Stephen Root, (Eddie from True Blood, Pushing Daisies, King of the Hill) has joined the cast of Fox’s 24.

Root will be playing Ben Prady.  Prady is an officer of the Department of Corrections who’s on the lookout for a missing parolee.  This will be a multi-episodic role for Root will in the upcoming season of 24.

FYI:  On the big screen, he can be seen in the upcoming The Men Who Stare at Goats, starring George Clooney.

Source:  Hollywood Reporter