Mike Tyson appeared in an episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit which air in the US last night. The former boxer and convicted rapist played a character named Reggie Rhodes who was a convicted murderer and rape victim.
Tyson has acted previously, most notably appearing as himself in The Hangover. This role is not so light-hearted though.
Law and Order: SVU showrunner, Warren Leight, tweeted to thank Tyson for taking the role.
And thanks to @miketyson for taking on a role a lot of actors would not be brave enough to play.
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) February 7, 2013
H/T Sports Grid