This Is Us Casts Tim Matheson as Rebecca's Father

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Rebecca's father is coming to This Is Us!

Deadline is reporting that Tim Matheson has been added to the cast of the upcoming fourth season in a recurring capacity. 

The appearances will be in flashbacks -- taking us back to the younger years of Rebecca Pearson!

Tim Matheson Attends Paley Center Event

This Is Us Season 4 Episode 1, will find Jack coming face-to-face with Rebecca's parents. 

There's no telling how things will shake out in those flashbacks, but we do know that Elizabeth Perkins will also be appearing as Rebecca's mother. 

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The addition of Matheson comes just weeks after it was announced that the NBC drama was adding ten new cast members: 

Jennifer Morrison, Nick Wechsler, Bahara Golestani, Omar Epps, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Asante Blackk, Julian Silva, Auden Thornton, M. Night Shyamalan, and Timothy Omundson. 

Jennifer Morrison Promo Picture - Once Upon a Time

As is the norm with this hit series, details about the characters they are playing has been kept under wraps. 

NBC dropped the official This Is Us Season 4 trailer late last month, and it found Rebecca telling Jack how a chance meeting with a complete stranger can change everything. 

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Whether she was referring to her meeting with Jack is very much up for debate. 

But it's also possible that she could be referring to one of the ten (!) new characters. 


The trailer also revealed some details about what the Pearsons would be getting up to -- you know, aside from chance meetings and all. 

Related: This Is Us Season 4 Trailer: Lots of New Faces to Love!

If you're worried about the future of the series, then you'll be happy to know that NBC has renewed it through Season 6. 

Oh yes, this story is not ending any time soon. 

Is that a good thing? OF COURSE. 


Okay, TV Fanatics. 

What are your thoughts on this casting news?

Hit the comments below. 

Remember you can watch This Is Us online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Miguel: When I think of your mom and me, I think of the phrase 'written in the stars'. I used to love that expression, the way it meant that the universe had plans for two people. That was your mom and dad, but it wasn't like that for her and me. It was strange. And I was filled with doubt on our wedding day and on a lot of days after that. But as the years went by, I realized that was okay. Some love stories are written in the stars and other love stories are written together: two people the universe had no plans for writing their story in the stars together.

Randall: I hesitated not because you're white but because you're old.
Jack: I'm not that old.
Randall: Yeah, you are.