Brian Dennehy: I'm Brian Dennehy.
Kyle Broflovski: What?! No, not fuckin' Brian Dennehy!
Stan Marsh: Yeah, get the fuck out of here!
Brian Dennehy: Oh. Bye.
Brian Manion Dennehy (July 9, 1938 – April 15, 2020) was an American actor of film, stage, and television. A winner of one Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and a recipient of six Primetime Emmy Award nominations, he gained initial recognition in film for his role as Sheriff Will Teasle in First Blood (1982). He had roles in numerous films including Gorky Park (1983), Silverado (1985), Cocoon (1985), F/X: Murder by Illusion (1986), Presumed Innocent (1990), William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996), and Knight Of Cups (2015). Dennehy won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his role as Willy Loman in the television film Death of a Salesman (2000).
According to Variety, Dennehy was "perhaps the foremost living interpreter" of playwright Eugene O'Neill’s works on stage and screen. He had a decades long relationship with Chicago's Goodman Theatre where much of his O'Neill work originated. He also regularly played Canada's Stratford Festival, especially in works by William Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett. One of his daughters is film and television actress Elizabeth Dennehy.
Brian Dennehy on TV Tropes:
- F.I.S.T. (1978) as Frank Vasco
- Foul Play (1978) as Fergie
- 10 (1979) as Don the bartender
- First Blood (1982) as Sheriff Will Teasle
- Gorky Park (1983) as William Kirwill
- Never Cry Wolf (1983) as Rosie Little
- Cocoon (1985) as Walter
- Silverado (1985) as Sheriff Cobb
- F/X: Murder by Illusion (1986) as Lt. Leo McCarthy
- Best Seller (1987) as Lt. Dennis Meechum
- The Man from Snowy River II (1988) as Harrison
- Cocoon: The Return (1988) as Walter (uncredited)
- Presumed Innocent (1990) as Raymond Horgan
- F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991) Leo McCarthy
- To Catch a Killer (1992 Made-for-TV Movie) as John Wayne Gacy
- Gladiator (1992) as Jimmy Horn
- Tommy Boy (1995) as Big Tom Callahan II
- William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996) as Ted Montague
- Fail Safe (2000) as Gen. Bogan
- Death of a Salesman (2000) as Willy Loman
- She Hate Me (2004) as Chairman Billy Church
- Assault on Precinct 13 (2005) as Jasper O'Shea
- Everyone's Hero (2006) as Babe Ruth (voice)
- The Ultimate Gift (2006) as Gus
- Ratatouille (2007) as Django (voice)
- Righteous Kill (2008) as Lt. Hingus
- The Next Three Days (2010) as George Brennan
- The Big Year (2011) as Raymond Harris
- Twelfth Night (2012) as Sir Toby Belch
- The Seagull (2018) as Sorin
- Tag (2018) as Randy's father (uncredited)
- Driveways (2019) as Del
Television(Regular and recurring roles only)
- Dynasty (1981) (1981) as D.A. Jake Dunham
- Nostromo (1996) as Joshua C. Holyrod
- Just Shoot Me! (1998-2003) as Red Finch
- The Good Wife (2012) as Bucky Stabler
- Public Morals (2015) as Joe Patton
- The Blacklist (2016-19) as Dominic Wilkinson
- Hap and Leonard (2017) as Sheriff Valentine Otis
- Ratatouille (2007)