Zareh Nicholas Chinlund
November 18, 1961
Barbara Joan Steeg
Zareh Nicholas Chinlund (born November 18, 1961) is an American actor.
Chinlund was born in New York City. He attended the Friends Seminary in Lower Manhattan, later moving to Albany, New York in order to participate in Albany High School's varsity basketball program. Chinlund had designs on further pursuing basketball at Brown University and majoring in history, but was sidelined with a shoulder injury. The resulting injury left a two-inch scar on his left shoulder.
Chinlund guest starred on The X-Files second-season episode "Irresistible" playing serial killer Donnie Pfaster, for which he garnered major critical acclaim.[ citation needed ] In 2000 he had a small role in episode two of Gilmore Girls . In 2002 he had a recurring role in two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer : "Listening to Fear" and "Into the Woods".
In recent years, Chinlund has been seen in several independent projects, notably A Brother's Kiss (1997). He also served as the executive producer of the film, which was directed by childhood friend Seth Zvi Rosenfeld. A Brother's Kiss was filmed in and around the neighborhood where Chinlund and Rosenfeld grew up. The film tells the story of two brothers, Lex (Chinlund) and Mick (Michael Raynor), who grow up in the hard streets of New York. Chinlund continued in his long vein of independent features with roles in Chutney Popcorn (1999), Amy's Orgasm (2001), Goodnight Joseph Parker (2004) and Sinner (2007).
Chinlund has starred in big-screen movies including Tears of the Sun (2003), Con Air (1997), The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), directed by David Twohy, who also directed Chinlund in the underwater thriller Below (2002), and Ultraviolet (2006). He also reprised his X-Files role as Donnie Pfaster for a seventh-season episode entitled "Orison". Chinlund was also in Training Day , Eraser and The Legend of Zorro .
Chinlund has also made guest appearances in the long-running TV drama series Law & Order , as well as in its spinoff, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit . Chinlund had originally screen-tested for the co-starring role of Elliot Stabler in the latter show, according to Christopher Meloni, who won the role.
As with his film roles, he played villainous roles in those two shows, most notably as a defense attorney and an unethical journalist in the original Law & Order, and a serial killer in Special Victims Unit. Chinlund also played an American-Indian Casino President and CEO, "Chief Doug Smith" in the fourth-season episode "Christopher" of the hit HBO original series, The Sopranos . In 2009, he made an appearance on Castle in the first-season episode "Home Is Where The Heart Stops". In 2010, he made an appearance on House in the sixth-season episode titled "The Down Low", playing a drug dealer named Eddie.
|1992||Lethal Weapon 3||Hatchett|
|Joshua Tree||Deputy Tomay|
|The X-Files||Donnie Pfaster||Episode: "Irresistible"|
|Bad Girls||Pinkerton Detective O'Brady|
|Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica|
|Reform School Girl||Dr. Ted Meeks|
|1995||Letter to My Killer||Nick Parma|
|1996||Eraser||CIA Agent Calderon|
|Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm||Quan Chi||Episode: The Secret of Quan Chi|
|The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest||Greg Temple||Episode: Race Against Danger|
|1997||Mr. Magoo||Bob Morgan|
|Rough Riders||Frederic Remington|
|Con Air||William Bedford|
|A Brother's Kiss||Lex|
|1998||Frogs for Snakes||Iggy|
|Resurrection||Dr. Jake Sandler||TV|
|2000||Once in the Life||Mike Murphy|
|The X-Files||Donnie Pfaster||Episode: "Orison"|
|Gilmore Girls||Ian Jack||Episode: The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton|
|Walker Texas Ranger||Theodore Dean McNeely||1 episode|
|Amy's Orgasm||Matthew Starr|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Mickey Rutledge / Apollo||Episode: You've Got Male|
|2002||100 Mile Rule||Paul|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Major Ellis||2 episodes|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Matthew Linwood Brodus||TV|
|Tears of the Sun||Michael 'Slo' Slowenski|
|2004||The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury||Toombs||Voice|
|The Chronicles of Riddick||Toombs|
|Goodnight, Joseph Parker||Joseph Parker|
|2005||The Legend of Zorro||Jacob McGivens|
|Desperate Housewives||Detective Sullivan|
|2006||Ultraviolet||Vice-Cardinal Ferdinand Daxus|
|Ghost Whisperer||Frank Morrison||Episode: "Drowned Lives"|
|The Fifth Patient||John Reilly|
|Avenging Angel||Bob Quinn|
|Hallowed Ground||Jonas Hathaway|
|2008||Ball Don't Lie||Anthony|
|Street Warrior||Mr. Pope|
|The Onion Movie||Bryce Brand|
|NCIS||Det. Steve Rosetti|
|2011||How to Make It in America||Yosi||Season 2|
|666 Park Avenue||Victor Shaw|
|2013||Golden Boy||Lt. Vince Madrin|
|2014||Need for Speed||Officer Lejeune|
|General Hospital||Mickey Diamond|
|2015||Close Range||Sheriff Jasper Calloway|
|2016||Mercury Plains||The Captain|
|Major Crimes||Jack Miller||Episode: "Family Law"|
|2017||Training Day||Tim Wallace||Episodes: "Elegy" and "Elegy Part 2"|
|2019||The Orville||Captain Dalak 209||Episode: "Identity, Part II"|
|2019||Godfather of Harlem||Gary D'alessandro||Episode: " The Nitty Gritty"|
|2019||American Horror Story: 1984||Prison Warden||Episode: "Episode 100"|
|2019||Sleeping in Plastic||Coach Baker|
|2019||Dinner in America||Bill||completed|
|2020||The Prey: Legend of the Karnoctus||Tagger||completed|
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American crime drama television show created by Dick Wolf for NBC. The first spinoff of Law & Order, it stars Mariska Hargitay as onetime lead detective and later Captain Olivia Benson, the commanding officer of the Special Victims Unit in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department. Christopher Meloni played the other SVU lead detective, Elliot Stabler, until departing from the series in 2011 after 12 seasons. Meloni returned to star as Stabler in 2021 in the spin-off series Law & Order: Organized Crime. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit follows the style of the original Law & Order in that some episodes are loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention; these episodes are referred to as having been "ripped from the headlines".
Christopher Thomas Howell is an American actor and director. He has starred in the films Soul Man, The Hitcher, Grandview U.S.A., Red Dawn, Secret Admirer and The Outsiders. He has also appeared in Gettysburg and Gods and Generals as Thomas Chamberlain, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Amazing Spider-Man, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.
William Joseph Devane is an American film, television and theatre actor, known for his role as Greg Sumner on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing (1983–1993) and as James Heller on the Fox serial dramas 24 (2001–2010) and 24: Live Another Day (2014). He is also known for his work in films such as Family Plot (1976), Marathon Man (1976), Rolling Thunder (1977), Payback (1999), and Space Cowboys (2000).
Michael Rooker is an American actor, known for his roles as Henry in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Chick Gandil in Eight Men Out (1988), Terry Cruger in Sea of Love (1989), Rowdy Burns in Days of Thunder (1990), Bill Broussard in JFK (1991), Hal Tucker in Cliffhanger (1993), Jared Svenning in Mallrats (1995), Detective Howard Cheney in The Bone Collector (1999), Grant Grant in Slither (2006), Merle Dixon in AMC's The Walking Dead (2010–2013), Yondu Udonta in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and its sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) and in Love and Monsters (2020).
Christopher Peter Meloni is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for its first 12 seasons and its spin-off Law & Order: Organized Crime, and as inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama Oz. In June 2012, he returned to HBO as the vampire Roman on the main cast of True Blood for the series' fifth season. Meloni also starred in and executive produced the Syfy series Happy! from 2017 to 2019. His films include Man of Steel, Wet Hot American Summer, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, 12 Monkeys, Runaway Bride, 42, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
L. Q. Jones is an American actor and director best known for his work in the films of Sam Peckinpah.
Law & Order is a media franchise composed of a number of related American television series created by Dick Wolf. They were originally broadcast on NBC, and all of them deal with some aspect of the criminal justice system. Together, the original series, its various spin-offs, the TV film, and crossover episodes from other shows constitute over 1,000 hours of programming.
Elliot Stabler Sr. is a fictional character, played by Christopher Meloni and one of the lead characters on the NBC police procedural series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Organized Crime.
Ned Eisenberg is an American actor known for his recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Roger Kressler.
Chris Marquette is an American actor. He is known for his roles in such films as The Tic Code, Freddy vs. Jason, The Girl Next Door, Just Friends, Alpha Dog and Fanboys. He is also known for his series regular roles on Joan of Arcadia and Strong Medicine.
Tamara Taylor is a Canadian actress. She appeared in the role of Dr. Camille Saroyan, head of the Forensic Division, in the forensic crime drama Bones. She also appeared in season seven of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., in which she played the secondary antagonist Sibyl. As of 2021, she stars in the new Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime, alongside Christopher Meloni and Dylan McDermott, which premiered April 1.
The third season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered Friday, September 28, 2001 and ended Friday, May 17, 2002 on NBC. It occupied the Friday 10pm/9c timeslot once again.
The seventh season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 20, 2005 and ended May 16, 2006 on NBC. It aired on Tuesday nights at 10pm/9c. Critically the show's most successful season, both lead actors received nominations at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards with a win by Mariska Hargitay.
The second season of the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered October 20, 2000, and ended May 11, 2001, on NBC. The show remained in its time slot, Friday nights at 10pm/9c. As Neal Baer's first year producing the show, the second season was accompanied by drastic changes in tone. Additionally, the series began to increase its focus on trial scenes with the addition of an Assistant District Attorney for sex crimes to the cast.
"Orison" is the seventh episode of the seventh season of the science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network in the United States on January 9, 2000. It was written by Chip Johannessen, directed by Rob Bowman, and featured guest appearances by Nick Chinlund. The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology. In addition, "Orison" serves as a sequel, and brings closure, to the second season episode "Irresistible", with Chinlund reprising his role as Donnie Pfaster. "Orison" earned a Nielsen household rating of 9.4, being watched by 15.63 million people in its initial broadcast. The episode received mixed reviews from critics, with several heavily criticizing the final scene featuring Scully killing Pfaster, calling it a betrayal of characterization.
"Zebras" is the twenty-second episode and season finale of the tenth season of the police procedural television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the show's 224th episode overall. It originally aired on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in the United States on June 2, 2009. In the episode, an open-and-shut case against a mentally disturbed murderer, played by Nick Stahl, is blown when a forensics technician makes a technical error. As Elliot and Olivia investigate additional murders believed to be the work of the same killer, they uncover a plot within their own department.
"Payback" is the pilot episode of the police procedural television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the first spinoff of the original Law & Order series. It originally aired on NBC in the United States on Monday, September 20, 1999. In the episode, the detectives of the Special Victims Unit investigate a taxi-cab driver's brutal murder and castration. Detective Olivia Benson becomes personally involved in the case after discovering that the taxi driver was a rapist and murderer himself.
The thirteenth season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit debuted on NBC on September 21, 2011, and concluded on May 23, 2012. With Law & Order: LA and Law & Order: Criminal Intent having ended in July 2011 and June 2011 respectively, this season of Law & Order: SVU was the first to be broadcast without any other running U.S. Law & Order series, a position the series has held until the nineteenth season, when Law & Order True Crime premiered.
A Brother's Kiss is a 1997 American independent drama film written and directed by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and starring Nick Chinlund and Michael Raynor. It is based on the 1988 play by Rosenfeld. It is also Rosenfeld's directorial debut. A Brother's Kiss was based on a play by writer/director Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, who grew up in the same neighborhood as actor Michael Raynor; Raynor and Nick Chinlund were also friends as children.
Law & Order: Organized Crime is an American crime-drama television series that premiered on April 1, 2021, on NBC. A spin-off of the long-running series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), and the seventh series in the Law & Order franchise, the series stars Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler, reprising his role from SVU. The show features a "single-arc" storyline that will take multiple episodes to resolve. On May 14, 2021, the series was renewed for a second season which will consist of 24 episodes.