Law & Order: SVU Update: Peter Gallagher Joins the Cast

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Law & Order: SVU Update: Peter Gallagher Joins the Cast
Paley Center’s 6th annual celebrity golf classic, Westlake Village, California.9:48.June 8, 2009. Wikimedia Commons/Kristin Dos Santos

Heads up! A new cast member, who will portray a recurring character in the upcoming season of NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” has just joined the team. Read on to learn more about this scoop.

According to TV Line, “Covert Affairs'” Peter Gallagher is set to have a recurring character in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Gallagher is best known for his ongoing role as Arthur Campbell, a former CIA agent and boss who now works in the private sector in USA Network’s hit spy show “Covert Affairs.” Aside from “Covert Affairs,” he is a prolific actor who has acted in movies and in television shows such as “While You Were Sleeping” (1995), “The Secret Lives of Men” (1998), “American Beauty” (1999), “Center Stage” (2000), “Mr. Deeds” (2002) and “The O.C.” (2003 to 2007).

Furthermore, Gallagher is all set to portray Deputy Chief William Dodds, who oversees all the Special Victims Units in New York City. His character is described as a “charismatic, tough as nails boss.” Dodds’ character expects nothing but the best from his subordinates and is not used to officers who don’t perform or do their job well. The character will recur throughout the Season 16 of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Showrunner Warren Leight was thrilled that Gallagher agreed to join the show despite the fact that it has been around for a long time. He was also thrilled to have Gallagher as part of the cast, as he has said that he wants to “write and work with Peter Gallagher…since forever” and described him as an “actor’s actor.”

Deputy Chief William Dodds is the latest addition to the Special Victims Unit team, joining Peter Scanavino’s Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi Jr.

And that’s the latest update on the newest cast member on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch the premiere of the sixteenth season of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.