Manfredi is the volatile leader in the Maggia crime syndicate who will help Peggy Carter‘s adversaries further their agenda.
“We’ve loved working with Ken ever since he played a gay ex-demon for us on ‘Reaper,’ and we were so happy he was available for this role,” said Executive Producers Tara Butters, Chris Dingess, and Michele Fazekas. “His range is incredible — he can go from comedy to romance to drama with ease. Writing for him is easy, because he can do pretty much anything. And he used to have a karaoke room in his house, which makes him even more awesome.”
“At Marvel, even our villains need a certain degree of charm as they make life difficult for our heroes,” added Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television. “Ken brings a quality to Joseph Manfredi that only serves to make him even more menacing, adding another layer of depth to our already outstanding supporting cast.”
“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj as Chief Daniel Sousa. Season 2 is coming to ABC in early 2016.
Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, and Stan Lee are additional executive producers. “Marvel’s Agent Carter” is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television.
Marino recently starred on NBC’s “Marry Me.” This summer, his “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” dropped on Netflix.