Dennis Franz Overview

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Born: October 28, 1944

He will always be identified with Sal Benedetto, the beefy cop on-the-take in TV's Hill Street Blues, and N.Y.P.D. Blue, in which he plays virtually the same character. By the time he started playing the donut-enhanced detective on TV, he was already familiar with the role, having played a security guard in The Wedding and a cop in The Fury. Franz has been named TV Guide's Villain of the Year and has been touted as a new kind of sex symbol, which comes as a big surprise to the... See All


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