Dann Florek
Cragen Snitch.jpg
...as Don Cragen (SVU Season 9)
Captain Donald Cragen
Date of birth
1 May 1950
Place of birth
Flat Rock, Michigan, USA
Cragen Happily Ever After.jpg
...as Don Cragen (L&O Season 1)
IMDb profile

Dann Florek is an American actor and director. He is known for playing Captain Donald Cragen on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Captain Donald Cragen was a regular cast member in the first three seasons, after that he was replaced by Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson). Florek made guest appearances in the Law & Order episodes "Bad Faith", Entitled", and "Fixed". He also appeared in the franchise's only movie, Exiled: A Law & Order Movie.

Florek also directed the Law & Order episodes "The Pursuit of Happiness", "Big Bang", and "Bad Faith".

Florek is the the only actor to appear in the pilots of two different Law & Order series; the Law & Order episode "Prescription for Death", and the Special Victims Unit episode "Payback".

Along with Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, Alana De La Garza, and Fred Dalton Thompson, he is one of five Law & Order cast members who later joined the regular cast of one of the spin-off series.

At the time of his departure from Special Victims Unit during its fifteenth season, Florek was the longest-serving main cast member of the entire Law & Order franchise; having appeared in over 400 episodes of the original series and SVU combined.

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