Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson has been cast on White Collar as Isaac Jeffries, the loving childhood mentor of Mozzie (Willie Garson), TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Hudson, 65, will appear in an upcoming episode that looks back at Mozzie's beginnings. White Collar creator and executive producer Jeff Eastin tweeted this picture from the episode earlier this week.

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"It's not going to be a straight flashback episode, but we will see young Mozzie," Eastin told TVGuide.com earlier this year. "We will get to see why he's called Mozzie and how he came to be and how he came to New York."

Hudson is best known for playing Winston Zeddemore in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II. On TV, he starred on Oz before recurring on Law & Order, and most recently, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

White Collar returns on Tuesday, June 7 at 9/8c on USA.