At just 13 years old, Ryan Buggle has already spent more than half of his life on the set of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing Noah, the son of Captain Olivia Benson, portrayed by Mariska Hargitay. Buggle's fondest memories revolve around his on-screen mom, including a silly moment when she playfully put whipped cream on his face during an early scene. He admires Hargitay and describes working with her as a dream. The friendships he has formed on set are like an extended family to him. Even after six years on the show, Buggle remains committed to improving his acting skills. Hargitay has taught him to act with his heart and approach his craft authentically. Off-screen, their bond is vibrant, and sometimes the lines between reality and fiction blur, with Hargitay accidentally calling Buggle by his real name during scenes. Buggle recalls laughing off those slip-ups. One of his most challenging scenes was when Noah witnessed his mom being attacked, and Buggle drew from his perspective to deliver a compelling performance.
He discovered a love for stunt work during the BX9 gang scene and aspires to follow in Hargitay's footsteps, acting, performing stunts, and directing as he grows older. Despite his dedication, Buggle still finds joy in being a 13-year-old on set, enjoying downtime playing Mario Kart with Ice-T. Ryan Buggle's journey on SVU has been remarkable, filled with cherished memories alongside Mariska Hargitay and a bright future in acting, stunts, and directing.
Hargitay of her and her daughter dancing to Swift's music in her Instagram Story. The star captioned the post how she couldn't and wouldn't stop "moving with my girl."