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Ice T Had the Greatest Reaction to Being Named the Longest-Running Male Actor on TV

With 24 seasons under its holster,  is no stranger to breaking records. The latest celebration in order is for  as  for becoming the longest-running male actor in a TV series for his role on . 

 have become synonymous since Fin's introduction in 2000 in Season 2. The rapper and actor has since filmed over 400  episodes, assisting Captain Olivia Benson () as the SVU tracks down NYC's most heinous criminals.  wouldn't be the same without Ice T, so it's lovely to see him celebrate such a landmark moment. 

In an interview with  discussing the recent achievement, Ice T quickly noted that his  co-star Hargitay holds the title for women, with an additional season in her favor. , and it's not surprising considering the way the series has become such a cultural phenomenon.

"You've gotta be on the show that stays on the longest. [] is the longest-running show," Ice T explained. "So to get that title, you have to be on. It's all consecutive. There are people that have acted way longer than me. But to be on one show continuously for that long, it has never been done."

The Very Good Reason Ice T Wants to Stay on SVU Forever

Ice T knows the value of choosing the right TV projects. Each of those 400+ episodes has inspired  of thrills. In an interview on  Ice T told Meyers, "When I first got on the show, I was doing movies and stuff, and I didn’t understand residuals."

He continued, "And so the first year I did the show, I’m like, ‘I don’t know how long I’ll do this show. I don’t know how long.’ And then my accountant showed me this number after a year, and I’m like, ‘What’s that number?’ and she said, ‘That’s residuals.'" 

, he was willing to play Fin forever. 


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