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American actor of cinema, theater and television.
Born July 9, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
He grew up in the New York quarter of Brooklyn. He entered Columbia University, where he combined his studies with a successful performance for a student team in American football. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in history (1960), he went to serve in the marines, giving the US Army 5 years.
He made his debut as an actor in 1977 with small roles in the television series “Kocak” and “Serpico”, and later won roles in popular TV series “Dynasty”, “Dallas”, “Lu Grant”.
At the age of 29 he made his debut in the feature films “In Waiting for Mr. Goodbar” and “Half-Screw” (1977).
Directors and producers of television series have exploited the Irish appearance of Dennehy (188 cm height, weight – under a centner, blue eyes).
Fame came to Dennehy after the role of serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the television series “Catch the killer” (nomination of the Emmy Award as a supporting actor). And for the role of Cracklite in Peter Greenaway’s film “The Belly of an Architect” (1987) was awarded at the Chicago Film Festival.
In the 90s, the actor played several milestone roles: the trade union leader Jackie Presser (“The History of Jackie Presser”), Sergeant Reed in the television film of the same name (here for the first time he tries himself as co-producer, screenwriter and director), and in numerous detective tapes , Where he already played not murderers, but policemen. The genre repertoire also became more diverse: the main role in the melodrama of the late love “The passing life”), one of the main roles in the vain but mischievous comedy “Uvalen Tommi” (1995), the role in the modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo + Juliet” (1996) .
On the eve of the millennium, a television version of the Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman came out, for which Dennehy plays the main role, receives the coveted Golden Globe and is once again nominated for the Emmy Award.
Since the mid-90s he has been active on the stage, since 1995 – on Broadway. Received the main theater award “Tony”.
Having exchanged the seventh decade, the actor with a stunning silver head of hair, somewhat thin, but because it became even more attractive and cinematic, is removed from famous directors, in films on well-known subjects, in television films-exposures, voices amusing and high-budget cartoons and still not Neglects his crown genre – a detective.
In the track record of versatile and bright talent – more than 180 roles in film and television, dozens of scenic images in the theater, but in the new century it is still in demand by directors, spectators, fame.
He was married twice (Judith Scheff, 1959-1974, Jennifer Arnott, 1998 – present), two of the daughters (Elizabeth and Kathleen) have chosen an acting career. He also brought up two foster children – Cormac (born in 1993) and Sarah (born 1995).

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