(Scottsdale, AZ)  --  Veteran screen actor Dennis Farina is dead at the age of 69.  Farina played Detective Joe Fontana on NBC's "Law & Order."  He also appeared in HBO's "Luck."  TMZ.com says the actor passed away Monday in Scottsdale, Arizona after suffering a blood clot in his lung.  Farina's numerous screen credits also include the big screen movies "Get Shorty," "Snatch" and "Midnight Run" and the TV movie "The Case of the Hillside Stranglers."