Tony Denison

Actor, Theatre producer, Theatre manager
With the edge of someone from the streets of New York--he was born in Harlem--Denison has essayed tough guys, thugs and hoodlums as well as sympathetic urban characters for more than a decade on TV and in feature films ... Read more »
Born: 09/19/1949 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

Major Crimes 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? 2014 (Movie)

Cuffy Meigs (Actor)

Clarity 2014 (Movie)

Malcolm (Actor)

Sons of Anarchy 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Answers to Nothing 2011 (Movie)

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The Closer 2004 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Trattoria 2011 (Movie)

Sal Sartini (Actor)

Crash & Burn 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Choker 2006 (Movie)

Murcer (Actor)

Prison Break 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 2002 - 2003, 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1998, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wanda Does It 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The D.A. 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chasing Papi 2003 (Movie)

Agent Quinn (Actor)

Playmakers 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

She Spies 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Road Trip: New York 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The District 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Art of Revenge 2002 (Movie)

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Rockets Red Glare 2001 (Movie)

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The Last Producer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lone Gunmen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Looking for an Echo 2000 (Movie)

Nappy (Actor)

No New Messages 2000 (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

Road Kill 1999 (Movie)

Mr Z (Actor)

Skeleton Woman 1999 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Charmed 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love and Marriage 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Corporate Ladder 1997 (Movie)

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For Which He Stands 1996 (Movie)

Vinnie Grasso (Actor)

Opposite Corners 1995 (Movie)

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A Brilliant Disguise 1994 (Movie)

Andy Minola (Actor)

Criminal Passion 1994 (Movie)

Detective Nathan Leonard (Actor)

Men of War 1994 (Movie)

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Jackie Collins' "Lady Boss" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Harvest 1993 (Movie)

Noel Guzmann (Actor)

City of Hope 1991 (Movie)

Rizzo (Actor)

Spy Games 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Cover 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Cover 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Vegas 1990 (Movie)

Carmine (Actor)

Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Crime Story 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Before the Storm (TV Show)

Actor

Full Eclipse (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Gotti (TV Show)

Actor

I Love You Perfect (TV Show)

Actor

Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (TV Show)

Actor

Murder 101 (TV Show)

Actor

No One Could Protect Her (TV Show)

Actor

The Amy Fisher Story (TV Show)

Actor

The Price She Paid (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With the edge of someone from the streets of New York--he was born in Harlem--Denison has essayed tough guys, thugs and hoodlums as well as sympathetic urban characters for more than a decade on TV and in feature films. He used the profits from his own construction company to pay for his college education and after graduation moved back to NYC where he bounced around in a variety of jobs, including some on the fringes of show business. A chance encounter put him in a touring theatre group and after stage productions in New York--some of which he also produced--Denison was cast as the charmingly evil hoodlum Ray Luca in the critically-praised but short-lived drama series "Crime Story" (NBC, 1986). He went on to appear in "The Great Escape II: The Untold Story" (NBC, 1988) and replaced an injured Ken Wahl on four episodes of the "Wiseguy" (CBS, 1988-89). Denison began to earn romantic leads with "I Love You Perfect" (ABC, 1989), opposite Susan Dey and in the series "Under Cover," (ABC, 1991-92), in which he and Linda Purl were married spies. The same year, Denison starred as an evil priest in "Child of Darkness, Child of Light", a USA Network movie. He received much screen time in John Sayles' "City of Hope" (1991) and in the miniseries "Jackie Collins' 'Lady Boss'" (NBC, 1992). His portrayal of Joey Buttafuoco (opposite Drew Barrymore) in "The Amy Fisher Story" (ABC, 1993) was praised while most critics dismissed the film over its subject matter. Variously billed in his career as Anthony Denison, Anthony John Denison and Tony Denison, he returned to series TV in 1996 with the short-lived Fox sitcom "Love and Marriage".

Relationships

Jenny Evan

Wife

EDUCATION

State University of New York, New Paltz

New Paltz , New York

Milestones

1997

Joined cast of Fox primetime series "Melrose Place"

1996

Co-starred in the short-lived (2 episode) Fox series "Love and Marriage"

1995

Co-starred in feature "Men of War"

1994

Starred in CBS TV-movie "Getting Gotti"

1993

Played Joey Buttafuoco opposite Drew Barrymore in ABC version of "The Amy Fisher Story"

1992

Starred in NBC miniseries "Jackie Collins' Lady Boss"

1991

Was in ensemble cast of John Sayles' feature "City of Hope"

1990

Starred in ABC series, "Under Cover"

1989

Played opposite Susan Dey in "I Love You Perfect" (ABC)

1988

Starred in NBC miniseries "The Great Escape II: The Untold Story"

1986

Cast as evil Ray Luca in "Crime Story" (NBC)

Joined the Community Experimental Repertory Theatre, touring in stage productions in New York

Bonus Trivia

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Denison was encouraged to become an actor by Jan Denison, the founder of the Community Experimental Repertory Theatre (C.E.R.T.). In homage, he adopted her surname.

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