Actor Robert Knepper has been cast in a recurring role for the second season of Stargate Universe, according to RobertKnepperFans.com.
Knepper will play Simeon, a member of the Lucian Alliance, in a story arc spanning six to seven episodes (story). Here’s how casting documents describe the character:
Simeon is a dangerous Lucian Alliance soldier. He was a seasoned criminal before being recruited by the Alliance. He’s strong and intimidating but more crafty and wiry than big and muscular. Scary in that you’re never sure what he will do. He also holds secrets that are desperately sought after by Earth and those on board Destiny — secrets he would die or worse, kill to protect. He’s an antagonist for several episodes before he finally comes into serious conflict with Robert Carlyle’s character Rush and they are forced to face off.
Born in Ohio, the 50-year-old actor most recently appeared on NBC’s Heroes as Samuel Sullivan, the chief antagonist of the fourth season. Prior to that he played T-Bag on Prison Break, and Tommy Dolan on Carnivàle.
His long list of screen credits also includes The Day The Earth Stood Still, Good Night, and Good Luck, and Murder, She Wrote.
Knepper’s first episode is not yet known, but executive producer Joseph Mallozzi recently hinted on his blog that the actor was in the production offices this week for a cast read-through of a script. With episode #4 (“Pathogen”) wrapping yesterday, the season premiere, “Intervention,” is believed to be shooting this coming week.
(Thanks to Morjana for the tip!)