Sep. 13, 1990
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Law & Order

The show follows a crime, ususally adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

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Detective Lennie Briscoe Law & Order
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Detective Lennie Briscoe

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Jerry OrbachJerry Orbach
Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor ...

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In his thirty-plus years on the force, Briscoe has seen it all. Jaded by his work and personal life -- he's been divorced twice -- Briscoe brings to the job a wry sense of humor, which punctuates the seriousness of investigating Manhattan's toughest homicide cases. No longer a youthful detective, Briscoe often has a chip on his shoulder about his age and his status as a recovering alcoholic. The murder of his own daughter hardened his stoic veneer as well as his resolve to bring criminals to justice.

Long before he was cast in the role of the wise-cracking detective, Bronx-born Orbach made a name for himself on Broadway where he earned a Tony Award for his starring role in Promises, Promises. In 1999, he was inducted into the Broadway Hall of Fame. Orbach's film credits include Beauty and the Beast, Postcards From The Edge, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Dirty Dancing, Someone To Watch Over Me, F/X, Brewster's Millions, Prince of the City and The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight. Orbach also completed the yet to be released film Chinese Coffee co-starring Al Pacino. As star of Law & Order, Orbachhas portrayed Detective Lenny Briscoe for the last nine seasons.

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08x20 - Burden
Season 8, Episode 20
03x17 - Conduct Unbecoming
Season 3, Episode 17
01x21 - Sonata For a Solo Organ
Season 1, Episode 21
10x19 - Surrender Dorothy
Season 10, Episode 19
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