Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black) is set for a recurring role opposite Giovanni Ribisi on the upcoming Amazon drama series Sneaky Pete. It revolves around Marius (Ribisi), a con man who after leaving prison takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his cellmate, Pete. He moves in with Pete’s unsuspecting family and is roped into the family’s bail bond business. In order to keep the charade up, he plays the part of a skip tracer, taking down criminals worse than himself — and discovering a family life he’s never had. Henke will play Brendon, a smart, beefy and imposing suburban dad who owns his own construction company. Henke, known for his recurring role as no-nonsense prison guard Desi Piscatella on Orange is the New Black, also recurred on FX’s The Bridge and Justified. He’s repped by APA and JR Talent Group.
Spin City alum Richard Kind has joined the ensemble cast of Showtime’s new hourlong comedy series I’m Dying Up Here in a recurring role. From executive producer Jim Carrey, I’m Dying Up Here is set in L.A.’s celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, during which the careers of many of the comedy superstars began. The series delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that are required to stand alone in front of an audience and make them laugh. Kind will play Marty Dansak, a high-powered television executive who Goldie (Melissa Leo) turns to with a big idea. He is repped by Innovative Artists and Forster Entertainment.