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Skeet Ulrich Cast in Law & Order: L.A.

Skeet Ulrich has beat out a slew of other guys who were famous in the nineties — including Dean Cain, James Van Der Beek, and Michael Rapaport — for the lead role in Law & Order: Los Angeles. He will play Detective Rex Winters, "a handsome, rugged former Marine with the intuition of a natural cop. Winters was 6 weeks on the job when the Rodney King riots occurred, which shaped his entire policy of policing. His personal life is a bit of a mess: his first marriage ended when he had an affair — with his former partner, to whom he is now married," and, we presume, fell for him because of how much he used to look like Johnny Depp. [Deadline]

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