Interesting Facts About Law And Order
Elliot Stabler in season 9, episode 1 of SVU
Portrayed by Christopher Meloni, Elliot Stabler is an ex-Marine who was part of Desert Storm and has hand-to-hand combat skills.
Chris Meloni at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con
Hargitay and Meloni had instant support from the head of NBC Entertainment, Garth Ancier, when he witnessed their chemistry as a duo.
Promotional photo of Ezekial as Donald
Ezekial Dann Florek, who plays Donald Cragen on SVU, attended Eastern Michigan University but didn’t graduate.
David Simon in 2010
John Munch’s character is based on the main character of David Simon’s book “Homicide: Life on the Street.”
Danny Pino, July 25th 2011
Daniel Gonzalo Pino joined SVU in its 13th season, and won an Imagen Award in 2015 for Best Supporting Actor in the Television category.
Dick Wolf speaking in January 2010 when Sam Waterston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
SVU was originally supposed to be called “Sex Crimes.”
Governor Chris Christie
When Chris Christie ceased providing favorable tax treatment for television production, the SVU studio moved out of New Jersey into the studio used by the main Law and Order franchise.
Mariska Hargitay at the Make Believe On Broadway 2011, New York City
Mariska Hargitay, who plays Olivia Benson in SVU, is a trained rape counselor in real life.
The Yoruba region of Nigeria
Detective Fin’s last name, “Tutuola,” means “the gentle one” in Yoruban.
Ice-T on the set of Law & Order: SVU
After playing Fin for four episodes, Ice-T asked to continue appearing on the show.
Taylor Swift is such a big fan of the show that she named her cat “Olivia Benson.”
Raúl Esparza speaking at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con International
Rafael Barba, played by Raúl Esparza, became a member of the SVU cast in its 14th season with his appearance in “Twenty-Five Acts.”
Amanda Rollins in season 13, episode 11 of SVU
The character of Detective Amanda Rollins belongs to the 16th Precinct of the New York Police Department.
Jean de Segonzac in 2006
Acclaimed screenwriter Jean de Segonzac has written for many crime dramas, including Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Law & Order: SVU.
Jake T. Austin at the Tony Bennet Birthday Gala 2011
Five-time Young Artist Award nominee Jake T. Austin stated “It’s an honor to be a part of such a respected series” about his role as Rob Fisher in an episode titled “Home Invasions.”