By Michael Ausiello
October 07, 2010 at 09:44 PM EDT

Image Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images; Sonja Flemming/CBSAre we about to meet one of Hetty’s legendary sexual conquests?

Sources confirm to me exclusively that NCIS: LA has tapped Raymond J. Barry — whose long list of credits includes playing Jack’s grandfather Ray Shephard on Lost — to play a former secret agent who shares a past with Linda Hunt’s onetime minx.

According to the original casting call, Barry’s character, Branston Cole, appears “frail and blind from a stroke he suffered a while back, but he remains vigorous and sarcastic as he lives out the remainder of his days in a retirement home. A man with a long history and a deep well of secrets, he seems to still enjoy the game of espionage and manipulation, leading his handlers down questionable paths.”

Barry first shows up during November sweeps.

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