Former Law and Order: SVU star Richard Belzer is to make a guest appearance nearly three years after his character departed.
He played John Munch for 22 years from 1993 to 2015, first in Homicide: Life on the Street before 15 seasons of SVU.
EW reports he will guest-star in “Fashionable Crimes,” in the US in May. The episode sees Munch weigh in on the case of a young model who claims she was preyed upon by a famous fashion house photographer. While the photographer had been on Munch and Fin’s (Ice-T) radar for some time, they’ve never been able to make a case against him until now.
“We love having Richard back on set,” executive producer Warren Leight says. “This episode was perfect for Munch’s cynical eye, and just the right time for him to give Benson and Noah, some much needed support.”
Belzer has also played Munch on Law and Order, Law and Order: Trial by Jury, The X-Files and a Munch-like character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
TEN is currently screening S17 of SVU 8:30pm Thursday nights.