Meet the Cast of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Edie Falco and Josh Charles are just some of the big names portraying main players of the Menendez brothers’ murder trial in NBC’s upcoming Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Click through to see who’s playing who, and what to expect from each of the actors.
Edie Falco as Leslie Abramson
At the center of the series is Leslie Abramson, the dedicated defense attorney for Erik Menendez. She’s played by four-time Emmy winner Edie Falco, of The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie fame, who’s sporting a perm wig in the spirit of Sarah Paulson’s recent turn as Marcia Clark on American Crime Story: The People v. O.J.
Gus Halper as Erik Menendez
Erik, half of the sibling pair convicted of murdering their parents, is played by Gus Halper. He had a central role opposite Nick Jonas in the frat indie drama Goat.
Miles Gaston Villanueva as Lyle Menendez
Miles Gaston Villanueva plays the other Menendez brother, Lyle. He’s made recent guest appearances in Jane the Virgin and Rosewood.
Anthony Edwards as Judge Stanley Weisberg
Playing the judge presiding over the case, Anthony Edwards was part of the original ER cast, netting a Golden Globe and four Emmy nominations during his time on the show.
Julianne Nicholson as Jill Lansing
Jill Lansing, Lyle’s attorney, was considered underpraised for her work on behalf of the brother considered more difficult to defend. She’s portrayed by Julianne Nicholson, who just earned raves at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her upcoming film Who We Are Now.
Josh Charles as Dr. Jerome Oziel
Josh Charles takes on Dr. Jerome Oziel, the disgraced psychologist who became unexpectedly central to the trial. Charles has had acclaimed season-long stints on In Treatment and Masters of Sex but is best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Will Gardner on The Good Wife.
Elizabeth Reaser as Pam Bozanich
Prosecutor Pam Bozanich said only recently that she’s “100 percent sure” the Menendez brothers “fabricated the abuse excuse.” The always-great Elizabeth Reaser will dig into the role. Fun fact: She previously romanced costar Josh Charles (see: the previous slide) on The Good Wife.
Sam Jaeger as Les Zoeller
Parenthood fans should easily recognize Sam Jaeger, a.k.a. Joel, from his 100-plus episodes on the NBC favorite. He’ll play the Beverly Hills detective in charge of investigating the murders.
Sterling Beaumon as Glenn Stevens
Glenn Stevens was Lyle’s friend, the one in the car with him when he was arrested. He’s played by Sterling Beaumon, who had a main role in The Killing‘s final season but will be most recognized for his Lost turn as Young Ben Linus.