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Born: October 28, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Maywood, Illinois, USA Profession: Cast ...


Andy Sipiwicz on "NYPD Blue" is Franz' 28th role as a cop.

"Nobody's better than Dennis, he's a great, great actor. He's a tough guy, he play cops with extreme realism, he funny, and he looks like a mutt" --Producer Steven Bochco quoted in USA Today, November 30, 1993.

"I selfishly would like to expand to other kins of parts but if I did nothing but play cops for the rest of my life, there are worse things that could happen." --Franz to USA Today, November 30, 1993.

"[Franz] is one of the most generous people another actor can work with. And the most important thing he gives Sipowicz is that sense of humanity." --"NYPD Blue" co-star Jimmy Smits to TV Guide, July 17, 1999.

On his highly publicized nude scene on "NYPD Blue": "I would be on the street filming and people would pass by and yell out of their car, 'Hey Sipowicz, when are we going to see your a--?' I would yell back, 'Yeah, thanks for the concern, pal.'" --Franz to the Chicago Sun-Times, April 12, 1998.

Franz claimed he was so grateful to win his first Emmy Award that he slept with the statuette the night he won it. "You do have to be careful. It really hurts when you roll over on those sharp, pointy wings." --Franz to the Chicago Sun-Times, April 12, 1998.

"I was the worst postman in history. I would start my route at daybreak and I would finish long after dark ... I'd stop for doughnuts. I'd play with animals. I'd go home with my bag of mail and just lay around the house." --Franz to the Chicago Sun-Times, April 12, 1998.

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