Kevin Dunn has been promoted to regular on HBO’s comedy Veep. Dunn, who plays Ben, President’s pragmatic Chief of Staff, along with Gary Cole, joined the comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus for major recurring arcs on the upcoming second season, which premieres April 14. Dunn’s promotion comes as he was entertaining broadcast pilot offers. At HBO, Dunn, repped by Gersh and Lighthouse Entertainment, also is recurring on the upcoming drama series True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and co-starred on Luck.
David Wilson Barnes (You Don’t Know Jack) has been cast in AMC‘s drama pilot Halt & Catch Fire. Set in the early 1980s, it dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary, Joe (Lee Pace); an engineer, Gordon (Scoot McNairy); and a prodigy, Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), whose innovations directly confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Barnes, repped by Innovative Artists, will play Dale Barnes, SVP of Sales, North America, for IBM. He is Joe’s foil, with the conflict between these two men being personal as much as it is professional.