Sebastian Spence

Smallville has tapped Sebastian Spence to play inventor-turned-superhero Ted Kord, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Spence, 41, will appear in the Geoff Johns-penned episode, "Booster," which will feature the genesis of Jaime Reyes' Blue Beetle and his teaming with Booster Gold. (For you non-geeks out there, the translation follows: "Sweet!")

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"We meet Ted Kord as a captain of industry who has lost a valuable weapon...the scarab," executive producer Brian Peterson tells TVGuide.com. "He'll cross paths with Booster Gold, Jaime Reyes, and, of course, Clark."

In the comics, Ted Kord is the second Blue Beetle. Kord is followed by Jaime Reyes, who will be portrayed by Jaren Brandt Bartlett. Days of our Lives star Eric Martsolf has been cast as Booster Gold. 

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Spence starred in the Canadian series First Wave, and has appeared on Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural and Dawson's Creek.