Mark Sheppard to Reprise Pilot Character on White Collar Season 5

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Mark Sheppard will soon be going back in time on White Collar.

The veteran actor (Supernatural, Leverage, Doctor Who) has landed an extended arc on this USA Network hit, coming on board the upcoming fifth season as Curtis Hagen, the art forger put away by Peter Burke way back on the series premiere.

"It's such a gift to be able to revisit a character like Hagen," Sheppard told HuffPost TV of the casting news. "It's so much fun to come back after four years and stir the pot a little."

Mark Sheppard on Leverage

Network insiders confirm that Season 5 will find Neal striking a deal with Hagen in order to assist Peter, who falsely claimed to have shot a senator at the conclusion of White Collar Season 4.

Other guest stars who will appear this fall on the series include:

USA is yet to announce a premiere date for White Collar Season 5.

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