Method Man Dives Into Acting With SVU Appearance

More time on the big and small screen is on the horizon for Method Man as the rapper begins a series of acting cameos with an appearance on the hit NBC show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

In the episode, which is scheduled to air at 10 p.m. ET/PT Tuesday (Dec. 4), SVU detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) investigate the death of a polygamist’s wife.

The crime causes the Nigerian national to believe that his testifying in a separate crime may have led to his wife’s murder.

The investigation in to the incident leads the SVU to believe that the man’s cultural tradition may be the root cause of his wife’s slaying, after Benson and Stabler discover a website exposing potential witnesses to the other crime.

Method Man is the latest celebrity to appear on Law and Order: SVU.

The show recently featured model Nicole "CoCo" Austin, who acted alongside her husband and SVU star Ice-T.

In addition to Law and Order: SVU, Method Man will appear on HBO’s The Wire on Jan. 4 and the New Regency/Fox film Meet The Spartans in February.

The rapper is also slated to be seen in the highly-anticipated independent feature The Wackness.

The film, which also stars Ben Kingsley and Mary Kate Olsen, is tentatively slated to premiere at the annual Sundance Film Festival.

Musically, fans can hear Method Man on the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, 8 Diagrams.

The album, which marks the group’s first full-length offering since 2001's Iron Flag, is slated to hit stores on Dec. 11.