Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Sam Waterston is Wrapping Up 25 Years as DA Jack McCoy on “Law & Order” After 400 Episodes


Sam Waterston was already a famous actor when he joined “Law & Order” as Jack McCoy. After a long run he took a break, then returned the most recent seasons.

Now Waterston is putting Jack to bed.

He’s 76 and I’m sure has lots of other things he wants to do. Tony Goldwyn will succeed him as the new DA. Waterston’s final show is set for February 22nd.

While “Law & Order” was off the air, Waterston starred with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Martin Sheen in “Grace and Frankie” for 7 seasons.

He has one Oscar nomination, a Tony nomination, an Emmy Award and several Emmy nominations.
We will also miss Jack McCoy, but he will live on in syndication. And Sam maybe could come back to theater. He was once the

standard bearer in Shakespeare productions at NY’s Public Theater. It’s been quite a career.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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