Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy

Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 15 Apr 2020 (aged 81)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
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Actor. Award winning actor of stage and screen, known for his roles in the box office movies “First Blood,” “Silverado,” “Cocoon,” and “Tommy Boy.” He was frequently cast as a lawman, both on television and film. In “First Blood” (1982), the first installment of the Rambo film franchise, he gained public recognition as the bigoted Sheriff Will Teasle; and in “Silverado” he portrayed Cobb, an outlaw turned corrupt sheriff and hired gun for the local land baron. He portrayed homicide detective Jack Reed in a series of television movies, “Deadly Matrimony” (1992), “Jack Reed: Badge of Honor” (1993), “Jack Reed: A Search for Justice” (1994), “Jack Reed: One of Our Own” (1995), “Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us” (1996), and “Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance” (1996). He played an alien in the box office movies “Cocoon” (1985) and “Cocoon: The Return” (1988). Other notable films include “10” (1979), “F/X” (1996), “Tommy Boy” (1995), and “Ratatouille” (2007), an animated film where he provided the voice of Django. His career began in the late 1970s with guest roles on television shows like “Police Woman,” “M*A*S*H,” “Lou Grant,” and “Kojak.” He would continue to appear on television shows until 2013, including the soap operas “Dallas,” “Knots Landing,” and “Dynasty;” “Cagney & Lacey,” “Miami Vice,” “The West Wing,” “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” He made his Broadway debut in “Translations” in 1995 and went on to act in “Death of a Salesman,” “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” “Inherit the Wind” and “The Iceman Cometh.” He received two Tony Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Play for “Death of a Salesman” and “Long Day’s Journey into Night.” He received three awards in 2001 for the television production of “Death of a Salesman:” the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, the Producers Guild Awards for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie. He also received the 1994 CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and the 1999 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Play. He was nominated six times for an Emmy award for Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries in 1990, twice in 1992, 1993, 2000 and 2005.

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