Ten fun facts about Brian Dennehy
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Brian Mannion Dennehy was born on July 9, 1938 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
In 1959, Brian enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and actively served until 1963.
Even though he has said in many interviews that he spent 5 years fighting in the Vietnam War it was exposed in the 1998 book Stolen Valor by B.G. Burkett that he actually never went overseas while in the military. Later Dennehy admitted to his lies.
He went to Columbia to major in history and had a football scholarship. While there he also became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.Fact 5
Brian Dennehy is mainly known as a dramatic actor.Fact 6
His breakthrough performance was as the ardent Sheriff Will Teasle in the movie First Blood in 1982.Fact 7
Brian Dennehy started his professional acting career in guest roles in TV shows like Kojak, Dallas, Lou Grant and Dynasty.Fact 8
One of his most popular roles was in the movie Tommy Boy as Big Tom Callahan.Fact 9
He has got 2 Tony Awards, both for Best Lead Actor in a Play Death of a Salesman and Long Day's Journey into Night.Fact 10
In 2010, Brian Dennehy was welcomed into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Go to more people facts ❯
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