By Michael Ausiello
Updated October 23, 2008 at 07:40 PM EDT

Talk about casting against type.

Dan Byrd, best known for his roles as sensitive, wholesome teens on Aliens in America and Clubhouse, is about to tap into his inner Henry Evans. Sources confirm to me exclusively that Byrd has been cast on Heroes in the recurring role of David, a dark and twisted kid who tells lies easily and has a cruel streak. Word is he’ll be a possible apprentice to Sylar (Zachary Quinto).

Byrd is committed to appearing in at least three episodes during Heroes‘ forthcoming “Volume 4: Fugitives” arc.

This marks the second major piece of casting for the “Fugitives” volume. Last week, my frenemy at E! broke the news that Damages‘ Zeljko Ivanek was coming on board as the Hunter.

Looks like I may have ID’d his first quarry.

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