‘Trophy Wife’ Star Bradley Whitford Joins ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Emmy winning actor to guest star on the Fox comedy series as Jake’s father

Last Updated: January 13, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Bradley Whitford is guest starring on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

The Emmy winning actor will play Jake Peralta’s (Andy Samberg) father, first appearing on an episode of the police-centered sitcom on Sunday, March 8. His character, Captain Roger Peralta, is billed as a charming airline pilot who often lets down his son. But Jake hopes all that will change when the two of them enjoy a father-son weekend in Brooklyn.

Whitford is best known for starring as Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman on over 150 episodes of NBC’s “The West Wing” and, more recently, as Kate’s (Malin Åkerman) husband Pete Harrison on CBS’s “The Trophy Wife.” He also appeared on Amazon’s Golden Globe winning series “Transparent” and is set to appear on Showtime’s upcoming series “Happyish.” His work on “The West Wing” netted him three Emmy nominations, including a win for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2001.

On the big screen, Whitford notably appeared in “The Cabin in the Woods” and “Saving Mr. Banks”; he also recently wrapped production on the upcoming Marc Abraham-directed Hank Williams biopic “I Saw the Light.”

WME, Greenlight Management and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz represent Whitford.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-stars Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Andre Braugher, Chelsea Peretti and Joe Lo Truglio. Created by Daniel J. Goor and Michael Schur, the show produced by Fremulon and distributed by 20th Century Fox Television.

It won the Golden Globe for best comedy in 2014, with star Andy Samberg also taking home a Globe for leading actor in a comedy. However, neither the show nor its star won any Golden Globes this year.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.

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