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      Dennis Cole

      Dennis Cole

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      Birthday: Jul 19, 1940

      Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

      A muscle-bound star of TV and film who fell just short of attaining leading man billing in the 1970s, actor Dennis Cole had the makings of a successful Hollywood action hero: all-American good looks and a chiseled physique. A former athletic model who'd previously graced the covers of muscle magazines, Cole began his screen career as a film stuntman and occasional extra. His blonde locks and model looks took center stage when, in 1966, he landed the lead role of rookie cop Jim Briggs on the detective drama "Felony Squad." Cole's rise to TV stardom came swiftly on the back of the show's three-season run, and the actor racked up even more screen credits during the 1970s, playing similarly hunky characters on the short-lived dramas "Bearcats!" and "Bracken's World." After a high-profile marriage and divorce to "Charlie's Angels" star Jaclyn Smith in the late '70s, Cole starred in several low-budget action films that did nothing to raise his already flagging reputation as a one-time screen stud. Cole experienced a devastating personal setback when, in 1991, his only son Joey was murdered during a robbery attempt. After the tragedy, the actor shunned projects containing violence, leaving few viable roles for the former action star. Cole retired from acting in the early '00s and started a real estate business in Florida shortly before his death from renal failure in 2009.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 39% Suing the Devil Murray Fields (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Encounter Kirchner (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead End City Chief Felker (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 16% Death House Derek Keillor (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 54% Pretty Smart Richard Crawley (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet 35% Wheels of Fire Harlan (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amateur Night Max Caan (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cave-In! Ranger Gene Pearson (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbary Coast Cash Conover (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Connection Sy McGruder (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Powderkeg Johnny Reach (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bearcats Johnny Reach (Character) - 1970

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pacific Blue Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Mitch Mercer (Guest Star) 1986 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Our House Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Simon & Simon Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet 64% The A-Team Charles Lake (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1982 1984
      No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Jon Paul (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Officer Ted Stuart (Character) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Col. Peter Johnson, USAF (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Detective Jim Briggs (Character) 1966-1969