Daniel J Travanti

Actor
Although he has made it quite clear in interviews that he wishes to put his past Emmy-winning role as Captain Frank Furillo on NBC's "Hill Street Blues" (1981-87) behind him, Daniel J Travanti may well be remembered for ... Read more »
Born: 03/07/1940 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

NCIS: Los Angeles 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Small Hitch 2015 (Movie)

Max Shiffman (Actor)

Hello Stranger 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boss 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Defenders 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder in My House 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Prison Break 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Design 2000 (Movie)

Peter Mallow (Actor)

Design 2000 (Movie)

Peter Mallow (Actor)

Poltergeist: The Legacy 1995 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Something Sweet 1999 (Movie)

Mel's Father (Actor)

To Sir With Love II 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Cause 1995 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Presenter

In the Shadows, Someone's Watching 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Siao Yu 1994 (Movie)

Mario Moretti (Actor)

The Christmas Stallion 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Trial & Error 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Howard Beach: Making the Case For Murder 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Megaville 1989 (Movie)

Duprell (Actor)

Millennium 1989 (Movie)

Arnold Mayer (Actor)

The Prince's Trust Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

I Never Sang For My Father 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Crossing 1988 (Movie)

Morely Barton (Actor)

Hill Street Blues 1980 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Raise a Street-Smart Child 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Fellow Traveller 1986 (Movie)

Jerry Leavy (Actor)

NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

To Protect the Children 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Aurora 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Adam 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XIII 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Parade of Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars XII 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

Parisi (Actor)

The Organization 1970 (Movie)

Sergeant Chassman (Actor)

Lost in Space 1965 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Killed Teddy Bear? 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Case of Libel (TV Show)

Actor

Adam: His Song Continues (TV Show)

Actor

CHiPs (TV Show)

Actor

Eyes of a Witness (TV Show)

Actor

I Remember You (TV Show)

Actor

Missing Persons (TV Show)

Actor

Murrow (TV Show)

Actor

My Name Is Kate (TV Show)

Actor

Tagget (TV Show)

Actor

The Love War (TV Show)

Actor

Wasp Woman (TV Show)

Actor

Weep No More My Lady (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Although he has made it quite clear in interviews that he wishes to put his past Emmy-winning role as Captain Frank Furillo on NBC's "Hill Street Blues" (1981-87) behind him, Daniel J Travanti may well be remembered for that character who was the spine of what many consider one of the most celebrated TV dramas in history. While the dark-haired Wisconsin native lacked the conventional looks of a leading man, he proved a capable performer, finding stage roles in NYC, including the 1965 New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Othello" with James Earl Jones and opposite Sada Thompson in the 1972 Broadway play "Twigs."

Relationships

John Travanti

Father

Elvira Travanti

Mother

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles , California

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Madison , Wisconsin
attended as a General Motors Scholar

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1961 - 1962

Milestones

2002

Appeared in the Sundance-screened feature "Design"

2000

Returned to the stage in a production of "Old Wicked Songs" at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego

2000

Had supporting role in the festival screened independent "Something Sweet"

1996

Played thorn in Sidney Poitier's side in "To Sir With Love II" (CBS)

1989

Portrayed Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes in "Howard Beach: Making the Case for Murder" (NBC)

1988

Returned to the stage to tour in "I Never Sang for My Father"; production was filmed for airing on PBS

1988

Had leading film role opposite Faye Dunaway in "Midnight Crossing"

1986

Reprised his role as John Walsh in the sequel "Adam: His Song Continues" (NBC)

1985

Starred in the HBO film "Murrow"

1983

Portrayed John Walsh in the NBC TV-movie "Adam"

1979

Appeared briefly on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital"

1970

Had small role in feature "The Organization" (billed as Dan Travanty)

1969

TV-movie debut in "The Love War" (ABC)

1965

Appeared with James Earl Jones in heralded production of "Othello"

1965

Early film appearance in "Who Killed Teddy Bear?"

1964

Had early TV work in episodes of "Route 66", "East Side/West Side" and "The Patty Duke Show"

1963

Headed to New York City after six-month army stint

Joined cast of the series "Poltergeist: The Legacy" (Showtime and syndicated)

Starred in ABC series "Missing Persons"

Breakthrough role, police captain Frank Furillo on the acclaimed NBC police drama "Hill Street Blues"

Bonus Trivia

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Like his "Hill Street Blues" character Captain Frank Furillo, Travanti is a recovering alcoholic.

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