Detective Joe Fontana
|Date of birth|
29 February 1944
|Place of birth|
|Date of death|
22 July 2013
|Place of death|
Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 - July 22, 2013) was an actor who played Detective Joe Fontana in Law & Order. His character replaced Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) as a detective on the series. He first appeared in the Season 15 episode "Paradigm".
He passed away on July 22, 2013 in a hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona after suffering a pulmonary embolism. Farina is buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois.
|Law & Order|
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