Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia has joined the cast of TNT's new dramedy Men of a Certain Age, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

TNT Greenlights Ray Romano's Men of a Certain Age

The Oscar- and Emmy-nominated actor will guest-star in a January episode as Artie, the father of Ray Romano's Joe. When Artie retires from running his hardware store, he spends all his time at home alone recovering from angioplasty. Joe takes it upon himself to bring back his dad's former spark.

Loggia, 79, made his big-screen debut in the 1957 Paul Newman boxing film Somebody Up There Likes Me and earned an Oscar nod  for his work as Glenn Close's foul-mouthed investigator in the legal thriller Jagged Edge. Loggia also earned Emmy nominations for his work on Malcolm in the Middle and Mancuso, F.B.I. Loggia's other credits include Independence Day, Scarface, The Sopranos, and Magnum P.I.

Men of a Certain Age, which also stars Andre Braugher and Scott Bakula as Romano's middle-aged college buddies, premieres Monday, Dec. 7 at 10/9c on TNT.