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Profession: Actor
Date of Birth: Oct 28, 1944
Nicknames: Dennis Franz Schlacta
Height: 1.778 m
Country: United States of America, Germany
Dennis Franz an American actor he has a net worth of $8 million. Dennis Franz has earned his net worth from his long-term role as Andy Sipowicz on the television series NYPD Blue. Prior to his role as Sipowicz a hard-boiled police detective he played the role of Lt. Norman Buntz on another police drama known as Hill Streets Blues. Buntz was actually the second character Franz played on HSB, before that he played the role of Detective Benedetto. Dennis was born on October 28, 1944 in Maywood, Chicago, Illinois, his parents were German immigrants. He graduated from Proviso East High School also located in Maywood and then Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He was drafted into the United States Army and served 11 months with the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam. His started his career in acting at Chicago's Organic Theater Company; he has performed some Shakespeare however his looks have led him to be typecast as a police officer. In fact his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue was his 27th role as a police officer; he also has guest-starred roles on popular TV shows such as The A-Team. In the role of Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue he won Four Emmy Awards for his outstanding performances. The Bravo network put together a list of the 100 greatest TV Characters in which Detective Sipowicz was number 23.
Dennis Franz (born October 28, 1944) is an American actor best known for his role as Andy Sipowicz, a hard-boiled police detective, in the television series NYPD Blue. He previously appeared as Lt. Norman Buntz on Hill Street Blues, and earlier played Detective Benedetto on the same show.
Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlachta in Maywood, Illinois, the son of German immigrants Eleanor, a postal worker, and Franz Schlachta, who was a baker and postal worker. Franz is a graduate of Proviso East High School (in Maywood) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale. After graduating from college, Franz was drafted into the United States Army. He served eleven months with the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam.
Franz began his acting career at Chicago's Organic Theater Company. Although he has in the past performed Shakespeare, his "look" led to his being typecast early in his career as a police officer. (By Franz' own count, the character of Detective Andy Sipowicz was his 27th role as a police officer). He has also guest-starred in shows such as The A-Team. Other major roles were on the television series Hill Street Blues in which he played two characters over the run of that show. Franz first played the role of Officer Sal Benedetto, a corrupt cop in the 1983 season, who later kills himself. Due to his popularity with fans, he returned in 1985 as Lt. Norm Buntz, remaining until the show's end in 1987. He starred in the short-lived Beverly Hills Buntz as the morally questionable Norman Buntz.
Franz had a small but memorable role as a grouchy movie director in "Body Double"(1984).
Franz went on to win four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue. The character of Sipowicz was ranked #23 on Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters list.
In 1994 Franz made a cameo appearance as himself in The Simpsons episode "Homer Badman" - when Homer is accused of sexually harassing a babysitter, the case becomes tabloid fodder, generating an exploitative Fox

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'NYPD Blue,' season five, stars Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits, now on DVD (review)

Fans who’ve waited seven years for season five to arrive on DVD finally can see Jimmy Smit’s last tour of duty as Bobby Simone. But the show really belongs to Dennis Franz as noble, hard-luck cop Andy Sipowicz. Series creator Stephen Bochco brought ...
Posted: January 26, 2014, 10:00 pm

7 weird spin-offs that were nothing like their parent shows

Norman Buntz was one of the most popular characters on the gritty police drama Hill Street Blues, a seedy, morally questionable cop played with sleazy relish by Dennis Franz. After that series climaxed in 1987 (with the last episode showing Buntz punching ...
Posted: November 28, 2017, 5:00 am

Emmys 2016: Dennis Franz appearance lost on the crowd

Tonight, host Jimmy Kimmel promised a surprise at the end of the Primetime Emmy Awards, and he was right — Dennis Franz joined Jimmy Smits in order to present the Outstanding Drama Series award. Yet, at the same time, something shocking happened: Almost ...
Posted: September 18, 2016, 9:02 pm
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