Actor Dennis Farina dies at 69

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Hollywood is saying goodbye to a real-life cop turned actor, Dennis Farina.

He was best known for his work on "Law & Order" and "Miami Vice." He also appeared in films such as "Saving Private Ryan" and "Snatch."

Farina was a longtime police officer in Chicago but just happened to fall into acting.

He appeared in his first movie in 1981.

Farina leaves behind his wife, three sons, and several grandchildren.

He was 69-years-old.

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