Will Sasso (The Three Stooges) has booked a recurring role on Showtime dramedy Shameless. He will play Yanis, a big and imposing blue-collar Chicago neighbor of Kev (Steve Howey) and V (Shanola Hampton), who’s in a conflict with the new members of the neighborhood who are part of the gentrification. He deliberately spends most of the day revving his motorcycle and making sexual threats. Sasso, repped by APA and D2 Management, played Curly in 2012’s The Three Stooges and has signed on to reprise his role in a sequel. His other TV credits include Another Period, The Comedians, Modern Family and a recurring arc on Hot In Cleveland.
Revenge alum Nick Wechsler has joined the cast of NBC’s Las Vegas-set thriller The Player, from the executive producers of The Blacklist. The series co-stars Wesley Snipes as a pit boss and Charity Wakefield as the dealer for a high-stakes game where an organization of wealthy individuals gamble on the ability of former military operative-turned-security expert (Philip Winchester) to stop some of the biggest crimes imaginable from playing out. Wechsler will play Nick, the boyfriend of Cassandra (Wakefield), a good guy with morals caught in the web of century-old conspiracy. Wechsler is repped by Gilbertson Entertainment and Dede Binder at Defining Artists Agency.