Mike Tyson To Guest Star On Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Mike Tyson attends the "Taking on Tyson" New York premiere at Gansevoort Park Avenue, NYC, on March 2, 2011 Mike Tyson attends the "Taking on Tyson" New York premiere at Gansevoort Park Avenue, NYC, on March 2, 2011

Mike Tyson is continuing his streak of acting roles – this time, on the small screen.

The former boxing champ will guest star in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” according to USA Today.

Tyson, who had a role in 2009’s “The Hangover” and has also performed on Broadway, will play Reggie Rhodes – “a murderer on death row who is also the victim of a difficult childhood,” according to the paper.

The athlete-turned-actor will shoot his episode of the Mariska Hargitay-led crime procedural later this month, Tyson’s rep told Entertainment Weekly, and it will air on February 13.

Tyson will also make a cameo in “Skum Rocks!” – an upcoming rock musical starring Julianne Hough, Teresa Palmer and Kevin Bacon, due out later this year.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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