Det. Antonio Dawson
played by Jon Seda
  • Character bio
  • Actor bio

Antonio Dawson is a detective in the Intelligence Unit.

Seda, a New Jersey native and amateur boxer, hung up his gloves in 1992 when he made his screen debut as a fighter in "Gladiator." Throughout the '90s, Seda's star rose through the films "Carlito's Way" and "Twelve Monkeys", though it wasn't until NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" that Hollywood took serious notice.

In 1996, Seda received critical acclaim for his role in the film "The Sunchaser" opposite Woody Harrelson at the Cannes Film Festival. Seda played the love interested ot Jennifer Lopez in the film "Selena", based on the true story.

His television credits include series regular roles on "Kevin Hill" and "Close to Home" and recurring roles in "Ghost Whisperer" and "Oz". Seda has also guest-starred on "Hawaii Five-0," "The Closer," "Burn Notice," "House," "CSI Miami," "NYPD Blue," "Las Vegas" and "Law and Order," among many others.

In 2010, Seda appeared in the Emmy Award-winning HBO World War II miniseries "The Pacific," co-starring as legendary U.S. Marine Jon Basilone. He later joined the cast of the acclaimed HBO series "Treme" as a series regular.