Christopher Meloni is leaving Law & Order: SVU after 12 years on the job.How did Elliott leave law and Order SVU?
Christopher Meloni, the actor who portrayed detective Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order: SVU," left the show in 2011 due to the fact that he and NBC were unable to agree to terms for a new contract. Meloni had played Stabler on the series since its 1999 premier.Is there a new sergeant on SVU?
There's a new sergeant in town on Law & Order: SVU. Forever alum Andy Karl has been cast in a recurring role as Sgt. Mike Dodds, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. If the name 'Dodds' sounds familiar, it's because his father is none-other-than Deputy Chief William Dodds ( Peter Gallagher ), who was introduced last season on the NBC procedural.