Adam Baldwin

The fifth season of TNT's Leverage will reunite Christian Kane with his former Angel co-star Adam Baldwin, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Baldwin will play the possibly recurring role Col. Michael Vance, an ex-Army Ranger who now runs a government counter-terrorism unit. However, Vance often ruffles the feathers of other intelligence community bureaucrats with his unorthodox method of recruiting small teams of agents — and even civilians — from a wide range of expertise. Sounds like the kind of guy who might call on Nate & Co. for help, right?

Kane, who plays Eliot Spencer on Leverage, recurred as Lindsey McDonald on Angel. Baldwin, a Joss Whedon mainstay, recurred in the fifth season as Wolfram & Hart liaison Marcus Hamilton.

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Baldwin is no stranger to other members of the Leverage cast and crew: He had a role in Ordinary People, the film for which Leverage star Timothy Hutton won an Academy Award. Baldwin also has a long-standing working relationship with Leverage executive producer Dean Devlin. Both men appeared in the film My Bodyguard and Baldwin had roles in Independence Day and The Patriot, both of which Devlin produced.

Baldwin, who has also starred on Chuck and Firefly, most recently guest-starred on Castle.

Leverage's fifth season premieres Sunday, July 15 at 8/7c on TNT. Baldwin's episode, titled "The Rundown Job," is scheduled to air in the fall.