Dennis Franz

Dennis Franz

actor, writer, producer

Dennis Franz was born on Oct 28, 1944 in USA. Dennis Franz's big-screen debut came with Mickey One directed by Arthur Penn in 1965, strarring Minor Role in Dressing Room (uncredited). Dennis Franz is known for NYPD Blue directed by Mark Tinker, Dennis Franz stars as Det. Andy Sipowicz and Gordon Clapp as Det. Greg Medavoy. Dennis Franz has got 17 awards and 33 nominations so far. The most recent award Dennis Franz achieved is Online Film & Television Association. The upcoming new movie Dennis Franz plays is Bleacher Bums which will be released on Feb 16, 2007.

Dennis Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlacta in Maywood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and is the son of Eleanor (Mueller) and Franz Ferdinand Schlachta, who were postal workers. He has two sisters, Marlene (born 1938) and Heidi (born 1935). He graduated from Southern Illinois University and was immediately drafted into the military. He served eleven months in Vietnam in a reconnaissance unit, and after his service he suffered depression for some time afterwards. In 1972 he joined the Organic Theatre Company. Robert Altman discovered him at an auditions and urged him to go to Los Angeles, where he became part of Altman's resident company. He met Joanie Zeck on April Fool's Day 1982 and aided her in raising her two daughters, Krista (born 1976) and Tricia (born 1974). They married thirteen years later in Carmel, California.

  • Birthday

    Oct 28, 1944
  • Place of Birth

    Maywood, Illinois, USA
  • Also known

    Ντέννις Φρανζ

Known For


17 wins & 33 nominations

Online Film & Television Association
Actors and Actresses
Winner - OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Prism Awards
Performance in a Drama Series Episode
Winner - Prism Award
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Movies & TV Shows

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