chris noth - a/k/a detective mike logan for law and order fans - was born on november 13, 1954, and celebrates his 55th birthday today. i've been a fan of noth's since the (very) early days of law and order (before the colons appeared) when he partnered with jerry orbach (a/k/a lenny briscoe).
after a five year run, mike logan was exiled to staten island (which was made into a t.v. movie). noth wandered in the wilderness for a little while, only to turn up as "mister big"on "sex in the city" series (and its subsequent movie version) - for which we'll forgive him his trespasses ;D
noth then returned to law and order franchise, bypassing the original in favor of "criminal intent." what a high point that was for fans! but, unfortunately, last summer noth again left the law and order fold for greener pastures (and was replaced by jeff goldblum - who himself has injected new life into the "criminal intent" brand).
so here's wishing chris noth a happy birthday (and hoping he drops back in for the occasional guest spots on law and order)!