History Trivia / LawAndOrder

28th Apr '16 4:58:51 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: ... Be ready to make double-takes once you see who play defendants, prosecutors, etc.
** Agent Coulson plays a victim's boyfriend in the early episode "Life Choice"
** Antwon Mitchell joins the show as detective Kevin Bernard.
** Of course, statistically, there's a damn good chance that any New Yorker has appeared in the background of a Law and Order scene at least once. It is apparently not uncommon for people to have seen ''themselves'' during the show's run.
** ADA Robinette was [[Series/{{Firefly}} Jubal Early's]] ancestor?
** And how the defense attorney in the Season 17 finale was played by Jeremy Sisto... who joined the series as Cyrus Lupo the very next episode, Season 18's premiere.
** Dick Wolf liked to joke that if you go to a play in New York City and a cast member doesn't have a "Law & Order" credit in the Playbill, s/he either just got off the bus or isn't any good.
** [[VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} Tomoya Okazaki]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL_06ojBnfQ is]] a security guard in "Murder Book". Too bad he couldn't use [[SorcerousStabberOrphen magic]] to make Mickey go faster.
** Philip Seymour Hoffman had his first appearance on this show, according to Website/{{IMDB}}. He [[PlayingAgainstType plays a drug dealer and rapist.]] It's a short role, but not as jarring as Creator/SamuelLJackson as a defence attorney. Who doesn't get to kick ass. WhatCouldHaveBeen.
** [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast "Be Our Guest"]] takes on a whole new meaning when Briscoe breaks out the handcuffs.
** Speaking of Disney, [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Sebastian]] plays a defense attorney in one episode.
** In the Fourteenth Season episode "3 Dawg Night", the detectives interview the owner of the nightclub where an aspiring hip-hop artist is shot. The owner is none other than Creator/IdrisElba.
** [[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Mac]] plays a kid who, with another kid, kill's a delivery boy for a [[TitleDrop thrill]].
** [[Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle Lois]] was threatened with her kid being kidnapped for ending an affair with a judge.
** Michael Imperioli (Nick Falco) was a limo driver in a season 6 episode, and of course, Christopher Moltisanti on ''Series/TheSopranos''.
** Creator/JKSimmons as Emil Skoda (Hey, it's [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy J. Jonah Jameson]]! Hey it's [[Series/{{Oz}} Vern Schillinger]]! Hey, it's the [[Series/TheCloser Pope]]!)
** Randy J. Dworkin is [[Series/{{House}} Taub]].
** [[Creator/GiancarloEsposito Rodney Fallon]] is [[Series/BreakingBad Gus Fring]].
** [[Creator/KeithSzarabajka Neil Gorton]] in [[Series/{{Angel}} Daniel Holtz]].
** Werner Klemperer, better known as [[Series/HogansHeroes Colonel Klink]], makes an appearance in the season 2 episode "Star Struck".
** Earl Hindman (''Series/HomeImprovement''[='=]s Wilson) played an AmoralAttorney in Season 10's "Black, White and Blue".
** If you watch the series long enough, you'll probably see loads of extras and minor recurring actors who tend to show up in different roles throughout the series.
18th Apr '16 12:35:50 PM Hossmeister
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* * YouLookFamiliar:

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* * YouLookFamiliar:
18th Apr '16 12:35:34 PM Hossmeister
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* TheWikiRule: [[http://lawandorder.wikia.com/wiki/Law_%26_Order_Wiki Law and Order Wiki.]]

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* TheWikiRule: [[http://lawandorder.wikia.com/wiki/Law_%26_Order_Wiki Law and Order Wiki.]]]]
* * YouLookFamiliar:
** A particularly weird case: While Lennie Briscoe became the face of the franchise for the better part of the series, actor Jerry Orbach first appeared in the second season as defense attorney Frank Lehrmann. Every bit as much of a DeadpanSnarker as his later detective character, Orbach's attorney character is remembered for the line "It's called plea bargaining, not plea scalping!"
** Equally strange examples include S. Epatha Merkerson playing the bereaved mother of a murder victim years before she was cast as Lieutenant Van Buren, and Annie Parisse playing the stripper girlfriend of a defendant shortly before being cast as ADA Borgia. Parisse allegedly wanted to play the same character and claim that she had been working as a stripper to pay for law school, but Dick Wolf wasn't keen on the idea.
*** Not without reason; in story, initially Jack wasn't keen on Abby becoming his assistant due to her inexperience- she'd been an ADA for five years at that point. Given the short timespan between Annie Parisse's appearance as a stripper and her debut as Borgia, it would stretch credibility that she went from paying her way through law school to climbing the ranks of the DA's office in such a short amount of time.
** Additionally, a clean-shaven Jeremy Sisto appears as defense attorney Clint Glover in the season finale of the 17th season. In the very next episode, he returns as a scruffy Detective Cyrus Lupo and continues this role for the rest of the series.
** Several character actors appeared numerous times in the series, each time in a different role. As an example: comedian Larry Miller appeared three times -- twice as a husband who hired people to murder his two wives, and once ''as himself''. During his appearance as himself, Miller's "resemblance" to the wife-murderer is lampshaded by Detective Green.
*** It's a bit off-putting when a certain actor (Paul Calderon, to be specific) appears as a pedophilic child rapist who pours insecticide on a 10-year-old girl in one episode, reappears as a particularly good lawyer in another, and then reappears as a decorated war veteran acquitted for assaulting and killing a college student in another.
** Zeljko Ivanek made one appearance on Law and Order as a smug corrupt businessman, convicted for murdering an elderly man who swindled money from him (which he had, in turn, swindled for his wealthy friends) who managed to get acquitted after the police actually find the body years later. After that, he made at least two appearances as his [[Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet Homicide]] character before making another appearance as a different character. Ivanek also appeared on SVU alongside [[JustForFun/JohnMunch Richard Belzer]], who he had previously starred with in Homicide.
** Tamara Tunie appeared as a defense attorney in the L&O episode "Deadbeat" before she landed a role in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' as Dr. Melinda Warner.
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29th Jan '16 12:01:08 PM KevinKlawitter
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* PlayingAgainstType: Anthony Mackie as Kevin Bernard, a cop.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Comedian Anthony Mackie Anderson as Kevin Bernard, a by-the-book cop.
2nd Nov '15 10:24:30 AM hullflyer
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: While Lennie Briscoe isn't as bad as most characters in this trope, the real Jerry Orbach was univerally said to be a warm, friendly guy who constantly told jokes, not at all like the dry and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] character he made famous.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: While Lennie Briscoe isn't as bad as most characters in this trope, the real Jerry Orbach was univerally universally said to be a warm, friendly guy who constantly told jokes, not at all like the dry and [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] character he made famous.
10th Oct '15 1:51:01 AM birdienest81
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** Despite playing Mike Cutter who can often be cold and abrasive, Linus Roache is described by his co-stars as funny, humble, and candid.
29th Jun '15 6:27:11 PM creader
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** A new lieutenant would have been introduced in Season 21, had there been one -- S. Epatha Merkerson announced her departure from the show well in advance of its cancellation.

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** A new lieutenant would have been introduced in Season 21, had there been one -- S. Epatha Merkerson announced her departure from the show well in advance of its cancellation.cancellation.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://lawandorder.wikia.com/wiki/Law_%26_Order_Wiki Law and Order Wiki.]]
29th Jun '15 6:07:33 PM creader
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* McLeaned: [[spRumor has it that Alexandra Borgia's particularly brutal death was a result of actress Annie Parisse refusing to sleep with one of the show's writers. Though it's since been debunked. WordOfGod says she left because she felt unfulfilled in her role and wanted to explore different acting opportunities, and the reason she was killed off was because the writers had always wanted to murder an A.D.A.]]

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* McLeaned: [[spRumor [[spoiler:Rumor has it that Alexandra Borgia's particularly brutal death was a result of actress Annie Parisse refusing to sleep with one of the show's writers. Though it's since been debunked. WordOfGod says she left because she felt unfulfilled in her role and wanted to explore different acting opportunities, and the reason she was killed off was because the writers had always wanted to murder an A.D.A.]]
29th Jun '15 6:06:43 PM creader
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Werner Klemperer, better known as [[Series/HogansHeroes Colonel Klink]], makes an appearance in the season 2 episode "Star Struck".

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** Werner Klemperer, better known as [[Series/HogansHeroes Colonel Klink]], makes an appearance in the season 2 episode "Star Struck".



* [[spoiler: McLeaned: Rumor has it that Alexandra Borgia's particularly brutal death was a result of actress Annie Parisse refusing to sleep with one of the show's writers. Though it's since been debunked. WordOfGod says she left because she felt unfulfilled in her role and wanted to explore different acting opportunities, and the reason she was killed off was because the writers had always wanted to murder an A.D.A.]]

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* [[spoiler: McLeaned: Rumor [[spRumor has it that Alexandra Borgia's particularly brutal death was a result of actress Annie Parisse refusing to sleep with one of the show's writers. Though it's since been debunked. WordOfGod says she left because she felt unfulfilled in her role and wanted to explore different acting opportunities, and the reason she was killed off was because the writers had always wanted to murder an A.D.A.]]
29th Jun '15 6:04:14 PM creader
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* Michael Imperioli (Nick Falco) was a limo driver in a season 6 episode, and of course, Christopher Moltisanti on ''Series/TheSopranos''.
* Creator/JKSimmons as Emil Skoda (Hey, it's [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy J. Jonah Jameson]]! Hey it's [[Series/{{Oz}} Vern Schillinger]]! Hey, it's the [[Series/TheCloser Pope]]!)
* Randy J. Dworkin is [[Series/{{House}} Taub]]
* [[Creator/GiancarloEsposito Rodney Fallon]] is [[Series/BreakingBad Gus Fring]].
* [[Creator/KeithSzarabajka Neil Gorton]] in [[Series/{{Angel}} Daniel Holtz]].

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* ** Michael Imperioli (Nick Falco) was a limo driver in a season 6 episode, and of course, Christopher Moltisanti on ''Series/TheSopranos''.
* ** Creator/JKSimmons as Emil Skoda (Hey, it's [[Film/SpiderManTrilogy J. Jonah Jameson]]! Hey it's [[Series/{{Oz}} Vern Schillinger]]! Hey, it's the [[Series/TheCloser Pope]]!)
* ** Randy J. Dworkin is [[Series/{{House}} Taub]]
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Taub]].
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[[Creator/GiancarloEsposito Rodney Fallon]] is [[Series/BreakingBad Gus Fring]].
* ** [[Creator/KeithSzarabajka Neil Gorton]] in [[Series/{{Angel}} Daniel Holtz]].
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