Jason Biggs is joining the long list of celebrity guest stars in the Law & Order universe. Paparazzi snapped photos of the 43-year-old actor on the SVU set on Tuesday.
Producers haven’t said what role the American Pie star could be playing on the popular NBC show. Maybe he’ll finally be brought to justice for what he did to that pie. But photos from the set seem to show him working with the police. In one scene, Biggs draws his gun along with Det. Fin Tutuola, Det. Amanda Rollins, and Capt. Olivia Benson who are by his side, The Daily Mail reported.
Between takes, Biggs was chummy with Mariska Hargitay and members of the cast, snapping selfies and cracking jokes.
It’s unclear when NBC will air this episode, but Law & Order: SVU has a quick turnaround time on its episodes. So, it will likely be in the coming weeks.
While Biggs appearing in an episode of Law & Order: SVU will likely excite fans, most are focused on the major crossover episode with Law & Order: Organized Crime coming up on Dec. 9. In a teaser trailer, Benson and her former partner Det. Elliot Stabler hold hands. Fans have speculated on a possible hook-up between the two for years. But some watchers are wary of a potential bait and switch.
Mariska Hargitay Names Favorite ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Guest Star
After making more than 500 episodes of Law & Order: SVU, Mariska Hargitay has worked with hundreds of guest stars. But she has a clear favorite.
The actress told TV Insider that she loved working with the late Robin Williams. The iconic comedian appeared in the episode 2008 episode “Authority.”
“It was being in the presence of true greatness. (Robin Williams) had this huge heart. The set photographer captured Robin playing with my son, August, with a smile from ear to ear. John Ritter (in 2002) was another great light. I met my husband (Peter Hermann) on that episode.”
Williams plays Merritt Rook, an audio engineer with a tragic past. Rook impersonates a police officer on the phone and calls strangers and asks them to do things that are against the law. He wanted to show that people would follow orders, no matter how awful those orders are. He based the idea on psychologist Stanley Milgram’s famous experiment that found a similar conclusion. In the end, Rook kidnaps Det. Olivia Benson and uses that as leverage to get her partner, Det. Elliot Stabler, to follow Rook’s instructions. It culminates in a last-minute showdown between Rook and Stabler.
Williams is great in the role, and his performance netted him a People’s Choice Award nomination for Scene Stealing Guest Star. It also got him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama.