Knowledge Identifier: +Brian_Dennehy
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1938.
Countries: United States (57%), Illinois (10%), Ireland (7%)
Linked to: Chaminade High School, Columbia University, Time Out, Associated Press
I was a peace-time Marine, and I got out in 1963 without ever serving in Vietnam
Cynthia Sikes - In 1979 she co-starred in the short-lived series "Big Shamus, Little Shamus", with Brian Dennehy
Kathryn Leigh Scott - In 1979, she co-starred in the short-lived CBS series "Big Shamus, Little Shamus" with Brian Dennehy
Chloe Webb - Followed were the roles of Brian Dennehy's estranged socialite girlfriend in Peter Greenaway's 1987 drama film "The Belly of an Architect"; a young woman from Paoli, Pennsylvania with dreams to become a successful singer in ABC's drama television series "China Beach"; Webb appeared in only seven episodes
In fall 1992, he played the lead role of Hickey in Robert Falls's production of Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin
On stage, Dennehy has made frequent performances in the Chicago theater world, and made his Broadway debut in 1995 in Brian Friel's "Translations"
Vietnam War - Although he said in numerous interviews that he had spent five years fighting in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, even telling harrowing tales of being hit by shrapnel, it was revealed in the 1998 book "Stolen Valor" by B.G. Burkett that Dennehy had never served overseas at all during his time in the military
In 1999, he was the first male performer to be voted the Sarah Siddons award for his work in Chicago theater
In 2000, Dennehy was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for a television presentation of his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" which he had performed on Broadway
Stratford Shakespeare Festival - In 2008, Dennehy appeared at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, appearing in All's Well That Ends Well as the King of France, and a double bill of plays, one by Samuel Beckett, "Krapp's Last Tape" and Eugene O'Neill's play "Hughie", where Dennehy reprised the role of Erie Smith
In April through June 2012, he played the role of Larry Slade in the Eugene O'Neill play "The Iceman Cometh" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago
Stratford Shakespeare Festival - In 2013 for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 60th season, Mr. Dennehy returned to play the Earl of Shrewsbury in "Mary Stuart" and Pozzo in "Waiting for Godot"