Nick Falco
Falco Publish and Perish
Name Nick Falco
Title Detective
Affiliation NYPD (1992-present)
Division Brooklyn North Homicide Unit
Manhattan South Homicide Unit (2005)
Family Karen Falco (ex-wife)
Unnamed son
Unnamed daughter
Status Alive
Actor Michael Imperioli
First Appearance "Publish and Perish"
Last Appearance "Hindsight"

Nicolas "Nick" Falco was a homicide detective who first appeared as Joe Fontana's partner in the last four episodes of the show's 15th season while Jesse L. Martin, who played Ed Green, took time off to film the movie ''Rent''.

He returns in the 16th season episode Hindsight, in which he is framed for a woman's murder, a homicide that took place in his own apartment. Detectives Fontana and Green work to clear his name made more complicated by Falco injecting himself into the investigation despite repeated orders to stay away. Due to Falco being a credible alternative suspect, the killer is found not guilty, but it is determined she was set up to murder the victim and frame Falco by the ex-wife of a man Falco sent to prison for eleven years. The man had always blamed Falco, claiming that Falco set him up, but finally accepted that he committed the murder and truly changed his ways. To get the ex-wife to confess, the man's son takes Falco "hostage" in his apartment during a standoff with the police and threatens his life. After the killer confesses, Falco and the detectives reveal that it was all a set-up with the son using an unloaded gun provided by the police. Falco is subsequently exonerated.


Icon L&O Law & Order - Main Characters

Senior Detectives: Max GreeveyPhil CerretaLennie BriscoeJoe FontanaEd GreenCyrus Lupo

Junior Detectives: Mike LoganRey CurtisEd GreenNick FalcoNina CassadyCyrus LupoKevin Bernard

Commanding Officers: Captain Donald Cragen • Lieutenant Anita Van Buren


Executive Assistant District Attorneys: Benjamin StoneJack McCoyMichael Cutter

Assistant District Attorneys: Paul RobinetteClaire KincaidJamie RossAbbie CarmichaelSerena SoutherlynAlexandra BorgiaConnie Rubirosa

District Attorneys: Adam SchiffNora LewinArthur BranchJack McCoy


Elizabeth OlivetAlfred Wentworth