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Also Known As: Anthony John Denison, Anthony Denison, Tony Dennison, Anthony John Sarrero Died:
Born: September 20, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, theatre producer, after-hours club owner, theatre manager, life insurance salesperson, backgammon tournament promoter, chess tournament promoter, chauffeur, construction, newspaper editor

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Born Anthony Sarrero, Tony Denison was a struggling actor for years, juggling a number of jobs while pursuing his passion for the stage. After a couple of small on screen roles, Denison starred as the bad guy Ray Luca on "Crime Story" (NBC, 1986-88) from director and executive producer Michael Mann. Time magazine called Luca the best television villain of the 1980s. After the show was cancelled, Denison appeared in a multi-episode arc on "Wiseguy" (CBS, 1987-1990), another crime drama with some of the same creative team. He played philandering husband Joey Buttafuoco in "The Amy Fisher Story" (ABC, 1993), which starred Drew Barrymore in the title role, then had a recurring role on one season of "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99). He landed another series regular role as the head coach on "Playmakers" (ESPN, 2002-03), the first original series from ESPN, which aired for one season. In 2005, Denison made his debut as Detective Andy Flynn, a recurring role on the first season "The Closer" (TNT, 2005-2012) with Kyra Sedgewick. The show was a success and he became a series regular for the remainder of the show and played the role again on the spin-off, "Major Crimes" (TNT, 2012-), starring Mary McDonnell. ...

Born Anthony Sarrero, Tony Denison was a struggling actor for years, juggling a number of jobs while pursuing his passion for the stage. After a couple of small on screen roles, Denison starred as the bad guy Ray Luca on "Crime Story" (NBC, 1986-88) from director and executive producer Michael Mann. Time magazine called Luca the best television villain of the 1980s. After the show was cancelled, Denison appeared in a multi-episode arc on "Wiseguy" (CBS, 1987-1990), another crime drama with some of the same creative team. He played philandering husband Joey Buttafuoco in "The Amy Fisher Story" (ABC, 1993), which starred Drew Barrymore in the title role, then had a recurring role on one season of "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99). He landed another series regular role as the head coach on "Playmakers" (ESPN, 2002-03), the first original series from ESPN, which aired for one season. In 2005, Denison made his debut as Detective Andy Flynn, a recurring role on the first season "The Closer" (TNT, 2005-2012) with Kyra Sedgewick. The show was a success and he became a series regular for the remainder of the show and played the role again on the spin-off, "Major Crimes" (TNT, 2012-), starring Mary McDonnell.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Choker (2006)
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 Chasing Papi (2003) Agent Quinn
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 No New Messages (2001) Karl
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 Road Kill (1999) Mr Z
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 Looking for an Echo (1998) Nappy
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Joined the Community Experimental Repertory Theatre, touring in stage productions in New York
1988:
Starred in NBC miniseries "The Great Escape II: The Untold Story"
1989:
Played opposite Susan Dey in "I Love You Perfect" (ABC)
1990:
Starred in ABC series, "Under Cover"
1991:
Was in ensemble cast of John Sayles' feature "City of Hope"
1992:
Starred in NBC miniseries "Jackie Collins' Lady Boss"
1993:
Played Joey Buttafuoco opposite Drew Barrymore in ABC version of "The Amy Fisher Story"
1994:
Starred in CBS TV-movie "Getting Gotti"
1995:
Co-starred in feature "Men of War"
1996:
Co-starred in the short-lived (2 episode) Fox series "Love and Marriage"
1997:
Joined cast of Fox primetime series "Melrose Place"
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Education

State University of New York, New Paltz: New Paltz , New York -

Notes

Denison was encouraged to become an actor by Jan Denison, the founder of the Community Experimental Repertory Theatre (C.E.R.T.). In homage, he adopted her surname.

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wife:
Jenny Evan. Actor.

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