On the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode “Forty-One Witnesses,” a woman is raped outside of her apartment building. Forty-one people including her neighbors witnessed the crime but didn’t call for help. One of the neighbors, Doug Nelson, is questioned by Detective Sonny Carisi (Peter Scanavino).
Nelson is portrayed by Patrick Breen. The Brooklyn-born actor is best known for his roles in Madam Secretary (Andrew Munsey), Royal Pains (Therapist Bob), The Good Wife (Lt. Terrence Hicks), Eli Stone (ADA Paul Sweren), Boston Legal (ADA Otto Beedle), and Melrose Place (Cameron). Fun fact about Breen: He is also the co-founder of Naked Angels Theater Company with Jace Alexander. Law & Order SVU airs Wednesdays at 9pm on NBC.
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