Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino will join Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as series regular this fall announced NBC on Monday.
“Kelli and Danny are two great actors who will join a proven cast headed by Mariska Hargitay as this exceptional series heads into a very promising 13th season,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement.
Executive producer/creator Dick Wolf commented, “I’m very pleased that we have two amazing actors joining the cast. I know this combination will give us the opportunity to explore the world of ‘SVU’ with new eyes.”
Giddish recently starred in the NBC drama “Chase” as U.S. Marshal Annie Frost. Giddish also starred in “Past Life” and made guest appearances on “The Good Wife,” “Life on Mars” and “Without a Trace.” In 2007, Giddish played a supporting lead role in David Connolly’s independent feature “The Understudy.” Following her departure from “All My Children” later that year, she made guest appearances on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” had a recurring role on “Damages” and appeared in Boaz Yakin’s feature film “Death in Love.”
Pino starred for seven seasons on “Cold Case” as Senior Detective Scotty Valens. He also has guest-starred on such series as “The Shield,” “Men, Women & Dogs,” and more recently, in “Burn Notice.” His television movies include “Lucy” (as Desi Arnaz) and “Point of Origin.”