Raymond Cruz

Raymond Cruz, best known to fans of The Closer as Detective Julio Sanchez, is playing a man of the law again on the upcoming season of White Collar, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

But there's a twist! Cruz will play Sheriff Enrico Morales, a corrupt local official on a small island town who crosses paths with Neal (Matt Bomer) and Mozzie (Willie Garson). Neal and Mozzie were last seen fleeing from the FBI to an unknown locale in the Season 3 finale.

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White Collar started production on Season 4 Monday in Puerto Rico, and is expected to return sometime this summer to USA. Cruz, 50, joins previously announced upcoming guests Mekhi Phifer, Gregg Henry and Alias' Mia Maestro.

Aside from his work on The Closer, which will wrap its seven season-run this summer, Cruz's credits include My Name is Earl, Nip/Tuck and Breaking Bad.

Are you excited to see Raymond Cruz cross paths with Neal?