The 'Law & Order' Quiz



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4 Min Quiz

Who created the television series "Law & Order"?

Writer and producer Dick Wolf created the television series "Law & Order." One of Wolf's first jobs in television was as a consultant and writer for the police drama "Hill Street Blues."


What city is the setting for the television series "Law & Order"?

New York City is the setting for "Law & Order."


True or false: "Law & Order" was filmed in Los Angeles.

"Law & Order" was filmed on location and at Pier 59 Studios in New York City. The series was originally slated to film in Los Angeles, until creator Dick Wolf successfully fought to have it filmed in New York City.


Which network originally aired the television series "Law & Order" in the U.S.?

NBC was founded as the first permanent radio network in the U.S. in 1926.


Which "Law & Order" character was captain of the detective squad for the first three seasons of the series?

Character Donald Cragen is later featured in the spinoff series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."


Which actor played character Capt. Donald Cragen in the television series "Law & Order"?

From 1990-2004, Florek appeared in 69 episodes of the series.


In "Law & Order," which New York Police Department precinct do the detectives work in?

The detectives work in the 27th precinct of the New York Police Department. The real-life NYPD does not have a 27th precinct.


Which "Law & Order" star was a Chicago police officer before becoming an actor?

Farina, worked as a Chicago police officer from 1967-85 before becoming an actor. Farina's first acting role was in the 1981 feature film "Thief."


Which character did Farina play in "Law & Order"?

Farina played Detective Joe Fontana for two seasons of the television series.


How many prime-time Emmy Awards did "Law & Order" win?

"Law & Order" won six prime-time Emmy Awards, including outstanding drama series in 1997. The series was nominated for an additional 50 prime-time Emmy Awards.


Which "Law & Order" detective was murdered in the first episode of season two?

Detective Max Greevey was murdered in the premiere episode of season two.


Which actor played "Law & Order" character Detective Max Greevey?

At the time, Dzundza lived in Los Angeles and commuted to New York City for filming. The travel eventually led to his departure from the series.


When did "Law & Order" debut in the U.S.?

The show first aired in the U.S. on Sept. 13, 1990.


Which character replaced Don Cragen as the 27th precinct's commanding officer in "Law & Order"?

Van Buren first appears in the Sept. 15, 1993, episode "Sweeps."


Which actress plays Anita Van Buren?

Merkerson stars in the TV series "Chicago Med."


How many episodes of "Law & Order" were produced?

There were 457 episodes of the show before the series ended.


True or false: "Law & Order" spawned three spinoff series.

It spawned four spin-off series: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" and "Law & Order: LA."


Which actor was the longest-serving cast member of "Law & Order"?

Merkerson appeared in the show for 17 seasons, Waterston was with the show for 16 seasons, and Orbach was with the series for 12 seasons.


Which character did Jerry Orbach play in the television series?

Orbach played Detective Lennie Briscoe in "Law & Order." Orbach left the series to star in the spinoff "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" and died after filming only two episodes.


How many seasons of "Law & Order" were produced?

Twenty seasons of "Law & Order" were produced. With the airing of its 20th season, the series tied the record set by "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running prime-time drama series.


Which "Law & Order" actress once had her twin sister play her role in the television series?

Actress Jacqueline Hennessy once played her twin sister Jill Hennessy's role.


Which character did Jill Hennessy play in the series?

Hennessy played Assistant District Attorney Claire Kincaid. The character was killed in a car crash in the season six final episode, "Aftershock."


Which "Law & Order" actor was once a real-life U.S. senator?

Fred Thompson, who played District Attorney Arthur Branch in "Law & Order," represented Tennessee as a United States senator from 1994-2003. Thompson also campaigned as Republican presidential candidate in 2008.


Which network originally planned to air the series "Law & Order"?

Barry Diller, Fox CEO at the time, decided against it, and the series was picked up by NBC.


Which "Law & Order" character retired after being cleared by an internal affairs investigation?

Actor Jesse L. Martin played Green in the series.


Which actor played the character Detective Mike Logan in the series "Law & Order"?

Noth has also appeared in the television series "Tyrant."


Which "Law & Order" character is the Manhattan district attorney for the first 10 seasons of the series?

Schiff is the Manhattan district attorney.


Which actor played Adam Schiff in the series?

Over the course of 10 seasons, Hill appeared in 228 episodes.


True or false: The series "Law & Order" inspired a spinoff television movie titled "Exiled."

"Exiled" originally aired on Nov. 8, 1998, and was a spinoff of the series "Law & Order." In early 2001, series creator Dick Wolf announced plans for a "Law & Order" miniseries involving a terrorist plot. After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, the miniseries was canceled.


When did the last episode of "Law & Order" air?

The last episode of "Law & Order" aired on May 24, 2010.


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