Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

1999 American police procedural crime drama television series

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (often shortened to Law & Order: SVU) is an American television spin-off of the original police drama series Law & Order which is set in New York City, inside the fictional 16th precinct of Manhattan.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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Created byDick Wolf
StarringChristopher Meloni
Mariska Hargitay
Richard Belzer
Dann Florek
Michelle Hurd
Stephanie March
Ice-T
B.D. Wong
Diane Neal
Tamara Tunie
Adam Beach
Michaela McManus
Danny Pino
Kelly Giddish
Raul Esparza
Peter Scanavino
Jamie Grey Hyder
Demore Barnes
Octavio Pisano
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons25
No. of episodes547
Production
Running time40–43 minutes
Original release
NetworkNBC
ReleaseSeptember 20, 1999 –
present

Cast change

  • Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler
  • Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson
  • Richard Belzer as John Munch
  • Dann Florek as Donald Cragen
  • Michelle Hurd as Monique Jeffries
  • Stephanie March as Alexandra Cabot
  • Ice-T as Odafin "Fin" Tutuola
  • B.D. Wong as George Huang
  • Diane Neal as Casey Novak
  • Tamara Tunie as Melinda Warner
  • Adam Beach as Chester Lake
  • Michaela McManus as Kim Greylek
  • Danny Pino as Nick Amaro
  • Kelli Gaddish as Amanda Rollins
  • Raul Esparza as Rafael Barba
  • Peter Scanavino as Dominick "Sonny" Carisi Jr.
  • Philip Winchester as Peter Stone
  • Jamie Grey Hyder as Katriona "Kat" Tamin
  • Demore Barnes as Christian Garland
  • Octavio Pisano as Joe Velasco

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