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Brian Dennehy Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 17, 2020

Short Biography

Brian Dennehy was born on 09-07-1938 in Bridgeport in the state of Connecticut, United States. He was an American Film Actor, Television Actor, Theatre Actor & Video Game Artist who was known for his participation in Hollywood. He was well known for the movie "First Blood (1982)" as Sheriff Will Teasle.

Other Name: Brian Manion Dennehy
Other Professions: Television Actor Theatre Actor Video Game Artist
Appearance: Hollywood

Brian Dennehy Complete Bio & Career

Barrel Chested, Imposing, and silver haired actor Brian Dennehy was arguably a legend. He used to play football during his school days and joined the Columbia University on a football scholarship. He then went to Yale to study dramatic arts and from that is where his journey began. 
He finally made his acting debut through television series Bumpers in the year 1977. After that, he worked in numerous series and also started appearing in films as well. He made his film debut through the film titled Looking for Mr. Goodbar in the year 1977. He played a petty role in this film but never looked back after that. Some of his renowned films include First Blood, Silverado, Gorku Park, Romeo + Juliet, and Knight of Cups among others. For his performance in television film Death of a Salesman, he won a Golden Globe award. He has also won 2 Tony Awards and 6 primetime Emmy Award nominations. 
In addition to films, he was also a renowned theatre and television personality as well. His performances in American series such as Just Shoot Me, The Fighting Fitzgeralds, and The Blacklist will always be remembered. He was also associated with Goodman Theatre where he played various Shakespear's and Samuel Beckett book characters. He was known as Charles Gray of American industry. Arguably one of the finest actors and his death was condemned by various artists across the globe.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Brian Dennehy died by the cardiac arrest on 15-04-2020 at the age of 81 in a hospital in New Haven.

DEATHDAY 15 April,2020 (Monday)
DEATH PLACE New Haven, Connecticut

Brian Dennehy Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to He was born to Hannah and Edward Dennehy. he had 2 brothers named Michael and Edward. He was married to Judith Scheff from 1960 to 1974. Together the couple had 3 daughters named Deirdre Dennehy, Kathleen Dennehy, and Elizabeth Dennehy. He was then married to Jennifer Arnott from 1988 till his death in 2020. Togther the couple had a son named Cormack Dennehy, and a daughter named Sarah Dennehy.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Grey

Personal Info

Home Town Bridgeport, Connecticut
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address New Haven, Connecticut, USA
School Chaminade High School, Mineola, New York, United States
College Columbia University, New YOrk
yale University, New Haven
Qualification Graduate in Dramatic Arts
Hobbies Reading Books
Marital Status Married
Debut TV Series - Kojak (1977)
Film - Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Best Movies First Blood (1982), F/X (1986), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Death of a Salesman (2000), and Knight of Cups (2015) among others
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Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Movie On the Waterfront (1954)
Favorite Singer Elvis Presley

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Brian Dennehy

  • Prior to becoming an actor, he used to work as a stockbroker.
  • He adopted Cormback and Sarah with his wife Jennifer Arnott.
  • His younger brother Edward was an FBI agent.
  • His football coach and English teacher at Chaminade High School turned him on to both sports and acting.

Brian Dennehy Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Brian Dennehy was 81 years 9 months & 6 days old age.