Eric McCormack’s Perception Adds Freddie Rodriguez to Its Long Guest Roster

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Freddy Rodriguez speaks during the 'Chaos' panel during the CBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at The Langham Huntington Hotel on January 14, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Freddy Rodriguez Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2011 Getty Images

TNT's upcoming Eric McCormack series Perception is shaping up to be almost Love Boat–like in its appreciation of mildly recognizable guest stars. Last month came word that Boomtown vet Neal McDonough, Princess Bride icon Cary Elwes, and Twin Peaks star Sheryl Lee would be stopping by early episodes, while last week it was revealed that Tom Sizemore and Edward Furlong had signed on. Now Vulture hears another familiar face from TV's recent past is planning to help McCormack fight crime: Freddie Rodriguez. The Six Feet Under and Ugly Betty alum has booked a two-episode arc in which he'll play an eccentric ex-student of McCormack's Dr. Daniel Pierce who is convinced somebody is trying to murder a senator. Perception, which also stars Rachael Leigh Cook, is set to premiere next summer.