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    Dennis Franz

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    (Dennis Franz Schlachta)
    October 28, 1944 —

    Marge: "Homer, I don't think you should wear a short-sleeved shirt with a tie."
    Homer: "But Sipowicz does it!"

    Ah, Detective Sipowicz... what a groundbreaking character! Not only a model for the many anti-hero cops that followed, but (one of) the first characters on network TV to:

  • Swear
  • Show his bare ass
  • Wear a tie with a short-sleeved shirt

    Was Sipowicz Jewish? That's a clear no: he is Catholic, who in one episode hallucinates about Jesus. Dennis Franz, on the other hand, is quite surprisingly Halachically Jewish.

    Homer: "I wish I was Sipowicz..."

    Don't we all?

  • Verdict: Jew.

    January 12, 2018

    See Also

    Steven Bochco

    Amy Brenneman

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar

    Edward James Olmos

    Jerry Orbach
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