Recently I got a call from casting explaining that there was an opening in the squadroom of the long-running television show Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The casting director asked me if I would be interested in the gig.
After a brief test, I got the gig. I later learned that the spot I took over was somewhat special because I was to be getting a desk, but not just any desk. It was the desk formerly belonging to the show’s lead, Vincent D’Onofrio. Vincent left at the end of the eighth season, and since then as I understand it, a couple of different detectives have occupied the desk. The most recent actor was leaving the show, and here I was, suddenly in a ceremonial seat.
I must say that it feels good to have this opportunity. Since I came in late in the ninth season, you won’t see me very much. For now you’ll see me in Episodes 09015 and 09016, along with some random appearances in earlier episodes that we’ve been reshooting. For you trivia buffs, my partner sitting across from me is the lovely and talented Julie Stone. We should have a Law & Order spinoff series ourselves!
The photo above is taken of me at my desk from Julie’s perspective. Have fun picking me out in Season Nine of Law & Order: Criminal Intent!