Veteran actor Benjamin Bratt plays Cliff, the head of casino security and one of Charlie Cale’s main enemies, in “Poker Face.” Bratt’s early career was filled with appearances as law enforcement officers, doctors, and even military personnel who pride themselves on being morally upright figures. At the series premiere event, Bratt told Vulture that while he’s known for playing righteous characters, he now enjoys bringing more nefarious roles to life.
Regardless of how well Bratt plays a villain, fans will likely remember how he saved the day. Most notably, Law & Order audiences will remember him from his days as Detective Rey Curtis on the Mothership series. This character also appeared in “Homicide: Life on the Street” in the mid-1990s. Detective Curtis was a fan favorite throughout his tenure, appearing on nearly 100 Law & Order episodes.
Bratt also appears as Major Jim Tisnewski in “E-Ring,” a one-season series about a soldier who trades field operations for a job at the Pentagon. Outside of the world of procedure, Bratt has portrayed law enforcement officials in films, including his memorable performances as police officer Alfredo Garcia in Demolition Man and agent Eric Matthews in Miss Congeniality.