Meloni, Christopher 1961–

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MELONI, Christopher 1961–

(Chris Meloni)


Born April 2, 1961, in Washington, DC; son of Robert (an endocrinologist) and Cecile (a homemaker) Meloni; married Sherman Williams (a production designer and art director), c. 1995; children: Sophia Eva Pietra, Dante Amadeo. Education: University of Colorado, B.A., 1983; trained for the stage with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York City.

Addresses: Agent—Bill Butler, The Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Career: Actor. Appeared in commercials and appeared in The More You Know, a series of public service announcements. Worked as a construction worker, Washington, DC, and as a bartender, bouncer, personal trainer, and hospital orderly.


Television Appearances; Series:

Vito Del Greco/Johnny Gunn, 1st & 10 (also known as 1st & 10: The Bulls Mean Business, 1st & 10: The Championship, 1st & Ten: Do It Again, 1st & 10: Going for Broke, 1st & 10: In Your Face!, and 1st & 10, Training Camp: The Bulls Are Back), HBO, 1989–1990.

Frank Fanelli, The Fanelli Boys, NBC, 1990–1991.

Voice of Spike, Dinosaurs, ABC, 1991–1994.

Doug Kirkfield, The Boys, CBS, 1993.

Mitch, Misery Loves Company, Fox, 1995.

Jimmy Liery, a recurring role, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996–1997.

Reed Simms, Leaving L.A., ABC, 1997.

Christopher "Chris" Keller (Prisoner #98K514), Oz, HBO, 1998–2003.

Detective Elliot Stabler, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 1999—.

Appeared in a recurring role in Search for Tomorrow, NBC.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Jerry Cimarelli, In a Child's Name, CBS, 1991.

Boz Skannet, Mario Puzo's The Last Don (also known as The Last Don), CBS, 1997.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ron Weston, When Will I Be Loved?, NBC, 1990.

David, Something to Live For: The Alison Gertz Story (also known as Fatal Love), ABC, 1992.

Ray Samuels, Without a Kiss Goodbye (also known as Falsely Accused and The Laurie Samuels Story), CBS, 1993.

Tommy Moretti, A Dangerous Affair, ABC, 1995.

Richard Sutherland, Every 9 Seconds (also known as A Call for Help), NBC, 1997.

Detective Samuel "Sam" Adams, Target Earth, ABC, 1998.

Mark Fuhrman, Murder in Greenwich (also known as Dominick Dunne Presents: Murder in Greenwich), USA Network, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Louis, Shift, PBS, 1999.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Equalizer, CBS, 1988.

Billy, "Love with an Improper Stranger," Hope & Gloria, NBC, 1995.

Joe, "Dublin or Nothin,'" Brooklyn South, CBS, 1997.

Joe, "McMurder One," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1997.

Joe, "Wild Irish Woes," Brooklyn South, CBS, 1997.

(As Chris Meloni) Dennis Kroll, "Wanted Dead or Alive: Parts 1 & 2," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as H: LOTS and Homicide), NBC, 1998.

Detective Elliott Stabler, "Entitled: Part 2," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Detective Elliott Stabler, "Fools for Love," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC, 2002.

Dr. Dave Norris, "My White Whale," Scrubs, NBC, 2003.

Himself, Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2003.

Appeared in episodes of other series.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Douglas "B. W." Carlino, Golden Gate, NBC, 1995.

Jake Jeter, Modern Man, ABC, 1997.

Film Appearances:

Mr. Lanzarotta, Junior, United International Pictures, 1994.

Second bodyguard, Clean Slate, United International Pictures, 1994.

Lieutenant Jim Halpern, Twelve Monkeys, Universal, 1995.

Johnnie Marzzone, Bound, Gramercy, 1996.

Barry Singer, The Souler Opposite, Club Entertainment/Movie Studio Apartment, 1997.

(As Chris Meloni) F. L., The Small Hours, 1997.

(Uncredited) Sergeant Cavanah, Brown's Requiem, Artist View Entertainment, 1998.

Sven, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Universal, 1998.

Bennetto Torello, Carlo's Wake, Four Starz Productions, 1999.

Coach Bob Kelly, Runaway Bride (also known as Pretty Bride), Paramount, 1999.

Gene, Wet Hot American Summer, USA Films, 2001.

Ken, That Brief Moment, Felder Pomus Entertainment, 2002.

Freakshow, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Appeared on The Rick Dees Show.

Stage Appearances:

Who Made Robert De Niro King of America? (one–act), 1995.

Appeared as Starbuck, The Rainmaker, and in Corners, both Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA.



Entertainment Weekly, August 13, 1999, pp. 36–37.

InStyle, December, 2001.

New York Magazine, July 30, 2001.

New York Post, March 8, 2000.

Next, January 6, 2002.

People Weekly, September 6, 1999, pp. 95–96; December 31, 1999, February 3, 2003.

Soap Opera Weekly, April 9, 2002.

Toronto Sun, May 14, 2000.

TV Guide, July 28, 2001, pp. 28–29; October 17, 2003.

USA Today, November 29, 1999.

US Weekly, March 18, 2002, p. 32.


Christopher Meloni Official Home Page,, June 24, 2004.