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Denis O’Hare Reprises His Law & Order SVU Role

True Blood King Russell Edgington, Denis O’Hare will guest-star on Law & Order: SVU according to TV Guide.

The Tony winner will play Father Shea, a priest who is pulled from his car and brutally beaten. When the police arrive, they arrest Fin’s ex-wife’s brother, Sam Randall (Boardwalk Empire’s Erik LaRay Harvey). Despite Sam’s former criminal record and various stints behind bars, Fin (Ice-T) doesn’t think Sam is their man and asks his SVU partners for help getting to the bottom of the case. The episode is tentatively set to air sometime in January.

In a surprising twist, the episode marks O’Hare’s second time playing Father Shea. He originated the character on a 2008 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent co-written by current SVU showrunner Warren Leight. This is also O’Hare’s second stint on SVU, following an appearance in 2000. He guest-starred on the original Law & Order four times, most recently in 2003 playing — wait for it — a priest, Father Hogan.

Aside from his scene-stealing role as the King of Mississippi on True Blood, O’Hare earned an Emmy nomination last year for his work on American Horror Story. He most recently reprised his role as Judge Abernathy on The Good Wife.

 

6 comments
iamtrue2bill
iamtrue2bill

These shows keep having DOH come back. That's quite a compliment in this business. They recognize his amazing talent, I'm sure, as we all do.

Jana
Jana

He is just amazing in anything he does. If you like Russell, check him out as Larry Harvey in AHS. Simply incredible.

Rowena
Rowena

Not an SVU watcher. However, I'll try to catch this one to see Denis.

Rina
Rina

Denis O'Hare is keeping busy. I wish I watched all these shows he's on. I'm sure he's fantastic on them.

Rina
Rina

Well, no. Chris Meloni left SVU. But that would have been awesome.