Actor best known for playing the role of Elliot Stabler on the NBC drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He also appeared on HBO's Oz.
He appeared in the 1999 film Runaway Bride as the fiancé of Julia Roberts' character.
He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on Law & Order.
He married Sherman Williams in 1995 and he has two children, Sophia Eva and Dante Amadeo.
He played vampire Roman on the hit HBO series True Blood, sharing the screen with actress Anna Paquin.