PETER GALLAGHER CAST IN RECURRING ROLE ON “LAW & ORDER: SVU”
Peter Gallagher has been cast in a recurring role in season 16 of Wolf Films/Universal Television’s “Law & Order: SVU.” Gallagher will play Deputy Chief William Dodds, the charismatic and tough-as-nails boss who oversees all of the special victims units in New York City. He demands respect and hard work from the commanders that answer to him, and is used to getting it.
Remarked “Law & Order: SVU” showrunner Warren Leight, “I've wanted to write for and work with Peter Gallagher since...forever. He's an actor's actor – deft with text and subtext; emotion and intellect. Like everyone else in our cast, he's also a great singer. We're all thrilled that this long into the show's run, actors of his quality want to do an arc on ‘SVU.’”
Gallagher is an award winning actor who calls the stage, film and TV his home. He currently stars as Arthur Campbell in the USA Network drama “Covert Affairs.” Other noteworthy roles include Sandy Cohen on “The OC,” Buddy Kane in the Academy Award winning film, “American Beauty,” and Sky Masterson in the 1992 Broadway Revival of “Guys and Dolls.” Gallagher is repped by Gersh and John Carrabino.
Season 16 of “Law & Order: SVU” premieres Wednesday, September 24 at 9/8c on NBC. Executive producers for the series are Dick Wolf, Warren Leight, Julie Martin, Jonathan Starch and Peter Jankowski.
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