Hollywood is a vast land of actors and actresses. In a sea of talented people like Hollywood, success for everyone will not always be defined by appearances in blockbusters and multiple award recognition. For many, success will be a constant opportunity to wake up in the morning and follow their passion by acting in front of a camera while getting paid for it. Ezekiel Dann Florek belongs in the second tier of successful actors.
Although he has been a professional actor since the early 80s, he hasn’t had a mainstream breakthrough strong enough to have a mainstream following, but he has consistently appeared on television while going home with consistent paychecks. Who is Dann Florek? Read below to learn more.
Dann Florek Age (Bio)
Dann Florek is a Michigan born actor. He took his first breath on May 1st, 1950. He was born to a chiropractor Leonard Florek and Darlene Florek. Dann comes from a big family with four children. One of his siblings is Dave Florek, who is also an actor.
When you are convinced of a passion, a dream you want to see become reality, you will have to make tough choices. Dann Florek was faced with one of those choices, and he made the choice in favor of his dream. Dann was admitted to Eastern Michigan University, but faced with the decision to wait and finish his degree or quit school and chase his dream, Dann opted for the latter and headed to New York City to pursue a career in theatre.
He took the experience he gained from the Daniel L. Quirk drama school in Eastern Michigan University and channeled it into getting roles in Broadway and Off-Broadway and found mild success in New York. He performing in a number of plays before he made the switch to film and television. Dann initially found himself in supporting roles, starring in films like Sweet Liberty and Angel Heart. He made his film debut in the television film, The Country Girl in 1982. Since his debut in feature films, he has starred in over 25 films.
Dann has extensive experience in television series and he got his debut in Hill Street Blues in 1985. He guest starred in a couple more shows before he landed his role as Dave Meyer in L.A Law, a popular NBC show in 1988. During the run of L.A Law, Dann appeared in other notable shows like Roseanne and 21 Jump Street.
Even for B to C list actors, they get a role in their career they are known for. For Dann Florek, the role was that of Capt. Don Cragen in the NBC police procedural show, Law & Order. He starred in 69 episodes of the show, from its beginning in 1990 to 2004, when he was written out of the show in order to improve dwindling ratings.
After the show got its spinoff in 1999, Dann Florek was given a chance to reprise his role as Capt. Don Cragen. He’s been playing the role since 1999 and has appeared in over 300 episodes. He has also been nominated for a Prism Award for Best Performance in a Drama Series during his run on the show.
Dann acting career may not have witnessed plenty of award recognition but his life as a success story has been recognized in other aspects of his life. He was awarded an honorary Bachelor’s of Arts and a Doctorate of Arts on the 13th and 14th of December respectively by his Alma Mater, Eastern Michigan University.
He may not have starred in any blockbuster nor have won a respectable award to boost his resumé but his extensive experience in the television and a consistent stream of work, especially from his work on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit has helped Dann build a net worth of $10 million.
Dann Florek’s Wife
Dann Florek got married to his wife, Karen on the 25th of July, 1980. The two had been in a relationship since their college days at Eastern Michigan University. Karen is an artist and nothing is known about the couple having any kids.
Height and Weight
Dann Florek has a recorded height of 6 feet. His body weight is currently unknown. Known to play law enforcement characters, Dann keeps a fit body for a man of his age. He is bald.
Is He Dead?
Dann Florek is very much alive, so ignore whatever story that is being circulated about his death. He and his wife live happily living in their Venice home in Los Angeles.