Unforgettable star Dylan Walsh is returning to CBS for a recurring guest stint on the network’s freshman crime drama procedural NCIS: New Orleans. He will play Sheriff Jim Lemieux, a friend of Special Agent Dwayne Pride (Scott Bakula) and a lifelong law enforcement officer in the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. He grew up around the force — his father was the sheriff like his father’s father before him — he is personable and as kind as can be, yet he isn’t afraid to exercise his power when the time comes.

After wrapping the arc on NCIS: New Orleans, Walsh will return to Unforgettable, which was recently resurrected by A&E with a fourth-season order after three seasons on CBS. The actor, repped by Gersh and Bob McGowan of McGowan Management, has the film Authors Anonymous in the can and is set to film another feature C Street.