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15 Celebrity Guest Appearances on "Law and Order: SVU" That You Definitely Forgot About

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Premiering in 1999 on NBC, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit was billed as the grittier, more "ripped from modern headlines" companion show to Law and Order, and man has it delivered.

With a beloved cast of recurring characters and new mysteries to solve each week, the show's remained a staple on TV for almost 20 years, so much so that some actors even showed up on there before they were big! In particular, these 15 appearances either caught us off guard at the time, or when we look back on them now.

1) Before she became a movie star (along with her sister), Kate Mara appeared in the show's second season.

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2) Bradley Cooper showed up before he was big in Hollywood.

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3) Will and Grace star Eric McCormack guest-starred as a murder suspect. Somehow we're not surprised.

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4) Sabrina herself, Melissa Joan Hart, appeared as a teacher suspected of sexually assaulting her students.

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5) Whoopi Goldberg played a businesswoman who falsely reported child abuse.

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6) Bob freaking Saget himself played a murder suspect in season 8!

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7) Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons had a recurring role in the first two seasons!

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The cameos just get crazier from here folks...

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