Date of Birth : Mar 12th 1960
American actor. He formerly starred as a regular in the NBC television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Ron Carver. He now appears on the ABC series Flash Forward which began on September 24, 2009 and drew a 12.46 million in ratings. Vance has earned two Tony Award nominations, each in Tony Award-winning productions. He was first nominated for his role in August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences and later for his lead role in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation.
Prior to joining the cast of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Vance 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”.
Vance’s feature film roles have won him steady praise. His early credits include Hamburger Hill, The Hunt for Red October, and The Last Supper. More recently, he appeared in Robert Altman’s Cookie’s Fortune, Penny Marshall’s The Preacher’s Wife, and in Clint Eastwood’s Space Cowboys. Vance also starred in the independent film Love and Action in Chicago, a romantic comedy which he also co-produced. Vance played Black Panther Bobby Seale in the Melvin and Mario Van Peebles docudrama Panther. In 2008 and 2009 he guest starred in the final season of ER alongside his wife, Angela Bassett.