Wilmer Valderrama has joined the cast of veteran CBS drama NCIS as a series regular for the upcoming Season 14. His addition will help fill the void left by the departure of original cast member Michael Weatherly at the end of last season.
Valderrama will play a once grounded NCIS field agent who accepted a deep cover assignment years ago and never resurfaced. Many agents don’t know he’s still on the job or that he’s even alive. Now, he’s back and his dedication to job and country has left him an unpredictable, charismatic loose cannon.
“Wilmer Valderrama will be able to flex his dramatic, physical and comedic talents in this classic ‘NCIS’ role,” said executive producer Gary Glasberg. “Fans are going to see him like they’ve never seen him before. This is going to be fun. We’re thrilled he’s coming aboard.”
This is the latest drama gig for That ’70s Show alum Valderrama who most recently co-starred on Fox’s Minority Report and recurred on Grey’s Anatomy and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. On the film side, Valderrama appeared in indie dramas To Whom It May Concern and The Adderall Diaries, opposite Amber Heard and James Franco.
NCIS stars Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll, Emily Wickersham, Brian Dietzen and David McCallum. Belisarius Productions produces in association with CBS Television Studios.