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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
SVU
Created by: Dick Wolf
Starring: Mariska Hargitay
Danny Pino
Kelli Giddish
Ice-T
Peter Scanavino
Raúl Esparza
Produced by: Wolf Films
Universal Television
Distributed by: NBC
Related shows: Chicago Fire
Chicago P.D.
"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."

Created and produced by Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on 20 September, 1999 as the first spin-off of Wolf's successful crime drama Law & Order.

The Special Victims Unit is located in the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department and focuses on victims of sexual crimes, such as rape and domestic abuse, as well as cases involving children and the elderly.

As with the original Law & Order, episodes are often loosely based on real crimes that have received media attention or as the franchise calls it "ripped from the headlines".


Main Cast

Current Cast and Characters

Image Actor Character Crossover Appearances
Benson
Mariska Hargitay Sergeant/Lieutenant
Olivia Benson
Chicago Fire:
3.21 We Called Her Jellybean
Chicago P.D.:
2.07 They'll Have to Go Through Me
2.20 The Number of Rats
3.14 The Song of Gregory Williams Yates
Rollins
Kelli Giddish Detective
Amanda Rollins
Chicago Fire:
3.07 Nobody Touches Anything
Chicago P.D.:
1.06 Conventions
2.07 They'll Have to Go Through Me
Tutuola
Ice-T Detective
Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
Chicago P.D.:
1.06 Conventions
2.20 The Number of Rats
3.14 The Song of Gregory Williams Yates
Carisi
Peter Scanavino Detective
Dominick Carisi, Jr.
Chicago P.D.:
2.20 The Number of Rats
Stone
Philip Winchester Assistant District Attorney
Peter Stone
Chicago P.D.:
3.21 Justice
4.07 300,000 Likes
4.16 Emotional Proximity
Chicago Med:
3.01 Speak Your Truth
Chicago Justice:
1.01 Fake-
1.13 Tycoon

Previous Cast and Characters

Image Actor Character Crossover Appearances
Amaro
Danny Pino Detective
Nick Amaro
Chicago P.D.:
2.07 They'll Have to Go Through Me
2.20 The Number of Rats

Crossover Guest Stars

Image Actor Character Episodes
Voight
Jason Beghe Sergeant
Hank Voight
16.07 Chicago Crossover
16.20 Daydream Believer
17.14 Nationwide Manhunt
Dawson3
Jon Seda Detective
Antonio Dawson
17.14 Nationwide Manhunt
Lindsay
Sophia Bush Detective
Erin Lindsay
15.15 Comic Perversion
16.07 Chicago Crossover
16.20 Daydream Believer
17.14 Nationwide Manhunt
Halstead
Jesse Lee Soffer Detective
Jay Halstead
16.07 Chicago Crossover
16.20 Daydream Believer
Burgess
Marina Squerciati Officer
Kim Burgess
16.20 Daydream Believer
Roman
Brian Geraghty Officer
Sean Roman
16.20 Daydream Believer

Episodes

Image Episode Sypnosis Original Airdate
Svu1515 15.15
Comic Perversion
A comedian's words prove dangerous when a student is assaulted by his fans. February 26, 2014
Svu167 16.07
Chicago Crossover
The Chicago P.D. joins forces with Manhattan SVU to uncover the roots of a child pornography site. November 12, 2014
Svu1620 16.20
Daydream Believer
Chicago and New York police continue the investigation into an unsolved rape and murder case. April 29, 2015
Svu1714 17.14
Nationwide Manhunt
Chicago P.D. detectives Lindsay and Dawson join the SVU in the hunt for two escaped murderers they helped to convict. February 10, 2016