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‘The Goldbergs’ Actor Joins Dan O’Shannon CBS Comedy Pilot

Jacob Hopkins, who is currently recurring on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” will appear in CBSDan O’Shannon comedy projectVariety has learned.

The pilot from scribes O’Shannon (“Modern Family,” “Frasier,” “Cheers”) and Peter Warren follows a group of friends and family at three different times in their lives.

Hopkins will guest star as Phil, a popular childhood acquaintance to Andrew (played by Adam Brody), Chris (Tyler Labine) and Holly (Tracy Spiridakos) who was always a jerk to Andrew and Chris growing up. His character will appear in the early phase of the group’s lives.

O’Shannon will serve as an exec producer on the CBS TV Studios project with Clark Peterson, Dennis Erdman, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Pam Fryman (“How I Met Your Mother”) directed the pilot. Kelly O’Sullivan co-star with Brody, Labine and Spiridakos.

Hopkins has also appeared in “About a Boy,” “True Blood,” “How I Met Your Mother” and voices the lead character in the animated series “Amazing World of Gumball.” He is repped by Paradigm, Strong Management, KMR and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.

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