Detective Mike Logan
played by Chris Noth
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Known by most NYPD cops as a career cop with a short fuse, no one ever denies that Detective Mike Logan famously "always knows how to spot the crook in the room."

His hunches are legendary. He has what cops call "the golden gut."

Coming from a family history of abuse, Logan tends to make every case personal. But whether it's getting in someone's face in the cross-examination room or the local bar, Logan has a long track record of arrests and convictions that more than make up for his occasional questionably aggressive interrogation techniques.

After several years of exile in Staten Island for punching a state congressman, Detective Logan's temporary transfer to Major Case to assist Goren and Eames led to a permanent spot there three years ago.

With his current partner, Detective Megan Wheeler, temporarily away teaching American police procedures in Europe, Logan is now working with a new partner, Nola Falacci, who is a new challenge. Falacci's stubborn tendency to dig in her heels sometimes forces Logan to see himself in a new interesting light – the cooler head, the calmer partner.

This year will challenge Mike Logan with a milestone, an awkward new partnership and a reconciliation with his past.

Noth, originally from Madison, Wisconsin, is an accomplished graduate of the Yale School of Drama and recently starred in and executive-produced the original television movie "Bad Apple." His film credits include "The Perfect Man," with Heather Locklear and Hilary Duff; Robert Zemeckis' film "Cast Away," starring Tom Hanks; Tom Dicillo's "Double Whammy" with Denis Leary and Elizabeth Hurley; and the independent film "Searching for Paradise." Additional film credits include "Texas Funeral," "Getting to Know You," "The Broken Giant," "Cold Around the Heart," "Naked in New York," "The Confession."

Aside from his roles on Law and Order and Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Noth is also well-known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw's enigmatic on-again/off-again boyfriend "Mr. Big" on HBO's "Sex and the City." He played the role for six seasons and received a Golden Globe nomination and a Golden Satellite Award nomination for his performance. Noth will reprise his role as Mr. Big in the upcoming "Sex and the City" movie.

Noth also starred in and was executive producer of the TNT Original film "Bad Apple." He also starred as Roman general Pompey in the epic miniseries "Caesar," opposite Christopher Walken and the late Richard Harris, and has appeared in the telefilms "Exiled," "Rough Riders," and "Abducted: A Father's Love."

Noth recently starred in a run of "American Buffalo" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He played the role of Teach opposite Sean Nelson and Jim Frangione. Noth's other stage credits include a successful Broadway run of the revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man," starring opposite Charles Durning and Michael Learned, and Christopher Shinn's "What Didn't Happen" at Playwright's Horizons. He has also performed at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut where he performed the role of Hamlet directed by Zoe Caldwell and was also featured in the Yale Repertory world premiere production of Wole Soyinka's "Play of Giants." Noth has been involved with New York’s Manhattan Club, Circle Rep, La Mama and the Roundabout Theater, the Seattle Repertory Theater and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

Noth resides in Manhattan.