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'Chicago Fire' scoop: Richard Roundtree cast as Boden's dad

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Richard Roundtree has landed a multi-episode arc on Chicago Fire, EW has learned.

The Shaft star will play Wallace Boden, Sr., the father of Chief Boden (Eamonn Walker). The elder Boden is a retired detective who pays his son a surprise visit after the birth of his grandson, but his volatile relationship with his son will cause friction during his stay.

“Richard is an amazing actor who will be a terrific addition to our depth chart for four episodes,” executive producer Matt Olmstead says.

Chicago Fire airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.