NBC's Law and Order Keeps it Real With George Pogatsia

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Law and Order, the longest-running crime series and second longest running drama series in the history of television keeps it's authentic New York appeal by shooting in the city and often using native New York actors.

George Pogatsia

Law and Order is the most successful brand in primetime television filmed entirely on location in New York, the realistic program looks at crime and justice from a dual perspective.

A big reason for the shows success has been its casting. Law and Order knows how to plug native New York actors into the multifaceted cases and investigations to give the show that gritty, authentic New York feel.

Since the show premiered on September 13, 1990 many native New York actors have co-starred on the show and they often come back seasons later as completely different characters.

Some native New York actors who have made memorable repeat co-starring appearances have been Arthur Nascarella (a former 20 year member of the NYPD), Paul Calderone, Carlos Leon, Domenic Chianese, and George Pogatsia.

Pogatsia played a corrupt court officer on season 15, episode Gunplay. His performance earned praise from stars Jesse L. Martin and Dennis Farina. He returns as Mikey in episode Rumble.

Law & Order episode Rumble airs November 5, 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on NBC. SEASON PREMIERE.

About George Pogatsia:
George Pogatsia honed his craft appearing in over twenty arthouse films. His New York credits include a co-starring role on the final season of The Sopranos in Christopher Moltisante's slasher film Cleaver. He was featured on a Hollywood Squares New York special highlighting up and coming actors.

Pogatsia's screenplay The Pizza Tapes, which he plans to star in, is slated to begin production in mid 2009. The Pizza Tapes uses pre-conceptions of Italian-Americans and African-Americans along with familiar circumstances to a comedic effect by showing what happens when a popular Brooklyn pizzeria is mysteriously placed under surveillance. Several recognizable actors have expressed interest in participating in the project.

George Pogatsia is the cousin of late Golden-Globe nominated actor Gregory Rozakis.

For additional information or to schedule an interview with George Pogatsia, contact:
Shoshan PR/ Media Dept. NYC    
(212) 502-8547


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