Exclusive: Leverage Locks In Matthew Lillard

Leverage has nabbed Matthew Lillard for a Season 5 guest spot.

TVLine has learned exclusively that the actor — who co-starred in last year’s Oscar-winning Descendants but remains best known for his polar opposite roles in Scream and Scooby-Doo — will drop by the TNT caper drama as Gabe Erickson, a corrupt businessman who has successfully evaded jail — that is, until Nate and Co. have their way with him.

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Leverage‘s fifth season launches Sunday, July 15; an air date for Lillard’s ep is TBD.

Lillard’s most recent TV credits include House and a memorable turn opposite Carol Burnett on Law & Order: SVU.



Comments (12)

  • To me, he’s always going to be Cereal Killer. ;-)

    Comment by DJ Doena – May 7, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Whoa! This isn’t wood shop class? :)

      Comment by Scott – May 7, 2012 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seen a couple leverage eps, but ML is such a great actor. Can’t wait to see this ep!

    Comment by lorna – May 7, 2012 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Works for me. Leverage is a great show that uses its guest stars well.

    Comment by Justin – May 7, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No offense TVLine, but this isn’t exactly exclusive or breaking news. Matthew Lillard was tweeting photos with Christian Kane last week. That being said, I love him and can’t wait to see this episode!

    Comment by Charissa Jelliff (@Patronus01) – May 7, 2012 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didnt Matt play in a movie with Christian before. I think it was called Summers Catch or something. It was also with Freddie Prince too.

    Comment by rachel – May 7, 2012 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Good memory, Rachel-they were both ballplayers on Freddies team, in the Cape Cod League, as well as That 70′s Show Fez!

      Comment by brutony – May 8, 2012 05:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who? Doesn’t matter, Leverage is one of TNT’s forgettable shows with low-quality to average writing.

    Comment by Maya – May 8, 2012 07:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Are you sure you’re watching the same show I am because I think Leverage’s writing team is brilliant?!! Or maybe clever doesn’t sit well with you.

      Comment by Carolyn – May 8, 2012 08:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maya, you’re a bloody fool. LEVERAGE is the best show on TNT and all-around!! Put down the pipe.

    Comment by Pidge – May 8, 2012 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ditto-Leverage rules! I was wondering when it would come back on-God forbid TNT do any kind of promo during the NBA playoffs-the only time people really watch this channel anymore. Besides for Leverage, of course!

      Comment by brutony – May 8, 2012 07:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, it is, if you have really low standards. Since when were fights, car chases, watching somebody climb a wall quality writing? I do think they were never nominated for an Emmy for a reason. Most of Leverage writers write low-quality action episodes, can’t write a good dialogue to save their lives. Their episodes resemble the kind of trash Steven Seagal used to make.

      Comment by Maya – May 8, 2012 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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