‘The Power of the Dog’ Featured a ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Alum

by Jacklyn Krol

Did you know that The Power of the Dog and Law & Order: SVU shares the same actor?

The Power of the Dog is one of the most critically acclaimed films of this past year. Overall, it received 7 Golden Globe nominations. Adam Beach not only starred in the film but was also featured on Law & Order: SVU for twenty episodes between 2007 and 2008.

He portrayed Detective Chester Lake and made his official debut in Season 8 in the episode called “Outsider”. He was partnered with Fin Tutuola, played by Ice-T before officially joining the SVU unit. His final episode was during Season 9 entitled “Cold“. It ended with his character being arrested for murder.

He left the series in good spirits and there was no ill will with his decision to exit. Beach signed on for a one-year deal and had the option of returning for another season but chose not to.

He told The Hollywood Reporter that I “very much enjoyed my year on ‘Law & Order: SVU’. Now I’m looking forward to new adventures.”

“Adam is a superb actor,” creator Dick Wolf said. “From the first day I met him on the set of ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,’ I was knocked out by his commitment, dedication and total immersion in the film’s most crucial role. He did a terrific job this season on ‘SVU,’ and I look forward to working with him again in the near future.”

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Fan Favorite Relationship

Law & Order: SVU has numerous relationships, but none like Rollins and Carisi. You’ll recall that they finally kissed for the first time during last season’s finale. They have finally made their will they or won’t they relationship and made it official. As of right now, they are keeping their relationship private away from work and their friends.

“You know I think he’s probably pretty secure in the relationship,” Peter Scanavino told TV Line. “Because I do think it’s not something that they’re taking very lightly. They’ve been able to keep this going. Given their two jobs, they’ve got to be very forthright with it, express and talk to each other and communicate, and I don’t think he thinks this is a tenuous thing in terms of the feelings involved. It might be tenuous given the circumstances.”

Peter Scanavino added that he liked how the show’s creators made their relationship happen. It felt organic and “very earned”. When he found out the news his reaction was positive and that it didn’t feel forced.

“It was excitement, because it’s also character development, as well,” he noted. “It’s them throwing you a bone, and it’s something that you get to focus on, you know, in the relationship outside of the squad. It just makes things more interesting, more dangerous, in a way. Like, there’s all kinds of implications with this relationship. So, I was happy about it.”