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Scandal's Tony Goldwyn is Joining the Law & Order Cast! Details

The actor will be the new D.A. in town.

By Elizabeth Logan

After two decades of prosecuting the worst of the worst as Law & Order's district attorney Jack McCoy, Sam Waterston is moving on.

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His last episode will air February 22, 2024, but his shoes will be capably filled by veteran TV actor Tony Goldwyn, NBC announces. Here's everything we know so far about this casting shake-up.

Who will Tony Goldwyn play on Law & Order?

Details are scarce about Goldwyn's character and when he'll first appear on the show, but we do know he's stepping into McCoy's role as the new D.A. We can't wait to see what he brings to the cast, which includes Hugh DancyCamryn Manheim, Odelya Halevi, Mehcad Brooks and Reid Scott.

Tony Goldwyn's career and history with Law & Order

The actor is perhaps best known for his unforgettable portrayal of President Fitzgerald Grant on the political drama Scandal opposite Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope. He's also had roles in award-winning films like King Richard and current Academy Award nominee for Best Picture Oppenheimer, which will stream exclusively on Peacock on February 16.

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Tony Goldwyn attends the tony awards in a beige suit and bowtie

During Seasons 6 and 7 of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Goldwyn appeared in four episodes as Frank Goren, a gambling and drug addict who is the half-brother of Det. Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio). Frank is eventually killed by criminal mastermind Nicole Wallace. He also directed an episode of Law & Order in 2006: Season 16, Episode 18's "Thinking Makes It So".

Fun fact: for his role in The Hot Zone: Anthrax, Goldwyn had to learn to juggle, and he's pretty good!

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Detective Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Michael Goren (Tony Goldwyn) on Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Tony Goldwyn's wife and family

In real life, Goldwyn is a jack-of-all-industry-trades and a devoted family man. In addition to acting in movies and TV, he's appeared on Broadway stages, directed, and produced his own projects. He's been married to Jennifer Musky since 1987, and the pair share daughters Anna and Tess. Musky is a Hollywood success story in her own right, and has a thriving career as a production designer, with credits including Hustlers, Music and Lyrics, Mona Lisa Smile, Maid in Manhattan, Ghost and When Harry Met Sally. Talk about a power couple.

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If his last name sounds familiar, it's with good reason. The hundred-year-old entertainment company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM; you may remember the roaring lion that is their mascot) was founded in part by Tony's grandfather, Samuel Goldwyn.

Goldwyn is also an ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer and is on the boards of philanthropic organizations including Americares, the MPTF Foundation, Second Stage Theater and the Innocence Project.