Exclusive: House Admits Michael Nouri

Patty Hewes’ philandering ex-hubby is checking into House.

Damages actor (and current All My Children co-star) Michael Nouri will guest star in an October episode of the Fox drama, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively.

Nouri — who’s also known for his recurring roles as Ziva’s dad on NCIS and Summer’s pop on The O.C. — will play Thad Barton, a corporate bigwig who comes under fire from his employees when he announces he’s moving his company to China (thereby taking jobs away from Americans).

What’s the Princeton-Plainsboro connection, you ask? Thad suffers a sudden, strange neurological episode and House is put on the case!

Nouri joins a Season 8 guest cast that also includes (as previously reported by TVLine) Prison Break‘s Wentworth Miller, Family MattersJaleel White and Starhunters‘ Michael Paré.

House returns Monday, Oct. 3.