Of all the characters/actors ever on (any version) Law & Order, who is or was the very best?

I have to go with Sam Waterston (Jack McCoy) myself, but I saw him in many productions made prior to L&O.....


I like Vincent D'Onfrio, too......I also like his partner, Catherine Erbe (previously from "What About Bob" teenage daughter), but she hardly seems to get any lines....wonder why...

Update 2:

Jesse Martin was great!

I also like Chris Noth, Benjamin Bratt,

Of course, Lennie (Jerry Orbach, RIP)

Carey Lowell (ADA Jaime Ross--aka Mrs Richard Gere)

Jill Hennessy (Claire Kincaid)

Dennis Farina, Ice Tea,

RICHARD BELZER (John Munch--and all his conspiracy theories!!)

While I like, and watch, SVU...and like Benson & Stabler, I find them to be very harsh and messed up characters....I know that means they are great actors...I'm just not as comfortable with them.....

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, me too. Sam Waterston. I miss that show. One of the best.

  • 1 decade ago

    Its a tie for me between Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler. I love them as partners. IMO SVU was the best one.

  • 1 decade ago

    hands down sam waterston! but i also love jesse martin.

  • 1 decade ago

    Olivia Benson/Mariska Hargitay...I think she's awesome

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  • 1 decade ago

    vincent D'onfrio- from CI, he's a great actor. check him out in full metal jacket

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