The VP is headed to ‘Law & Order: SVU!’ Joe Biden will be a special guest star on the hit NBC crime show in season 18. How exciting! Get the details!
Vice President Joe Biden, 73, will play himself on the show, Entertainment Weekly reports. He’ll appear during a press conference scene, where he applauds the SVU team for their work in clearing a rape kit backlog in New York City.
Joe and Mariska Hargitay, 52, who plays Olivia Benson, have worked together in the past to bring attention to the national backlog of untested rape kits and violence against women. They both spoke at the United State of Women Summit in June 2016.
“This abuse is not a personal matter, not a family issue, not something she had coming. Violence against women is a crime, pure and simple,” Joe said at the event. Joe was also honored by Mariska’s Joyful Heart Foundation in May 2016 for his efforts in ending domestic violence. They’re practically BFFs!
This guest appearance isn’t the Vice President’s first TV appearance. He appeared in multiple episodes of Parks & Recreation in 2015 with Amy Poehler, 44. Joe and his wife, Jill Biden, 65, even showed up on the show’s series finale! Leslie Knope was always a huge fan of Joe Biden.
Law & Order: SVU just started filming season 18. The show will return on Sept. 21 on NBC. Mariska, Ice-T, 58, Kelli Giddish, 36, and Peter Scanavino, 36, will all be returning. Joe’s tenure as veep is coming to a close, but it seems like Joe is going to stay busy! Even after he leaves the White House in Jan. 2016, Joe will go down in history as the coolest VP of all time!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to see Joe on Law & Order: SVU? What series should he show up on next? Let us know!