Faces of the NYPDby muybueno16 | created - 15 Sep 2018 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
People who we know from Law & Order, NYPD Blue, CSI: NY, NY Undercover, Brooklyn South, Blue Bloods and even Die Hard type films/shows.
1. Bruce Willis
Actor | Die Hard
Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts.
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2. Dennis Franz
Actor | NYPD Blue
Dennis Franz was born Dennis Franz Schlacta in Maywood, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and is the son of Eleanor (Mueller) and Franz Ferdinand Schlachta, who were postal workers. He has two sisters, Marlene (born 1938) and Heidi (born 1935). He graduated from Southern Illinois University and was ...
Actor | Miss Congeniality
The middle of five children, Bratt hails from a close-knit family. His mother, an indigenous Quechua Peruvian from Lima, moved to the U.S. at age 14. He grew up in San Francisco. He is known for his roles in the films Traffic (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Despicable Me 2 (2013). He is ...
Actor | NYPD Blue
For seven seasons, acclaimed stage, screen and television actor James McDaniel portrayed Lt. Arthur Fancy on legendary television series NYPD Blue (1993). McDaniel recently completed shooting The Battle for Bunker Hill (2008), with director Kevin Willmott (CSA: Confederate States of America). ...
5. Jimmy Smits
Actor | NYPD Blue
Jimmy Smits was born on July 9, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jimmy L. Smits. He is an actor and producer, known for NYPD Blue (1993), Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The West Wing (1999). He was previously married to Barbara Smits.
6. David Caruso
Actor | First Blood
His low-keyed intensity, deep-voiced somberness, pale skin, puffy-eyed baby face and crop of carrot-red hair are all obvious and intriguing trademarks of TV star David Caruso. A hugely popular item in the 1990s as a result of a smash crime series, he got way too caught up in all the hoopla ...
Actor | No Good Deed
Henry Simmons was born in Stamford, Connecticut, one of three children to Aurelia, a school teacher, and Henry Simmons, Sr., an IRS agent. One of his sisters is his twin. Simmons earned a basketball scholarship at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. He graduated with a business degree and ...
8. Gordon Clapp
Actor | NYPD Blue
Gordon Clapp grew up in the ski resort town of North Conway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. He developed an interest in acting at an early age when he was cast in a production of THE HAPPY TIME at a local summer theater. He attended Williams College where he majored in English but spent ...
Actor | The Longest Yard
The whole Turturro clan and their extended family seem to have gotten into the show biz act at one time or another. The youngest of three boys, including famous older brother (by five years) John Turturro, Nicholas Turturro was born on January 29, 1962, in Queens, New York, and grew up in its ...
10. Kim Delaney
Actress | NYPD Blue
Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Roxborough. She is the daughter of Joan and Jack Delaney, who retired from Delphi Automotive, where he served as a committeeman for the United Auto Workers. She has four brothers: Ed Delaney and John Delaney...
11. Paige Turco
Paige Turco was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 17, 1965. When she was a year old her father passed away and her mother moved them to Springfield, Massachusetts. As a child she studied to become a ballerina. She performed as a soloist with the New England Dance Conservatory, The Amherst Ballet...
Actor | Black Dynamite
Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist who has appeared in numerous films and television series. He is the first African American to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn. White ...
13. Jerry Orbach
Actor | Law & Order
Jerry Orbach was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Leon Orbach, a former vaudevillian actor, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and Emily (nee Olexy), a radio singer, was born in Pennsylvania to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Roman Catholic parents, Alexander...
Actor | Man of Steel
Blessed with a piercing, blue-eyed glint, brawny looks, cocky "tough guy" stance and effortless charisma, TV's Christopher Meloni has grabbed audiences' attention, male and female alike, finding breakthrough small screen stardom playing both sides of the law. Audiences first were taken in by his ...
15. Mariska Hargitay
Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was...
Actor | New Jack City
The legendary gangsta hip-hop emcee Ice-T was born Tracy Marrow on February 16, 1958, in Newark, New Jersey. He moved to Los Angeles, California, to live with his paternal aunt after the death of his father while he was in the sixth grade; his mother had died earlier when he was in the third grade....
17. Richard Belzer
A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: ...
Actor | Men in Black
Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio was born on June 30, 1959 in Brooklyn, New York, to Phyllis, a restaurant manager and server, and Gene D'Onofrio, a theatre production assistant and interior designer. He is of Italian descent and has two older sisters. He studied at the Actors Studio and the American ...
19. Kathryn Erbe
Actress | Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Kathryn Erbe was born on July 5, 1965 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Kathryn Elsbeth Erbe. She is known for her work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Stir of Echoes (1999) and What About Bob? (1991). She was previously married to Terry Kinney.
20. Chris Noth
Actor | Sex and the City
Two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth stars on Season 3 FX's critically acclaimed drama Tyrant (2014) and has two independent films coming out this year.
On Tyrant (2014), Noth enters the show in its third season premiering in July, starring as Gen. William Cogswell,...
21. Dann Florek
Raised in Flat Rock, Michigan, character actor Dann Florek majored in math and physics at Eastern Michigan University until a drama scholarship changed the course of his career direction. Trained at Juilliard, he appeared frequently on stage ranging from the classics ("Love's Labour's Lost," "A ...
23. Danny Pino
Actor | Cold Case
Danny Pino was born on April 15, 1974 in Miami, Florida, USA as Daniel Gonzalo Pino. He is an actor and writer, known for Cold Case (2003), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and CSI: NY (2004). He has been married to Lilly Pino Bernal since February 15, 2002. They have two children.
24. Dean Winters
Actor | John Wick
Dean Winters is known for his role as Ryan O'Reily on HBO's award-winning series Oz (1997) and as Tina Fey's character's "Beeper King" boyfriend on the Emmy-winning comedy, 30 Rock (2006). His noteworthy comedic performance was recently included in Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" as well as ...
26. Adam Beach
Actor | Flags of Our Fathers
Adam Beach was born in Ashern, Manitoba, the son of Sally and Dennis Beach, and was raised on the Dog Creek First Nations Reserve, with his two brothers. A troubled childhood saw his mother killed by a drunk driver, and his alcoholic father drowned only weeks afterward. The three brothers went to ...
Actress | Law & Order
A native of Michigan, S. Epatha Merkerson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University. In 1978, she moved to New York City to apply her craft on stage. Although best known since 1993 as the smart and shrewd Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on the long-running TV crime drama Law &...
28. Jesse L. Martin
Actor | Rent
Jesse Martin was born Jesse Lamont Watkins in Virginia's Blue Ridge mountain range. His mother, Virginia Price, was a college career counselor. His father, Jesse Reed Watkins, was a truck driver. His parents divorced when he was very young. His mother then moved his family to Buffalo, New York. He ...
29. Richard Brooks
Actor | The Crow: City of Angels
Commanding actor Richard Brooks was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an actor, director and singer. Raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Brooks studied acting, dance, and voice work at Interlochen Academy of Arts in Michigan. Later, he moved to New York City and was a student of the Circle in the Square ...
30. Jeremy Sisto
Actor | Wrong Turn
Jeremy Sisto was born in Northern California, in a small town called Grass Valley. He is the son of actress Reedy Gibbs and jazz musician Dick Sisto. His film debut was in the movie Grand Canyon (1991). He studied at UCLA for a while and then started acting full time. Jeremy likes to play boccie (...
31. John Fiore
Actor | The Sopranos
John Fiore is an actor and producer, known for Meet the Mobsters (2005), Patriots Day (2016) and Person of Interest (2011). He was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
He most recently played Chief Arena in the highly acclaimed Chappaquiddick. He is best known for his work as Gigi Cestone on HBO's ...
32. Anthony Anderson
Actor | The Departed
Anthony Anderson was born on August 15, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Departed (2006), Kangaroo Jack (2003) and Transformers (2007). He has been married to Alvina Renee Stewart since September 11, 1999. They have two children.
33. Dennis Farina
Actor | Get Shorty
Dennis Farina was one of Hollywood's busiest actors and a familiar face to moviegoers and television viewers alike. Recently, he appeared in the feature films, "The Grand," a comedy about a Vegas poker tournament with Woody Harrelson, Cheryl Hines and Ray Romano; "Bottle Shock," also starring Alan ...
34. Paul Sorvino
Actor | Goodfellas
Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as...
36. George Dzundza
Actor | Crimson Tide
George Dzundza was born on July 19, 1945 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany as George F. Dzundza. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Crimson Tide (1995), Basic Instinct (1992) and The Deer Hunter (1978). He has been married to Mary Jo Vermeulen since 1982. They have three children.
39. Gia Galeano
Actress | Law & Order
Gia Galeano is known for her work on several episodes of Law & Order over a period of five seasons in a role that was created and named after her as well as numerous television commercials and national print ads. She has also worked in film and theater most notably The Public Theater, The Eugene ...
40. Gary Sinise
Actor | Forrest Gump
Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. ...
Actor | CSI: NY
Carmine Giovinazzo was born on August 24, 1973 in Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA as Carmine Dominick Giovinazzo. He is an actor, known for CSI: NY (2008), Graceland (2013) and Black Hawk Down (2001). He was previously married to Vanessa Marcil.
42. Hill Harper
Actor | CSI: NY
Hill Harper, an accomplished film, television and stage actor, stars in the hit CBS drama series, CSI: NY (2004). He portrays "Dr. Sheldon Hawkes", a reclusive coroner who walked away from a promising surgical career after the traumatic loss of two patients. This February, he will star in the HBO ...
43. Eddie Cahill
Actor | Miracle
Eddie Cahill was born in New York on January 15, 1978. With Italian and Irish decent, Eddie is the second born to his parents, having one older and one younger sister. He studied acting for a year and a half at New York University with the Atlantic Theater Co. Acting School.
He appeared in Nicky ...
Actress | CSI: NY
Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing ...
46. Sela Ward
Actress | Independence Day: Resurgence
Hallelujah for Sela. Everyone's favorite "Sister" was born Sela Ann Ward, on July 11, 1956, in Meridian, Mississippi. Sela's parents were Annie Kate (Boswell) and Granberry Holland Ward, Jr., an electrical engineer; the three younger children in the family are Jenna (1957), Berry (1959) and Brock (...
Actress | Saw II
Emmanuelle Vaugier is a Canadian actress, singer, and model. She began acting in grade school, after she was cast as an understudy in a play and had to fill in when the lead actor became ill. She modeled in Japan for three years. She made her acting debut in the 1995 made-for-TV movie drama, A ...
48. Natalie Martinez
Actress | Death Race
Natalie Martinez began modeling at the age of 15, years before she considered giving acting a try. The Miami-born beauty's career blossomed with a simple suggestion from her mother. During her senior year at St. Brendan High School in 2002, her mother saw an ad for J.Lo's new clothing line. After ...
Actor | Forrest Gump
Perhaps best remembered for his touching performance as "Bubba" opposite Tom Hanks in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump (1994), Mykelti Williamson is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, who has been steadily honing his craft since he first began acting professionally at the age ...
50. Kelly Hu
Actress | The Scorpion King
On February 13th, 1968, a girl of Chinese, English, and Hawaiian ancestry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, Herbert, was a salesman and her mother, Juanita, worked many odd jobs to help support the family. She has one older brother, Glenn. She is a former Miss Teen USA, and modeled in Japan...
51. John Larroquette
Actor | Night Court
John Larroquette was born on November 25, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Bernard Larroquette. He is an actor and producer, known for Night Court (1984), The Librarians (2014) and Stripes (1981). He has been married to Elizabeth Larroquette since July 4, 1975. They have three children. ...
52. Joe Morton
Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Joe Morton was born on October 18, 1947 in New York, New York, USA. He is a television, film, and theater actor, best known for The Brother from Another Planet (1984), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Eureka (2006), and Scandal (2012). He also writes and directs, and is a singer/songwriter.
53. Jamey Sheridan
Actor | Spotlight
Virile, fair-haired, set-jawed actor Jamey Sheridan was born in 1951 and raised in Pasadena, California. He turned to acting after a knee injury ended his pursuit of a dancing career.
Beginning professionally on stage in 1978, he gained some momentum into the next decade and eventually reached ...
54. Eric Bogosian
Actor | Talk Radio
Eric Bogosian was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Chicago and graduated from Oberlin College in 1976, whereupon he moved to New York City. In New York he was hired by the Kitchen as an assistant, established a dance series there and after five years left to devote all ...
55. Jeff Goldblum
Actor | Jurassic Park
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry.
59. Samantha Buck
Director | Best Kept Secret
Samantha Buck was born on December 20, 1974 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Samantha Susan Buck. She is an actress and director, known for Best Kept Secret (2013), Fearless (2006) and Person of Interest (2011). She has been married to Marie Schlingmann since May 6, 2016.
60. Mike Pniewski
Actor | Hightown
Mike Pniewski was born on April 20, 1961 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Michael A. Pniewski. He is an actor and writer, known for Hightown (2019), Madam Secretary (2014) and The Good Fight (2017). He is married to Jaye Jackson-Pniewski. They have three children.
61. Caris Vujcec
Actress | P.S. I Love You
Caris Vujcec is an award-winning American-born actress, writer, producer and director of Mediterranean descent. She is best known for her role in the hit romantic comedy, P.S. I Love You, and for her decade-long recurring role of Detective Louise Campesi on Law & Order - both Criminal Intent and ...
62. Joe Gonzalez
Transportation_department | The Wolf of Wall Street
Born in 1957 and raised in New York City, Joe began his career in Film and Television as a child actor. In 1996 he returned to school to reinvent himself. From the Borough of Manhattan Community College, then Vassar College on an "Exploring Transfer Program" and finally New York University's, Tisch...
63. Seth Gilliam
Actor | Starship Troopers
Seth Gilliam was born on November 5, 1968 in New York, USA. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) and Courage Under Fire (1996). He has been married to Leah Gardiner since August 24, 2005. They have one child.
65. Angel David
Actor | The Crow
Angel David has over twenty-five years experience as an actor, director and screenwriter.
As the director of New Works for INTAR Theater in New York he worked with playwrights to develop and produce workshop productions of their plays.
His short film Scar Tissue, which he wrote and directed, was an ...
66. Iris Delgado
Actress | Being Mary Jane
Iris Delgado has appeared in principal roles on network daytime, prime time and late-night television programs. She has also appeared on stage, in feature films and national ad campaigns. Raised bilingual in English and Spanish, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Theatre from the ...
69. Bill Brochtrup
Actor | NYPD Blue
Bill Brochtrup is a stage, film, and television actor, best known for playing "John Irvin," the cheerful administrative aide on ABC TV's Emmy Award-winning police drama, NYPD Blue (1993). Along with the rest of the cast, he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance ...
Actor | Franklin & Bash
Mark-Paul Gosselaar was born March 1, 1974 in Panorama City, California. His father, Hans Gosselaar, who is from the Netherlands, is of German and Dutch Jewish descent, and was a plant supervisor at Anheuser-Busch. His mother, Paula (van den Brink), is of Dutch-Indonesian background; she worked as ...
Actress | Six Days Seven Nights
Born in the San Fernando Valley on 6th October 1966, Jacqueline Obradors began her television career with several impressive appearances on many popular series such as Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990), Diagnosis Murder (1993) and Murder, She Wrote (1984) as well as NBC's Battery Park (2000) with ...
72. Esai Morales
Actor | La Bamba
Award-winning actor Esai Morales is a graduate of New York's High School for the Performing Arts. He was born in Brooklyn, to Puerto Rican parents, and began his acting career on the stage, first appearing in El Hermano at the Ensemble Theatre Studio and at New York's Shakespeare Festival In The ...
74. Andrea Thompson
Actress | NYPD Blue
Andrea Thompson was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1960. She has three siblings, and was raised in a strict Catholic household. At the age of seven she moved to Australia with her family. After graduating from high school Andrea traveled the world for five years, before moving to New York to study acting....
75. Charlotte Ross
Actress | Drive Angry
Born and raised in Winnetka, Illinois to Princeton and Harvard grads, it was expected that Charlotte Ross would follow in her parent's footsteps and continue in the field of education. However, falling in love with acting (and singing) in the tender years of her childhood, Charlotte had other plans...
76. Ricky Schroder
Actor | Black Cloud
He was born Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr., in Staten Island, New York on April 13th, 1970. His mother, Diane Schroder was an employee at AT&T, which is also the same company that employed his father, Richard Bartlett Schroder, Sr.
Eventually working his way up to management from being a telephone ...
79. Justine Miceli
Actress | NYPD Blue
A personable brunette actor with rich brown eyes, Miceli is a native New Yorker who studied acting on both coasts, including stints at the AADA, the California Institute of the Arts, and William Esper Studios. She subsequently did commercials, off-Broadway and touring theater and some spots on ...
80. Billy Concha
Actor | Grown Ups
Billy Concha is the oldest of two children raised by a single mother. Airforce dependents early on then Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Moved to Cape Cod and schooled in New England, Billy immediately found his love for performing being around the beauty and influences of year round living on Cape Cod. ...
Actor | White Oleander
Scott Allan Campbell is a skilled character lead, known for portraying tough, working-class characters. Campbell was born in Florida on August 6th, 1959. He graduated from the University of West Virginia and made his small-screen acting debut in his mid-twenties in the TV series St. Elsewhere (1982)...
Actor | State and Main
Vincent Guastaferro is a well known established character actor who's body of work spans 35 years. His range of credits include studio features to low budge indie films, series regulars to web series, and Broadway to Waiver Theater. Vinny believes it is an honor and privilege to meet other actors ...
85. Amy Brenneman
Actress | Judging Amy
Amy Frederica Brenneman was born in New London, Connecticut, to Frederica (Shoenfield), a judge in the Connecticut State Superior Court, and Russell Langdon Brenneman, Jr., an environmental lawyer. Amy's mother was one of the first women to graduate from Harvard. Amy is also a graduate of Harvard, ...
86. Joe Sabatino
Actor | Batman Forever
Born and raised on Long Island, a suburb of NYC, Joe Sabatino grew up the youngest of 3 children; who were ruled by a strong and funny Italian mother, whose word was law and carried absolute power. Enjoying a wonderful and exciting childhood, Joe attained both his mother and fathers' great sense of...
Actress | Without a Paddle
Bonnie was raised by her mother, and her mother's large Irish Catholic family in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Her mother is one of 9 children! Bonnie started acting and singing at a young age, appearing in all the high school plays at Poly Prep Country Day School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She attended Boston ...
88. Anthony Mangano
Actor | Inside Man
Anthony is an athletically built, dark-haired American actor who hails from Brooklyn, New York. He is an actor known for the films The Family, Inside Man, Point Break and Raising Helen. His first job in Hollywood was on the sitcom Different Strokes. He has guest starred on many shows including CSI ...
89. Joe Spano
Actor | Apollo 13
Actor Joe Spano, best known for his Emmy-nominated detective role on Hill Street Blues (1981), was born in San Francisco, the son of a doctor, and a Bishop Riordan High School and University of California-Berkeley graduate. His intention to be a pre-med major dissipated with the growing interest of ...
91. Tzi Ma
Actor | Arrival
Tzi Ma was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States at a young age. Together with his parents and four of his siblings, he worked in a family-owned restaurant on Staten Island, New York, where he still has his elementary school friends he's in touch with. One of the most prolific and ...
94. Casey Siemaszko
Actor | Back to the Future
Casey Siemaszko is an extremely versatile American actor, known for his roles in the 1980s 'Brat Pack' films, although over the last three decades he has notched up an impressive 60 plus Film and TV appearances.
Siemaszko was born in Chicago, Illinois, to a Polish father and a British mother. His ...
95. Sheeri Rappaport
Actress | NYPD Blue
Rappaport lived with her parents Edna and Jospeh in Dallas, Texas, until she was 9. She then moved to outside New York City to test her acting. She started acting classes at age 5 and got her first agent at age 6. She got a role on Nickelodeon's "Clarissa Explains It All". She then moved to Los ...
96. Michael Harney
Actor | Soy Nero
An actor on television since the early 1990s, Michael Harney frequently essayed tough men with deeply complicated interior lives in such acclaimed series as "NYPD Blue" (ABC 1993-2005), "Deadwood" (HBO 2005-2006) and "Weeds" (Showtime 2005-2012). His ability to tap into the emotional and spiritual ...
97. Joseph Carberry
Actor | Speed
Joe Carberry was born to Irish-American parents at St. Vincent Hospital in New York City's West Village. He spent 10 years training at the Gramercy Boxing Gym on 14th St. Enlisted in the Marines and did a tour in Vietnam (1967-68). Was at Woodstock '69. Studied with Sanford Meisner, William Esper ...