Cast Member

Captain Donald Cragen

Dann Florek


Dann Florek stars as pragmatic Capt. Donald Cragen in "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," a role which he also played in the "Law & Order" movie "Exiled." Florek’s professional theater work includes "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Love's Labours Lost," "Strange Snow" and "Death of a Salesman." Later, he headed west to San Diego, where he participated in "Big River" and "American Buffalo." Florek gained attention for his portrayal of direct-marketing whiz Dave Meyer on the Emmy Award-winning "L.A. Law." Florek's additional television credits include guest-starring roles on "Wings" and "The Pretender," as well as "The Practice," "NYPD Blue," "Roseanne," "Ellen," "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Smart Guy." Florek also appeared in the telefilms "The Pentagon Wars" and the Emmy Award-winning "From the Earth to the Moon." Florek has appeared in such feature films as "Moon Over Parador," "Sunset," "Angel Heart," "Sweet Liberty," "The Flintstones," "Hard Rain," and "Beautiful Joe."