Tony Denison stars in drama series Major Crimes as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, a role he originated in the hit series The Closer. For his work on The Closer, he won a Prism Award for Performance in a Drama Series Episode; he has also received five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
In addition to his role in Major Crimes, Denison recently starred in the feature film Trattoria, featuring celebrity chefs Elizabeth Falkner and Traci Des Jardins, in which he plays a San Francisco chef who begins to recognize what is important in life. Denison has also just finished production on the films Clarity, Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?, Dirty and Dementia.
With New York stage credits under his belt, Denison made a momentous television debut starring in producer/director Michael Mann's critically acclaimed drama Crime Story. Playing the role of Ray Luca, Denison received a fistful of kudos, including recognition from Time as television's best villain of the 1980s.
Since then, Denison has appeared in more than two dozen films, including Art of Revenge, Joel Bender's independent feature Deadly and Little Vegas. Denison has also amassed an impressive list of television appearances on series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Castle, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, The District, JAG, Cold Case, The O.C., ER and Charmed. He has also had recurring roles in the drama series Prison Break and The D.A. and was a series regular on ESPN's first scripted series, Playmakers.
Denison is dedicated to helping others whenever possible and donates his spare time to The Sunshine Kids Foundation, which makes dreams come true for chronically ill and physically challenged youths and is headed up by his co-star G.W. Bailey. Denison is also sought out as a motivational speaker and frequent guest on talk shows. Additionally, he has formed a production company with friend and partner Joel Bess called Jucilian Productions.Less