Revenge of the Nerds and Moonlighting star Curtis Armstrong has landed a multi-episode arc on The Closer's seventh and final season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Armstrong will play Peter Goldman, a resourceful attorney hired by the mother of a slain gang member to sue Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick
) and the Los Angeles Police Department. As we first reported
, the character is smart, fearless and devious; he makes a natural sparring partner for Brenda.
"He's going after her, the city and the department," creator James Duff
tells TVGuide.com. "He is a wily attorney who's made a profession of suing the police. ... [He] shows up every time someone gets shot and files papers. He would say he's a necessary part of the justice system — he's making the police justify their tactics and holding them to the standards our constitution demands."
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Luckily, Brenda has her own secret weapon: Lost
star Mark Pellegrino
will play her ruthless, high-powered defense attorney.
Armstrong is perhaps best known for his role as Booger in Revenge of the Nerds
and his recurring role as Herbert Viola on Moonlighting
. His other film work includes appearances in Risky Business
and he's also guest-starred on such TV shows as Grey's Anatomy
and Boston Legal
. He also voices the character Snot (a parody of his Nerds
character) on Fox's animated comedy American Dad!
premieres Monday, July 11 at 9/8c on TNT. Armstrong's first episode, titled "Forgive Us Our Trespasses," is slated to air Aug. 8.