The Wire and Treme alum Wendell Pierce will recur on the second season of Showtime’s Ray Donovan. He will play Mr. Keith, a down-on-his-luck parole officer who gets a payoff from Ray (Schreiber). Pierce joins fellow new cast additions Hank Azaria, Sherilyn Fenn and Vinessa Shaw on the Mark Gordon Co-produced drama series. Pierce, repped by Paradigm and Essential Talent, co-stars on NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show.
Raffi Barsoumian is set for a major recurring role on the CW’s most watched series, The Vampire Diaries. He will play Markos, an imposing and charismatic presence with supernatural origins. Barsoumian, repped by Gartner/Green and attorney Mitch Smelkinson, spent the last three seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival before moving to LA last month.
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