Does Joe Biden's Law And Order Cameo Signal A Career Move To Entertainment?

There are well known examples of career entertainers who have moved into the political arena. Reality TV star Donald Trump is the most recent rather high-profile example, but Jesse Ventura, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Ronald Reagan also come to mind. Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden may be taking a step in the other direction - from lifelong politician to actor and entertainer.

VP Biden is making a cameo appearance tonight on the long-running show, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (a.k.a SVU).


VP Biden's appearance will highlight his efforts to combat the very real-world problem of the rape kit backlog. Due to resource shortages, thousands of rape kits have historically gone unprocessed and untested. One organization who is tackling the issue suggested the number may be as high as 175,000 untested kits in the United States. 

Evidence from the processed rape kits helps exonerate the innocent, build stronger cases against the guilty, and identify serial rapists.

In real life, VP Biden has been heralded for his work with "SVU" star Mariska Hargitay in helping to identify and clear the rape kit backlog. One of Biden's accomplishments as a politician was passing the Violence Against Women Act, which provided $1.6-billion in funding for investigators and prosecutors of violence against women.

Law and Order is not Biden's first foray into the world of television acting. Last year Joe Biden appeared in the finale episode of Parks and Recreation, a show where his name had been a running gag for years. You can watch his appearance below while you wait for tonight's "SVU" episode.

h/t Guardian

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