Daniel Frith said: “Its a nice bit of validation. And it will make getting auditions for TV easier. Law and Order is like a right of passage for the New York actor. Once it’s on your resume, people go, okay, now this is a real N.Y. actor.’ *Bermuda Sun file photo
Daniel Frith said: “Its a nice bit of validation. And it will make getting auditions for TV easier. Law and Order is like a right of passage for the New York actor. Once it’s on your resume, people go, okay, now this is a real N.Y. actor.’ *Bermuda Sun file photo
Bermudian-born actor Daniel Frith has been given his first big television break by guest starring in NBC's crime series Law and Order - Special Victims Unit. Mr. Frith, aka Bermudian spoof rapper Uzimon, appears in an opening scene of the award-winning drama holding a knife to his victim's throat.

While he couldn't divulge too much information to the Bermuda Sun about the plot ahead of the March 17 episode he did reveal the scene is "very violent" and is played alongside another guest-star.

Mr. Frith told the Bermuda Sun: "It's a guest-starring role, so I do have some nice dialogue. It's the very opening scene, and I can tell you it's very violent and involves a lot of blood. I mean it's the opening scene of a Law and Order episode, so, someone's gonna die. The detectives come in the next scene and try and figure out what happened and I'm more in the background."

The actor's break came after his New York-based agent Achilles Tskakaridis began sending him to television auditions. Mr. Frith has been doing professional theatre for seven years now believing that television and film was not right for him in his twenties but he now feels ready to move into TV and film parts.

"They talk about "growing into your type," explained Frith. "Now that I'm a little older and have the theatre background, we felt it was time to try and make the step.

"Its a nice bit of validation. And it will make getting auditions for TV easier. Law and Order is like a right of passage for the New York actor. Once it's on your resume, people go, okay, now this is a real N.Y. actor.'

"The money is 100 times better; what you make on Broadway in a week (minimum) you make in TV in a day. I had an audition last week, a call back on Monday and three hours later I got the phone call. For most working actors, building a TV and film career takes a while.

"It happens overnight to about .001% of people. The rest have to claw their way up. Hopefully this is the beginning of a long climb."

Mr. Frith said that while this is his biggest break to date in television he has been in numerous commercials. He puts his role in the play Cooking With Elvis at the John F. Kennedy Center among his career highlights but now he has broken into television he hopes it will lead to bigger, better things.

"I'm sure will but I still have to be patient," he said. "Getting anywhere in this business is like winning some sort of interplanetary lottery. Most of the time it has nothing to do with how talented you are. You have to be in the right place at the right time, like 16 times in a row."

Law and Order - Special Victims Unit is a spin off from America's longest-running crime series and the second longest drama series in U.S. broadcast history Law and Order.

It focuses specifically on the victims of sexual offences.

Mariska Hargitay won a Golden Globe and Emmy for her portrayal of detective Olivia Benson while in its second series the show gained Emmy awards for guest-stars Amanda Plummer, Leslie Caron and Cynthia Nixon. Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf the series celebrated its 200th episode in April last year.