House 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.
On the big screen, Weston recently starred alongside Heroes actor Milo Ventimiglia and Charmed 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.
Meanwhile, House 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.
House, 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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