When you think of Christopher Meloni, you likely think of one of three roles: his turn as a psycho killer in the late ’90s HBO series Oz, his quirky (and completely comical) portrayal of a pervy camp chef in Wet Hot American Summer or his longtime role as tough-as-nails NYC detective Elliot Stabler. And if you’re of the latter camp, you’re probably holding on to the hope that he’ll one day return to the side of Mariska Hargitay, aka Sergeant Olivia Benson.
But while we love Meloni for all of those career-defining characters, those aren’t the only roles that won us over. With acting credits stretching back into the ’80s, Meloni boasts a ton of complex and captivating roles over the course of his career.
In fact, it’s hard to single out just one or two as top picks. Thankfully, we don’t have to! In honor of Wet Hot American Summer hitting Netflix, we decided to celebrate a slew of Meloni’s best gigs.