“NCIS” has added yet another cast member. British actor Duane Henry has joined the current season in a recurring role with the option to continue into next season, Variety has learned.
Henry will play MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves. He will make his debut in the final two episodes of the current 13th season.
Clayton Reeves rose above his British blue-collar roots to become a successful government agent. The character is described as offbeat and fun with swagger to spare, with professional confidence that’s impossible to disregard. To say Reeves has burned some bridges in the international intelligence community is an understatement, but he owns the choices he’s made and he’s determined to do what’s right. Behind steely eyes and a strong, no-nonsense demeanor is a killer smile and a sense of humor to match.
“We think we found something really special in Duane Henry,” said Gary Glasberg, exec producer and “NCIS” showrunner. “His unique blend of charm, heart and athletic physicality is going to be a great addition to the mix. Everyone at ‘NCIS’ is excited to have him join us.”
Henry’s casting comes soonafter Sarah Clarke was cast in “NCIS,” also for the final two episodes of Season 13. Clarke, an alum of “24” and “Twilight,” also has the option to become a series regular in Season 14.
Both Henry and Clarke join the top-rated drama, as original cast member Michael Weatherly is prepping to depart the series at the end of this season. While neither stars are replacing his character Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo, with the possibility to sign onto the next season, the characters could certainly fill the void left by the long-running fan favorite. (Weatherly will stay in the CBS family, as he’s signed onto star in another drama pilot at the network.)
Born in Birmingham, England, Henry has credits that include many popular U.K. series including “Law & Order: U.K.,” “The Bill” and “Doctor Who.” In 2010, he was nominated for BAFTA’s Screen Nation Award for best emerging talent. He is repped by Gersh and manager Brian Ferrantino.