Why did Phil Cerreta leave SVU?

Veteran Paul Sorvino will leave NBC’s acclaimed Law & Order by November, to be replaced by Jerry Orbach. Sorvino joined the show last season as Detective Phil Cerreta, new partner of Mike Logan (Chris Noth). Sorvino’s departure comes because he wants to pursue his vocal career.

Who was Mike Logan’s first partner?

Max Greevey
When his first partner, Max Greevey (George Dzundza), is murdered by a suspect in a racketeering case, Logan forces a confession from the murderer at gunpoint, and comes very close to killing him.

How long was George Dzundza on law and order?

Law & Order (TV Series 1990–2010) – George Dzundza as Sergeant Max Greevey – IMDb.

Who played Detective greevey on SVU?

George DzundzaLaw & Order
Max Greevey/Played by

Why was Jill Hennessy killed off in law and order?

Behind the scenes. The Kincaid character was written out after Hennessy expressed concern about being typecast as an “uptight lawyer”. Kincaid was originally intended to be portrayed as paralyzed and leaving the DA’s office for private practice after the events of “Aftershock”.

How long was Paul Sorvino on SVU?


Year Title Notes
1991–1992 Law & Order Main role, 31 episodes
1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation 1 episode
1994 Parallel Lives Television film
1994 Without Consent Television film

What happened to Mike Logan on criminal intent?

The temperamental Logan exited “L&O” after punching a councilman, resulting in his being “exiled” to Staten Island. The character is combative in his “CI” swan song, too, going up against an overzealous prosecutor who had put the wrong man behind bars.

How did Phil Cerreta get into the 27th Detective Squad?

Cerreta joins the 27th Detective Squad after Sgt. Max Greevey is murdered. Greevey’s partner, Det. Mike Logan, is initially very critical of Cerreta, who was originally brought in to lead the investigation into Greevey’s murder and hence is seen by Logan as an interloper. In later episodes, however, the two develop a close working relationship.

Who is Phil Cerreta on law and Order SVU?

He appears in 31 episodes of the show. Cerreta is portrayed as an Italian-American Catholic who becomes Detective Mike Logan ‘s ( Chris Noth) partner after Logan’s previous partner, Max Greevey ( George Dzundza ), is murdered in the line of duty.

How did Phil Cerreta get shot in the stomach?

Cerreta goes undercover to broker a deal with gun dealer George Lobrano ( Mark Margolis) in order to break a Colombian drug ring that had ordered a murder. However, during the course of the transaction, the hyperactive dealer panics and shoots Cerreta in the stomach. Cerreta survives, but the bullet damages some nerves and weakens his legs.

What kind of gun does Phil Cerreta have?

Like most detective characters on Law & Order during the early seasons, Ceretta carries a Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver as his duty weapon. In one episode, he mentions that he has never fired his weapon on duty in his entire law enforcement career.

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