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Dann Florek

Dann Florek

May. 1st, 1950
Born in
Flat Rock, Michigan, USA

Dann Florek's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Smart Guy TV Show
Smart Guy
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer TV Show
The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer

Main Movie Roles

2000 - Beautiful Joe
1998 - Hard Rain
1994 - Getting Even with Dad
1994 - The Flintstones
1991 - Flight of the Intruder
1991 - Flight of the Intruder
1989 - An Innocent Man
1988 - Five Corners
1988 - Moon Over Parador
1988 - Sunset
1987 - Angel Heart
1986 - Sweet Liberty
1983 - Eddie Macon's Run

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Donald Cragen
Dave Meyer
Ernest 'Happy' Talbot
Robert Seamans
Don Larson
Ken Pritchard
John Edleton
Mr. Woodruff
[Complete List]


Raised in Flat Rock, Michigan, bald character actor Dann Florek majored in math and physics at Eastern Michigan University until a drama scholarship changed the course of his career direction. Trained at Juilliard, he appeared frequently on stage ranging from the classics ("Love's Labour's Lost," "A Midsummer Night's Dream") to contemporary pieces ("Strange Snow, "Big River," "The Three Cuckolds") appearing in such theater venues as the Globe Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse.

In Los Angeles from the 80s on, he received his biggest break on dramatic TV series work playing pragmatic officials on such hit shows as "L.A. Law" and, most notably, "Law and Order." Although not a name, he is a durable player and definable face who has occasionally engaged in film supports with Eddie Macon's Run (1983), Angel Heart (1987), Moon Over Parador (1988) and Beautiful Joe (2000) among his credits.

  • An avid golfer, he collects antique golf clubs. Some of which can be seen in his office in _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv).
  • Is the only actor to appear in the pilots of two different "Law & Order" series (_"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) and _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv)).
  • Brother of 'Dave Florek (I)' (qv).
  • Is one of four cast members from "Law & Order" whose character became a regular on a "Law & Order" spin-off. He played Capt. Donald Cragen in both "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
  • Along with 'Jerry Orbach' (qv), 'Chris Noth' (qv) and 'Fred Dalton Thompson' (qv), he is one of four _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) cast members who later joined the regular cast of one of the spin-off series. He played Captain Donald Cragen in _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) from 1990 to 1993 and in _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv) since 1999.
  • Played Abraham Lincoln in the irreverent, controversial comedy series _"The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer" (1998)_ (qv), which was very short-lived.
  • Wife Karen is an artist.
  • An accomplished musician who collects music memorabilia.

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