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Brian Dennehy

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Brian Dennehy

American actor of film, stage and screen add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1938.

Countries: United States (57%), Illinois (10%), Ireland (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Arthur Miller, Waiting for Godot, Carla Gugino

Linked to: Chaminade High School, Columbia University, Time Out, Associated Press




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Brian Dennehy was born in 1938 add something


Douglas Watt (critic) - During his career at the Daily News, he was able to attend the 1949 debut of "Death of a Salesman" starring Lee J. Cobb in the title role of Willy Loman, as well as the 50th-anniversary production of the play with Brian Dennehy in the lead


Rather than immediately chase his dreams of stage and screen, Dennehy enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1959, actively serving until 1963 add something


Eric Till - He has directed numerous Canadian and American TV films from the 1960s onwards, including "An American Christmas Carol" starring Henry Winkler, "Getting Married in Buffalo Jump", and "To Catch a Killer" starring Brian Dennehy as psychotic serial killer John Wayne Gacy


I was a peace-time Marine, and I got out in 1963 without ever serving in Vietnam add something


Dennehy began his professional acting career in small guest roles in such 1970s and 1980s series as "Kojak", "Lou Grant", "Dallas" and "Dynasty" add something


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


He later portrayed a corrupt sheriff in the western "Silverado" and an alien in "Cocoon", both released in 1985 add something


!Chicago International Film Festival - He gained his arthouse spurs when he starred in the Peter Greenaway film "The Belly of an Architect", for which he won the Best Actor award at the 1987 Chicago International Film Festival add something


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


Best Seller - "'Best Seller"' is a 1987 crime film written by Larry Cohen, directed by John Flynn and starring James Woods and Brian Dennehy


He went on to star as Harrison in the Australian film "The Man from Snowy River II" in 1988 add something


Nicholas Eadie - In 1988, he played a rich would-be suitor in "The Man from Snowy River II" endeavouring to court Sigrid Thornton , Alistair Patton , son of the banker from whom Brian Dennehy appeared as "Harrison" is seeking a large loan


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 add something


On stage, Dennehy has made frequent performances in the Chicago theater world, and made his Broadway debut in 1995 in Brian Friel's "Translations" add something


One of his most well-known roles came in the 1995 Chris Farley-David Spade comedy "Tommy Boy" as Big Tom Callahan add something


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 add something


In 1999, he was the first male performer to be voted the Sarah Siddons award for his work in Chicago theater add something


The first win was for "Death of a Salesman" , in 1999, and the second was for Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" in 2003 add something


Stephanie March - In 1999, March made her Broadway debut in the highly acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman", opposite Brian Dennehy


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 add something


Robert Sean Leonard - His 2003 Tony nomination was for his portrayal of Edmund Tyrone in a well-received revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" that co-starred Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brian Dennehy


She Hate Me - "'She Hate Me"' is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Woody_Harrelson, Bai Ling and John Turturro


Rio Bravo (film) - This film was remade in 2005 by Jean-Francois Richet, starring Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo, John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy, and Ja Rule, moving the film's setting to Detroit


He made a return to Broadway in 2007 as Matthew Harrison Brady in "Inherit the Wind" opposite Christopher Plummer, returned again opposite Carla Gugino in a 2009 revival of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms add something


Nonetheless, in 2007 Dennehy once again told a reporter that he had served in Vietnam, this time Joanne Kaufman of the "Wall Street Journal" add something


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 add something


Dennehy guest-starred in a 2008 episode of "Rules of Engagement" as the father of the main character, Jeff add something


He appeared as the superior officer of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the 2008 cop drama "Righteous Kill" and as the father of Russell Crowe in the 2010 suspense film "The Next Three Days" add something


In April 2008, Dennehy guest-starred as a Teamster boss in an episode of "30 Rock" add something


Matthew Leutwyler - Also in 2009 he produced Richard Levine's comedy drama "Every Day" starring Liev Schrieber, Helen Hunt, Carla Gugino and Brian Dennehy


In 2010, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame add something


In December 2010, he returned to Ireland to play the Bull McCabe in the Olympia Theater of Dublin 's stage version of John B. Keane's The Field add something


His son Cormac Dennehy graduated from Pomfret School in 2011, while his daughter, Sarah, attends Woodstock Academy add something


In 2011, Dennehy has returned to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in the role of Sir Toby Belch in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night add something


He gave a commencement address at Pomfret School on May 29, 2011, when Cormac graduated add something


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 add something


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" add something


Waiting for Godot - For the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 61st season in 2013, Jennifer Tarver directed a new production at the Tom Patterson Theatre starring Brian Dennehy as Pozzo, Stephen Ouimette as Estragon, Tom Rooney as Vladimir and Randy Hughson as Lucky