Dennis Farina

Farina in 2012, photo by Starfrenzy/

Birth Name: Dennis G. Farina

Date of Birth: February 29, 1944

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: July 22, 2013

Place of Death: Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.

Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]

Dennis Farina was an American actor, of film and television. He was a Chicago police officer.

Dennis was the son of Italian parents, Yolanda (Donati) and Giuseppe/Joseph Farina, a doctor. His father was born in Villalba, Province of Caltanissetta, Sicily. His mother was born in Borgo a Buggiano, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany.

Dennis had three children with his former wife Patricia Farina.

Dennis’s paternal grandfather was named Giuseppe/Joseph Farina. Giuseppe was born in Palermo.

Dennis’s paternal grandmother was Maria Giuseppa/Josephine Panettieri/Panateri (the daughter of Joseph Panettieri and Rose Vasta). Giuseppa was born in Villalba.

Dennis’s maternal grandfather was named Sabatino Donati.

Dennis’s maternal grandmother was named Bianca Bonamici.

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