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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 1, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA Profession: actor, director

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Dann Florek, a bald character player with a penchant for playing perpetually annoyed or annoying characters, has had a handful of film credits, but is perhaps best known for his regular and recurring work in primetime network television. Raised in Flat Rock, Michigan, Florek discovered acting while pursuing a degree in math and physics at Eastern Michigan University. Following college, the actor moved east and took New York stage roles before a 1970s relocation to San Diego, where he starred in productions for the city's famed La Jolla Playhouse.

Dann Florek, a bald character player with a penchant for playing perpetually annoyed or annoying characters, has had a handful of film credits, but is perhaps best known for his regular and recurring work in primetime network television. Raised in Flat Rock, Michigan, Florek discovered acting while pursuing a degree in math and physics at Eastern Michigan University. Following college, the actor moved east and took New York stage roles before a 1970s relocation to San Diego, where he starred in productions for the city's famed La Jolla Playhouse.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Pentagon Wars, The (1998) General No 1
2.
 Exiled: A Law and Order Movie (1998) Captain Donald Cragen
3.
 Hard Rain (1998) Mr Mehlor
4.
 Little Girl Fly Away (1998) Chief Gelbart
5.
 Nightmare Come True, A (1997) Detective Ron Shaye
6.
 Getting Even With Dad (1994) Wayne
7.
 Flintstones, The (1994) Mr Slate
8.
 Flight of the Intruder (1991) Mad Jack
9.
 Moon Over Parador (1988) Toby
10.
 Sunset (1988) Marty Goldberg
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Raised in Flat Rock, Michigan
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Moved to NYC and began landing stage roles
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Headed to San Diego in the 1970s, starring in La Jolla Playhouse productions
1985:
Appeared in the detective TV-movie "Braker" (ABC), starring Carl Weathers
1986:
Feature film debut in the Alan Alda-helmed comedy "Sweet Liberty"
1986:
Played a doctor in the fact-based ABC TV-movie "Alex: The Life of a Child"
1987:
Was featured in Alan Parker's controversial thriller "Angel Heart"
1987:
Guest starred on episodes of "Hunter" (NBC) and "Mr. President" (Fox)
1988:
Appeared in the features "Five Corners", "Sunset", and "Moon Over Parador"
1988:
Portrayed Judge Stephen Crane in the legal transcript based courtroom drama "The Trial of Bernhard Goetz", aired on PBS as an installment of "American Playhouse"
1988:
Made guest appearances on "21 Jump Street" (Fox), "Matlock" and "Beverly Hills Buntz" (both NBC)
1988:
Had a recurring role on "L.A. Law" as David Meyer, a businessman in a rocky marriage with legal secretary Roxanne
1989:
Portrayed a strip club owner in the HBO anthology special "The Edge"
1990:
Played an unreasonable school principal on the ABC sitcom "Roseanne"
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Starred as Captain Cragen on the acclaimed NBC drama "Law & Order"
1991:
Co-starred in the war drama "Flight of the Intruder"
1994:
Offered a supporting turn as Mr Slate in the live-action feature version of "The Flintstones"
1994:
Appeared in the Ted Danson/Macaulay Culkin starrer "Getting Even With Dad"
1994:
Played baseball manager 'Happy' Talbot on the Fox sitcom "Hardball"
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Was a frequent guest performer on TV series
1997:
Had featured role as a detective in the CBS drama "A Nightmare Come True"
1998:
Appeared in the action thriller "Hard Rain"
1998:
Guest starred on episodes of "The Pretender" (NBC) and "The Practice" (ABC)
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Had a recurring role as Coach Gerber on the UPN series "Smart Guy"
1999:
Reprised his role as Donald Cragen on the spin-off series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
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Education

Eastern Michigan University: Ypsilanti , Michigan -

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wife:
Karen Florek. Artist.

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