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Mike Tyson to play death row killer on 'Law & Order: SVU'

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Mike Tyson.

Looks like Mike Tyson's portrayal of himself in "The Hangover" impressed some people. E! News confirms that the former boxer will be making his TV acting debut with a guest starring role on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU," and he won't be playing himself (for once). 

So what are the deets on Tyson's mysterious character?

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He will play a murderer on death row named Reggie Rhodes, who had an unfortunate upbringing and became a very violent individual -- clearly.

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Rhodes' case catches the eyes of Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and defense attorney Bayard Ellis (Andre Braugher) during an SVU investigation.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal network.)

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