The actor Formerly Known As Fez has a new mission. Wilmer Valderrama has joined the cast of “NCIS,” playing a NCIS field agent who’s been under deep cover for years – and has finally resurfaced.
“Many agents don’t know he’s still on the job or that he’s even alive,” according to CBS’ logline. “Now, he’s back and his dedication to job and country has left him an unpredictable, charismatic loose cannon.”
Valderrama helps fill a void left by departing “NCIS” castmember Michael Weatherly. The actor recently recurred on “Grey’s Anatomy” and also appeared on “Minority Report,” “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” and “Awake.” He first came to fame as “Fez” on Fox’s “That ’70s Show.”
The actor’s film credits include the indie dramas “To Whom It May Concern,” from French director Manu Boyer, and “The Adderall Diaries,” opposite Amber Heard and James Franco, which premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, as well as “Larry Crowne,” “From Prada to Nada,” “Fast Food Nation” and “The Dry Land.”
“Wilmer Valderrama will be able to flex his dramatic, physical and comedic talents in this classic ‘NCIS’ role,” said Executive Producer Gary Glasberg.
Valderrama will star opposite series regulars Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll, Emily Wickersham, Brian Dietzen and David McCallum.
“NCIS” returns for its 14th season this fall.