Fast Facts

  • Served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 to '65.
  • Worked as a meat-truck driver, salesman, motel clerk and bartender before acting.
  • Attended Columbia University on a football scholarship.
  • Worked as a Wall Street stockbroker for a short time; one of his coworkers was Martha Stewart.
  • Big-screen breakthrough came with the role of Sheriff Will Teasle in 1982's First Blood.
  • Produced, wrote, directed and starred in a series of TV movies about police officer Jack Reed, beginning with 1992's Deadly Matrimony.
  • Played the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman for more than 600 performances.
  • Narrated the 2009 docudrama Death or Canada, which chronicles the Irish immigration to Toronto during the potato famine; was inspired to do the project by his grandfather, who immigrated to the United States from Ireland as a boy.
  • Is an accomplished sailor.

Awards

  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2003, Tony — Actor (Play): Winner
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1999, Tony — Actor (Play): Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • Michael Dennehy — Brother
  • Deirdre Dennehy — Daughter
  • Edward J. Dennehy, Jr — Brother
  • Hannah Dennehy — Mother
  • Jennifer Arnott — Wife
  • Sarah Dennehy — Daughter
  • Cormac Dennehy — Son
  • Edward J. Dennehy — Father
  • Kathleen Dennehy — Daughter
  • Elizabeth Dennehy — Daughter
  • Judith Scheff — Ex-wife

College

  • Columbia University, New York, NY (BA in History, 1960)

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  • Birth Place: Bridgeport, CT
  • Birthday: July 9, 1938, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter
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