Dennis Cole began a career as a model for men’s physique magazines before turning to acting. His first major role came during episode two of the television series Bracken’s World. His big break came with the starring role in Felony Squad which ran for three seasons. After Felony Squad Cole made guest appearances on many television series such as Medical Center, Police Story, Charlie’s Angels, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Three’s Company and Murder, She Wrote.
Dennis Cole’s only son, Joe Cole, was murdered in a robbery in 1991 at the age of 30. After his son’s death Cole wouldn’t take any roles in acting projects which contained violence. Unfortunately, this decision ended his acting career.