Brian Dennehy

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Brian Dennehy
Birth name Brian Manion Dennehy
Born July 9, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Died April 15, 2020 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA from natural causes
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards
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Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Pearl Sgt. Otto Chain 1978 miniseries
Big Shamus, Little Shamus Arnie Sutter 1979 1
A Rumor of War Sgt. Ned Coleman 1980 miniseries
Star of the Family Buddy Krebs 1982 1
Evergreen Matthew Malone 1985 miniseries
To Catch a Killer John Wayne Gacy 1992 miniseries
The Burden of Proof Dixon Hartnell 1992 miniseries
Birdland Brian McKenzie 1994 1
Nostromo Joshua C. Holroyd 1996 miniseries
The Fighting Fitzgeralds Fitz Fitzgerald 2001 1
Hap and Leonard Sheriff Valentine Otis 2017 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Kojak Peter Connor 4x15 - The Godson January 4, 1977
Serpico Jody 1x12 - Sanctuary January 7, 1977
Lanigan's Rabbi Burton Tree 1x01 - Corpse of the Year January 30, 1977
Police Woman Burrows 3x18 - Shadow of a Doubt February 1, 1977
M*A*S*H Ernie Connors 5x23 - Souvenirs March 1, 1977
Lucan Fisher 1x01 - Listen to the Heart Beat September 12, 1977
The Fitzpatricks Coach Hatfield 1x04 - Superman October 4, 1977
Lou Grant Wilson 1x05 - Nazi October 18, 1977
The Tony Randall Show Brian Sr. 2x14 - Case: Brian's Song January 14, 1978
Dallas Luther Frick 1x04 - Winds of Vengeance April 23, 1978
Knots Landing James Cargill 2x04 - Chance of a Lifetime December 11, 1980
Dynasty Jake Dunham 1x11 - The Beating March 9, 1981
Dynasty Jake Dunham 1x14 - Blake Goes to Jail April 13, 1981
Dynasty Jake Dunham 1x15 - The Testimony April 20, 1981
Dynasty Jake Dunham 2x01 - Enter Alexis November 11, 1981
Dynasty Jake Dunham 2x02 - The Verdict November 18, 1981
Darkroom Roland 1x08 - Make-Up December 18, 1981
Great Performances Grimmet 9x16 - The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories June 1, 1981
Cagney & Lacey Michael Magruder 3x04 - The Bounty Hunter April 23, 1984
Hunter Doctor Bolin 1x01 - Pilot September 18, 1984
Tall Tales & Legends Buffalo Bill 1x09 - Annie Oakley December 24, 1985
The Last Place on Earth Frederick Cook 1x01 - Poles Apart 1985
The Last Place on Earth Frederick Cook 1x07 - Rejoice 1985
Faerie Tale Theatre King Neptune / Narrator (voice) 6x02 - The Little Mermaid April 6, 1987
Miami Vice Rev. Billy Bob Proverb 4x02 - Amen ... Send Money October 2, 1987
Reading Rainbow Himself (voice) 8x04 - Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express September 26, 1991
Murder in the Heartland John McArthur 1x01 - Episode 101 1993
Murder in the Heartland John McArthur 1x02 - Episode 102 1993
Screen Two James Boyce 10x17 - Midnight Movie December 26, 1994
Saturday Night Live Himself 20x16 - John Goodman/Tragically Hip March 25, 1995
Dead Man's Walk Major Chevallier 1x01 - Episode 101 May 12, 1996
Just Shoot Me
(uncredited)
Red Finch 2x13 - Pass the Salt January 29, 1998
Just Shoot Me Red Finch 3x14 - Nina Sees Red (1) February 9, 1999
Just Shoot Me Red Finch 3x15 - Nina Sees Red (2) February 16, 1999
American Experience Aaron Burr (voice) 12x09 - The Duel February 15, 2000
Night Visions Camper Ben 1x03B - Quiet Please July 19, 2001
Animated Tales of the World The Captain 2x?? - John Henry, the Steel Driving Man 2001
Great Performances Narrator 31x02 - Making 'The Misfits' October 2, 2002
The Agency James Graydon 2x13 - Debbie Does Djakarta February 1, 2003
Just Shoot Me Red Finch 7x11 - The Comedy Stylings of Rivers & Red April 22, 2003
The West Wing Senator Rafe Framhagen, R-FL 6x19 - Ninety Miles Away March 16, 2005
The 4400 Mitch Baldwin 3x07 - Blink July 23, 2006
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judson Tierney 8x10 - Scheherezade January 2, 2007
Masters of Science Fiction Bedzyk 1x04 - The Discarded August 25, 2007
30 Rock Mickey J 2x14 - Sandwich Day May 1, 2008
Rules of Engagement Roy 3x04 - Dad's Visit March 23, 2009
Rizzoli & Isles Detective Kenny Leahy 1x02 - Boston Strangler Redux July 19, 2010
Mystery Files Narrator 2x02 - Hitler June 6, 2011
The Good Wife Bucky Stabler 4x06 - The Art of War November 4, 2012
The Good Wife Bucky Stabler 4x09 - A Defense of Marriage November 25, 2012
The Big C Dad 4x04 - The Finale May 20, 2013
Public Morals Joe Patton 1x02 - Family Is Family September 1, 2015
Public Morals Joe Patton 1x03 - O'Bannon's Wake September 8, 2015
Public Morals Joe Patton 1x05 - A Token of Our Appreciation September 22, 2015
Public Morals Joe Patton 1x06 - A Good Shooting September 29, 2015
Public Morals Joe Patton 1x07 - Collection Day October 6, 2015
Public Morals Joe Patton 1x08 - No Crazies on the Street October 13, 2015
Public Morals Joe Patton 1x09 - Starts with a Snowflake October 20, 2015
Public Morals Joe Patton 1x10 - A Thought and a Soul October 20, 2015
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 3x20 - The Artax Network April 28, 2016
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 4x21/22 - Mr. Kaplan/Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion May 18, 2017
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 5x13 - The Invisible Hand February 7, 2018
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 5x22 - Sutton Ross May 16, 2018
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 6x18 - The Brockton College Killer April 26, 2019
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 6x19 - Rassvet April 26, 2019
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 7x02 - Louis T. Steinhil: The Conclusion (2) October 11, 2019
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 7x10 - Katarina Rostova December 13, 2019
The Blacklist Dominic Wilkinson 7x19 - The Kazanjian Brothers May 15, 2020
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Jerome Townsend 1x09 - Sing, Sing, Sing June 21, 2020

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye Longshoreman January 27, 1977
Handle with Care Col. Marvin Richardson May 9, 1977
Bumpers Ernie Stapp May 16, 1977
It Happened at Lakewood Manor Fire Chief December 2, 1977
Ruby and Oswald George Paulsen February 9, 1978
A Death in Canaan Barney Parsons March 1, 1978
A Real American Hero Buford Pusser December 9, 1978
Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neil Story Mr. O'Neil February 24, 1979
The Jericho Mile Dr. D March 18, 1979
Dummy Ragoti May 27, 1979
The Seduction of Miss Leona Bliss Dawson August 26, 1980
Fly Away Home Tim September 18, 1981
Skokie Police Chief Arthur Buchanan November 17, 1981
I Take These Men Phil Zakarian January 5, 1983
Blood Feud Edward Grady Partin - Hoffa Aide and Head of Teamsters Local 5, Baton Rouge April 25, 1983
Pigs vs. Freaks Sergeant Cheever July 6, 1984
The Ferret 1984
Acceptable Risks Don Sheppard March 2, 1986
Das Rattennest Paul Hobart January 24, 1988
The Lion of Africa Sam Marsh 1988
Day One Gen. Leslie Groves March 5, 1989
Perfect Witness James Falcon October 28, 1989
Pride and Extreme Prejudice Bruno Morenz December 16, 1989
A Killing in a Small Town Ed Reivers May 22, 1990
Rising Son Gus Robinson July 23, 1990
In Broad Daylight Len Rowan February 3, 1991
The Diamond Fleece Inspector Outlaw June 17, 1992
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story Jackie Presser September 12, 1992
Deadly Matrimony Sergeant John Reed November 22, 1992
Foreign Affairs Chuck Mumpson March 17, 1993
Prophet of Evil: The Ervil LeBaron Story Ervil LeBaron May 4, 1993
Final Appeal Perry Sundquist September 26, 1993
Jack Reed: Badge of Honor Jack Reed November 12, 1993
Leave of Absence Sam May 11, 1994
Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Jack Reed October 2, 1994
Jack Reed: One of Our Own Jack Reed November 1995
Shadow of a Doubt Charley Sloan December 3, 1995
Jack Reed: A Killer Among Us Jack Reed January 7, 1996
Undue Influence Paul Madriani September 15, 1996
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Jack Reed November 17, 1996
Indefensible: The Truth About Edward Brannigan Eddie Brannigan November 25, 1997
Thanks of a Grateful Nation Sen. Donald Riegle May 31, 1998
Voyage of Terror The President June 20, 1998
NetForce Lowell Davidson February 1, 1999
Sirens Lt. Denby September 26, 1999
Death of a Salesman Willy Loman January 9, 2000
Fail Safe Gen. Bogan April 9, 2000
Warden of Red Rock Sheriff Selwyn Church March 18, 2001
Three Blind Mice Matthew Hope September 30, 2001
A Season on the Brink Bobby Knight March 10, 2002
The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron Mr. Blue January 5, 2003
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Tom Stone May 4, 2003
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Three's Company' Fred Silverman May 5, 2003
Category 6: Day of Destruction Andy Goodman November 14, 2004
The Exonerated Gary Gauger January 27, 2005
Our Fathers Father Dominic Spagnolia May 21, 2005
Marco Polo Kublai Khan March 19, 2007
Bunker Hill Martin Kelsey 2009
Nolan Knows Best Phil Nolan 2010
The Challenger Rogers March 18, 2013
Cocked Wade January 15, 2015
The Ultimate Legacy Gus January 31, 2016
A Very Merry Toy Store Joe Haggarty November 26, 2017

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson January 10, 1986
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson October 12, 1987
The Pat Sajak Show February 17, 1989
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 0 July 31, 1990
ABC World News This Morning August 2, 1990
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson March 3, 1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Episode 168 August 26, 1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show 303 January 5, 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 245 September 30, 1994
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 359 March 23, 1995
The Rosie O'Donnell Show Show 552 March 17, 1999
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1114 June 15, 1999
The Howard Stern Radio Show June 19, 1999
Jeopardy! 1999-B Celebrity Jeopardy! Game 2 November 16, 1999

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Leading Actor in a Play (1999)
Death of a Salesman
  • Won: Best Leading Actor in a Play (2003)
Long Day's Journey into Night

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won: Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (2001)
Death of a Salesman

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (2001)
Death of a Salesman

Trivia