The U.S. Senate has voted to name a new federal courthouse after one of the cast members from NBC’s drama series “Law & Order.” The New York Post’s Page Six reports that the new building in Nashville is on track to be named after the late Fred Thompson.
Thompson, a Republican from Tennessee, served in the U.S. Senate from 1994-2003 and ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008. He joined the NBC show in 2002, near the end of his final Senate term, and began filming on the show during the August 2002 Senate recess.
He went on to play conservative District Attorney Arthur Branch on the program for the next five years. Thompson, who died in 2015 at age 73, also appeared in at least 20 movies, including “The Hunt for Red October” and “Die Hard II.”
“Sen. Lamar Alexander announced the Senate vote Wednesday on a resolution already passed by the House, leaving the final decision to President Donald Trump,” The Post reports.
Here’s Thompson’s final scene as Arthur Branch on “Law & Order” …