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Exclusive: '24' villain Gregory Itzin makes time for 'Affairs'

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24-gregory-itzinImage Credit: Kelsey McNeal/FoxFresh off his wicked-cool 24 comeback, Gregory Itzin has booked a multi-episode arc on the new USA Network drama Covert Affairs as — get this — a good guy!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Itzin has been cast as Henry Wilcox, the distinguished former Director of Clandestine Services and the father of Sendhil Ramamurthy’s character, Jai.

Additionally, Affairs has recruited ER vet Eriq La Salle — who’s also coming off a brief 24 stint — to guest star as a former East Africa operative who quit the agency after suffering a nervous breakdown. Despite numerous attempts on the CIA’s part to bring him back into the fold, La Salle’s ex-spy has resisted each one.

Affairs, which stars Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham, premieres on July 13.