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Mike Logan
Mike Logan in Law & Order- Criminal Intent
Name Mike Logan
Title Detective (Resigned)
Affiliation New York City Police Department
Division Homicide Department
Major Case Squad
Occupation Police officer (Resigned)
Status Alive
Actor Chris Noth
First Appearance L&O: Prescription for Death
Last Appearance CI: Last Rites

Detective Michael Logan (born July 11 1958) is a now-retired detective who worked for the New York City Police Department until 2008.


Logan Prescription for Death

Logan in 1990

Logan Virus

Logan in 1993

Logan Senseless

Logan in 2007

Logan Last Rites

Logan, soon before he resigned in 2008

Early lifeEdit

Logan had a complicated relationship with his mother. While he does say that his father beat his mother on occasion, he places the fault on her and not him. Logan jokes with his first Major Case partner, Carolyn Barek, that his mother used to make him rum punch. While interrogating a teenager, whose mother convinced him to commit several heists and felony murders, Logan reveals that his own mother used to make him buy liquor for her, which she would drink and then beat Mike.

Logan's father was a beat cop. His father also had a heart transplant in the late 80s. Mike speaks far more highly of his father than his mother and once said while investigating a possible case of patricide, "if you'd given me a shotgun while my mom was slamming me against a wall, I would've blown her head off, but my father? Not even if he caught me killing the old lady". When Logan was a young man he had a girlfriend who had an abortion against his wishes.

Police forceEdit

Two of Logan's partners, Max Greevey and Phil Cerreta, have been shot. Greevey was fatally shot outside of his home in connection with a corruption case and Cerreta was wounded while undercover in a gun trafficking case.

Logan was assigned to Staten Island as a punishment after punching a city councilman. Alexandra Eames once noted that action "made him a hero to guys like my dad", even while causing police administrators to punish him. Anita Van Buren attempted to get him reassigned to her 27th Precinct three times, but all were unsuccessful.

Captain James Deakins returns Logan to Manhattan under his command in the Major Case Squad.


Logan decided to leave the NYPD after discussions with a priest persuaded him to do so in in 2008.

Behind the scenesEdit

Mike Logan was played by Chris Noth on both Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Logan initially appeared on Law & Order from the show's first season in 1990 to Noth's dismissal from the series in 1995. Noth returned as Mike Logan for "Exiled: A Law & Order Movie" in 1998. The character was added to the Law & Order: Criminal Intent cast during the first episode of season five, "Grow" after a guest appearance in the season four episode "Stress Position.

Trivia Edit

  • It is not clear, what happened with his partner in Staten Island, Frankie Silveira.
  • Logan is the third Law and Order character to be moved to a spinoff. The others are Donald Cragen, Lennie Briscoe, and Connie Rubirosa. For Logan, he was moved from Law and Order, then given his own TV movie, Exiled: A Law and Order Movie, then to Law and Order: Criminal Intent.


Icon L&O Law & Order - Main Characters

Senior Detectives: Max GreeveyPhil CerretaLennie BriscoeJoe FontanaEd GreenKevin Bernard

Junior Detectives: Mike LoganRey CurtisEd GreenNick FalcoKevin BernardCyrus LupoNina Cassady

Commanding Officers: Captain Donald Cragen • Lieutenant Anita Van Buren


Executive Assistant District Attorneys: Benjamin StoneJack McCoyMichael Cutter

Assistant District Attorneys: Paul RobinetteClaire KincaidJamie RossAbbie CarmichaelSerena SoutherlynAlexandra BorgiaConnie Rubirosa

District Attorneys: Adam SchiffNora LewinArthur BranchJack McCoy


Elizabeth OlivetAlfred Wentworth

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