Skeet Ulrich

Skeet Ulrich has signed on to star in Law & Order: Los Angeles, a show rep says.

The Jericho star, 40, will play LAPD Detective Rex Winters, a former Marine with keen intuition whose work style is heavily shaped by the Rodney King riots that took place within his first two months on the job. Winters' personal life is a bit more complicated: his first marriage ended because of an affair with his former partner-turned-wife.

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The series will be executive-produced by Law & Order vets Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer and Peter Jankowski as well as Brotherhood's Blake Masters. Law & Order: Los Angeles is the fourth spin-off of the canceled flagship drama, following SVU, Criminal Intent and the short-lived Trial By Jury.

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Ulrich most recently appeared on CSI: NY in a multi-episode arc last season.

Law & Order: Los Angeles will air on Wednesdays at 10/9c this fall.