Ed Deacy

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Ed Deacy
Born (1946-04-28) April 28, 1946 (age 73)
OccupationPolice detective, actor

Ed Deacy (born April 28, 1946 in Brooklyn) is a retired New York City police detective[1] who has had notable singing and acting gigs.[2][3]

Perhaps best known as the one-time "official national anthem singer" for the New York City Police Department, Deacy has sung at Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, and for Presidents including Ronald Reagan. He has released an album called My Celtic Heart.

Deacy has served as one of the assistant Deans of Discipline at Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx.[4] He was the school's attendance officer. His wife, Jane Deacy, has been the Republican District Leader for South Queens since 2007.

While on the Police Dept, and afterward, Ed Deacy went on to continue his singing career, and also to appear in films, notably Goodfellas, Sea of Love, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and TV sseries, Law & Order, The Sopranos and Sex and the City.


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Off Beat Dancing Cop
1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs Policeman #2
1990 Goodfellas Detective Deacy
1991 Out for Justice Uniform Cop
1991 One Good Cop Captain with Megaphone
1999 Alice Underground Narrator and Father Short
2005 The Signs of the Cross Detective Deacy (final film role)


  1. ^ FBI National Academy. Turner Publishing Co. 2000. p. 91. ISBN 1-56311-487-9. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  2. ^ Fischler, Marcelle (November 6, 2005). "LONG ISLAND JOURNAL; Oldies but Goodies, and Not Just the Songs". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  3. ^ "Untitled picture". Milwaukee Sentinel. June 6, 1984. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  4. ^ "Entertainment Set For Rockaway Museum Fundraiser". The Wave. May 28, 2004. Retrieved 2009-09-20.

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