'Law & Order: Organised Crime' is Dick Wolf's newest 'Law & Order' franchise. Meloni was previously a member of 'Law & Order: SVU' for the first 12 seasons. In the third season, Ray Thurman joins the newly formed Organized Crime Task Force headed by Sergeant Ayanna Bell (Danielle Moné Truitt).
Ray Thurman, who is he?
Bell was initially hired as the deputy inspector, and her employer, Lillian Goldfarb, was actively campaigning for her. However, this meant that the task force would be closed for the time being. She appreciated the exceptional team she has, particularly following the Russo crime family's shootout. She also had a candid conversation with Elliot.
Thurman makes his first appearance in season 3 episode 10, titled 'Trap.' He visits Bell's office to introduce himself, and he praises Elliot for refusing to accept the position. This is when Elliot enters the office, prompting other task members to clap.
Thurman also appears in the following episode, titled 'The Infiltration Game.' Bell is curious about Thurman and finds him online. However, she doesn't discover much about him.
Ray Thurman: Who is he torpedoed?
James Roch, an American model and actor, plays Thurman in 'Law & Order: Organized Crime.' He played football for Stanford University and the Oakland Raiders before entering the acting industry. He later played the motion-capture actor in several 'Madden NFL' games.
James made his acting debut in the 2010 film 'Bad Batch.' He most recently played Nurse Kenny Fournette in the NBC series 'The Night Shift.' He also plays Amir in 'Shadow Love.' In 2021, James guest-starred in another Dick Wolf series, 'FBI.'