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Dann Florek Biography
Ezekial Dann Florek is an American actor and director well known for his role as New York City Police Captain Donald Cragen on NBC’s Law & Order and its spinoff Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Dann Florek Age
Ezekial Dann Florek was born on May 1, 1950 in Flat Rock, Michigan, U.S. He is 69 years old as of 2019.
Dann Florek Death
Florek is alive.
Dann Florek Height
Florek stand at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m).
Dann Florek Salary and Net Worth
Dann Florek has a net worth of $10 million dollars. He has been able to accumulate the same from his successful acting career. He also reacieves a salary of $100 thousand per episode.
Dann Florek Wife
Dann Florek is married to his wife Karen since 25th of July, 1980. The duo had been in a relationship since their college days at Eastern Michigan University. Karen is an artist and nothing is known about the couple having any kids.
Dann Florek Children
Details about Florek’s children are not known.
Dann Florek Early Life and Education
Born in Flat Rock, Michigan, Ezekial Dann Florek is the son of Leonard Florek, a chiropractor and Darlene Florek. He went to Eastern Michigan University, but never graduated. Florek moved to New York City to pursue an acting career in the theatre.
Dann Florek Career
Florek worked his way into supporting roles in such diverse 1980s films as Sweet Liberty, Moon Over Parador and Angel Heart. He also played Mr. Slate in the live-action film version of The Flintstones.
Florek portrayed Dave Meyer, the husband of Susan Ruttan’s character, Roxanne Melman, on 22 episodes of NBC’s hit drama L.A. Law beginning in 1988. He also had a recurring role in the WB sitcom Smart Guy as the high school gym coach. Florek also appeared in several episodes of Roseanne.
Dann Florek Law & Order
In the beggining of 1990, Florek co-starred in the NBC police procedural and legal drama television series Law & Order as Capt. Don Cragen. The first few years of Law & Order had mediocre ratings and finally after the close of the 1992-1993 season, NBC told creator/executive producer Dick Wolf that they would cancel the show unless he added a few women to the all-male cast. Wolf reluctantly complied and fired Florek and also Richard Brooks (who played Paul Robinette), replacing them with S. Epatha Merkerson and Jill Hennessy, respectively. However in 1994 and 1995, Florek was allowed to direct a few Law & Order episodes.
In the 1995 episode “Bad Faith” (which he also directed), Florek reprised the role of Cragen and in the 1998 TV-movie Exiled, centered on former L&O star Chris Noth’s character, Mike Logan. He returned to the Cragen role in 1999, only this time on the Law & Order spin-off series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as the titular unit’s captain. Florek was written out of the series during its 15th season and his final episode aired on January 15, 2014. He reprised his role in the 21st episode of season 16 in May 2015.
Dann Florek Movies
- 1982 The Country Girl Larry
- 1983 Eddie Macon’s Run, Man in bar
- 1985 Braker, Hayes
- 1986 Sweet Liberty, Jesse
- 1986 Alex: The Life of a Child Dr. Tom Dolan
- 1987 Angel Heart, Herman Winesap
- 1987 Five Corners, Policeman
- 1988 Sunset, Marty Goldberg
- 1988 The Trial of Bernhard Goetz Judge Crane
- 1988 Moon Over Parador, Toby
- 1989 An Innocent Man, Prosecuting Attorney
- 1989 The Edge Strip-Joint Operator
- 1991 Flight of the Intruder, Lt. Cmdr. Mad
- 1994 The Flintstones, Mr. Slate
- 1994 Getting Even with Dad, Wayne
- 1997 A Nightmare Come True Det. Ron Shaye
- 1998 Hard Rain, Mr. Mehlor
- 1998 Little Girl Fly Away Chief Gelbart
- 1998 The Pentagon Wars, Maj. Gen. Bob Braden
- 1998 Exiled: A Law & Order Movie, Captain Donald Cragen
- 2000 Beautiful Joe, Happy
- 2002 Law & Order: The Beginning Himself
- 2003 Focus Room William
- 2003 SVU Beginning Himself
- 2004 Law & Order: The First 3 Years Himself
- 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Police Sketch: Dann Florek Himself
- 2005 Jerry Orbach Tribute, Himself
- 2006 Copy That Dann
- 2013 Santorini Blue Trent Parker
- 2018 Disillusioned Jeb
Dann Florek TV Shows
- 1985 Hill Street Blues, Bowers
- 1986 The Equalizer, Lieutenant Ferraro
- 1987 Mr. President, Bosdec
- 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse, Winthrop
- 1987 Hunter, John Edleton
- 1988–1993 L.A. Law, Dave Meyer
- 1988 American Playhouse, Judge Crane
- 1988 Matlock, Ken Pritchard
- 1988 21 Jump Street, Jim Crawford
- 1988 CBS Schoolbreak Special, Stan Pallon
- 1988 Almost Grown, Giardello
- 1989 Free Spirit, Bill / Mr. Flynn
- 1989 Major Dad, Buzz
- 1990 Grand, Robert
- 1990 Roseanne, Principal Hiller
- 1990–2004 Law & Order, Captain Donald Cragen
- 1994 Hardball, Ernest ‘Happy’ Talbot
- 1994 Wings, Bob the air traffic controller
- 1995 Ellen, Mr. Woodruff
- 1995 The John Larroquette Show, Winters Lennox
- 1996 Champs, Ernie
- 1997 Roseanne, Dr. Rudmen
- 1997 Michael Hayes, Carnap
- 1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Bob Gordon
- 1997 Total Security Morris Silver
- 1997 NYPD Blue, Gary Hogan
- 1998 The Pretender, Don Larson
- 1998 From the Earth to the Moon, Robert Seamans
- 1998 The Practice, Father Michael Ryan
- 1998 The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, Abraham Lincoln
- 1997–1999 Smart Guy, Coach Gerber
- 1999–2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Captain Donald Cragen
- 2015 Under the Dome, Colonel Walker