Exclusive: Arrow Casts Prison Break Baddie Robert Knepper as DC Villain [Spoiler]

Arrow Cast Clock King Robert KnepperTV’s go-to bad guy is adding yet another villanous role to his resume.

Robert Knepper, who is well-known for his run as Prison Break‘s slithery T-Bag and currently is busting heads on TNT’s Mob City, has been cast on The CW’s Arrow in the plum role of DC Comics master criminal William Tockman aka “Clock King.”

In his Arrow iteration, “Clock King” has earned his nickname being a brilliant criminal who plans his crimes with the utmost precision, down to the second.

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Knepper’s guest-starring gig is set for Episode 14 — the same episode that brings back Alex Kingston as Lance familiy matriarch Dinah.

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In addition to his aforementioned role as Theodore Bagwell (which he reprised on A&E’s Breakout Kings), Knepper’s TV credits include a recent episode of The Blacklist, The CW’s CultHeroes and Criminal Minds. He also was recently cast as Antonius in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 and 2.

Arrow lets fly with its thoroughly thrilling fall finale tonight at 8/7c, then resumes Season 2 on Jan. 15.

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  1. I knew it before I clicked, heh. Clock King. cool.

  2. grey says:

    Love Robert Knepper. He’s the best. No matter what role he plays he always brings it! :D

  3. Azerty says:

    Great show, great actor, great news.

  4. kreshb says:

    This is just to good! Another great actor on Arrow, hope he sticks around :)

  5. Nicole says:

    Between the story arcs, world building, and casting, Arrow season 2 has been phenomenal! SO excited to see how much better it gets in 2014.

  6. iMember says:

    He is literally the perfect casting choice for ANY villainous role.

  7. Lysh says:

    The tweet literally right under the one that brought me here on my Twitter was this guy being cast in The Hunger Games. Looks like I’ll be seeing a lot of him!

  8. Patrick Maloney says:

    Oh my god! This can’t be anything but good! Especially considering that Tockman is not a very defined villain in the comic books, Knepper can really make this character his own and put his stamp on it.

  9. grey says:

    Looking at all these posts I wonder if Kneeper knows just how many fans he has – and how much we follow him around from show to show, role to role? LOL!

  10. Pati says:

    The show has been really great, I loved the last episode with Felicity and the new guy, I loved the music, very fun, one of the shows I look forward to every week

  11. Beto says:

    Excellent news!!

  12. Alichat says:

    What is this….Cast Robert Knepper Day?!? Just saw this and the Mockingjay tweet. And on that note, who is Antonius??

  13. DawnMM says:

    Why haven’t we heard Olivia tell Fitz she loves him? He tells her always.

  14. Michelle says:

    YES! Clock King is one of my favorite baddies and Robert will be BRILLIANT (as he always is!).

  15. Alan says:

    robert knepper can make any villain awesome so im happy to hear this.

  16. liz says:

    fabulous!! He’s crazy talented. Its a special actor that can bring horrific villains to life on screen and *still* make you care for them.

  17. Joey says:

    Glad Robert is getting a lot of work lately. He’s great actor. Can’t wait to see him on Arrow.

  18. Todd says:

    Arrow is becoming Batman.