Sleepy Hollow Casts Thirtysomething Actor as Founding Father and Ichabod's [Spoiler]

busfield-sleepy-hollowSleepy Hollow has found its Benjamin Franklin, and he looks a lot like Timothy Busfield.

The Thirtysomething/West Wing alum will play the portly Founding Father in the Fox drama’s upcoming season, EW.com reports.

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Busfield will portray Franklin as a mentor of Crane’s who’s also involved in the “secret war” within the American Revolution, executive producer Mark Goffman tells the site. The role is recurring.

The actor has a few behind-the-scenes connections to Sleepy‘s production team: He and Goffman worked together on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and he and executive producer Ken Olin were Thirtysomething co-stars.

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Busfield’s recent TV work includes appearances on Blue BloodsChildrens Hospital, Revolution and Perception.