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, 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.


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  1. Liza says:

    Great casting! Love him!!!

  2. Angela says:

    Cool. Look forward to seeing Crane interact with ol’ Benjamin Franklin :).

  3. dman6015 says:

    That’s great, but I’m going to have to stop watching Sleepy Hollow because Fox is only going to cancel it midway through next season, for no good reason.

  4. Pat says:

    Oh Gosh, Thank You for giving us some Sleepy Hollow news. He will make a fine Benjamin Franklin. With the summer months coming, please keep posting any tidbits that you might be able to obtain for this show.

  5. eddie says:

    ummm he looks more like fiftysomething? am i right you guys, am i right!? ha yea…..