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Which Heroes Star Is Joining Gotham in a Killer Role?

Who will he play?

Tim Surette

Surprise, surprise! Another lunatic will soon be terrorizing the streets of crime-ridden Gotham City by killing innocents. But in this case, the deranged dude was once a hero. One of NBC's Heroes, to be exact.

Milo Ventimiglia has been cast in a recurring role on Fox's Batman-without-Batman series Gotham, has confirmed. He'll play a character known as the Ogre starting in Gotham's 19th episode.

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You comic-book aficionados will recognize the name, but Ventimiglia's character is not the Ogre you remember from the DC Comics universe, aka the genetically altered man who palled around with a genetically altered ape (though that sounds awesome). This Ogre, real name Jason Lennon, is a serial killer who preys on young women while searching for the perfect mate. And he doesn't use Tinder like a normal person. Instead, he administers a near-impossible test, and when ladies don't live up to his lofty standards, he gets rid of them... for good.

Ventimiglia is best known for playing Peter Petrelli on NBC's Heroes, but his other TV credits include a role on Gilmore Girls and the short-lived Mob City. He currently stars in the Crackle series Chosen, and can next be seen on ABC's supernatural drama The Whispers.

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