Glenn Morshower to Play Recurring Character on Friday Night Lights

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Glenn MorshowerLook out, criminals. The streets of Dillon, Tex., are about to get a whole lot safer.

TV Guide reports that Glenn Morshower, best known for his recurring role as Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce on 24, will join the cast of Friday Night Lights for its second season.

Morshower will play the father of Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons), the geeky best friend of quarterback Matt Saracen (Zach Gilford).

Landry's dad is a local policeman and former Dillon football player. It's safe to assume that the relationship with his son - an awkward kid who fronts a Christian heavy metal band and resents the popularity of the town's football players - will be strained.

Friday Night Lights should be easy work for the veteran actor.

Glenn Morshower grew up in Texas, and has made a career out of playing similar characters in film and TV. His resume boasts 53 different law enforcement or military-based roles.

A police officer in Dillon, Texas, makes 54.

It's his role on 24 that has earned him the most notoriety. Morshower is the only actor besides Kiefer Sutherland to appear in all six seasons of the hit FOX show. Which, on a series known for its propensity for killing characters off at any time, is a small miracle.

Glenn Morshower recently received his first Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as part of the acting ensemble of the show last season.

The critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights returns for its second season Friday, October 5, at 9 p.m.

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