Which ‘Law & Order’ actor has appeared in the most seasons?
S. Epatha Merkson
In the ‘Law & Order’ television series, the show is composed of two separate yet equally important groups: the characters, who bring criminals to justice, and the actors, who portray them. These are their stories. DUN! DUN! Starring as Lt. Anita Van Buren through 17 seasons, S. Epatha Merkson had the longest run on ‘Law & Order.’ Right behind her was Sam Waterston, who portrayed the strong-willed attorney Jack McCoy. Beyond its long-running cast members, the show itself is a veteran, starting in 1990. Source: NBC
Sharon Epatha Merkerson (/iˈpeɪθə/; born November 28, 1952), professionally and legally known as S. Epatha Merkerson, is an American film, stage, and television actress. She has won a Golden Globe, an Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Obie Award and four NAACP Image Awards. She has also received two Tony Award nominations. She is best known for her role as Law & Order Lieutenant Anita Van Buren from 1993 to 2010 on the long-running NBC police procedural drama series Law & Order. She appeared in 391 episodes of the series—more than any other cast member.