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, TVGuide.com 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
) 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
and Star Trek: The Next Generation
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returns Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 8/7c on CBS. Anderson's episode will air Sept. 28.