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Robin Williams to guest on SVU

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 18th 2008 8:43PM
Robin WilliamsIt feels like a sweeps moment -- a big name star guesting on a long-running show. But it's not set for sweeps. It is, however, a special occasion and a reason to do something festive. So, on April 29, Robin Williams will make a guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU in part to celebrate the 200th episode of the intense NBC crime drama.

The Oscar-winning actor (for Good Will Hunting) is no stranger to television, as we all know. Till the day he dies, he'll be Mork. Na-noo, na-noo. As an alien from the planet Ork, Robin Williams was catapulted from obscure comic actor to overnight sensation thanks to the Garry Marshall sitcom Mork & Mindy. It was the beginning of a stellar career.

But Robin Williams is also no stranger to drama. He studied drama at Julliard under John Houseman and performed Shakespeare as a young actor. On TV, he was also Emmy nominated for a dramatic turn on Homicide: Life on the Street.

For this L&O: SVU, he'll be play an engineer becomes an agent for radical change, challenging authority, when his peaceful life is turned upside down by tragedy. L&O: SVU executive producer Neal Baer describes Williams' storyline as "powerful and complex." Baer collaborated on the script with co-exec producer Amanda Green. "We can't imagine anyone else doing this role," said Baer.

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Great. More recovering alcoholics on TV. Who's next?

March 19 2008 at 2:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Bua

I was just about to say that.

I was also about to say that it sounds like the guy that Williams is playing may be ripped from the headlines and is ...

... the person mentioned in this post.


March 18 2008 at 10:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sweeps actually starts April 24, so this makes the cut.

March 18 2008 at 9:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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