By Lynette Rice
Updated July 02, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Action stars don’t always go hand-in-hand with Aaron Sorkin dramas — until now.

EW has learned that one of the co-stars of the upcoming Expendables sequel has scored a recurring role on HBO’s The Newsroom. And that actor is:

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Terry Crews!

The actor best known for his Old Spice commercials and for playing the papa Julius on the old UPN comedy Everybody Hates Chris will be introduced in episode 6 on July 29. He plays a bodyguard — and unofficial life coach — for Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels). He’ll appear in five episodes.

The Newsroom was just renewed for a second season, so it’s possible that Crews will return on the show next year.

Meanwhile, Crews will reprise his role as the ripped Hale Caesar in The Expendables II on Aug. 17.