'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Star Awaits New Baby
'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Star Awaits New Baby
Law & Order: Criminal Intent's Vincent D'Onofrio is about to become a dad again.  He and his wife, Carin Van Der Donk, are expecting their second child this winter.

D'Onofrio and the rest of his Law & Order: Criminal Intent co-stars have just started their seventh season on a new network.  The series has been moved from its original home at NBC to the network's sister station, USA.

The 48-year old D'Onofrio, who has essayed the role of Detective Robert Goren since the second spin-off of the long-running original Law & Order began in 2001.  He and Van Der Donk, who have been married since 1997, have a seven-year old, Elias Gene D'Onofrio, born in January 2000.  The Law & Order: Criminal Intent star had previously been married to actress Greta Scacchi, with whom he has a 15-year old daughter named Leila George D'Onofrio.

"We're very excited," the actor said about his coming new baby.

Meanwhile, another Law & Order: Criminal Intent regular spoke to TV Guide early this month about the show's migration to USA, stepping in for Jamey Sheridan and other details surrounding his Law & Order experience.

Eric Bogosian is on his second year as the new captain of the Law & Order: Criminal Intent squad.  He plays Captain Danny Ross, who took over for Captain James Deakins when Jamey Sheridan, who portrayed that character, left the show at the end of the 2005-2006 season.

TV Guide asked the actor/monologist/author what it was like stepping into the shoes vacated by Sheridan and how different it is now on his sophomore year with the Law & Order franchise.

“The nerve-racking situation my character was in - taking over the major case squad and dealing with these very strong personalities - I was kind of put in as well,” Bogosian admitted.  “I walked in the first day, and it soon became clear that everybody knew each other and had a system.”

“About halfway through the season last year I started to relax with the situation,” the versatile artist continued.  “Going into this season, I decided to bring that more relaxed quality to the character.”

Bogosian, who is of Armenian descent, also commented on their move from NBC to USA.

“We were one of whatever number of shows on NBC, we're getting numbers every week, we're knocking ourselves out to do the best we can, and I don't think we had one ad all season,” Bogosian revealed candidly.  “To be on USA and have them embrace us and cheerlead us, we feel we deserve it.”

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: People, TV Guide
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