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Jon Voight joins 24

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jun 13th 2008 10:38AM
Jon VoightOscar-winner Jon Voight, father of a certain actress called Angelina Jolie, will return to the small screen this fall. The actor, who recently appeared in movies such as National Treasure and Transformers, was cast in an important role on FOX's hit series 24.

The 69-year-old actor may be best known for his movies but he is no stranger to TV. He appeared in a handful of made-for-TV movies, in mini-series such as the 1993 Return to Lonesome Dove in which he played lead character Capt. Woodrow F. Call, and in series like Gunsmoke for example.

Slight spoilers after the jump!

TV Guide reports that Voight will make his first 24 appearance in the two-hour prequel special to air on November 23 on FOX. He will then appear in most of the episodes of the second part of the series' seventh season starting in January 2009. Since around 10 episodes of next season have been completed, expect Voight to appear on the show around episodes 11 to 13.

Voight will need to channel his inner baddie for the role because he was cast as the evil doer of the season. Supposedly, Tony Almeida's will not be as bad as Voight's character will. Not much more is known about the character but The Hollywood Reporter says that he'll be behind the terrorist threat Jack must try to stop.

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Michael

Good casting move, Fox! I've always like Voight's roles - He'll certainly be able to pull off cold, calculating and evil for 24.

June 13 2008 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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D-Bo

I agree. One of the major strengths of this show has been it's great casting. I can't wait until the premiere of the prequel.

June 13 2008 at 11:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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