‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Stars Chris Meloni and Dylan McDermott Size Each Other Up in Hilarious Post

by Joe Rutland

Chris Meloni and Dylan McDermott have known each other for a long time. Seeing them on Law & Order: Organized Crime is an extra treat.

Meloni plays Elliot Stabler on the NBC police drama. McDermott plays Richard Wheatley, who was found guilty of murdering Stabler’s wife Kathy.

Both actors managed to spend a minute together before tonight’s return to airwaves in this Instagram post.

Let’s check it out, Outsiders.

This is the first of four photographs in this post from McDermott’s own Instagram account.

Now, these two guys are also going to be seeing one another on Law & Order: Organized Crime on Thursday night.

This show comes on at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central, on NBC. It has a strong lead-in thanks to Law & Order: SVU, Meloni’s old show, that still stars Mariska Hargitay and Ice-T.

‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star McDermott Had Criminal Element As Kid

Everyone sees Dylan McDermott play a bad guy on this TV show. He is a criminal.

But the actor also had a little bit of a criminal element when he was a young kid in New York City.

The Law & Order: Organized Crime actor sold stolen Polo shirts as a boy. Well, it is true and some people who might look up to McDermott might have their feelings hurt by this news.

Hey, he was just a kid back then, you know?

Anyway, he talks about this part of his life in an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan. He talks with hosts Kelly Rip and Ryan Seacrest about this part of his life.

Obviously, the former American Horror Story star reveals that this TV show is not his first run-in with a crime.

“When I was a kid, I used to sell stolen Polo shirts on 14th Street,” McDermott says. “I would look at GQ magazine, and think, ‘Oh man, if one day I could ever… If I ever made it, I could be on the cover of GQ Magazine,’ as I was selling stolen…”

Seacrest then asks, “When the cops come and you’re selling the illegal Polos, what happens?”

McDermott says, “You run. You pick up the box and you just run… to the next corner.” Ripa and Seacrest asked if McDermott got caught, and he responded with another sarcastic laugh.

“No, I never got busted,” he says. “No, I kind of always had the eye out, you know, and I would sell them fast. One for fourteen, two for thirty-nine.”

“Good for you, what a salesman,” Seacrest says.

Even so, McDermott’s own past pales in comparison with his Law & Order character, Richard Wheatley.