36 Latinos Who Guest Starred On 'Law & Order: SVU'

We're not exaggerating when we say that everybody has appeared on an episode of Law & Order: SVU. Seriously, the show is littered with struggling actors who soon-after became incredibly famous... and even a few actors who were already superstars. 

From Zoë Saldana to Sara Ramirez, these 36 Latino stars have all appeared on an episode of SVU

1. Selenis Leyva

Episode: Season 1, Episode 4: "Hysteria"

Character: Lorinda Gutierrez

Summary: In one of the first episodes of SVU, the detectives investigate the murder of a woman believed to be a prostitute — the latest in a line of victims. 

 


2. Rick Gonzalez

Episode: Season 1, Episode 16: "The Third Guy"

Character: Alfonso

Summary: Two teens are arrested in connection to an assault and robbery of an elderly woman... but it quickly becomes apparent that they aren't the criminals. 


3. Carlos Leon

Episode: Season 2, Episode 5: "Baby Killer"

Character: Nicky Crow (Machete)

Summary: The squad is assigned to investigate a disturbing case: the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old girl by her 7-year-old classmate. 


4. Bobby Cannavale

Episode: Season 3, Episode 11: "Monogamy" 

Character: Kyle Novacek

Summary: A woman who's seven months pregnant is found assaulted with her fetus removed. The back alley c-section leads detectives to an even more disturbing finding...


5. Otto Sanchez

Episode: Season 3, Episode 12: "Protection"

Character: Eddie Fuente

Summary: The detectives see a woman who is on the run from her drug-dealing lover, whom she witnessed murdering a rival. 


6. Sara Ramirez

Episode: Season 4, Episode 1: "Chameleon"

Character: Lisa

Summary: A prostitute claims she killed someone in self-defense. But, the murder of two more prostitutes leads detectives to discover a violent rapist and murderer. 


7. Pablo Santos

Episode: Season 4, Episode 6: "Angels"

Character: Ernesto Diaz

Summary: The discovery of a boy's dead body in a luggage compartment leads detectives to a pedophile ring. 


8. Lauren Velez

Episode: Season 5, Episode 16: "Home"

Character: Stephanie Jameau

Summary: A 7-year-old boy is found eating out of garbage cans. The investigation leads detectives straight to a controlling mother... and a disturbing case of fratricide. 


9. Romi Dias

Episode: Season 5, Episode 20: "Lowdown"

Character: Tina Gardner

Summary: In the investigation of the strangulation of a Bronx Assistant District Attorney, detectives must work off a single clue: the deceased's sexuality. 


10. Zoë Saldana

Episode: Season 5, Episode 21: "Criminal"

Character: Gabrielle Vega

Summary: A graduate student was brutally murdered, and the main suspects are a professor and an ex-con. 


11. Nicholas Gonzalez

Episode: Season 6, Episode 16: "Ghost"

Character: Mike Sandoval

Summary: Assistant District Attorney Alex Cabot comes out of witness protection to testify against the assassin who tried to kill her. 

12. Rita Moreno

Episode: Season 6, Episode 20: "Night"

Character: Mildred Quintana

Summary: Angela Lansbury plays the mother of a rape suspect in a crossover episode with Law & Order: Trial By Jury that guest stars Rita Moreno, Kirk Avecedo, and Alfred Molina. 

13. Kirk Acevedo

Episode: Season 6, Episode 20: "Night"

Character: Salazar

Summary: Angela Lansbury plays the mother of a rape suspect in a crossover episode with Law & Order: Trial By Jury that guest stars Rita Moreno, Kirk Avecedo, and Alfred Molina. 

14. Lynda Carter

Episode: Season 7, Episode 2: "Design"

Character: Lorraine Dillon

Summary: After Benson talks a pregnant woman off a ledge, it's discovered that she's the daughter of a scam artist (Lynda Carter) and a controversial scientist. 

15. Flora Diaz

Episode: Season 7, Episode 3: "911"

Character: Maria

Summary: A 9-year-old girl calls 911 claiming to be locked in a room. In trying to locate her, Benson realises that the girl is a child-pornography victim.

16. Paula Garces

Episode: Season 7, Episode 7: "Name"

Character: Millie Vizcarrondo 

Summary: A case involving the disappearance of four Hispanic boys has gone unsolved for nearly 30 years. When a child's remains are discovered by construction workers, the case is reopened, and a crime-scene technician (Paula Garces) with personal interest in the investigation steps in to help.

17. Raquel Castro

Episode: Season 7, Episode 11: "Alien"

Character: Emma Boyd

Summary: A serious incident of schoolyard violence puts a 12-year-old boy in the hospital with severe injuries. During their investigation, the detectives learn that the victim has been bullying a younger female student, played by Raquel Castro.

 

18. Caitlin Sanchez

Episode: Season 8, Episode 4: "Uncle"

Character: Lupe

Summary: A young woman has difficulty controlling her emotions while working to solve a sadistic double rape-homicide case involving a single mother and her young daughter. A homeless man becomes a key suspect when the detectives discover his collection of newspaper clippings on sex crimes.

19. Zulay Henao

Episode: Season 9, Episode 6: "Svengali"

Character: Veronica Villanueva

Summary: A woman's body is found mutilated in an elevator shaft... and the crime appears to be a copycat killing, reproducing the techniques of a jailed serial killer with a cult following. As Det. Benson receives threats that jeopardize the entire deparment, the captain orders her off the case. 

20. David Del Rio

Episode: Season 9, Episode 16: "Closet"

Character: Freddie Ramirez

Summary: Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler probe the murder of an investment banker. Meanwhile, Benson begins dating a newspaper editor... but his work conflicts with her position at the department. 

21. Monica Raymund

Episode: Season 9, Episode 17: "Authority"

Character: Trini Martinez

SummaryRobin Williams guest stars as Merritt Rook -- an engineer with a bizarre hobby. He poses as a police officer to trick people into committing criminal acts. Rook's clever self-defense at trial sets him free, leading to a devoted following of people who applaud his anti-authoritiy message.

22. Anthony Ruiz

Episode: Season 9, Episode 19: "Cold"

Character: Hector Hernandez

Summary: The prime suspect in a child-rape case seeks amnesty by offering to give up the leader of a civil rights group that supports child-adult sexual relationships.

23. Rosie Perez

Episode: Season 11, Episode 5: "Hardwired"

Character: Eva Banks

Summary: The prime suspect in a child-rape case seeks amnesty by offering to give up the leader of a civil-rights group that supports child-adult sexual relationships. 

24. Valerie Cruz

Episode: Season 11, Episode 12: "Shadow"

Character: Camilla Velez

Summary: A wealthy couple is found murdered... and now their daughter is being stalked by a mysterious man. Are the crimes connected? 

25. Kevin Alejandro

Episode: Season 12, Episode 6: "Branded"

Summary: Two men (Michael Gladis and Kevin Alejandro) are brutally beaten and branded on their chests. After a suspect is found, suprising memories emerge... and cause a dramatic shift in the case. 

26. Carmelo Anthony

Episode: Season 13, Episode 2: "Personal Fouls" 

Character: Himself

Summary: An ex-basketball player accuses his old coach of sexually abusing him as a child. Danny Pino transfers to the squad to help out with the case, which involves interviewing some famous ballers, including Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh

27. Judy Reyes

Episode: Season 13, Episode 3: "Blood Brothers" 

Character: Housekeeper

Summary: A 13-year-old girl won't reveal who got her pregnant, leading police to suspect she was raped. The suspects? A noteworthy political couple. 

28. Jake T. Austin

Episode: Season 13, Episode 14: "Home Invasions"

Summary: A family is shot in their home, and the initial motive explored by detectives doesn't quite fit. As the investigation progresses, one deputy jeopardizes her job by sharing a shocking secret. 

29. Esai Morales

Episode: Season 13, Episode 14: "Home Invasions"

Summary: A family is shot in their home, and the initial motive explored by detectives doesn't quite fit. As the investigation progresses, one deputy jeopardizes her job by sharing a shocking secret. 

30. Elizabeth Rodriguez

Episode: Season 13, Episode 14: "Home Invasions"

Summary: A family is shot in their home, and the initial motive explored by detectives doesn't quite fit. As the investigation progresses, one deputy jeopardizes her job by sharing a shocking secret. 

31. Mark Consuelos

Episode: Season 13, Episode 17: "Justice Denied"

Character: Matt Martinez

Summary: A closed rape case of Olivia Benson's is reopened because of its similarities to a new case. These discoveries lead to one more shocking: was someone wrongfully imprisoned? 

32. Perez Hilton

Episode: Season 14, Episode 16: "Funny Valentine"

Character: Himself

Summary: An up-and-coming singer is beaten by her famous boyfriend, and she refuses to assist the prosecutor. Before long, a media frenzy - including Perez Hilton and Wendy Williams - ensues. 

33. Yul Vazquez

Episode: Season 14, Episode 22 "Poisoned Motive."

Character: Luis Montero

Summary: A sniper attacks the NYPD... twice. Are the shootings connected to one of the officer's old cases in narcotics? 

34. La La Anthony

Episode: Season 14, Episode 22 "Poisoned Motive"

Character: Anna Tejada

Summary: A sniper attacks the NYPD... twice. Are the shootings linked to one of the NYPD officer's old cases in narcotics? 

35. Emilio Rivera

Episode: Season 14, Episode 22: "Poisoned Motive"

Summary: A sniper attacks the NYPD... twice! Are the shootings linked to one of the officer's old cases in narcotics? 

 

36. Alana De La Garza

Episode: Season 15, Episode 12: "Jersey Breakdown" 

Character: Connie Rubirosa

Summary: When a teen runaway is found raped near a park, the case winds its way to a New Jersey strip club.