Trammell will play Ben, the frontman of a blues-and-jazz band, according to The Hollywood Reporter; his character will debut later this season. No word on whether Ben will appear in the present-day storylines or in the 1980s flashbacks with parents Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore).
Of course, Trammell is still best known to TV fans as shape-shifter Sam Merlotte from True Blood, appearing in all seven seasons of HBO’s vampire drama. He also did guest spots on Dexter and House, and recently appeared in the 2014 big-screen weeper The Fault in Our Stars.
What’s the deal with Sam Trammell’s This Is Us character? (Will he come between Jack and Rebecca?) Hit the comments and start theorizing.