Who was Al Brown in Law And Order: SVU? Late actor's role explored

Amber Peake January 16, 2023
Who was Al Brown in Law And Order: SVU? Late actor's role explored
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Late TV actor Al Brown featured across many notable series’ during his on-screen career, but who did he portray in Law And Order: SVU?

Brown’s TV career spanned almost two decades and included work on familiar titles such as The Wire, Commander In Chief, and Law & Order: SVU.

Following the news of his passing aged 83, we look back on his brief feature on the long-running classic Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and where to watch his appearance in his honor.

Who was Al Brown in Law And Order: SVU?

Al Brown featured in Law And Order: Special Victims Unit as a corrections commissioner named Tom Sablone. 

The late actor’s character in the drama series worked within the New York city department of corrections.

Brown’s role as a police commissioner was as part of Law & Order was not his only role in the ranking. 

The actor also notably portrayed a commissioner for the Baltimore city police during his stint on the HBO drama The Wire as Stanislaus Valchek.

What Law And Order: SVU episode did Brown feature in?

The late TV actor featured on the popular drama’s eighth season, which aired in 2006. Brown starred in the season’s ninth episode titled Choreographed, which followed the investigation into the death of a model. 

The veteran star featured towards the end of the episode as his character had to make a call on whether the investigation’s perpetrator could help save another’s life by donating an organ.

Detectives paid the corrections commissioner a visit to his office in order to get a special dispensation so that the convicted criminal could donate part of his liver after it was revealed they were a match of another in desperate need.

Where to watch late star’s episode in his honor

Fans wanting to rewatch Brown’s episode of the long-running series can stream it online. 

Customers of streaming giant Hulu are currently able to watch seasons one until 23 on the platform.

Alternatively, all 24 seasons are available on Amazon Prime Video to buy. On the service, fans can either choose to just purchase Brown’s particular episode or buy the whole season.

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Amber is a freelance writer on The Focus who mainly covers anything celeb, music, and entertainment related. Having graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from Brunel University in 2020, she has spent the last two years reporting the latest celeb news and pop culture trends across leading and national publishers. Starting her career at Express.co.uk as a showbiz reporter, Amber began contributing on The Focus in 2021. As well as her work on the site, she has also written across other GRV Media publications, including both Reality Titbit and HITC. When she's not scrolling endlessly on TikTok, you'll find Amber wrapped up in yet another DIY crafting project.