Jesse L. Martin and Benjamin Bratt

I watch reruns of “Law & Order” on cable but I don’t understand why I never really see some of the actors and actresses after they leave that series. I don’t mean Chris Noth; I see him in movies and on TV. But what about Benjamin Bratt, Jesse Martin, Angie Harmon and Jill Hennessy? Or Steven Hill. Is he still with us?

The original “Law & Order” went through many cast changes in close to 20 years on the air and, like you, I still find myself watching reruns on its various cable homes. And the actors in the series for the most part have found other work, although it may be on shows you don’t follow.

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Focusing on some of the specific names you mentioned and their current credits: Jesse L. Martin (Ed Green) is now on The CW’s “The Flash.” Angie Harmon plays Rizzoli on TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” which resumes new episodes on Feb. 16. Jill Hennessy has been playing a recurring role on “Madam Secretary,” which resumes on Jan. 10 on CBS. Benjamin Bratt guest-stars from time to time on “Modern Family,” was in 2014’s “24: Live Another Day” and will be on the big screen in “Ride Along 2,” which premieres Jan. 15.

Steven Hill, who played Adam Schiff on “Law & Order” for a decade, is still with us at this writing. But, at 93 years old, he is apparently retired from screen work.

Posted by:Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal