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Anthony Denison

Anthony Denison
Denison in June 2009
Personal information
Birth nameAnthony John Sarrero
Birth dateSeptember 20, 1949(age 67)
Place of birthNew York, New York, U.S.
Years active1982 present
SpouseJennifer Evans (1986-2008)

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Anthony John Sarrero (born September 20, 1949), also known by his stage name Anthony Denison, is an American actor. The eldest of three, he was born and raised in New York City's Harlem. Before acting he worked for John Hancock Insurance as a life insurance agent in Poughkeepsie, New York. At the same time he was acting, starring in several stage productions in the New Paltz, New York locale. His stage surname "Denison" was taken from his friend Jan Denison during his days as an actor and director at a nonprofit theater in the late 1970s. Tony also ran a poker club in the early 1980s on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

He is well known for his role as mob boss Ray Luca on the 1980s NBC television show Crime Story which ran from 1986 to 1988. Afterwards he starred and guest-starred in several crime movies and television programs, notably Wiseguy, in which he portrayed undercover agent John Henry Raglin penetrating the corrupt New York garment trade, City of Hope (1991), The Amy Fisher Story (1993, played Joey Buttafuco) Getting Gotti (1994 in which he portrayed John Gotti), Criminal Passion ( also 1994), and head coach Mike George in ESPN's drama series Playmakers. He appeared on Charmed as the Charmed Ones' mortal father for the first season, but was immediately discarded and subsequently replaced by James Read. His latest work is the recently completed movie Karla, in which he plays Detective Burows. Denison is part of the regular cast, playing the character Detective Andrew Flynn, in The Closer airing on TNT and he also had a recurring role as Aldo Burrows on the Fox series Prison Break. In the year 2000 he also played the role of a killer for hire in Walker, Texas Ranger.

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