Law and Order: Special Victims Unit is a special show. Now in its 20th season on NBC, it deals with painful subjects on a weekly basis. Over the years, SVU has amassed a cult following with a devoted audience addicted not only to the exciting plot-lines but also to the characters themselves. Now, even with the original Law and Order in the can, SVU is still going strong.
Here, we’ve gathered some interesting facts about the show, its actors, and some unique episodes. Even if you’re a super-fan of the show, there will be more than a few facts that will surprise you! Click on to see how much you actually know about the show.
1. Richard Belzer Is The Crossover Master
Richard Belzer is a fantastic actor and comedian. He also holds the key that connects several shows together on various networks in many different genres. Or, at least, his character does.
John Munch, Belzer’s seasoned detective, has appeared in no less than ten shows on five different networks! The character first appeared on Homicide: Life On The Street and then moved on to SVU. Over the years Det. Munch has appeared on Oz (HBO), 30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Arrested Development and The X-Files, to name a few. In doing so, Belzer has surpassed the record held by Kelsey Grammer of playing a character for the longest time and on the most shows.