Armed with good looks and a palpable intensity, Kirk Acevedo garnered praise on several acclaimed television projects, working with some of the most respected actors and directors in the industry. Acevedo's breakthrough role came in the form of conflicted gang member Miguel Alvarez, an inmate housed within the walls of the brutal state prison, "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003). One of the few characters to survive the vaunted series' entire run, Acevedo was given time off to make a notable appearance in filmmaker Terrence Malick's WWII drama "The Thin Red Line" (1998), as well as the Steven Spielberg-produced miniseries "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001). Life after "Oz" saw Acevedo taking on prime roles on the police procedural spin-off series "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (NBC, 2005-06), followed by a part on the Irish mob drama "The Black Donnellys" (NBC, 2007), neither of which lasted more than a season. The actor had somewhat better luck with a recurring character on the J.J. Abrams-created sci-fi series "Fringe" (Fox, 2008- ) before jumping ship to co-star on another cop drama, "Prime Suspect" (NBC, 2011- ). Adept at playing men of action, honor and complexity, Acevedo continued to excel in roles on some of the best dramas television had to offer.