Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor notable for his roles in the feature films Hamburger Hill and The Hunt for Red October, the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, in which he played Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver and The People v.
Simpson: American Crime Story, in which he played Johnnie Cochran.
For the latter, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
He guest starred on the TNT series The Closer as Chief Tommy Delk from 2010 to 2011.
In 2013, he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Lucky Guy.