How rich is Dennis Franz?
Dennis Franz Net Worth:
|Birth date:||October 28, 1944|
|Birth place:||Maywood, Illinois, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
|Spouse:||Joanie Zeck (m. 1995)|
|Parents:||Franz Schlachta, Eleanor Schlachta|
|Awards:||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series|
Dennis Franz wiki & biography:
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 to the television series NYPD Blue. Prior to his role as Sipowicz a hard-boiled police detective he played the part of Lt. Norman Buntz on another police drama known as Hill Streets Blues. Buntz was really the second character Franz played on HSB, before that he played the role of Detective Benedetto. He was drafted to the United States Army and served 11 months with the 82nd Airborne Division in Vietnam. His began his career in playing at Chicago’s Organic Theater Company; he has performed some Shakespeare however his appearances have led him to be typecast as a police officer. In fact his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue was his 27th character as a police officer; he also has guest-starred roles on popular TV shows such as The A-Team. The Bravo network put together a summary of the 100 greatest TV Characters by which Detective Sipowicz was number 23.
Dennis Franz (/frnz/; produced October 28, 1944) is an American actor best known for his role as Andy Sipowicz, a hardboiled police detective, in the television series “NYPD Blue”. He formerly appeared as Lt. Norman Buntz on “Hill Street Blues”, and earlier played Detective Benedetto on the same show.
Franz began his performing career at Chicago’s Organic Theater Company. Although he has in the past performed Shakespeare, his “appearance” led to his being typecast early in his career as a police officer. (By Franz’s own count, the character of Detective Andy Sipowicz was his 27th part as a police officer). He’s also guest-starred in shows for example The A-Team. Other important parts were about the television series Hill Street Blues in which he played two characters within the run of that show. Franz first played the part of Detective Sal Benedetto, a corrupt policeman in the 1983 season, who later kills himself. Due to his popularity with fans, he returned in 1985 as Lt. Norm Buntz, staying 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 little role as a grouchy movie director in Body Double (1984). Franz went 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.