The STAND UP hitmaker's cameo is the latest in a string of acting roles for Bridges - he recently starred in Oscar-nominated movie Crash, and has also had roles in 2 FAST, 2 Furious and Hustle and Flow.
He tells the New York Daily News, "I have been a fan of Dick Wolf's Law + Order for a long time.
"When I was approached to work on SVU and read the script, there was no way that I could turn down this amazing opportunity. The character was so rich and the story line so complex that I knew it was something I had to do."
The episode will air in the US on 28 March (06).