Daniel J. Travanti

Highest Rated: 40% Midnight Crossing (1988)
Lowest Rated: 11% Millennium (1989)
Birthday: Mar 7, 1940
Birthplace: Not Available
The youngest son of an American Motors auto worker, Daniel J. Travanti excelled in high school on both the football and debate teams. While attending the University of Wisconsin, Travanti developed an interest in drama; so eager was he to jump-start his career that he begged the faculty to allow him to graduate in three years. He remained the archetypal overachiever at the Yale School of Drama; by the time he was 25, he was co-starring with Colleen Dewhurst in a road company version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Moving to Los Angeles in 1966, the actor appeared on scores of TV shows, playing misfit high schoolers and braying bad guys (he billed himself under his actual last name of Travanty until the early '70s). To counter career frustrations, Travanti grew increasingly dependent upon liquor, an addiction that had plagued him on a lesser scale since his college days. Only when his boozing began adversely affecting his on-stage performances (at one point he was replaced by his understudy in full view of the audience) did he seek professional help. After a six-month stint on the ABC daytimer General Hospital, Travanti was cast as Captain Frank Furillo on Hill Street Blues, a job he held down from 1981 through 1987. During this period, he also showed up in a number of well-received TV movies and specials, including the title role in a 1985 made-for-cable biography of Edward R. Murrow. Daniel J. Travanti was back behind the badge as a Chicago police lieutenant in the brief 1993 TV series Missing Persons.


Highest Rated Movies



17% One Small Hitch Max Shiffman 2015
No Score Yet Qualcosa di biondo (Encounter) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Murder in My House (Blood Stains) Stan 2005
No Score Yet Design Actor 2002
No Score Yet Caruso: A Documentary Actor 1998
No Score Yet Wasp Woman Dr. Zinthorp 1996
No Score Yet To Sir, With Love II Horace Weaver 1996
No Score Yet Siao Yu Mario Moretti 1995
24% Just Cause Warden 1995
No Score Yet Weep No More, My Lady Ted 1993
No Score Yet The Christmas Stallion Alan Davies 1992
No Score Yet Megaville Duprell 1991
No Score Yet Eyes of a Witness Roy Baxter 1991
No Score Yet Tagget Actor 1990
No Score Yet Fellow Traveller Jerry Leavy 1990
No Score Yet Skin Actor 1990
11% Millennium Arnold Mayer 1989
40% Midnight Crossing Morely Barton 1988
No Score Yet Adam: His Song Continues Actor 1986
No Score Yet Murrow Actor 1986
No Score Yet The Story of Hands Across America Actor 1986
No Score Yet Aurora David Ackermann 1984
No Score Yet Adam John Walsh 1983
No Score Yet A Case of Libel Actor 1983
38% St. Ives Johnny Parisi 1976
40% The Organization Sgt. Chassman 1971
No Score Yet Who Killed Teddy Bear Carlo 1965


No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
Nikita Aleksandr Garrison Nikita Aleksandr Reznikov
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
80% Boss
Gerald McGantry
  • 2011
74% The Defenders
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
Mr. Mullens
  • 2010
80% Grey's Anatomy
  • 2008
60% Prison Break
President Richard Mills
  • 2006
No Score Yet Poltergeist: The Legacy
William Sloan
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
  • 1995
No Score Yet Hill Street Blues
Capt. Frank Furillo
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
No Score Yet American Playhouse
Gene Bendix
  • 1986
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest
  • 1982
No Score Yet Kojak
  • 1976
  • 1974
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
Carl Barker
  • 1974
No Score Yet Lost in Space
  • 1967
88% Missing Persons
Lt. Ray McAuliffe


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