He has shown pity occasionally, such as in the 1997 episode “Burned,” in which he sues Terence Lawlor (Sam Huntington), a teenager with bipolar disorder, for the murder of his sister. The boy`s grandfather, Carl Anderton (Robert Vaughn), a wealthy CEO (and good friend of Schiff`s) who also suffered from the disease, had tried to get his grandson guilty plead guilty and go to jail instead of pleading insanity and being committed to a mental institution, fearing that a public disclosure of the boy`s illness would provide sufficient evidence. to discover his own illness and tarnish his reputation. McCoy leads efforts to prevent an unjust punishment of the boy. Similarly, in the seventh season of “Deadbeat,” he refuses to sue a woman who is the sole caregiver for a boy dying of cancer, though he hints that he might do so once the boy dies.  Entertainment Weekly television critic Ken Tucker praised Law & Order creator Dick Wolf for putting McCoy at the center of “some of the best episodes of the 19th season of the immortal series.”  Tucker explains how the character who “rides a few stubborn young men—deputies Mike Cutter (Linus Roache) and Connie Rubirosa (Alana de la Garza)—argues, shouts orders, and grows in outrage when his protégés ignore his legal advice.”  Detectives Cosgrove and Bernard are kept in line by Lt. Kate Dixon, played by Camryn Manheim. Manheim is a television veteran accustomed to the network process game. She has starred in Ghost Whisperer, Person of Interest and The Practice.
Her role in the latter program earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. He is the stepfather of actor Louis Cancelmi, brother of actress Annie Parisse, who played Deputy District Attorney Alexandra Borgia, who married his daughter Elisabeth Waterston. Samuel Atkinson Waterston is an actor who played ADA executive Jack McCoy (later District Attorney) in Law & Order. He replaced Michael Moriarty as executive ADA and later Fred Dalton Thompson as the series` DA. He first appeared in the season 5 episode “Second Opinion”. Odelya Halevi is one of the lesser-known artists who joins Law & Order for its 21st season. She`s relatively new to game shows, having not played many characters by name since her debut in 2014 (it was in Fox`s New Girl, where she was heralded as “How Woman,” which was fair), but Law & Order has never hesitated to find new talent. Her character, Samantha Maroun, will undoubtedly work closely with Nolan Price and the next and final heavyweight in the cast. During the long duration of the series, there have been many cast changes. Main characters included Detective Lennie Briscoe (played by Jerry Orbach, 1992-2004), District Attorney Jack McCoy (Sam Waterston, 1994-2010), Detective Mike Logan (Chris Noth, 1990-95), Assistant District Attorney Claire Kincaid (Jill Hennessy, 1993-96), Detective Reynaldo Curtis (Benjamin Bratt, 1995-99), Prosecutor Arthur Branch (Fred Thompson, 2002-07) and Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson, 1993–2010).
The series regularly featured high-profile guest stars such as Julia Roberts and Samuel L. Jackson. To add realism, the show also featured New York City politicians like mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg playing themselves. McCoy is chosen by Governor Donald Shalvoy (Tom Everett Scott) for the acting position of the AD, and the two initially have a friendly and productive working relationship. At the end of season 18, however, McCoy discovers that Shalvoy is involved in a prostitution scandal related to a murder case he is suing. Angry and disappointed, McCoy orders Cutter to investigate Shalvoy, who retaliates by supporting McCoy`s opponents in the election. In the last episode of 19. Season, “The Drowned and the Saved,” Cutter discovers evidence that Shalvoy tried to buy a Senate seat for his wife Rita (Alison Elliott), who ordered the murder, and threatens him with public shame if he doesn`t resign. McCoy`s opponent suddenly has no boss, which gives McCoy a good chance of winning. In the opening episode of season 20, it is revealed that McCoy won the election. He serves as the DA for the rest of this final season of Law & Order.
McCoy was brought up Catholic, but in practice he does not appear to be, and has not been for some time; He describes himself as a “fallen Catholic.”  McCoy was educated by the Jesuits.  (Michael Moriarty, the actor who played McCoy`s predecessor, Ben Stone, actually attended Jesuit High School at the University of Detroit.) On several occasions, religion has been the subject of various cases. In the episode “Thrill”, in which two teenagers are accused of killing a man for fun, McCoy finds his case particularly complicated when one of the suspects confesses the crime to his uncle, a priest. When the denominational band is marked as privileged, McCoy ignores the bishop`s request to preserve the sacrament of reconciliation and instead tries to use the tape as evidence. When Detective Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt) tries to dissuade McCoy and remind him that he is Catholic, McCoy replies, “Not when I`m at work.”  It is implied that McCoy lives alone on the West Side of Manhattan.  They never stopped. One of the main reasons we`re back is that even after they stopped doing them, people watched the shows right away. I took a car today to give a TV interview and the driver was excited about himself. He and his wife just finished a season, and they`re watching her again. Law & Order has become a network franchise and spawned several spin-offs, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001-11), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005-06), Conviction (2006) and Law & Order: Los Angeles (2010-11).