Tony Denison

Full / Real Name: Anthony John Sarrero
Born: 20 September 1949 (74 years old)
Gender: Male



Add to Actor Favourites


Tony Denison (also credited as Anthony John Denison, Anthony Denison and Anthony Sarrero) is an American actor best known for his television roles as Ray Luca in Crime Story, as John Henry Raglin in Wiseguy and as Det. Andy Flynn in The Closer and its spin-off Major Crimes.

With Broadway credits under his belt, Denison made his momentous television debut starring in producer/director Michael Mann's critically acclaimed drama Crime Story.

As Ray Luca in the one-hour television drama series, he received a fistful of kudos, including Time magazine recognition as television's best villain of the 1980s.

Since then, Denison has appeared in dozens of motion pictures, with Columbia Tri Star's Art of Revenge, Joel Bender's Independent feature Deadly, Little Vegas and The Effect opposite Charles Dutton being the most recent.

Following Crime Story is an impressive list of dozens of television appearances that include notable guest-starring roles on such shows as CSI, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, The District, JAG, Cold Case, The O.C., ER, NYPD Blue and Charmed.

Tony landed the role of recurring character Paul Harper in the one-hour television drama series The D.A., and audiences again were charmed by Denison in the series regular role of Head Coach Mike George in ESPN's first scripted series, Playmakers.

2006 found Tony doing double duty, landing the plum recurring role of the Dad in Prison Break, as well as starring in The Closer as Det. Andy Flynn.

Television Roles



Kurt Loomis

Mickey Dolan

Victor Bennett

Mike (2005)


Sy Magli

Detective Patrie

CAG USS Coral Sea

Cmdr. Stefan Stefanopoulos

Lt. Andy Flynn

Lt. Andy Flynn

Lt. Andy Flynn

Lt. Andy Flynn

Lt. Andy Flynn

Lt. Andy Flynn

Jim Reilly

Tony Grimaldi

Aldo Burrows

Aldo Burrows

Desmond Harnigan

Detective Andy Flynn

Det. Andy Flynn

Det. Andy Flynn

Det. Andy Flynn

Det. Andy Flynn

Det. Andy Flynn

Det. Andy Flynn

FBI Undercover Agent Larry Rose

Bobby Mills


Skeem Saam character portrait: Raesetja Faith Choshi as Tselane Pitjeng

A new addition with two backstories: she's an ambitious HR manager on screen and was arrested for conspiracy to murder in the real world.

Binnelanders Teasers - August 2024

Gaby struggles with the moral dilemma of saving someone’s life. Two days later: Binneland is in lockdown, no-one gets in or out.

New on TV today: Monday 15 July 2024

Telemundo introduces The People's Doctor and two foodie shows begin on BBC UKTV.

New on TV today: Sunday 14 July 2024

Queen Modjadji premieres on Mzansi Magic and man-babies soul-search on Wethu's Vuka Mjita.

New on TV today: Saturday 13 July 2024

MasterChef SA returns on new home S3 and a third season of Ranch to Table begins on Food Network.

Gallery! Queen Modjadji premiere pix

Queen of the carpet. Our award for Best Dressed goes to series star Makoma Mohale, as it should be.

Uzalo Teasers - August 2024

Nkunzi finds a hobby that heals his soul. And Mondli lies lifeless on the ground...

New on TV today: Friday 12 July 2024

Local comedy night: The Morning After drops on Prime Video and Roomies begins on Mzansi Magic.

First look: new crime thriller Cross

City on a Hill star Aldis Hott... oops we mean Hodge, headlines with shirt on/shirt off.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - August 2024

Wedding preparations begin, a shebeen party goes horribly wrong and Jozi is aflutter with big news.


More activity at TVSA Central




You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.