*David Alan Grier will make a guest appearance on “Law & Order: SVU” this season.

The actor, 54, will play defense attorney Jeremy Swift in an upcoming episode called “Branded,” scheduled to air October 20, a show rep tells TVGuide.com.

Grier joins previously announced guests Henry Ian Cusick, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Michael Gladis, who are all also appearing in the 12th season.