Christopher Meloni will always be remembered for his role as Detective Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. However, there are other sides to this versatile actor that often get overlooked. Fans might fall even deeper in love with Meloni once they learn more about him, if that's possible.
The dashing actor was born in Washington, D.C., in 1961. As star quarterback, he led his high school football team through an undefeated season in 1978, but he was more than just a jock. Meloni also took theatre classes in college and got his degree in history before studying acting with legend Sanford Meisner. Meloni landed smaller roles for several years before his big break in cinematic classic Bound. A few years later, in 1999, SVU sought out the native Washingtonian, and Meloni became a household name.
He left the show in 2011, but Meloni's character may be making a comeback. Detective Stabler might just rise again.
He May Return To 'SVU'
He Believes He Should Have Received A Higher Salary For His Role
He Has A Butterfly Tattoo
He's A Licensed PilotVideo: YouTube
He's Still Close Friends With 'SVU' Co-Star Mariska Hargitay
He Knows A Thing Or Two About Personal Training