L.A. Law is a legal drama series that ran for 8 seasons on NBC. The series ran from 1986 until 1994 and discussed many hot topics such as capital punishment, gay rights, abortion, racism and much more! Many of the actors got their big breakthroughs during their runs on the show. Let's take a look!
One of the more notable characters on the show was "Michael Kuzack" played by Harry Hamlin.
Hamlin actually left the show in 1991 to concentrate on other projects. He continued to star in other TV shows such as Ink, Veronica Mars, Mad Men and Shameless. Hamlin has had a considerable number of wives, but his most recent is Lisa Rinna whom he has been married to since 1997.
Blair Underwood played attorney Jonathan Rollins and joined the cast of L.A Law during the second season.
Blair Underwood, just like Smits, has also been very active in the industry starring in movies such as Set It Off, Deep Impact, and Gattaca. Suprisingly enough, he also played one of "Miranda's" boyfriends in Sex in the City.
Susan Dey played the role of "Grace Van Owen", who worked for the D.A.'s Office.
Susan Dey left the show in 1992. She went on to star in several minor roles in TV movies such as Looker, Deadly Love, Bridge of Time and Family Law. She was most recently seen back in 2004 starring in an episode of Third Watch with her husband Bernard Sofronski.
Corbin Bernsen played the show's divorce attorney "Arnold Becker" for all eight seasons.
Bernsen, later his career, played the role of Henry Spencer on the hit criminal series Psych. He also had roles in JAG, Nash Bridges, and Criminal Minds. He has been married to British actress Amanda Pays since 1988. Corbin has 4 sons.
Jimmy Smits played the role of "Victor Sifuentes", one of the attorneys at McKenzie Brackman.
Jimmy Smits was on the show from its debut in 1986 all the way up to 1992. He has since then be very active in show business playing major roles in popular shows such as N.Y.P.D. Blue, The West Wing, Dexter and Sons of Anarchy. He was also in two of the now eight Star Wars movies.
Michael Tucker's wife, Jill Eikenberry, played the role of "Ann Kelsey" during the show's lifespan.
Eikenberry has been a bit more active in show business in comparison to her husband. She has starred in movies like Young Adult as well as popular shows usch as Law & Order, Numb3rs, and Judging Amy.
Alan Rachins played the role of "Douglas Brackman Jr." in the hit series L.A. Law.
Alan Rachins moved on to appear in several other series and TV movies such as The Spectacular Spider Man and Lois & Clark.
Michael Tucker was "Stuart Markowitz" on L.A. Law.
Tucker has continued acting his role in L.A Law, but what most people don't know is that Michael is also an energetic cook and author. He has written three books on the topic.
Richard Dysart played the role of "Leland McKenzie", one of the partners of the McKenzie Brackman law firm on the hit series L.A. Law.
After the show ended, Richard Dysart moved on to star in several minor roles, but his most important role was definitely the one on L.A. Law. He also appeared in the reunion movie back in 2002. Unfortunately, the actor passed away on April 5, 2015.
Susan Ruttan played "Arnie Becker's" secretary "Roxanne Melman" on the hit show L.A Law.
Since the show's end in 1994, Susan has been working on and off in the industry, starring in minor roles in shows like Grey's Anatomy, Boston Legal, CSI:NY, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls.