Florek has logged 14 years playing Captain Donald Cragen on the venerable Dick Wolf procedural, and announced his departure via tweet earlier this week.
Friday was the last day 4 Cragen/Florek. It was a sweet send off! But he'll live on in syndication land 4 evah!--While the Peacock is tight-lipped about the details of Cragen's sendoff, the character's final episode will air in January.
Dann Florek (@dannflorek) December 09, 2013
Florek is the third longtime "SVU" cast member to ankle the series in recent TV seasons. Chris Meloni exited "SVU" in 2011 after a lengthy tenure playing Detective Elliot Stabler, and Richard Belzer announced this year that he would be leaving his role of John Munch. Show star Mariska Hargitay remains aboard the program.