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‘NCIS: L.A.’ Spinoff Casts John Corbett to Star

"United States of Tara" vet John Corbett will play a retired special agent who now works as an analyst

The planned "NCIS: Los Angeles" spinoff has found its leading man.

Getty ImagesJohn Corbett has landed the role of analyst Roy Quaid, an individual familiar with the casting told TheWrap on Wednesday.

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A former NCIS Special Agent forced to retire from active service, Quaid now works as an analyst. While no longer an active agent, Roy is the most experienced investigator working for Red Team, a fact that's not lost on any of the other agents.

"United States of Tara" and "Parenthood" alum Corbett will premiere the character on an upcoming episode of "NCIS: L.A.," which will serve as a backdoor pilot for the planned spinoff.