Christopher Peter Meloni (born April 2, 1961) is an American actor who is best known for his television roles as Christopher "Chris" Keller on the HBO crime drama suspense series Oz from 1998 to 2003, Elliot Stabler on the NBC police procedural crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit from 1999 to 2011, and as Roman Zimojic on the HBO supernatural drama series True Blood in 2012.

He voiced Robert Mark Sinclair's best friend Spike on the Disney television series Dinosaurs.