March 28, 2013 11:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Once Upon a Time' Favorite Heads to 'Law & Order: SVU' (Exclusive)
A Once Upon a Time fan favorite is heading to NBC's Law & Order: SVU.
Eion Bailey will guest star on NBC's Law & Order: SVU, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
The actor will play Frank Patterson, a veteran of the Iraq war with PTSD who is a key witness in an investigation of a sexual assault in a nightclub. He'll appear in episode 21 of the series, slated to air in April.
The casting comes days after Bailey's Once Upon a Time character August transformed into Pinocchio for the first time on the ABC drama.
In addition to Once, Bailey's small-screen credits include Covert Affairs, ER and a 2011 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He's repped by Gersh and the Susan Smith Co.
Law & Order: SVU airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.