Dennis Farina: The 'Oh that guy!'
Farina played numerous roles in movies and TV. Some of my favorites were as Detective Joe Fontana on "Law & Order" and as Jennifer Lopez's father in the 1998 film "Out of Sight."
He was one of the great character actors of all-time. An actor when you saw him on TV or in a movie, you said, "Oh, that guy!"
For me, Farina will always be remembered as Jimmy Serrano, the gangster in the hilarious Robert DeNiro film "Midnight Run." If you've never seen it - it hit the big screen 25 years ago last weekend in 1988 - check it out immediately.
It's easily one of the hidden gems of 1980 films, and Farina is a big reason why. His one-liners aren't fit for publication here, but they are classic and hilarious.
Somewhere, Moron No. 1 and Moron No. 2 are in mourning.
- Mark Podolski | @mpodo