One of the funniest videos to come along yet from striking members of the Writers Guild and actors supporting them:
This was found at Elizabeth Donald's blog, CultureGeek, presented by the Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat.
Watch the video -- four minutes -- before you read below, or it'll spoil some of the fun.
... OK. In the video, and where you've seen 'em before:
The detectives at the start are played by Kathryn Erbe (formerly of Oz on HBO, currently on Law & Order: Criminal Intent paired with Vincent D'Onofrio) and Dean Winters (Oz, Rescue Me, the first season of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and a guest role on C.S.I.: Miami, among other things); the prosecutor is played by Zeljko Ivanek (who played a prosecutor on Homicide: Life on the Street, a crooked governor on Oz and a conflicted attorney on FX's Damages, among other things); the grizzled veteran is played by Peter Garety (Homicide and The Wire both spring to mind); the forensics guy by B.D. Wong (L&O: SVU, Oz and substantial stage work), the captain by Eric Bogosian (L&O: Criminal Intent, plus one-man shows on stage and film work); and, of course, the guest star at the end is Christopher Noth (Law & Order, L&O: Criminal Intent and of course the Sex and the City TV series and upcoming film). I didn't catch whether the victim was played by a "name."
I strongly suspect the hand of Homicide/Oz/St. Elsewhere maestro Tom Fontana is behind this clip. Everyone in it except for Noth and Bogosian has a background working with him, and it's possible they have some credit with him that I've forgotten.