The longest-serving main cast members of the original series include Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff (1990–2000), Jerry Orbach as Det. Lennie Briscoe (1992–2004), S. Read more
Detectives: Martin, Milena Govich, Merkerson. Prosecutors: Waterston, Alana de la Garza, Thompson. Govich was the first — and only, as it turned out — female detective featured on the show. Govich never developed much chemistry with Martin and was gone after one season.
Law & Order ran for 20 seasons, but Orbach left after 12 seasons. Orbach fell ill with prostate cancer and producers had to write him out of the show in 2004 because he was too sick to perform. He died later that year.
In 2005, the Lennie Briscoe character was written out after the second episode of Trial By Jury, coinciding with Orbach's death on December 28, 2004, from prostate cancer.
Alexandra Borgia (d. April 26, 2006) was an Assistant District Attorney on Law & Order from 2005-2006. She was kidnapped, brutally beaten, and killed in the episode "Invaders", and was succeeded in the District Attorney's office by Connie Rubirosa.
The Kincaid character was written out after Hennessy expressed concern about being typecast as an "uptight lawyer". Kincaid was originally intended to be portrayed as paralyzed and leaving the DA's office for private practice after the events of "Aftershock".
Hear us out: Benson thrives with Rollins as her partner, both in and out of the precinct. Rollins is like the little sister Benson never had, and together, they open up about their troubled childhoods, dating problems and raising kids as single mothers.
Farina had joined the show as Detective Joe Fontana in season 15, following the death of Jerry Orbach. As Fontana was sent off to retirement, Farina's spokesperson told the Today that the actor wanted to pursue other offers and to continue work with his production company.
After a short period of time during which McCoy worked alone, ADA Jamie Ross became his partner. Although they had an amicable relationship, they never became lovers. In fact, McCoy never had an affair with any of his assistants after Kincaid's death and his love life was never mentioned again.
Guiding Light is the longest-running TV show in the world, with 72 years on the air. The American daytime soap was created in 1937, debuting on the radio – and was finally taken off CBS in 2009.
Julia Roberts is an actress who played Katrina Ludlow in the Law & Order season nine episode "Empire".
Alexandra Borgia is a fictional character, played by Annie Parisse, who appeared on the long-running NBC drama series Law & Order from 2005 to 2006. Appearing in a total of 33 episodes, she is the shortest serving Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in the show's history.
Nicolas "Nick" Falco was a homicide detective who was temporarily partnered with Joe Fontana, after Ed Green is shot (L&O: "Tombstone"). He returns a year later after he is framed for a woman's murder, a homicide that took place in his own apartment. ... Falco is subsequently exonerated (L&O:"Hindsight").
Joe Fontana on TV's "Law & Order" and also starred in numerous movies, died Monday at age 69, his publicist tells NBC News. The cause of death was a blood clot in his lung, she said. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of a great actor and a wonderful man," publicist Lori De Waal said in a statement.
Fontana and Green investigate Green's former replacement, Nick Falco, who becomes a suspect in an investigation after a woman he had spent the night with is found slashed to death in his bathroom.
Benson is the first main character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit to speak in the entire series as well as the first female to speak in the series. She was born on February 7, 1968, which would make her 53 as of 2021.
"Don't tell our spouses," Meloni said. Hargitay, 57, has been married to actor Peter Hermann since 2004 and has three children, while Meloni, 60, has been married to production designer Sherman Williams since 1995 and has two children. Hargitay is the godmother of his 20-year-old daughter, Sophia.
Serena Southerlyn was an Assistant District Attorney on Law & Order. ... Branch dismissed Southerlyn because he felt that she was too sympathetic to the defendants.
In a case of life imitating art, Lowell requested to leave the show in order to spend more time with her daughter, as she felt that the time she spent filming the drama was causing her to "miss her [daughter's] childhood".
Röhm left the show in the middle of the fifteenth season, and made her last appearance in the episode "Ain't No Love." She was replaced by Alexandra Borgia (Annie Parisse). Her departure was noteworthy due to a surprising conversation between Southerlyn and Branch in the very last scene of the episode.
At the conclusion of the episode, Cabot is apparently killed in a drive-by shooting while saying goodnight to Benson and Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni). In the following scene, a cold, quiet SVU squad room is shown with Stabler reading a newspaper proclaiming her death.