Scandal Morton Series Regular

Scandal Promotes Joe Morton to Series Regular

Scandal‘s big bad dad isn’t going away anytime soon — seeing as Joe Morton has been promoted to series regular status, midway through Season 5.

Morton debuted as Jake’s mysterious B613 boss in the 17th episode of Season 2, and weeks later was famously revealed to be Rowan Pope aka Olivia’s father.

During his run, he has amassed one Emmy win, a Critics Choice nod and three NAACP Image Awards.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported on Morton’s upgrade.