Brian Dennehy

Dennehy in 2010, photo by vonora/

Birth Name: Brian Manion Dennehy

Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1938

Ethnicity: Irish

Brian Dennehy is an American actor.

He is the son of Hannah (Manion) and Edward Joseph Dennehy, a wire service editor for the Associated Press. Brian served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Brian is married to Jennifer Arnott. He has five children, including actress Elizabeth Dennehy.

Brian’s paternal grandparents were named Dennis Dennehy and Nellie. Dennis and Nellie were Irish.

Brian’s maternal grandfather was named Michael Henry Manion (the son of James Manion). Michael was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents.

Brian’s maternal grandmother was named Margaret O’Connor. Margaret was born in Connecticut, to Irish parents.

Sources: Brian’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Brian’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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