For anyone out there who loves some of the notable guest stars that have appeared on Law & Order: SVU, over the years then you’ll love this: Isaiah Thomas is stopping by!
Yesterday, the newly-acquired Cleveland Cavaliers star confirmed that he is filming for the hit NBC show today; there’s no indication as to if he’s playing himself or a character, but this marks his scripted TV acting debut. (The only official credits to his name right now are a number of sports talk show appearances.) The former Boston Celtics guard remains a fan favorite there following the recent trade (how can he not be based on some of his performances?), and this gig should help him gain even more of a following all over the country.
Thomas joins a rather storied list of notable names to appear on an SVU episode, and it’s one that includes such familiar faces as then-Vice President Joe Biden, Modern Family star Sarah Hyland, Elizabeth Banks, Bradley Cooper, tennis sensation Serena Williams, Martin Short, Carol Burnett, and Brad Garrett. Some of these people appeared on the show prior to being a household name, whereas others turned up as a means to lending their voice to a cause. Biden had done a great deal of work, for example, with series star Mariska Hargitay on various causes. His appearance came about as a result of that.