Dennis Franz Biography

Dennis Franz is a famous award-winning American actor, best known for his role as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series NYPD Blue between 1993 to 2005. Dennis role in the police procedural drama earned him four Emmy awards and one Golden Globe before he began his career as an actor.


Dennis Franz Age

Dennis was born October 28, 1944, in Maywood, Illinois, he is 74 years old as of 2018.

Dennis Franz Wife

Franz got married 1995 to Joanie Zeck in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States.

Dennis Franz Children

Dennis has 2 stepdaughters Tricia Zeck, Krista Zeck

Dennis Franz Net Worth

Dennis an estimated net worth of around 16 of $16 million.

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Dennis Franz Film

• Year Title
• 1965 Mickey One
• 1978 Remember My Name
• 1978 The Fury
• 1978 A Wedding
• 1978 Stony Island
• 1979 A Perfect Couple
• 1980 Dressed to Kill
• 1980 Popeye
• 1981 Blow Out
• 1983 Psycho II
• 1983 Scarface
• 1984 Body Double
• 1985 Runaway Train
• 1986 A Fine Mess
• 1989 The Package
• 1990 Die Hard 2
• 1991 The Sid Story
• 1992 In the Line of Duty: Siege at Marion
• 1992 The Player
• 1996 Healing the Hate
• 1996 American Buffalo
• 1997 Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off
• 1998 City of Angels

Dennis Franz Television series shows

   Year         Title

  • 1979  Bleacher Bums
  • 1980  Chicago Story
  • 1982  Chicago Story
  • 1983  Hill Street Blues
  • 1983  Bay City Blues
  • 1984  Hardcastle and McCormick
  • 1984  The A-Team
  • 1984  Riptide
  • 1984  E/R
  • 1984  J. Hooker
  • 1985–1987  Hill Street Blues
  • 1985  Simon & Simon
  • 1985  The A-Team
  • 1985  Hardcastle and McCormick
  • 1985  MacGruder and Loud
  • 1985  Hunter
  • 1985  Street Hawk
  • 1985  Scene of the Crime
  • 1985  Deadly Messages
  • 1987  Tales from the Hollywood Hills
  • 1987– 1988 Beverly Hills Buntz
  • 1989  Kiss Shot
  • 1989 Matlock
  • 1989  Christine Cromwell
  • 1990  Nasty Boys
  • 1990  Nasty Boys, Part 2: Lone Justice
  • 1991  NYPD Mounted
  • 1991  Civil Wars
  • 1993– 2005 NYPD Blue
  • 1994  The Simpsons
  • 1994  Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire
  • 1995  Texas Justice
  • 1996– 1997 Mighty Ducks
  • 1998  Sesame Street

Dennis Franz Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes. … The show received critical acclaim, and its production innovations influenced much subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada. Dennis played two characters over the run of the show. Franz first played the role of Detective Sal Benedetto, a corrupt cop in the 1983 season, who later kills himself.

Dennis Franz NYPD Blue

NYPD Blue is an American police procedural drama television series set in New York City, his role as NYPD Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series.

Franz Dennis Awards

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

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Dennis Franz Interview

Published: September 10, 2018, 04:10 AM


A: Franz retired from acting after his Emmy-winning, 12-season run on NYPD Blue ended in 2005. “I needed a break,” he told the New York Post a few years ago. “I was just tired. … When we finished up, I told my agents I needed a year off, and that year went by in about 10 minutes. I realized I’m pretty good at this and I’d like another year to think about what’s next — and during that second period of time, I sort of made my mind up that this is where I wanna be. I just wanted to live an enjoyable, irresponsible, spend-time-with-my-family kind of life. I haven’t regretted one minute of it. I’m pretty good at doing nothing.” He did indicate he might return for the right role, but that has not happened yet.

As for Franz before NYPD Blue, he played a lot of tough guys in movies and on TV. His breakthrough came in 1983, on Hill Street Blues as rogue detective “Bad Sal” Benedetto. That character was killed off, and Franz took jobs on other shows, but he had made such an impression on Hill Street that he was brought back to play another detective, Norman Buntz. After Hill Street ended, Franz starred in a single-season sequel, Beverly Hills Buntz. Other work followed, and he would strike gold again with “NYPD Blue.”

Q: My husband and I watch Project Runway together and were wondering when the next season will start. We know it moved back to Bravo but I can’t find out anything about the 17th season online.

A: Look for the new season in 2019, offering what Bravo has called “the next evolution of the franchise.” The series originally aired for five seasons on Bravo from 2004 to 2008, then went to Lifetime. As Variety reported, that network ended its deal following the reports of sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein, whose company owned the show. Another company has since acquired the Weinstein company’s assets, making the Bravo deal possible.

Q: Do you know the status of the show Timeless?

A: After going through one cancellation and then a fan-demanded un-cancellation, the NBC drama has been canceled again after two seasons. Sort of. The network has announced a two-hour movie to air in the holiday season, which will provide “one final emotional story for the Time Team.”

“While we wish we could’ve made another dozen seasons of Timeless, this is the next best thing,” said a statement from Timeless creators Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke. “We’re thrilled to take the Lifeboat out for one last spin and bring closure to our story. The studio, network, cast, and crew are all doing this for one reason only: the fans. … The fans made this happen.”

Q: Would you be kind enough to advise if The Crown will have another season and if so when it is scheduled to start? I sure hope so as there is still a lot of stories left untold.

A: The drama about the Queen will return for a third season in 2019. But there will be big changes from the previous season. As the characters age — the third season will bring the story into the 1960s and ’70s — the actors from the first two seasons are being replaced. For example, Olivia Colman has succeeded Claire Foy as Elizabeth, and Tobias Menzies follows Matt Smith as Philip. We will see how this works. But I bemoan the loss of the wonderful Vanessa Kirby as Margaret; Helena Bonham Carter is assuming the role.

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