'Kidnapped' Star Takes 'L&O' Case
Sisto will join the cast of the long-running
"I've watched Jeremy's career evolve and grow, and I am absolutely thrilled that he has decided to join 'Law & Order,'" the show's creator and executive producer,
The hiring of Sisto is the second cast change for the 17-year-old show in the past few days. Last week Fred Thompson, who's played District Attorney Arthur Branch for the past five seasons, told Wolf he wouldn't return to the show. Thompson is exploring a run at the Republican presidential nomination.
Sisto guest-starred on the "Law & Order" season finale in May, playing a defense attorney. He won't be the first actor to join the show as a regular -- and a different character -- after a guest appearance; S. Epatha Merkerson and
In addition to "Kidnapped," Sisto had a recurring part on
"Law & Order" is scheduled for a midseason premiere next year, debuting on Sunday nights after NBC's