In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Written by
In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.
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Did You Know?
Many of the actors on the show previously starred on the HBO drama Oz
(1997) including Dean Winters
and BD Wong
. Most notable, and ironic, is Christopher Meloni
(Detective Stabler) who played a sadistic rapist and murderer on OZ and now hunts them on SVU. In addition, many guest stars have also appeared in both SVU and OZ. Reg E. Cathey
actually has the same last name of "Querns" in both shows. Kirk Acevedo
, J.K. Simmons
(as Emil Skoda), Michael Potts
, Lee Tergesen
, Kathryn Erbe
, Harold Perrineau
, Robert John Burke
(as LT. Tucker), Scott William Winters
brother who has played a police officer), R.E. Rodgers
as well as many other actors have appeared on both television programs. See more
Det. Olivia Benson
Your one night as a bachelor and you go to the grocery store? That's lame.
Det. Elliot Stabler
A grocery store with strippers.
From the second episode of the second season (2000-2001), the opening credits break the pattern followed by the earlier episodes of SVU, the original Law & Order, and Criminal Intent. Instead of the credits ending with a shot of the cast walking towards the camera, they instead are shown sitting around a desk. See more
I'm Not Driving Anymore
Written and Performed by Rob Dougan See more