Alec Baldwin is making his first small screen debut since his days on NBC’s ‘30 Rock.’ His new TV gig will be on another Peacock series, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,’ E! News exclusively reports.
If you want to know just who Baldwin will be playing on the legal, cop-fighting drama, you’ll have to tune in to his episode, as character details are being kept secretive. However, Baldwin is joining one exciting episode, his first in the ‘Law & Order’ franchise, with him appearing in leading lady Mariska Hargitay’s (she plays Sergeant Olivia Benson) directorial debut.
For seven years, Baldwin starred in ‘30 Rock’ as Jack Donaghy, alongside Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, Jack McBrayer, and many other talents. Baldwin took home three Golden Globes and two Emmys for his work as Donaghy.
Prior to this latest casting, the most recent TV news involving Baldwin was when his MSNBC show ‘Up Late with Alec Baldwin’ was axed. The cancellation followed a suspension, resulting from homophobic remarks made by Baldwin in public.
Baldwin’s other TV credits include several ‘Saturday Night Live’ appearances, the recurring role of Malcolm on comedy ‘Will & Grace,’ and ‘Friends,’ where he played Parker, Phoebe’s (Lisa Kudrow) enthusiastic love interest.
You can catch Baldwin’s guest stint and Hargitay’s directorial debut in March.
‘Law & Order: SVU’ airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on NBC.