In the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode ‘Decline and Fall’, the powerful Hendricks family is investigated as a young bartender (Ariane Rinehart) accuses one of the family members of rape. Eric Hendricks (Ian Nelson), grandson of patriarch Lawrence Hendricks, Sr., says he and Sarah the bartender had sex but that it was consensual. But that story doesn’t pan out.
Lawrence Hendricks Sr. is portrayed by Bob Gunton. He’s known for his roles on Royal Pains (General William Collins), Daredevil (Leland Owlsley), 24 (Ethan Kanin), Desperate Housewives (Noah Taylor), Nip/Tuck (Agent Sagamore), and in the 1992 mini-series Sinatra (Tommy Dorsey), among others. Gunton is also well recognized for his roles in the films Argo (Cyrus Vance), The Shawshank Redeptiom (Warden Norton), and Glory (Gen. Charles Garrison). Law & Order: Special Victims Unit airs Wednesdays at 9pm on NBC.