Courtney B. Vance is an American actor best known for his role as Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, appearing in 111 episodes from 2001-2006.
Vance also appeared on the original Law & Order series twice: in a minor role in the first season episode "By Hooker, By Crook", and in a major role in the fifth season episode "Rage".
He also appeared in two episodes of Picket Fences in 1995, and in two episodes of Boston Public in 2000.
Vance has also made guest appearances on thirtysomething and Any Day Now, and appeared in the 2000 mini-series Parting The Waters.
He has also appeared in numerous made-for-TV movies, including In the Line of Duty: Street War (1992); Percy & Thunder (1993); Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994); The Piano Lesson (1995); The Tuskegee Airmen (1995); The Boys Next Door (1996); 12 Angry Men (1997); Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (1998); and Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998).
In addition, Vance has had roles in feature films such as Hamburger Hill (1987); The Hunt for Red October (1990); The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993); Panther (1995); Dangerous Minds (1995); The Last Supper (1995); The Preacher's Wife (1996); Space Cowboys (2000); and D-Tox (2002).
He starred as Stanford Wedeck in the science fiction television series FlashForward, from 2009-2010.