Dennis Farina

Birth Name:
Dennis Farina
Birth Date:
February 29, 1944
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois
Death Date:
July 22, 2013
Place of Death:
Scottsdale, Arizona
Cause of Death:
Complications from lung cancer and a blood clot in the lung
Cemetery Name:
Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
Farina began his career in law enforcement as a Chicago police officer and, later in life, was a talented character actor often typecast as a mobster or police officer. A late-bloomer in the world of acting, he was prolific later in life starring opposite such heavy-weights as Robert De Niro and Tom Hanks and was no stranger to television appearing in Miami Vice and co-starring in several series such as Crime Story and Law & Order.

Fun Fact

A 10-year veteran of the Chicago police force, Dennis Farina was discovered by director Michael Mann during the filming of Thief (1981). Farina had served as Mann’s tour guide. Impressed by his street savvy, the director cast him in the film. Farina parlayed that performance into a number of TV guest-star appearances on such NBC crime series as Hunter and Miami Vice, executive produced by Mann.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery

1400 S. Wolf Road

Hillside, Illinois, 60162


North America


Map of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.
Map of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.

Grave Location:

Section 41, Block 21, Lot 6, Grave 1

Grave Location Description

As you park at the corner of Section 41 across from Section 28, walk approximately 6 rows from the road and 21 spaces into the section boarding Section 28 and that should get you close to the final resting place of actor Dennis Farina.

Grave Location GPS

41.865980, -87.914510



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