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.....
Update: 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,... show more 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.....
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