Raúl Esparza will have a buildup of cases in the near future…
The 42-year-old Cuban American actor and Broadway star has been promoted to series regular on NBC’s long-running crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
“Making him a series regular is a small way of acknowledging his enormous contribution to our show,” said the show’s executive producer Warren Leight about Esparza’s promotion.
Esparza portrays by-the-book headstrong prosecutor Assistant DA Rafael Barba on the police procedural, which returns for its 15th season beginning on September 25.
Esparza’s television credits include a recurring role on Pushing Daisies, as well as a role on Hannibal.
His Broadway credits include Tony-nominated performances in the Boy George musical Taboo and the musical comedy Company.
Law & Order: SVU, which also stars Danny Pino, begins shooting next week in New York.