But it wasn't until Meloni took on the role of serial killer Chris Keller in HBO's prison drama "Oz" that the actor found lasting fame. He followed his "Oz" success with the lead (opposite Mariska Hargitay) on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," a part that earned him a 2006 Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Drama.
No stranger to the big screen, Meloni also appeared in director Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys (1995) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). In 1999, Meloni played Julia Roberts' sports-minded fiancé in Runaway Bride.
In this action comedy inspired by the screenwriter's relationship with her mom, a mother-daughter trip goes terribly awry, turning their dream vacation into a holiday nightmare with hilarious consequences.
- I Am Wrath
- Man of Steel
- Nights in Rodanthe
- 12 Monkeys
- Wet Hot American Summer
- They Came Together
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Green Lantern: First Flight
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- White Bird in a Blizzard
- The Diary of a Teenage Girl
- Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
- Small Time
- Runaway Bride
- Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
- National Lampoon's Dirty Movie
- Souler Opposite
- Murder in Greenwich
- Gym Teacher: The Movie
- My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story
- Awful Nice