Brian Dennehy


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  • Birth Place: Bridgeport, CT
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/09/1938, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director; screenwriter
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Check Out Amazon's 2015 Pilots

Amazon has announced its initial lineup of pilots for 2015, which include four hourlong dramas, two half-hour comedies and a half-hour docu-series from The New Yorker.

Once the pilots are made available, Amazon will use customer feedback to determine which projects are given full series orders.

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Laura Linney Says Goodbye to The Big C

When it comes to acting, Laura Linney knows no fear. She has embodied everyone from steely First Lady Abigail Adams in HBO's John Adams to FDR's mousy cousin/lover in the ­recent biopic Hyde Park on Hudson. But with her Golden Globe-winning performance on The Big C, she took on a seemingly impossible feat: making cancer funny.

Now the show is being put to rest with a four-­episode finale, but neither Linney nor her character, Cathy, is going down quietly. Tonight's episode finds her struggling with chemotherapy — she wants to stop treatment so she can feel well enough to take care of her family and make sure they'll be strong enough to survive without her.

Soon after the show's fourth season wrapped, the 49-year-old three-time Emmy winner shared her thoughts about the end of Cathy's journey.

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Summer Catch: Selected B-Roll
A Season On The Brink
Summer Catch: I Want My Underwear Back

More Clips & Interviews

Meet Monica Velour
The Big Year
Meet Monica Velour
Meet Monica Velour

More Brian Dennehy Movies Videos

The Finale
The Good Wife: A Defense of Marriage
The Good Wife: The Art of War
Pt. 1

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2011 The Big Year Movie, Actor - Martin Harris
2010 The Next Three Days Movie, Actor - George Brennan
2009 Meet Monica Velour Movie, Actor - Pop Pop
2008 Trumbo Movie, Actor
2008 Righteous Kill Movie, Actor - Hingis

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Exclusive: Science Channel's Slate Includes First Scripted Project and New Karl Pilkington Show

Science Channel has picked up the new docuseries The Moaning of Life, featuring An Idiot Abroad star (and Ricky Gervais sidekick) Karl Pilkington in a new set of adventures.

The Moaning of Life is part of a new slate of programs for the... read more

First-Look Photos: The Good Wife Summons Amanda Peet, Christina Ricci and More

Court is in session for a whole new slew of high-profile guest stars on The Good Wife.

After kicking off the season with a bang — including guest stars like Nathan Lane, Kristin Chenoweth and Maura Tierney — the critical darling is keeping the momentum going in Season 4 with .... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Rizzoli & Isles Cops Out

Jeers to Rizzoli & Isles for criminally neglecting its high-caliber supporting cast.

Per its title, the hit TNT crime drama follows the cutesy exploits of Beantown galpals Det. Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). The wildly overqualified and underutilized ensemble includes Emmy nominee Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) and Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway) as Rizzoli's stereotypically squabbling mom and dad ... read more

Who Should Be Cast in the Gilligan's Island Movie?

Hey, little buddies: Ready to play casting director? With Gilligan's Island headed to the big screen, it's time to choose your favorite castaways.

Gilligan's Island adaptation headed to the big screen

Brian Dennehy is a natural for The Skipper, but what about red-headed beauty Ginger? Perhaps ... read more

Forgotten and Raising the Bar Stars Join ABC Drama

The Forgotten may soon be forgotten by Michelle Borth: The star of the ABC crime drama has landed the lead role in the new ABC pilot The Matadors, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

ABC greenlights two more pilots

Borth's deal would require her to stick with The Forgotten should the bubble show get a renewal, according to the Reporter.

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Charlie Rose with Arthur Miller; Brian Dennehy; Carson Daly, Dave Holmes & Jancee Dunn (February 25, 1999)
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Charlie Rose with Arthur Miller, Brian Dennehy, Kevin Spacey (July 8, 1999)
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