I knew of him, but didnt really see him in anything until, strangely, he took over hosting duties for the "new" Unsolved Mysteries. He was no Bob Stack, but he did a nice job. And he also showed up as Nick's dad on New Girl last season.
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When they were filming "Empire Falls" up here, my wife saw Farina in the local supermarket. He smiled and said hello and she thought, "hey, that guy looks familiar, but I can't place him." Also saw William Fichtner shopping there a couple times.
Originally posted by Mr Heel II"Get Shorty" was probably my favorite role of his. And I just watched "Out of Sight" again a couple weeks ago. Small role, but his and Michael Keaton's back-and-forth was so great.
Those are two of my favorite movies, and he is a highlight in both. Enjoyed him on New Girl recently too, among many other things.
Actually, I thought they just stole their A plot from "Whacking Day," where Skinner locks up the bullies to keep them from making him look bad during Superintendant Chalmers inspection. But yeah, not terribly original.