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18 August 1958
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Steven Zirnkilton (born Stephen Morgan Zirnkilton on August 18, 1958 in York, Pennsylvania) is an actor who has provided the narrating voice-over to all introductory title sequences (NOT the series theme sequences, as long believed) for the five US series of the Law & Order franchise, including the short-lived Law & Order: LA.
Zirnkilton made his sole on-screen appearance in the Law & Order original pilot episode, "Everybody's Favorite Bagman," as one of the NYPD technicians conducting covert surveillance of a restaurant where corrupt politicians are dining. He has one line of dialogue: "Look at that. Do you believe these guys?"
Zirnkilton has also provided voices for Family Guy and The Rugrats Movie.
In addition to those, he also worked for Law & Order creator Dick Wolf narrating Arrest & Trial, a syndicated but short-lived true-crime documentary series which Wolf produced.