Thompson Ends 'L&O' Term
Thompson informed "Law & Order" creator/executive producer
Thompson, who represented
"I've spoken to Fred today, and although he told me he has not made a firm decision about his political future, he felt that given the creative and scheduling constraints of the upcoming season, he asked to be released from his responsibilities to the show," Wolf says in a statement.
Thompson's departure from "Law & Order" is not unexpected. At
The 64-year-old Thompson will be entering an already crowded field for the Republican nomination -- 10 other candidates have already entered the race.
Prior to his Senate tenure, Thompson appeared in such films as "No Way Out," "In the Line of Fire" and "Cape Fear," often playing government officials or law-enforcement types. He played President