Dennis Farina (February 29, 1944 – July 22, 2013) was an American actor of film and television, and former Chicago police officer. He was a character actor, often typecast as a mobster or police officer. His best known film roles are those of mobster Jimmy Serrano in the comedy Midnight Run and Ray "Bones" Barboni in Get Shorty. He starred on television as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order. His last TV role was in HBO's Luck, which premiered on January 29, 2012.