Meunier will play Ishmael Gregor, the slick and intimidating Pakhan (“Godfather”) of the Bratva, whom Anatoly (David Nykl) reports and takes a special interest in Oliver Queen. In the comics, Gregor was a Russian crime boss who craved the magical abilities of the demon Sabbac; however, Arrow will explore his more earthly ambitions.
Meunier, best known for his role as Johnny Crowder on FX’s Justified, most recently was a series regular on A&E’s Damien. He also appeared opposite David Duchovny on NBC’s Aquarius as Charlie Manson’s gatekeeper Roy Kovic. Meunier is repped by Justice & Ponder.
Arrow Season 5 premieres Wednesday, October 5, on the CW.