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Ex-York countian Steve Zirnkilton has performed in every ‘Law & Order’ show

Steve Zirnkilton, the voice of Law & Order, recently was mentioned in a question-and-answer feature in USA Weekend, which appears in the York (Pa.) Sunday News. He has strong York, Pa., links. Also of interest: All posts mentioning Steve Zirnkilton and Check out this list for induction in a York County Arts & Entertainment Hall of Fame and On same night in different venues, celebs Ed Kowalczyk, Jonah Lehrer delight York crowds.A reader noticed a mention of Steve Zirnkilton in a recent USA Weekend magazine and wondered if I knew he was from York.
I e-mailed him back in the affirmative and sent him this York Town Square link: York native Steve Zirnkilton’s ‘Law & Order’ voice known to the world.
The reader noted that his father, Frank, was a pilot for York’s S. Morgan Smith, and his mother, Jane, is of the S. Morgan Smith family.
A member of S. Morgan Smith’s church, First Moravian, told me that Steven Morgan Zirnkilton is named after Stephen Morgan Smith, S. Morgan Smith.
Here’s that Q & A:

Q. Who says the lead-in to the Law & Order shows? My husband says it’s actor Johnny Messner (Cold Case), and I say it’s not.
Debbie Stanley, Titusville, Fla.
A. His is one of the USA’s most famous faceless and nameless voices – and Steve Zirnkilton is just fine with that. “I feel very fortunate to be part of something so successful,” says Zirnkilton, 51, who has narrated the intros of all the Law & Order spinoffs, as well as the just-canceled original. Indeed, Zirnkilton is the sole cast member who has appeared in every show. “This is my identity,” he says. “It will probably be on my tombstone.”