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Check Out the Talented Cast of Law & Order: SVU

Who is ready for Law & Order: SVU Season 24?

By Jessica White
Law And Order SVU Cast

How to Watch

Watch Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC and Peacock.

Dick Wolf's Law & Order franchise has spawned numerous spin-offs, but Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a fan favorite. That's in huge part because of the show's talented cast. 

Who is in the Law & Order: SVU cast?

The characters on Law & Order: SVU are what keep fans glued to their screens week after week. Currently, the cast is a mix of veteran characters and new ones—and they all work together to make an unforgettable ensemble. Below, we break down the major characters currently on Law & Order: SVU. 

Mariska Hargitay as Captain Olivia Benson

The woman, the legend, the spine of SVU: Mariska Hargitay. Hargitay has been the focal character of SVU since its start in 1999. In 2006, she took home an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on the show. 

Ice-T as Sergeant Odafin 'Fin' Tutuola

We've seen Fin grow tremendously across each of SVU's 24 seasons, and now, he's officially achieved Sergeant status. 

Kelli Giddish as Detective Amanda Rollins

Giddish first appeared on SVU in Season 13, which many fans remember was when Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) left the department. But make no mistake: Rollins is no replacement. She's a force to be reckoned with when tracking down these bad guys. 

Peter Scanavino as ADA Sonny Carisi

Scanavino first appeared in Season 16 after Benson requested an "experienced, empathetic detective" for the SVU. Sonny's steadfast personality led him to become the Assistant District Attorney, serving fans the "order" in Law & Order. 

Octavio Pisano as Detective Joe Velasco

The freshest addition to the Law & Order: SVU cast is Detective Jose "Joe" Velasco, played by Pisano. Joe enters the SVU as a detective after Katriona Tamin (Jamie Gray Hyder) retires at the end of Season 22. He's a great addition to the force and now a prominent member of the SVU family. 

Watch Law & Order: SVU on Peacock and on NBC. Season 24 returns Thursday, September 22 at 9 p.m. ET.