Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American actor of film and television and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His most known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run and Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. He starred on television as Lieutenant Mike Torello on Crime Story and as NYPD Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. He also hosted and narrated season 14 of Unsolved Mysteries on Spike TV from 2008–2010. His last major television role was in HBO's Luck, which premiered on January 29, 2012.
Farina died on July 22, 2013, in a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona, after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Farina is buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.