|character name = Courtney Vance |name = Courtney B. Vance |gender = Male |dob = March 12, 1960|image = http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Courtney_Vance_by_David_Shankbone.jpg/220px-Courtney_Vance_by_David_Shankbone.jpg}} Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. He used to be a regular on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver. He was also a series regular on the series Flash Forward. He guest starred on the series The Closer as Chief Tommy Delk, from 2010-2011.
He attended Detroit Country Day School, a fee-paying university-preparatoy school, and later graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts degree. While attending Harvard, Vance was already working as an actor at the Boston Shakespeare Company. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree later at Yale School of Drama.