‘Law And Order: SVU’ – Peter Scanavino as Detective Dominick ‘Sonny’ Carisi

There’s a new detective on Law And Order: SVU. Check out the below clip from the premiere as we meet Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr. Actor Peter Scanavino gives some background on his character, saying:

He’s a total outsider. He’s brusk and he doesn’t really get the nuances and he’s not very experienced so he puts his foot in his mouth a lot of times. But he’s learning. He’s picking it up. I think he’s a good detective, but he’s got a lot to learn on how to like approach cases.

Previously, Scanavino has appeared on popular shows like The Leftovers, The Blacklist and The Good Wife. We have seen pictures of Scanavino with an Asian woman who’s supposed to be his girlfriend, but her identity is unknown thus far.

CarterMatt describes Scanavino’s character on Law And Order: SVU as this:

As you likely know, Amaro will be off undercover when the show returns with new episodes, so replacing Danny Pino in the squad room for the time being will be “Person of Interest” alum Peter Scanavino. Per TVLine (who also has the first image of him below), this character is named Detective Dominick “Sonny” Carisi, Jr., and he will be coming to Manhattan after working at the Special Victims Unit in other areas of New York. Therefore, he has a little bit of experience already in the field (but still most likely not anywhere near what Mariska Hargitay’s character has at this point).

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