William Atherton has booked a chilly guest spot on the upcoming season of Castle, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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The veteran actor will play Dr. Ari Weiss, a "life-extension researcher" who has dedicated most of his work to the study of cryogenic freezing. Castle (Nathan Fillion
) and Beckett's (Stana Katic
) investigation leads them to Dr. Weiss' work.Atherton, 64, appeared in Die Hard
and Die Hard 2
as well as Ghost Busters
and Real Genius .
His small-screen credits include roles on Life
, Desperate Housewives
, Law & Order: SVU
and the final season of Lost
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Castle returns Monday, Sept. 19 at 10/9c on ABC. Atherton's episode is slated to air Oct. 3.