David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier is heading to Law & Order: SVU.

Grier, 54, will play defense attorney Jeremy Swift in an upcoming episode called "Branded," scheduled to air October 20, a show rep tells TVGuide.com. He joins previously announced guests Michael Gladis and Kevin Alejandro, who will play rape victims who are brutally abused.

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Law & Order: SVU's twelfth season premieres Sept. 22nd at 9/8c on NBC.