Like bacon, Zeljko Ivanek makes everything better — and the next show to benefit from his presence is White Collar.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the Damages Emmy winner will guest-star on the USA Network drama as Brett Forsythe, a businessman who specializes in hostile corporate takeovers and is an avid collector of valuable artifacts from natural history.
Forsythe lands in the FBI’s crosshairs when he is suspected of orchestrated a “dino-mite” heist — that is, the theft of a Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil and its egg, which together are worth millions.
Guesting in the same episode is Outsourced alum Rebecca Hazlewood as Dr. Reva Khatri, a curator at the targeted natural history museum. A passionate paleontologist, Dr. Khatri believes the true value of dinosaur fossils comes from sharing them with the world.
Some of Ivanek’s other TV credits include Banshee, The Event, Big Love and Heroes, while Hazlewood most recently played doctor in a Season 8 episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
The two actors will appear in the eighth episode of White Collar Season 5, which premieres Thursday, Oct. 17 at 9/8c (leading into the back half of Covert Affairs Season 4).