  • Actor
-- 2007
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
Shadow of a Doubt
  • Actor
-- 2006
19% 10th and Wolf
  • Horvath
-- 2006
41% Everyone's Hero
  • Babe Ruth
$14.5M 2006
60% Assault on Precinct 13
  • Jasper O'Shea
$20.0M 2005
The Exonerated
  • Gary
-- 2005
Our Fathers
  • Father Spagnolia
-- 2005
Gunfighters
  • Actor
-- 2004
Gunfighters of the West
  • Actor
-- 2004
Category 6 - Day of Destruction
  • Andy Goodman
-- 2004
19% She Hate Me
  • Chairman Church
$81.4k 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
A Season on the Brink
  • Bobby Knight
-- 2002
Making The Misfits
  • Narrator
-- 2002
36% Stolen Summer
  • Father Kelly
$0.1M 2002
Allies at War
  • Narrator
-- 2002
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
-- 1999
Gunfighters of the West: Elfego Baca
  • Narrator
-- 1999
Gunfighters of the West: Tom Horn
  • Narrator
-- 1999
Netforce
  • Director
  • Actor
-- 1999
Sirens
  • Actor
-- 1999
Out of the Cold
  • Director
  • David Bards
-- 1999
Voyage of Terror (Die Schreckensfahrt der Orion Star)(The Fourth Horseman)
  • Actor
-- 1998
Dish Dogs
  • Frost
-- 1998
Gunfighters of the West: John Wesley Hardin
  • Narrator
-- 1998
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
Jack Reed: One of Our Own
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1996
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance
  • Jack Reed
  • Director
-- 1996
72% Romeo + Juliet
  • Ted Montague
-- 1996
Shadow of a Doubt
  • Director
  • Charley Sloan
-- 1995
44% The Stars Fell on Henrietta
  • Big Dave
-- 1995
44% Tommy Boy
  • Big Tom
-- 1995
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice
  • Screenwriter
  • Jack Reed
  • Director
-- 1994
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story
  • Actor
-- 1993
Murder in the Heartland
  • John McArthur
-- 1993
Final Appeal
  • Actor
-- 1993
Jack Reed: Badge of Honor
  • Actor
-- 1993
Foreign Affairs
  • Chuck Mumpson
-- 1993
Deadly Matrimony
  • Sgt. John Reed
-- 1992
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
31% F/X2 (F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion)
  • Leo McCarthy
-- 1991
National Geographic Video - Zebra: Patterns in the Grass
  • Actor
-- 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
Day One
  • Gen. Leslie Groves
-- 1989
Perfect Witness
  • James Falcon
-- 1989
Indio
  • Actor
-- 1989
Georg Elser - Einer aus Deutschland (Seven Minutes)
  • Wagner
-- 1989
Miles from Home (Farm of the Year)
  • Frank Roberts Sr.
-- 1988
Return to Snowy River
  • Harrison
-- 1988
36% Cocoon: The Return
  • Actor
-- 1988
A Father's Revenge
  • Paul Hobart
-- 1988
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
Lion of Africa
  • Sam Marsh
-- 1987
85% F/X
  • Leo McCarthy
-- 1986
47% Legal Eagles
  • Cavanaugh
-- 1986
Acceptable Risks
  • Don Sheppard
-- 1986
83% Twice in a Lifetime
  • Nick
-- 1985
The Check Is in the Mail...
  • Richard Jackson
-- 1985
76% Silverado
  • Cobb
-- 1985
80% Cocoon
  • Walter
-- 1985
Finders Keepers
  • Mayor Frizzoli
-- 1984
The River Rat
  • Doc
-- 1984
100% Never Cry Wolf
  • Rosie
-- 1983
Joyce to the World
  • Actor
-- 1983
I Take These Men
  • Actor
-- 1983
77% Gorky Park
  • William Kirwill
-- 1983
87% First Blood (Rambo: First Blood)
  • Teasle
-- 1982
Split Image
  • Kevin
-- 1982
Skokie
  • Chief Arthur Buchanan
-- 1981
The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories
  • Actor
-- 1981
Little Miss Marker
  • Herbie
-- 1980
Rumor of War
  • Coleman
-- 1980
To Love Again
  • Actor
-- 1980
78% F.I.S.T.
  • Frank Vasko
-- 1979
Dummy
  • Ragoti
-- 1979
Butch and Sundance: The Early Days
  • O.C. Hanks
-- 1979
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story
  • Actor
-- 1979
71% 10
  • Don the bartender
-- 1979
The Jericho Mile
  • Dr. D.
-- 1979
A Real American Hero
  • Buford Pusser
-- 1978
Ruby & Oswald
  • Actor
-- 1978
74% Foul Play
  • Fergie
-- 1978
80% Semi-Tough
  • T.J. Lambert
-- 1977
Ants
  • Actor
-- 1977
It Happened at Lakewood Manor (Ants)
  • Fire Chief
-- 1977
75% Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Actor
-- 1977
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
2009-2014
  • Bucky Stabler
2012
Rules of Engagement
2007-2013
  • Roy Bingham
2009
93% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Mickey J
2008
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999-2013
  • 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 (13 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 (16 months ago)
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