George Newbern (born December 30, 1964) is an actor who portrayed Dr. Al Pollack on Law& Order: Special Victims Unit. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit was renewed for a twentieth season on May 9, 2018. Appearances Man Up (2018), Zero Tolerance (2018), Mea Culpa (2018), A Story of More Woe (2019) His most well known role is Charlie in Scandal. Law & Order SVU cast: George Newbern, Eddie Hargitay and Alexandra Breckenridge all guest star on Season 20 Episode 9 on NBC. Scandal might be over, but George Newbern is still returning to television next season. George Newbern has booked his first post-Scandal TV series gig -- a recurring role on the upcoming 20th season of NBC's crime drama Law & Order: SVU.