Michael Des Barres, onetime front man for the 1970s band Detective, will once again channel his inner real-life rock star for a TV role — this time on CBS’ NCIS.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Des Barres has been tapped to play the colorful bloke we first told you about in Ask Ausiello — that of an aging has-been one-hit wonder from the late 1970s who lived hard, blew his earnings in the ’80s and has been skirting creditors ever since. The Brit musician-turned-actor is slated to appear in Season 10 Episode 3.
“This is a very fun episode and Michael Des Barres brings tremendous humor and idiosyncrasy to a character he knows oh-too-well,” NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg tells TVLine. “We really lucked out having him join us.”
Des Barres’ previous acting credits include a recent episode of Suits, Bones (in “The Rocker in the Rinse Cycle”), The WB’s My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Melrose Place and a recurring run as MacGyver menace Murdoc.
NCIS aka TV’s most-watched drama series premieres its new season on Tuesday, Sept. 25.