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Florek at Eastern Michigan University
|Born||Ezekial Dann Florek
) May 1, 1950
Flat Rock, Michigan, United States
|Other names||Dann Florek|
|Years active||1983 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Karen Florek (1983–present)|
Ezekial Dann Florek (born May 1, 1950), better known as Dann Florek, is an American actor and director. He is most notably known for his role as Donald Cragen on NBC's Law & Order and its spinoff Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Law & Order
After a brief stint as the husband of Susan Ruttan on NBC's hit drama L.A. Law, Florek co-starred in the NBC police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order as Capt. Don Cragen. The first few years of Law & Order had mediocre ratings and finally after the close of the 1992-1993 season, NBC told creator/executive producer Dick Wolf that they would cancel the show unless he added a few women to the all-male cast. Wolf reluctantly complied and fired Florek as well as Richard Brooks (who played Paul Robinette), replacing them with S. Epatha Merkerson and Jill Hennessy, respectively. However, Florek was allowed to direct a few Law & Order episodes in 1994 and 1995.
Florek reprised the role of Cragen in the 1995 episode "Bad Faith" (which he also directed), and in the 1998 TV-movie Exiled, centered on former L&O star Chris Noth's character, Mike Logan. In 1999 he returned to the Cragen role, only this time on the Law & Order spin-off series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as the unit captain, a part he plays to this day.
Florek and his wife, Karen, live in Venice, Los Angeles. Karen works as an artist. His brother, Dave, is also an actor. All three trained in the Daniel L. Quirk Jr. drama school at Eastern Michigan University.
Florek received an honorary Bachelor of Arts and an honorary Doctorate of Arts (on December 13, 2008, and December 14, 2008, respectively) from Eastern Michigan University, presented to him by President Susan Martin and the EMU Board of Registrants. During the latter event, Florek was the head speaker at the school's Winter 2008 Eastern Michigan Graduation Commencement.
|1983||Eddie Macon's Run||Man in bar|
|1987||Angel Heart||Herman Winesap|
|Moon Over Parador||Toby|
|1989||An Innocent Man||Prosecuting Attorney||Uncredited|
|1991||Flight of the Intruder||Lt. Cmdr. Mad||Jack/Doc|
|1994||The Flintstones||Mr. Slate|
|Getting Even with Dad||Wayne|
|1998||Hard Rain||Mr. Mehlor|
|2002||Law & Order: The Beginning||Himself||Direct-to-video
aka The Creation of 'Law & Order' with Dick Wolf
|2004||Law & Order: The First 3 Years||Himself||Direct-to-video|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Police Sketch: Dann Florek||Himself||Direct-to-video|
|2005||Jerry Orbach Tribute||Himself||Direct-to-video|
|2007||TV Land Confidential||Himself - interviewee||Episode: "Locations"
aka TV Land Confidential: The Untold Stories
|2010||Santorini Blue||Trent Parker||Post-production|
|1982||The Country Girl||Larry||TV film|
|1985||Hill Street Blues||Episode: "Intestinal Fortitude"|
|1986||The Equalizer||Lieutenant||Episode: "Breakpoint"|
|Alex: The Life of a Child||Dr. Tom Dolan||TV film|
|1988-93||L.A. Law||David Meyer / Dave Meyer||22 episodes|
|1987||CBS Summer Playhouse||Winthrop||Episode: "Doctors Wilde"|
|Hunter||John Edleton||Episode: "Night on Bald Mountain"|
|1988||Matlock||Ken Pritchard||Episode: "The Hucksters"|
|21 Jump Street||Jim Crawford||Episode: "Brother Hanson & the Miracle of Renner's Pond"|
|The Trial of Bernhard Goetz||Judge Crane||TV film|
|CBS Schoolbreak Special||Stan Pallon||Episode: "Gambler"|
|1989||The Edge||Strip-Joint Operator||TV film|
|Free Spirit||Bill / Mr. Flynn||Episode: "The Bosses Are Coming"|
|Major Dad||Buzz||Episode: "Rescue Mission"|
|1990||Grand||Robert||Episode: "The Healing"|
|Roseanne||Principal Hiller||Episode: "Bird Is the Word"|
1995, 2000, 2004
|Law & Order||Captain Donald Cragen||66 episodes (main cast member)
3 episodes (guest star)
|1994||Hardball||Ernest 'Happy' Talbot||Unknown episodes|
|Wings||Bob||Episode: "Insanity Claus"|
|1995||Ellen||Mr. Woodruff||Episode: "$5,000"|
|The John Larroquette Show||Lennox||Episode: "Love on the Line"|
|1996||Champs||Ernie||Episode: "It's Must Have Been Gridlock"|
|1997||A Nightmare Come True||Det. Ron Shaye||TV film
aka A Dream of Murder
|Roseanne||Doctor/Dr. Rudmen||Episode: "A Second Chance" (as Doctor)
Episode: "The Miracle" (as Dr. Rudmen)
|Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Bob Gordon||Episode: "Cat Showdown"|
|Total Security||Morris Silver||Episode: "Dental Men Prefer Blondes"|
|NYPD Blue||Gary Hogan||Episode: "Sheedy Dealings"|
|1998||The Pentagon Wars||Maj. Gen. Bob Braden||TV film|
|The Pretender||Don Larson||Episode: "Crash"|
|From the Earth to the Moon||Robert Seamans||HBO Miniseries
Episode: "Apollo One"
|The Practice||Father Michael Ryan||Episode: "Duty Bound"|
|Little Girl Fly Away||Chief Gelbart||TV film
aka The Poet
|The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer||Abraham Lincoln||Episode: "School DaZe"
Episode: "A.O.L.: Abe on Line"
Episode: "Saving Mr. Lincoln"
|Exiled: A Law & Order Movie||Captain Donald Cragen||TV film|
|1997-99||Smart Guy||Coach Gerber||Episode: "Below the Rim"
Episode: "Most Hated Man on Campus"
Episode: "T.A. or Not T.A."
Episode: "List_of_Smart_Guy_episodes#Season_3:_1998-99Break Up Not to Make Up"
Episode: "Can't Buy Me Love"
Episode: "The Graduate?"
|1999–present||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Captain Donald Cragen||Regular character|
|2010||Santorini Blue||Associate Producer||Post-production|
|1993-95||Law & Order||Television Director||Episode: "The Pursuit of Happiness"
Episode: "Big Bang"
Episode: "Bad Faith"
Eastern Michigan University 2008 Winter Commencement. Lead Speaker Dann Florek. December 14, 2008.
Eastern Michigan University 2008 Winter Commencement. Speaker: EMU President Susan Martin. December 14, 2008.