EXCLUSIVE:Law & Order's Ice-T Doesn't Plan On Leaving SVU Any Time Soon

Ice-T, who plays Detective Fin Tutuola on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (SVU), has confirmed that he plans to stay on the show for as long as they will have him. In an interview on the Questlove Supreme podcast in April 2023, Ice-T expressed his commitment to the series and his appreciation for the show's creator, Dick Wolf.

Ice-T emphasized that he doesn't care about the direction of his character's arc as long as he doesn't meet an untimely demise. He humorously mentioned that if the producers were considering letting him go, he would appreciate a six-month advance notice so he could plan other endeavors, such as booking a tour. Ice-T's loyalty to Dick Wolf is evident, as he has worked with him on five different shows and considers himself "ride or die" for the renowned producer.

As the longest-running actor in television, Ice-T believes he has earned the right to remain on the show until its conclusion. With SVU approaching its 25th season, Ice-T recognizes that all things eventually come to an end. However, he intends to continue portraying Detective Fin Tutuola until the "wheels fall off." In jest, he mentioned that once he does leave the show, he plans to audition for roles previously played by Samuel L. Jackson.

Ice-T's character, Fin Tutuola, has been an integral part of SVU since its second season. Initially partnered with Detective John Munch (played by Richard Belzer), Fin later teamed up with Detective Amanda Rollins (played by Kelli Giddish). Fin is known for his gruff and reserved demeanor but displays a strong dedication to his job and the victims they assist.

The relationship between Fin and his son Ken has also been a significant aspect of Fin's character development. When Ken comes out as gay, their relationship faces challenges, but Fin's love for his son and eventual grandchild triumphs over any initial hesitation. With Ice-T's commitment to the show, fans can expect to see Detective Fin Tutuola continue to bring his unique style to the SVU squad for years to come.

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