This Is Us O'Hare

This Is Us Adds American Horror Story Vet Denis O'Hare in Recurring Role

American Horror Story vet Denis O’Hare is headed for presumably less frightful fare, with a role on This Is Us.

The two-time Emmy nominee is set to recur on NBC’s freshman hit as Jessie, a friend of William’s, EW.com reports. No other character details were available.

Could Jessie be an unwelcome blast from William’s carny past, targeting well-off Randall’s family as an easy mark? (Does William even have a carny past? Or am I thinking of Palmer Cortlandt?) Might he be Randall’s true biological father? Will his character wear a hat? Discuss!

In addition to his all-but-Asylum run on FX’s Horror Story anthology series, O’Hare’s previous TV credits include The Good Wife, True Blood and Brothers & Sisters.

NBC’s This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9/8c, and already has earned a full-season pick-up.

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4 Comments
  1. Liz says:

    Love the Palmer Cortlandt reference :)

  2. wrstlgirl says:

    Very cool. He’s such a down to earth guy. Very easy to talk to.

  3. Joey Padron says:

    Good casting. He’ll do great on the show.

  4. mary says:

    Palmer Cortlandt??? Wow, and oldie but goodie :)