Look for Nick’s daddy issues to surface on New Girl in early 2013 when his scam artist father shows up played by… Dennis Farina!
TVLine has learned exclusively that the veteran actor (Midnight Run, Law & Order) has been cast on the Fox hit as Walt Miller, Nick’s (Jake Johnson) charming con-man father who suddenly reappears in his life. Nick, naturally, is highly suspicious about his pa’s impromptu visit. Jess and Winston, however, couldn’t be more delighted to meet the elder Miller.
Coincidentally (or is it ironically?), a handful of the father-son scenes will be shot at a racetrack — which served as the primary setting of Farina’s most recent TV gig, HBO’s short-lived Luck.
In addition to Farina and Johnson sharing an uncanny resemblance to one another, they also hail from the same city: Chicago.
Farina’s episode is slated to air in January.Follow @MichaelAusiello