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Dennis Farina stars in "Luck" on HBO as Gus Economou.

Dennis Farina is one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. He was most recently seen in "Knucklehead," with Mark Feuerstein and Melora Hardin, Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla," starring Gerard Butler and Thandie Newton, and "What Happens in Vegas," starring Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz. Farina's work in 2007 includes the films "Purple Violets," with Patrick Wilson, Selma Blair, David Arquette,
Dennis Farina in "Big Trouble"
Dennis Farina Big Trouble
Debra Messing and Ed Burns; "The Grand," directed by Zak Penn, with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines, Ray Romano and Jason Alexander; and "Bag Boy," produced by National Lampoon and the Farrelly Brothers, which goes behind the scenes of competitive grocery bagging.

Farina previously starred in the HBO miniseries "Empire Falls," which also starred Helen Hunt, Ed Harris, Paul Newman and Robin Wright Penn, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Mini-Series. He also starred in the NBC series "The In-Laws" and "Law & Order," and co-starred with Brad Pitt and Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro in the darkly comedic crime drama "Snatch," directed by Guy Ritchie. In Paramount Classics' "Sidewalks of New York," Farina re-teamed with his "Saving Private Ryan" co-star Ed Burns ("The Brothers McMullen"), who also directed the film.

Farina is well remembered for his role in features such as Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight"; and "Get Shorty," directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and co-starring John Travolta, Rene Russo and Gene Hackman, for which he received an American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Male for his performance as Ray 'Bones' Barboni. In 1998's "Saving Private Ryan," directed by Steven Spielberg, Farina played Col. Anderson.

Farina's numerous other screen credits include John Frankenheimer's "Reindeer Games," "Paparazzi," "The Mod Squad," "Martin Brest's Midnight Run," "Little Big League," "Striking Distance," "Another Stakeout," and Michael Mann's films "Manhunter" and "Thief," the latter of which was Farina's feature film debut. Farina is also recognized for his roles in two critically acclaimed television series: CBS and Spelling's "Buddy Faro" and NBC's "Crime Story," created by long-time collaborator Michael Mann. Farina also appeared in the Emmy-nominated "Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel."

A veteran of the Chicago theater, Farina has appeared in Joseph Mantegna's "Bleacher Bums," "A Prayer For My Daughter" directed by John Malkovich, "A Class Three Trial in Yokohama" directed by Donald Finn, "The Time of Your Life" directed by Donald Moffat, "Heat" directed by Roberta Custer, "Streamers" directed by Terry Kinney, "Tracers" directed by Gary Sinise (a Joseph Jefferson Award Winner for Best Ensemble), and others.

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Age: 72 years old
Birthday: February 29, 1944
Height: 6' 0"
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Wife: Patricia

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