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Actor Dennis Farina dies

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Dennis Farina (CNN)_

Dennis Farina (CNN)_

(CNN) — Dennis Farina, the well-known film and TV character actor with the distinctive Chicago accent, has died, his representative said Monday. He was 69.

The actor — a one-time Chicago police officer — played both mobsters and cops.

He was a regular on the “Law & Order” TV show, replacing Jerry Orbach, and acted in the acclaimed film “Get Shorty.”

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