|Date of birth:||August 18, 1958|
|Place of birth:||York, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
- "In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important, groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories." - Steve Zirnkilton
Steve Zirnkilton is the signature voice of NBC's critically acclaimed Law & Order brand; which in addition to the "mothership" includes Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Los Angeles and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
He used a special opening narration for the crossover episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Chicago P.D.:
- "In the criminal justice system some killers are so depraved that it takes multiple police agencies to bring them to justice. This is one of those investigations."
Among others, Steve's credits include; NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Discovery Channel, TLC, TNT, TBS, ESPN and the Cartoon Network. His voice has been heard on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as the animated series Family Guy. He was the voice of the reporter in the animated feature film The Rugrats Movie. And baseball fans know him as the narrator for the documentary Faith Rewarded, a film about the Boston Red Sox historic World Championship season. Steve has been the live announcer for the Kennedy Center Honors. And for the past 10 years he has joined John Walsh as the on-stage announcer for the Top Cops Awards in Washington, D.C.