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Daniel J. Travanti

Highest Rated:   40% Midnight Crossing (1988)
Lowest Rated:   11% Millennium (1989)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% 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
25% 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 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
No Score Yet The Organization
  • Sgt. Chassman
1971
No Score Yet Who Killed Teddy Bear
  • Carlo
1965

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Garrison
  • 2017
  • 2016
84% Boss
2011-2012
  • Gerald McGantry
  • 2011
73% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Carmine
  • 2011
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Mr. Mullens
  • 2010
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Barry
  • 2008
No Score Yet Prison Break
2005-2009
  • President Richard Mills
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1982

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