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Castle Casts Rick's Father!

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Major casting news today out of ABC:

James Brolin has been cast as Rick Castle's father, an often-mentioned but heretofore never-seen character that has has a major impact on his son's life.

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The veteran actor will make appearances on both halves of Castle's annual two-parter (airing this year on February 18 and February 25 and guest-starring Dylan Walsh as an FBI agent), which will center on Rick and Kate looking into a plot to kidnap a businessman's daughter.

How will Castle's dad play into this storyline? It's unclear at the moment.

Will we be tuning in to this special Castle Season 5 episode to find out? What do you think?!?

Brolin has recently appeared on The Defenders, Psych and Law & Order: SVU and won an Emmy Award in 1970.

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He also looks similar to Nathan Fillion

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Great casting! I am looking forward to it! I hope it will be a two-part episode or that he becomes a recurring character.

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wow! Kate might get a crush on dad!! what a handsome guy!

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Great choice. I like both of these men and wish I could be in that show myself just to be with both of them.

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Excellent casting. Going to be a fun ride. In Marlowe & Co we believe.

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Yes, great casting, hope Kellu Hu return also...

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Perfect Casting...Great Show!!!

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great choice. He looks like the type of strong, attractive man that Martha would have liked. It will certainly be an interesting threesome, and I am looking forward to seeing how the writers incorporate his character.

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