Actor James Farentino Arrested on Battery Charges
HOLLYWOOD -- Actor James Farentino is facing charges of misdemeanor battery after he was arrested at his Hollywood home on Sunday.

Farentino, 72, was released from jail Monday morning after he posted $20,000 bail.

Police say they were called to the actor's home on the 1300 block of Londonberry Place around 6:00 p.m. Sunday where he was placed under arrest by a citizen.

Farentino was booked at the LAPD's Hollywood station.

Police say the actor was physically trying to remove a man from his home. The man, who suffered visible bruising, made the citizen's arrest and called police. The circumstances of the incident are unclear and the identity of the man has not been released.

Farentino, an actor since the 1960s, had a recurring role on the television show "Dynasty" and starred in the movie "The Final Countdown."

This is not Farentino's first brush with the law.

In the early 1990s, Farentino pleaded no contest to multiple counts of misdemeanor stalking of Frank Sinatra's youngest daughter, Tina. He was ordered to undergo psychiatric and alcohol counseling.

Prosecutors said the actor sent 16 faxes and made about 30 calls threatening Tina Sinatra's life after they broke up. He was placed on three years of probation and ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Tina Sinatra.