‘Law & Order: SVU’ Fans Think This Character Looks Identical To John Travolta in ‘Grease’

by Kati Michelle

“Law & Order: SVU” has one of the most iconic show openings there is as well as one of the most dedicated fan bases out there to boot. But one character from the show has fans thinking less about…

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit.

… and more about…

Summer lovin’, had me a blast / Summer lovin’, happened so fast. 

That’s right. We’re talking “Grease.” You can catch the “Law & Order: SVU” star’s photo below.

A Reddit Thread Points Out Uncanny Resemblance Between the ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star and the Famous Musical’s Lead

One Redditor shared a side-by-side photo of Octavio Pisano as Joe Velasco from “Law & Order: SVU” and John Travolta as Danny Zuko from “Grease” saying “i see no difference.” You can take a look at the original thread here. Otherwise, here’s an Instagram post from the star himself.

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So, what do you think? Several fans seem to agree with the comparison on Reddit.

One wrote: “I couldn’t put my finger on why he looked familiar!! Yes!!!” while another left this subtle “Grease” pun, “I’ve got chills!” The latter references the iconic “I got chills, they’re multiplying” opening of the “You’re the One That I Want” musical number, in case you didn’t know.

At the same time, another fan added a different comparison.

They claim to see a mix of both Travolta and Nic Cage.

Who Is Octavio Pisano?

Octavio Pisano entered the long-running “Law & Order: SVU” series during its 23rd season as a former undercover and detective under Chief McGrath. He was brought on as a series regular following the exit of Kat actress Jamie Hyder and Garland actor Demore Barnes. His character played a pivotal role in the SVU’s takedown of Congressman Howard.

Before that, you may have spotted Pisano as a star on the CBS All Access limited series called Coyote. Here, he starred as Sultan alongside Michael Chiklis. The star also appeared in If Loving You Is Wrong, a Tyler Perry soap opera that called the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) its home.

According to Octavio’s personal Twitter account, he spends a lot of his downtime painting. He shared a snap of him in action recently on December 16th.

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All-new episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime” return to NBC on January 6th. You can read about an upcoming storyline potentially involving Benson’s son here.