Danny Glover to Guest on NBC's Upcoming Drama IRONSIDE
Emmy nominee and film star Danny Glover ("Lethal Weapon," "The Color Purple") will guest star in an episode, titled "Minor Infractions," on NBC's "Ironside" as Ironside's (Blair Underwood) father, Frank.
Glover will appear in a flashback sequence, which reveals some insight into Ironside's family history in the last days before his father enters prison.
The series stars Blair Underwood, Spencer Grammer, Pablo Schreiber, Neal Bledsoe, Kenneth Choi and Brent Sexton. Ken Sanzel, Teri Weinberg, John Fox, John Davis, Ron West and David Semel serve as executive producers.
In the gritty world of the NYPD, no one's tougher than Det. Robert Ironside (Blair Underwood, "In Treatment"). He is fearless; his instincts are second to none, and those around him must stay on their toes if they want to keep up. When his spine was shattered by a bullet two years ago, he swore he'd never let a wheelchair slow him down.
Ironside and his trusted, handpicked team of detectives each offer a unique background, perspective and skill set. Comprising the team are: Virgil (Pablo Schreiber, "The Wire"), a man who wrestles with the dichotomy of being one of NYPD's toughest cops in the city, yet a loving family man at home where he imparts life lessons to his children that he does not necessarily follow in the line of duty; Holly (Spencer Grammer, "Greek"), a strong, feisty detective who loves the rush of being undercover and the danger that goes with the job and who has mysterious family ties to the Brooklyn underworld; and Teddy (Neal Bledsoe, "Smash,"), a rich, highly-educated young cop who has never been good with authority and is connected in a way that only those born into wealth enjoy. Their boss, Capt. Ed Rollins (Kenneth Choi, "Sons of Anarchy"), calm and pragmatic, handles situations with a level head and cool demeanor. He and Ironside share a mutual respect and admiration for each other despite their push-pull relationship.
Also in the mix is Gary (Brent Sexton, "The Killing"), Ironside's scrappy ex-partner and a hard-nosed detective who marvels at Ironside's will and ability to piece together his life after being shot.
Together, this dedicated and capable group does whatever it takes to solve New York's most difficult and notorious crimes, and they will stop at nothing in their pursuit of justice.
From Universal Television in association with Davis Entertainment and Yellow Brick Road Productions, "Ironside" premieres on Wednesday, October 2, at 10-11 PM ET/PT.
Photo by Walter McBride