“Law & Order: Organized Crime” villain and veteran actor Dylan McDermott has a good chunk of change in the bank.
CelebrityNetWorth estimates McDermott is a $20 million man.
The 59-year-old McDermott, who plays opposite Christopher Meloni’s good guy in the NBC show, portrays mob boss son Richard Wheatley.
McDermott told Entertainment Weekly that the battle between the two is like a “heavyweight match” and that fans won’t be disappointed by the plot.
“We’re going to see a relationship develop between them that is going to be explosive,” McDermott said.
That battle is crucial for McDermott’s complex Wheatley character. He told Entertainment Weekly that he’s enjoying the new role with its sinister background, saying Whatley’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime” villain “was interesting to me.”
He added, “the show hinges on that, in many ways, to have a formidable, bad guy go up against (Meloni’s) Elliot (Stabler) because he’s such a well-loved character.”
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star McDermott a Pro At TV Series
Dylan McDermott has starred in some high-profile shows over the years.
His Golden Globe-winning show, “The Practice,” was one of his biggest shows.
In his famous “Practice” role, he played Bobby Donnell. A slick lawyer who tried to run a legal practice while balancing his life and the lives of his lawyer staff. The show ran its course after 147 episodes between 1997 and 2004. The performance also earned him a nomination for a primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
The actor followed that up with the “American Horror Story” series.
The actor starred on “American Horror Story: Murder House” in 2011 as Dr. Ben Harmon. The following year, he appeared in “American Horror Story: Asylum” as Johnny Morgan. In 2018, he returned to the Harmon character for a reprisal of Ben Harmon. And then, he came back again for “AHS: 1984” as Bruce.
McDermott, however, may not be finished with “American Horror Story.”
Series director Ryan Murphy said McDermott will also revisit his Harmon role with actress Jamie Brewer for the season finale of Hulu’s spinoff series “American Horror Stories.”
‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star In Big Movies
He scored his first significant breakthrough film role in the 1987 flick “Hamburger Hill” with Don Cheadle. From there, he played roles in “Steel Magnolias” (1989) and Twister (1990).
One of McDermott’s most prominent roles was Clint Eastwood’s “In The Line of Fire.” The film grossed more than $187 million worldwide.
Additionally, McDermott plays in the upcoming Will Smith movie “King Richard.” The film, about the tennis superstar Williams sisters and their father, will hit movie theaters in November.
First ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Show Ratings A Hit
According to Programming Insider, McDermott’s first “Law & Order: Organized Crime” show dazzled with the Dick Wolf-NBC franchise crowd.
It nearly took in eight million viewers with a slight drop-off for subsequent episodes. The following seven episodes averaged around four million.