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alum Victor Garber, known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Jennifer Garner's father on the beloved spy drama, has booked a major recurring role on The CW's
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First appearing in the 12th episode, Garber will play DC Comics character Dr. Martin Stein, who becomes one-half of Firestorm.
Dr. Stein is a brilliant but arrogant nuclear physicist who has sacrificed everything, including a marriage, for his work in transmutation. After he discovers the particle accelerator fused him with the younger, more impulsive Ronnie Raymond (
's Robbie Amell), he races to find a way to separate the two before it's too late.
Firestorm has appeared in several animated properties, such as ABC's
Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show,
, but this will be the character's first appearance in live action.
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Garber is the latest addition to a guest cast that includes original heroine Amanda Pays as Dr. Tina McGee, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave and Clancy Brown as General Wade Eiling. Executive producer Greg Berlanti hinted in July that there was a good chance Dr. Stein would be seen on The Flash, revealing that the character had been included in a version of the pilot.
Garber is repped by UTA and manager Bill Butler at Industry Entertainment. Garber currently recurs on Lisa Kudrow's
marks a reunion with Berlanti, for whom he appeared on
made a huge splash for The CW on Oct. 7, premiering to a massive 4.8 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic — the second-biggest debut for the network behind
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