7 Guest Stars Who Played Suspects and Offenders on Law & Order: SVU
It’s always an exciting moment to see a big star appear as a guest on Law & Order: SVU, even when they’re not there to play the hero. These 7 notable guest stars have appeared on the show as criminal suspects and convicted offenders alike during the show’s legendary run — see their performances by streaming all seasons of Law & Order: SVU on Peacock.
Brooke’s time on SVU lasted 5 episodes in Season 19. She played the biological mother of Noah, Benson’s adopted son, who attempts to contest custody — and eventually crosses the line.
The late 90210 star appeared in the Season 10 premiere as Noah Sibert, a serial rapist who eventually married one of his own victims — played by Modern Family’s Julie Bowen!
The Barry and Happy Days star appeared in Season 3 as con-man Edward Crandall, who married a woman for her money, then attempted to pass off her death as a rape and burglary gone wrong.
The Sex and The City star showed us an entirely different side in Season 9, when she played Janis Donovan, a mother accused of abuse who, in a shocking twist, is faking Dissociative Identity Disorder to cover up a murder. Nixon gave such an impressive performance that she won an Emmy for the role.
The late Full House actor played against his squeaky clean TV image when he portrayed murder suspect Glenn Cheales in Season 8.
The American Horror Story staple also appeared in “Shadow” alongside Naveen, playing Anne Gillette, the daughter of affluent parents who appear to have died by murder-suicide, though detectives soon uncover that Anne may have had more to do with the incident than she let on.
Before he was known as Chief Hopper on Stranger Things, David Harbour played tormented serial child kidnapper and vintage doll collector Terry Jessup in Season 4.