And no wonder: He's Italian on his father's side and French Canadian on his mother's. My friend David recently watched Meloni on Oz, so when I saw Modern Fabulosity describing him as TV's "ultimate butch daddy," I started web surfing. The photos below are from his Oz days as Chris Keller.
More Oz pictures here. Meloni's own website is here. He just turned 46. Before becoming an actor, he worked as a construction worker, bouncer, bartender and personal trainer. He now stars in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. When: Tuesdays, 10 p.m./NBC