Daniel J. Travanti is best known for his starring role as Captain Frank Furillo on the critically acclaimed television drama Hill Street Blues.
Starting with his film debut in the stalker drama, Who Killed Teddy Bear, starring Sal Mineo and Juliet Prowse, Mr. Travanti became known as a consummate professional. He found a sturdy niche in crime dramas with supporting roles in the films The Organzation and St. Ives, and TV guest spots on The Defenders, Perry Mason, Judd: For the Defense, The F.B.I., Mannix, and Barnaby Jones.
Daniel has been nominated for 5 Emmys with 2 wins, 5 Golden Globes with 1 win, 2 ACE Awards, a Q Award (Viewers For Quality Television), and a TV Land Award.
His string of award winning performances led to a host of highly-acclaimed TV mini-movie parts, notably that of John Walsh, the father who turned activist after his child was murdered, in Adam and its sequel Adam: His Song Continues. Daniel also played the title role of broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow in: Murrow.
Mr. Travanti took a break from the limelight for a while and focused on theater endeavors with roles in All My Sons, Major Barbara, Oren Safdie's The Last Word, and Eugen Oniell's A Touch Of The Poet.
He also co-starred in the 1989 cult classic Millennium, and was back briefly sporting a police badge again as Lt. Ray McAuliffe in the 1993 TV series Missing Persons, and has made limited television appearances in recent years on programs such as Poltergeist: The Legacy, Prison Break, and Grey's Anatomy.