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Mike Tyson will play killer on 'Law & Order: SVU'




After already making it into movies with The Hangover franchise, Mike Tyson is finally moving into the big time with a dramatic TV role on Law & Order: SVU. He'll really be stretching his acting chops, going from playing himself to playing a sociopathic convicted felon. Wait ... says Tyson will play Reggie Rhodes, a death row inmate with a troubled past (as opposed to murderers with untroubled pasts). Mariska Hargitay's Benson and Andre Braugher's Ellis will take great interest in him.

Tyson has played himself on Who's the Boss, Entourage and Breaking In, but this will be his first time trying to act like someone else. At least, someone with a facial tattoo and a lisp. Of course, the real star of that episode will be Ed Asner, who is also dropping by, but Ed doesn't raise pigeons, so Mike has that going for him.

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[Last modified: Friday, January 11, 2013 4:08pm]


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