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There is life beyond the great white light for at least one Lost actor: Sam Anderson has been tapped for a guest-starring role on NCIS, has learned exclusively.

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The veteran character actor will appear in Season 8's second episode as Walter Carmichael, a middle school teacher whose classroom becomes a crime scene when one of his students is kidnapped. The episode also features William Devane (Knots Landing) as the grandfather of the abducted girl.Anderson, 65, is perhaps best known for his work as Bernard on Lost and Dr. Jack Kayson on ER. He has also appeared on Perfect Strangers, Growing Pains, Angel, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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NCIS returns Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c on CBS. Anderson's episode will air Sept. 28.