We spotted Law & Order: SVU star Christopher Meloni at Pastis Restaurant in New York City yesterday wearing a sleeveless dress shirt and tie - probably taking a break while filming. This 48-year-old looks like he works out a bit, no?

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Mariska Hargitay and Chris recently signed contracts for another season of "SVU." That was in some doubt, with fans of the show wondering whether the actors might be replaced after their two-year contracts expired.

Meloni's accomplished television background consists of appearances on NYPD Blue (1993), the HBO's prison series Oz (1997), and numerous other series and TV movie roles.

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