Castle Scoop: Look Who's Playing Rick's Dad!

Castle Season 5 James Brolin Cast as Castle's FatherComing soon on Castle: A much anticipated father-son reunion.

The ABC hit is finally introducing Rick’s MIA dad this February, and TVLine has learned that he will be played by James Brolin!

The Emmy-winning acting vet will appear in Castle‘s big February sweeps two-parter (set to air on Feb. 18 and Feb. 25), which finds Rick and Kate investigating a murder that subsequently exposes a plot to kidnap a wealthy Middle Eastern businessman’s daughter.

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As TVLine previously reported, Nip/Tuck‘s Dylan Walsh guest stars in both episodes as FBI Agent Harris, an even-keeled professional brought in to help find the kidnappers. 

It’s unclear how Castle’s pa figures into the case, if at all.

Brolin — who won Emmy gold in 1970 for his role on Marcus Welby, M.D. — counts The Defenders, Psych and Law & Order: SVU as his most recent TV appearances. He’ll also be seen later this season playing the father of another TV leading man — Joel McHale’s Jeff Winger on Community.