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Tim DeKay cast in 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' as Agent Ward's brother

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While Agent Grant Ward has only appeared briefly in the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., new casting indicates audiences haven’t seen the last of the S.H.I.E.L.D.-turned-Hydra agent. In fact, the show will be offering more insight into Ward’s troubled family history later this season.

White Collar star Tim DeKay has been cast as Ward’s brother, Senator Christian Ward, EW has confirmed. He will make an appearance in the sixth episode this season, titled “A Fractured House.” Zap2It first reported the news.

Ward has spoken about his older brother before, in season 1’s “The Well,” detailing how his brother would force Ward to beat up the pair’s younger brother, and late last season John Garrett hinted at more issues plaguing the brother’s relationship. Currently, Ward is spending time in lockup underneath the new S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, and knowing he and his brother’s past, he may just want to stay down there for a little while longer.