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As the legal drama's future comes into question, look back on the many faces who have helped fight crime.

Shaun Harrison
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George Dzundza played Sgt. Max Greevey from 1990-91.

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Dennis Farina played Det. Joe Fontana from 2004-06.

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Chris Noth played Det. Mike Logan from 1990-95. He later reprised the character in the 1998 TV movie, Exiled: A Law & Order Movie, and on Law & Order: Criminal Intent for two seasons.
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Dann Florek played Capt. Don Cragen from 1990-93. He reprised the role in Exiled: A Law & Order Movie and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from its 1999 premiere until now.
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Michael Moriarty (L) played Executive Assistant District Attorney Ben Stone from 1990-94, while Richard L. Brooks (R) played Assistant District Attorney Paul Robinette from 1990-93. Brooks later returned for three guest appearances.
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Steven Hill played District Attorney Adam Schiff from 1990-2000.

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Alana De La Garza played Assistant District Attorney Connie Rubirosa from 2006-10.

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Angie Harmon played Assistant District Attorney Abbie Carmichael from 1998-2001.

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Annie Parisse played Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Borgia from 2005-06.

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Anthony Anderson played Det. Kevin Bernard from 2008-10.

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Benjamin Bratt played Det. Rey Curtis from 1995-99 and made a guest appearance in 2009.

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Carey Lowell played Assistant District Attorney Jamie Ross from 1996-98.

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Dianne Wiest played District Attorney Nora Lewin from 2000-02.

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Elisabeth Rohm played Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn from 2001-05.

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Jeremy Sisto played Det. Cyrus Lupo from 2008-10.

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Paul Sorvino played Sgt. Phil Cerreta from 1991-92.

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Jerry Orbach played Det. Lennie Briscoe from 1992-2004. He reprised the role on the short-lived Law & Order: Trial by Jury.
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Jesse L. Martin played Det. Ed Green from 1999-2008.

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Fred Thompson played District Attorney Arthur Branch from 2002-07.

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Jill Hennessy played Assistant District Attorney Claire Kincaid from 1993-96.

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Linus Roache played Executive Assistant District Attorney Mike Cutter from 2008-10.

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Michael Imperioli played Det. Nick Falco in 2005.

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Milena Govich played Det. Nina Cassady from 2006-07.

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Sam Waterston played Executive Assistant District Attorney and later District Attorney Jack McCoy from 1994-2010.
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S. Epatha Merkerson played Lt. Anita Van Buren from 1993-2010.