Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz

Highest Rated: 84% Blow Out (1981)

Lowest Rated: 58% City of Angels (1998)

Birthday: Oct 28, 1944

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Two decades of playing cops in films and on television prepared actor Dennis Franz for the role of his lifetime - that of troubled Detective Andy Sipowicz on "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005). It took an actor of Franz's talent and presence to find the sympathetic elements beneath Sipowicz's bristling hide, and Franz brought them out in every single episode of the benchmark series, earning four Emmys in the process. Prior to his success on "Blue," Franz was a veteran of the Chicago theater scene and a character actor specializing in cops and heels, most notably on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-1987) as Lt. Norman Buntz. But "NYPD Blue" provided his finest hours, and ensured Franz a place in television history as one of the medium's most complicated lawmen.

Highest rated movies

Blow Out
Dressed to Kill
Body Double
American Buffalo
Die Hard 2
The Package
Psycho II
City of Angels

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
74% 85% This Old Cub Self - 2004
58% 82% City of Angels Nathaniel Messinger (Character) $78.7M 1998
No Score Yet 73% Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off Captain Klegghorn (Voice) - 1997
74% 46% American Buffalo Don 'Donny' Dubrow (Character) $632.1K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire Gus Payne (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion Bob Bryant (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet N.Y.P.D. Mounted Anthony "Tony" Spampatta (Character) - 1991
69% 70% Die Hard 2 Capt. Carmine Lorenzo (Character) $115.3M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nasty Boys II: Lone Justice Unknown (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss Shot Max Fleischer (Character) - 1989
60% 44% The Package Lt. Milan Delich (Character) $9.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Christine Cromwell: Easy Come, Easy Go Detective Grainger (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Mayor Jack Brennert (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Messages Detective Max Lucas (Character) - 1985
76% 65% Body Double Rubin (Character) - 1984
60% 54% Psycho II Warren Toomey (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Story Officer Joe Gilland (Character) - 1981
84% 82% Blow Out Manny Karp (Character) - 1981
80% 74% Dressed to Kill Detective Marino (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
83% No Score Yet NYPD Blue Det. Sgt. Andy Sipowicz (Character) 1993-2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Texas Justice Unknown (Character) 1995
85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Murray Seidelman (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beverly Hills Buntz Norman Buntz (Character) 1987-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Norman Buntz (Character),
Sal Benedetto (Guest Star)
1985-1987 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Street Hawk Inspector Frank Menlo (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet 70% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Sgt. Jackie Molinas (Guest Star) 1985
47% No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet E/R Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
30% No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chicago Story Off. Joe Gilland (Character) 1982

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