2008_05_dennisf.jpgDennis Farina, two seasons as Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order, was arrested at LAX Airport when security found a loaded .22-caliber pistol in his briefcase. Oops!

TMZ reports that Farina "was apologetic and cooperative" when he explained he had the "gun in his briefcase when he drove from Arizona to L.A. and forgot it was there." Farina also added he was a veteran of the Chicago police force, but that wasn't enough, because the gun was not registered. Farina was charged with felony gun possession and is still in custody while held on $25,000 bail.

Farina has put his stamp on tough guy roles, whether on the right side of the law--as a police lieutenant in Crime Story--or the wrong--playing a Jersey mobster in Get Shorty. If you were to guess which former or current Law & Order actor would carry a gun, it'd be Farina or maybe Fred Thompson.