Criminal Intent collars Bogosian

Actor-playwright Eric Bogosian has joined the cast of NBC's Law & Order: Criminal Intent as the head of the NYPD's Major Case Squad.

The role was originated by Jamey Sheridan, who left the show in May after playing captain James Deakins for the drama's first five seasons.

The addition of Bogosian is part of a major casting reshuffle on the Law & Order spin-off. Julianne Nicholson is joining as detective Megan Wheeler, the new partner of detective Mike Logan (played by Chris Noth). Nona Gaye, the daughter of soul singer Marvin Gaye, will play assistant district attorney Patricia Kent.

Their respective predecessors were Annabella Sciorra, who had played detective Carolyn Barek since 2005, and original cast member Courtney B. Vance, who played ADA Ron Carver.

Bogosian most recently costarred on CBS's short-lived comedy drama Love Monkey. His feature credits include Blade: Trinity, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and Ararat.

His writing credits include the plays Talk Radio and Suburbia, and the one-man shows Drinking in America and Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll.

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