will be adding yet another character that may become increasingly important in the medical drama's upcoming fifth season. Michael Weston has signed on for a multi-episode arc on the FOX series, according to The Hollywood Reporter
Weston, whose TV credits include appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
as Simon Marsden, Scrubs
as recurring character Private Brian Dancer and Six Feet Under
as Michael C. Hall's psychotic pursuer Jake, is set to play "a private investigator who is intelligent, but not as abrasive as Dr. House." TV Guide
, which first reported the casting news, reveals that this role could possibly lead to Weston's own spin-off show.
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On the big screen, Weston recently starred alongside Heroes
actor Milo Ventimiglia
actress Alyssa Milano
in the thriller Pathology
. Prior to that, he worked on the romantic comedy The Last Kiss
, which starred his close friend and lead Scrubs
actor Zach Braff
. Weston also gained exposure in films like Garden State, The Dukes of Hazzard, Coyote Ugly, Hart's War, Evil Alien Conquerors
, and the 2000 film Sally
where he won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Supporting Actor.
has already wrapped up its fourth season following 16 episodes. The season ender, which aired last night, follows House
as he continues to struggle with his memory in order to save a patient with a mysterious condition in the aftermath of a bus accident. If you missed season 4 of the FOX medical drama, you can catch the entire season on DVD, which is expected to be released this August.
, which returns for a fifth season as part of FOX's fall slate, stars Hugh Laurie
as Gregory House, Jennifer Morrison
as Allison Cameron, Jesse Spencer
as Robert Chase, Kal Penn
as Lawrence Kutner, Lisa Edelstein
as Lisa Cuddy, Olivia Wilde
as Thirteen, Omar Epps
as Eric Foreman, Peter Jacobson
as Chris Taub, and Robert Sean Leonard
as James Wilson.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide
, The Hollywood Reporter
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