Premise

Sexual assaults, domestic disputes and kidnappings are often the primary focus of this crime show, which follows New York City detectives working in a specialized division within the police department. The first spin-off of "Law & Order," this series has featured many high-profile guest stars. Richard Belzer brought his character from "Homicide: Life on the Street," Det. John Munch, to the show after the cancellation of the Baltimore-based series.

Active Cast

Mariska Hargitay Sgt. Olivia Benson
Danny Pino Det. Nick Amaro
Kelli Giddish Det. Amanda Rollins
Ice-T Det. Odafin `Fin' Tutuola
Raul Esparza ADA Rafael Barba
Peter Scanavino Det. Dominick "Sonny" Carisi
Peter Gallagher Deputy Chief William Dodds

Former Cast

Tamara Tunie M.E. Melinda Warner
Dean Winters Det. Brian Cassidy
Dann Florek Capt. Donald Cragen
Richard Belzer Sgt. John Munch
Stephanie March ADA Alexandra Cabot
Diane Neal ADA Casey Novak
Linus Roache Mike Cutter
Christopher Meloni Det. Elliot Stabler
B.D. Wong George Huang
Melissa Sagemiller ADA Gillian "Jill" Hardwicke
Judith Light Elizabeth Donnelly
Ron Leibman Executive ADA Stan Villani
Michelle Hurd Det. Monique Jeffries
Allison Siko Kathleen Stabler
Patricia Cook Elizabeth Stabler
Adam Beach Det. Chester Lake
Michaela McManus ADA Kim Greylek
J.K. Simmons Dr. Emil Skoda
Connie Nielsen Det. Dani Beck
Mary Stuart Masterson Dr. Rebecca Hendrix
Leslie Hendrix M.E. Elizabeth Rodgers
Noel Fisher Dale Stuckey
Christine Lahti ADA Sonya Paxton
Sharon Stone ADA Jo Marlowe