Brian Dennehy Biography – Brian Dennehy Wiki
Brian Dennehy born Brian Manion Dennehy was an American film, stage, and television actor. He was known for his role in films such as “Tommy Boy,” “First Blood” and “Cocoon,” and television roles in “Dynasty” and “Death of a Salesman.”
His expansive résumé also included the films Never Cry Wolf (1983), Legal Eagles (1986), The Belly of an Architect (1987), Return to Snowy River (1988), Gladiator (1992), The Stars Fell on Henrietta (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), She Hate Me (2004), Righteous Kill (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Knight of Cups (2015), The Seagull (2018) and Driveways (2019).
Dennehy received six Emmy nominations; in 1990 for his role as a defense attorney in the telepic “A Killing in a Small Town”; in 1992 both for his role in the Scott Turow-based miniseries “The Burden of Proof” and for his role as serial killer John Wayne Gacy in the TV movie “To Catch a Killer”; in 1993 for his role in the miniseries “Murder in the Heartland”; and in 2005 for his role in Showtime’s “Our Fathers”.
Brian Dennehy Age
Brian Dennehy was born on July 9, 1938, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. He died on April 15, 2020, in New Haven, Connecticut. He was 81 years old.
Brian Dennehy Wife
Brian Dennehy was married twice. He married his first wife Judith Scheff from April 20, 1960, until their divorce in 1974. They had 3 children. He married his second wife Jennifer Arnott on July 17, 1988. They had 2 children.
Brian Dennehy Children
Brian Dennehy had 5 children – son, Cormac Dennehy and daughter, Sarah Dennehy from his marriage to Jennifer Arnott; daughters Elizabeth Dennehy, Kathleen Dennehy and Deirdre Dennehy from his first marriage to Judith Scheff.
Brian Dennehy Death
Brian Dennehy died on April 15, 2020, at the age of 81 of natural causes at his home in New Haven, Connecticut. His oldest daughter, actress Elizabeth Dennehy confirmed his death in a statement on Twitter. Elizabeth Dennehy tweeted: “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related. Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends.”
It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away last night from natural causes, not Covid-related. Larger than life, generous to a fault, a proud and devoted father and grandfather, he will be missed by his wife Jennifer, family and many friends. pic.twitter.com/ILyrGpLnc3
— Elizabeth Dennehy (@dennehyeliza) April 16, 2020
Screenwriter and TV producer Dan Fogelman paid tribute to Dennehy on Twitter. He tweeted: “A writing question I commonly get is “do you picture an actor as you are writing a character?” Even though I never worked with him, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve imagined Brian Dennehy in my mind’s eye as I write something. A true powerhouse actor.”
Brian Dennehy Cause of Death
Brian Dennehy’s cause of death was natural causes that were not coronavirus-related.
Brian Dennehy Net Worth
Brian Dennehy’s net worth was estimated to be $12 million.
Brian Dennehy Height
He stood at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m).