“Law and Order: SVU” was recently renewed for a 20th season — it shares this record number with “Gunsmoke.” With no signs of slowing down, the detectives of the Special Victims Unit are set to break this record next year.
Over the past two decades, hundreds of actors have made their way onto “SVU,” but with 429 episodes and counting, we understand if you can’t remember every famous face that’s appeared on the show.
From Ludacris to Robin Williams, the guest stars of “SVU” vary greatly. Keep scrolling to take a trip down memory lane and catch up with 50 of the most famous celebrities to have appeared on “Law and Order: SVU.”
Warning: Spoilers ahead for those who haven’t watched all 19 seasons
Bradley Cooper appeared in both episodes of a season six “SVU” and “Trial by Jury” crossover.
Four years before his big break starring in “The Hangover,” Cooper appeared as a shady lawyer connected to a murder victim found with a wad of cash stuffed in her mouth — the money was traced back to Cooper’s character, Jason Whitaker.
Zoe Saldana’s first acting credit was on the original “Law & Order” in 1999. Five years later she played Gabrielle Vega, the daughter of a murder suspect, on “SVU.”
Saldana’s character tried to convince the team that her father, who was convicted for murder when he was 19, was reformed. She believed he was innocent, while the detectives were dubious.
Fresh off his stint on “Gilmore Girls,” Milo Ventimiglia appeared as an angry teen who put his stepfather behind bars for allegedly molesting him.
In typical “SVU” fashion, the case isn’t as simple as it appears. Turns out Lee Healy (Ventimiglia) wasn’t actually molested by his stepfather, but involved in an incestuous relationship with his cousin.
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