Homicide Star Goes Undercover
One of the finest cop dramas ever made, NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street is still much missed by its fans. How did Jon Seda who played plucky Det. John Falsone feel when his fictional Baltimore detective squad closed its doors?
"Sad," he tells TV Guide Online. "It was such a great cast, a lot of good people. We became more than just working associates; we were all friends. Like when I got married, Clark Johnson who played [Det. Meldrick Lewis], my partner on the show was at my wedding. I was only on for two-and-a-half seasons and it was sad for me. It was tougher for the ones who were on since the beginning. I miss it, but I learned a lot from it."
Indeed, Seda's cops-and-robbers past more than prepared him for UC: Undercover debuting Sunday at 10 pm/ET a much fluffier, flashier sort of cop show. "I've played a lot of bad guys and cop roles," he says. "That's perfect for this because as an undercover agent, I need to know both sides. I gotta be believable as a criminal as well as a good guy. So everything I've done on Homicide or Oz comes into play here.
"Falsone was real intent on catching the criminal," Seda continues. "That was his passion. He wanted to be like a superhero and get those bad guys. I brought that into the character of Jake Shaw [on UC]. It's a totally different character, but his outlook on going after the criminals is the same."
No matter where his career takes him, Seda's Homicide
pals are never too far away. He still keeps in touch with ex-castmates Toni Lewis
a bad-ass beauty of the Pam Grier
school and Richard Belzer
, who took his wiseacre Det. Munch to Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
. Plus, Seda reveals, "Clark Johnson is going to be directing one of this season's UC: Undercover