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Flash Cast Michael Ironside

The Flash Casts Smallville Alum Michael Ironside as Captain Cold's Pop

Leonard Snart and Lois Lane are brother and sister…?!

Sorta, seeing as Michael Ironside — who recurred on Smallville as General Sam Lane — now has been cast on The CW’s The Flash as Lewis Snart.

Ironside’s character, per The Hollywood Reporter, is described as Leonard and Lisa’s estranged, abusive pop, a career criminal who fresh out of the hoosegow hits Central City with a scheme that will put both of his kids in danger.

The actor’s other TV credits include episodes of ER, Cold Case, Community, CBS’ Vegas and voicing Darkseid on Superman: The Animated Series.

“Cool” fact: The above photo is from the 2013 film Ice Soldiers, in which Ironside costarred alongside Dominic “Heat Wave” Purcell. What do I win for finding it…?) Also “cool”: Flash TV News notes that the Smallville connection means Ironside is also again playing dad to Peyton “Lucy Lane” List.

Ironside will appear in Episode 3 of The Flash‘s sophomore run (premiering Oct. 6), alongside TV offspring Wentworth Miller and List.

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  1. mike says:


  2. Jake says:

    Not to mention he did the voice of Darkseid on the Justice League cartoon.

  3. Steven says:

    I can’t stand Heat Wave and Captain Cold. They are the most over the top and cheesy characters.

    • That’s kind of the point. With all the teen-aged angst on the show Heat Wave and Captain Cold bring the traditional comic-book style over the top character you’d expect. Besides Miller and Purcell are great, it takes real talent being believably bad-ass while dressed in a winter coat and fire-proof outfit.

  4. KayCeeCee says:

    Also SeaQuest and V. I’m aging myself here, but I remember him from the first Total Recall and Scanners.

  5. Well done, Matt. Well done.

  6. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting. Can’t wait to see him on the show interacting with Captain Cold & his sister on the show!

  7. Maire says:

    Matt, I’m not sure if you’re allowed to dip into the TVline points account but please feel free to indulge if you are. As for Michael Ironside, he will always be Ham Tyler from the original V to me.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Love him!!! With all the casting news on Arrow and The Flash and I getting really excited for next season!!!

  9. Luis says:

    As always, Mitovich, you are the man! How do we suppose this will tie in to CC’s eventual ensnarement in LOT?