Dann Florek is an American actor and director. Most known for his role as Captain Donald Cragen in the NBC drama series, Law & Order and its spin-off Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
In this article, we look at the career of Dann Florek including his income sources, salary, and earnings data to breakdown his net worth.
What is Actor Dann Florek’s Net Worth? Earnings & Salary
As of July 2020, Dann Florek has is reported to have a net worth of $10 million. Florek’s wealth comes from his eminent career as a television and movie actor, with the lion’s share of his net worth comprising of his salary on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which, as reported by celebritynetworth.com, amounts to $100 thousand per episode.
Florek dropped out of university and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. Throughout his early career in the mid-to-late-’80s, he had small roles in TV shows like Hill Street Blues, The Equalizer, Mr. President, Hunter, and Matlock.
He also played Jim Crawford in the original 21 Jump Street TV series (1987 to 1991) — which would be the inspiration behind the eponymous 2012 film starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
From 1988 to 1993, Florek had recurring appearances as Dave Meyer in the NBC legal drama, L.A. Law.
Florek made his feature film debut as a background character in the 1983 crime-action-adventure, Eddie Macon’s Run.
He went on to play Jesse in the 1986 comedy, Sweet Liberty, starring Alan Alda, Michael Caine, and Michelle Pfeiffer. In the ensuing years, Florek appeared in a diverse range of movies like Moon Over Parador, Angel Heart, and The Flintstones.
He also played multiple characters in the ABC sitcom, Roseanne; and Bob Gordon in an episode of the first season of another ABC sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
He found widespread recognition as Captain Donald Cragen in the NBC police procedural and legal drama TV series, Law & Order.
He was part of the main cast during the first three seasons, but due to dwindling ratings, he was let go — only making guest appearances intermittently throughout the rest of the show’s run.
Florek was later called on to reprise his role in 1999, only this time in the spin-off, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He portrayed the character for fifteen seasons in as many years (1999 to 2014). He made a guest appearance in the sixteenth season.
At the height of the show’s popularity, Florek was reportedly paid $100k per episode, which, considering he has appeared in 331 episodes in total, helped bolster his income to seven figures.
How Old is Dann Florek? What is His Height?
Dann Florek was born Ezekial Dann Florek on May 1, 1950, to chiropractor Leonard Florek, and his wife, Darlene Florek.
The 70-year-old six-footer is a native of Flat Rock, Michigan, where he attended Eastern Michigan University. He abandoned his studies and instead opted to move to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Florek’s younger brother, Dave Florek, is an actor in his own right, with appearances in movies like Ghostbusters II, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Priest.
Is Dann Florek Married? Does He Have Children?
Dann Florek has been in a long-standing marriage to artist Karen Elaine Kosinski, going on 37 years.
They tied the knot on July 25, 1983, and have been together ever since.
Despite being married for close to four decades, they do not have any children together.