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, 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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