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Brian Dennehy

Brian Dennehy
  • Career: Actor Director
  • Top celebrities: 4011
  • BirthDate: 1938, 09 of July , Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
  • Spouse: Jennifer Arnott (17 July 1988 - present) 2 children, Judith Scheff (1959 - 1974) (divorced) 3 children
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Facts of life

    Brian Dennehy  was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on  July 9th, 1938. Dennehy is of Irish ancestry and was raised Roman Catholic. He is primarily known as a dramatic actor. His breakthrough role was as the overzealous Sheriff will Teasle in First Blood in 1982. One of his most well-known roles came in the 1995, Chris Farley David Spade comedy Tommy Boy as Big Tom Callahan.

    He began his professional acting career in small guest roles in such 1970s and 1980s series as Kojak, Lou Grant, Dallas and Dynasty. He also appeared in an episode of Miami Vice during 1987-88 season. He has starred in the popular crime drama Jack reed TV movies. He also appeared as a recurring character in the NBC sitcom Just shoot me. He has won two Tony Awards, both times for best lead actor in a play. He is the father of actresses Elizabeth Dennehy and Kathleen Dennehy. 

  • Awards: Won CableACE - 1994 for "Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for:Foreign Affairs (1993) (TV)."
    Nominated Edgar - 1996 for "Best Television Feature or Miniseries for:Shadow of a Doubt (1995) (TV). Shared with: Bill Phillips"
    Nominated Emmy - 2005 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for:Our Fathers (2005) (TV). (Showtime)."
    Nominated Emmy - 2000 for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for:Death of a Salesman (2000) (TV). (Showtime)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1993 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for:Murder in the Heartland (1993) (TV). (ABC)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1992 for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for:To Catch a Killer (1992) (TV). (Syndicated)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1990 for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for:A Killing in a Small Town (1990) (TV). (CBS)."
    Won Golden Globe - 2001 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for:Death of a Salesman (2000) (TV)."
    Nominated Grammy - 2001 for "Best Spoken Word Album Shared with: Jordan Lage Fritz Weaver Eli Wallach Al Pacino Alfred Molina Natasha Richardson Brian Stokes Mitchell Denise Dumont Ruby Dee Amy Irving Gerry Bamman Ossie Davis Robert Bella Claire Bloom Lindsay Crouse Patrick Stewart Anne Jackson Allyson Tucker Kathleen Turner Jill Gascoine For "The Complete Shakespeare Sonnets" (audiobook)"
    Won Television Producer of the Year Award in Longform - 2001 for "for:Death of a Salesman (2000) (TV). Shared with: Patricia Clifford Marc Bauman"
    Nominated Satellite Award - 2005 for "Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for:Our Fathers (2005) (TV)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 1999 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for:Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998) (TV)."
    Nominated Golden Satellite Award - 1997 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for:A Season in Purgatory (1996) (TV)."
    Won Actor - 2001 for "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for:Death of a Salesman (2000) (TV)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 1099
  • Films with Brian Dennehy: Twelfth Night - 2012
    The Big Year - 2011
    The Next Three Days - 2010
    Rizzoli & Isles - 2010
    Meet Monica Velour - 2010
    Every Day - 2010
    Alleged - 2010
    Rules of Engagement - 2009
    Bunker Hill - 2009
    Righteous Kill - 2008
    Cat City - 2008
    30 Rock - 2008
    War Eagle, Arkansas - 2007
    Welcome to Paradise - 2007
    Masters of Science Fiction - 2007
    Ratatouille - 2007
    Marco Polo - 2007
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - 2007
    The Ultimate Gift - 2006
    Everyone's Hero - 2006
    The 4400 - 2006
    10th & Wolf - 2006
    Our Fathers - 2005
    The West Wing - 2005
    The Exonerated - 2005
    Assault on Precinct 13 - 2005
    Category 6: Day of Destruction - 2004
    She Hate Me - 2004
    Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company' - 2003
    Just Shoot Me! - 1998-2003
    The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone - 2003
    The Agency - 2003
    The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron - 2003
    Great Performances - 1981-2002
    A Season on the Brink - 2002
    Stolen Summer - 2002
    Three Blind Mice - 2001
    Summer Catch - 2001
    Night Visions - 2001
    The Fighting Fitzgeralds - 2001
    Warden of Red Rock - 2001
    Dish Dogs - 2000
    Fail Safe - 2000
    The American Experience - 2000
    Death of a Salesman - 2000
    Silicon Towers - 1999
    Sirens - 1999
    Out of the Cold - 1999
    Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke - 1999
    NetForce - 1999
    Voyage of Terror - 1998
    Thanks of a Grateful Nation - 1998
    Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan - 1997
    Nostromo - 1997
    Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance - 1996
    Romeo + Juliet - 1996
    Undue Influence - 1996
    Dead Man's Walk - 1996
    A Season in Purgatory - 1996
    Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us - 1996
    Shadow of a Doubt - 1995
    Jack Reed: One of Our Own - 1995
    The Stars Fell on Henrietta - 1995
    Tommy Boy - 1995
    Midnight Movie - 1994
    Jack Reed: A Search for Justice - 1994
    Leave of Absence - 1994
    Birdland - 1994
    Jack Reed: Badge of Honor - 1993
    Final Appeal - 1993
    Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story - 1993
    Murder in the Heartland - 1993
    Foreign Affairs - 1993
    Deadly Matrimony - 1992
    Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story - 1992
    The Diamond Fleece - 1992
    To Catch a Killer - 1992
    Gladiator - 1992
    The Burden of Proof - 1992
    F/X2 - 1991
    In Broad Daylight - 1991
    Presumed Innocent - 1990
    Rising Son - 1990
    A Killing in a Small Town - 1990
    The Last of the Finest - 1990
    Pride and Extreme Prejudice - 1990
    Perfect Witness - 1989
    Seven Minutes - 1989
    Indio - 1989
    Day One - 1989
    Cocoon: The Return - 1988
    Miles from Home - 1988
    Return to Snowy River - 1988
    A Father's Revenge - 1988
    The Lion of Africa - 1988
    Miami Vice - 1987
    Best Seller - 1987
    The Belly of an Architect - 1987
    Faerie Tale Theatre - 1987
    Legal Eagles - 1986
    The Check Is in the Mail... - 1986
    Acceptable Risks - 1986
    F/X - 1986
    Tall Tales & Legends - 1985
    Twice in a Lifetime - 1985
    Silverado - 1985
    Cocoon - 1985
    Evergreen - 1985
    The Ferret - 1985
    The Last Place on Earth - 1985
    The River Rat - 1984
    Hunter - 1984
    Pigs vs. Freaks - 1984
    Finders Keepers - 1984
    Cagney & Lacey - 1984
    Gorky Park - 1983
    Never Cry Wolf - 1983
    Blood Feud - 1983
    I Take These Men - 1983
    Star of the Family - 1982
    First Blood - 1982
    Split Image - 1982
    Darkroom - 1981
    Skokie - 1981
    Dynasty - 1981
    Fly Away Home - 1981
    Knots Landing - 1980
    A Rumor of War - 1980
    The Seduction of Miss Leona - 1980
    Little Miss Marker - 1980
    Big Shamus, Little Shamus - 1979
    10 - 1979
    Butch and Sundance: The Early Days - 1979
    Dummy - 1979
    The Jericho Mile - 1979
    Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story - 1979
    A Real American Hero - 1978
    Pearl - 1978
    Foul Play - 1978
    Dallas - 1978
    F.I.S.T - 1978
    A Death in Canaan - 1978
    Ruby and Oswald - 1978
    The Tony Randall Show - 1978
    Ants - 1977
    Semi-Tough - 1977
    Looking for Mr. Goodbar - 1977
    Lou Grant - 1977
    The Fitzpatricks - 1977
    Lucan - 1977
    M*A*S*H - 1977
    Lanigan's Rabbi - 1977
    Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye - 1977
    Serpico - 1977
    Kojak - 1977
    Bad Hero - 2010
    Caesar and Otto meet Dracula's Lawyer - 2010
    Caesar & Otto in the House of Dracula - 2009
    Son of Rambow - 2007
    Drawing First Blood - 2002
    The Hour - 2008-2011
    The Men of The Next Three Days - 2011
    The Investigation: In-Depth Look at Righteous Kill - 2009
    Love and Valor: The Intimate Civil War Letters - 2009
    Lost Road of the Popes: Via Papale - 2009
    Death or Canada - 2008
    8:Ivy League Football and America - 2008
    The Immortal Beaver - 2008
    Trumbo - 2007
    Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen - 2007
    The 61st Annual Tony Awards - 2007
    Working in the Theatre - 2007
    'Tommy Boy': Behind the Laughter - 2005
    HBO First Look - 2005
    Uncle Sam Wants You - 2004
    Joyce to the World - 2004
    American Valor - 2003
    Columbia: A Celebration - 2003
    Connecticut: Seasons of Light - Cradle of American Impressionism - 2003
    The 57th Annual Tony Awards - 2003
    Founding Brothers - 2002
    Code Yellow: Hospital at Ground Zero - 2002
    Arrest & Trial - 2000-2002
    Project Greenlight - 2001
    The 12th Annual Golden Laurel Awards - 2001
    The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards - 2001
    Founding Fathers - 2000
    The Howard Stern Radio Show - 1999
    The 53rd Annual Tony Awards - 1999
    The Rosie O'Donnell Show - 1999
    E! True Hollywood Story - 1999
    Gunfighters of the West - 1998
    Saturday Night Live - 1995
    The 15th Annual CableACE Awards - 1994
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno - 1992-1994
    The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1993
    Canceled Lives: Letters from the Inside - 1993
    The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - 1992
    Reading Rainbow - 1991
    Zebras: Patterns in the Grass - 1991
    America This Morning - 1990
    Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam - 1987
    The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross - 1987
    The Making of 'Gorky Park' - 1983
    The Making of 'Never Cry Wolf' - 1983
    The Making of 'First Blood' - 1982
    101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment - 2003
    Biography - 1999
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