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Christopher Meloni



Perhaps most famous for his dramatic work on TV series like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Christopher Meloni has also been praised for his comedic appearances on screens of all sizes. His resumé proves him a versatile actor, indeed, with experience on television, in feature films -- both comedic and dramatic -- and even on-stage. (He acted in the 2001 Williamstown Theatre Festival.)

He was born on April 2, 1961, in Washington, D.C., and earned his degree in 1983 at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Having grown interested in acting in college, he next studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City with Sandford Meisner.



First noted for his role that began in 1990 on the hit series The Fanelli Boys on NBC, Meloni's accomplished television background consists of appearances on NYPD Blue (1993), the HBO's prison series Oz (1997), and numerous other series and TV movie roles. His lengthy list of supporting appearances on film includes major features like 12 Monkeys (1995), Bound (1996), and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). In 1999, he played one of Julia Roberts' husbands-to-be in Runaway Bride.



Building upon his Oz experience, he starred in the PBS feature Shift in 2001, in a dramatic role as a prison inmate lovesick over a woman whom he only knows via telephone, and who doesn't know his whereabouts. Also in that year, he played a crazy 'Nam vet chef -- who provided some of the most accessible laughs of the absurd comedy -- at summer camp in David Wain's Wet Hot American Summer.



In the years to come Meloni would appear in films like Nights in Rodanthe, Carriers, and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, as well as the series True Blood.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Snatched
  • Actor
2017
11% I Am Wrath
  • Dennis
2016
93% The Diary Of A Teenage Girl
  • Pascal
2015
57% White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Brock Connor
2014
43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
  • Mort
2014
69% They Came Together
  • Roland
2014
57% Small Time
  • Al Klein
2014
22% Awful Nice
  • Jon Charbineau
2014
55% Man of Steel
  • Colonel Hardy
2013
79% 42
  • Leo Durocher
2013
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Dirty Movie
  • Director
  • The Producer
2011
39% Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
  • R/Subject # 3
2009
64% Carriers
  • Frank
2009
50% Green Lantern: First Flight
  • Hal Jordan/Green Lantern
2009
30% Nights in Rodanthe
  • Jack Willis
2008
No Score Yet Gym Teacher: The Movie
  • Dave Stewie
2008
53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
  • Actor
2008
32% Pretty Persuasion
  • Actor
2005
74% Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
  • Freakshow
2004
No Score Yet Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder in Greenwich
  • Mark Fuhrman
2002
32% Wet Hot American Summer
  • Gene
2001
50% Brown's Requiem
  • Actor
2000
46% Runaway Bride
  • Coach Bob
1999
No Score Yet The Souler Opposite
  • Barry
1998
49% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Clerk
1998
No Score Yet Target Earth
  • Sam Adams
1998
No Score Yet Taken Away
  • Sam Adams
1998
No Score Yet The Last Don
  • Actor
1997
92% Bound
  • Johnnie Marzzone
1996
88% Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys)
  • Lt. Halperin
1995
34% Junior
  • Mr. Lanzarotta
1994
19% Clean Slate
  • 2nd Bodyguard
1994
No Score Yet Without a Kiss Goodbye (Falsely Accused) (The Laurie Samuels Story)
  • Ray Samuels
1993
No Score Yet Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story
  • David
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Det. Elliot Stabler Elliot Stabler
90% Veep
2012-2016
  • Ray
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Det. Elliot Stabler
  • Director
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
2015
  • Gene
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Roman
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
Oz
1997-2003
  • Chris Keller Christopher Keller
93% Underground
2016
  • August
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Dr. Norris
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
68% Surviving Jack
2014
  • Jack Dunlevy
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest

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