Geoff Stults

Geoff Stults has been tapped to star in the upcoming Bones spinoff, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Stults, who starred in October Road, Happy Town and 7th Heaven, will play Walter Sherman, a former military police officer who can find just about anything, hence the nickname "the Locator."

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The pilot for the spinoff, based on The Locator novels by Richard Greener, will air as Episode 19 of the current Bones season. Michael Clarke Duncan will also appear as Walter's partner Leo.

The news was first reported by TVLine.com.