Sure I know I should really have said actor Billy Dee Williams as opposed to Lando Calrissian, but seriously, more people probably know him by his “Star Wars” character name. Anyway, pedantic writing rules aside, actor Billy Dee Williams aka Lando Calrissian from the “Star Wars” universe has just snagged a role on “NCIS”.
The 75-year-old actor is set to portray Leroy Jethro, a WWII veteran and friend to our man Gibbs. Here’s the blurb from executive producer Gar Glasberg: “This is a very rich, emotional story and we couldn’t be happier to have Billy Dee Williams bringing this character to life. Mr Williams appeared in some of my favorite films from Lady Sings the Blues and Brian’s Song to the Star Wars saga [The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi]. Watching him work with Mark Harmon and Ralph Waite will be a real treat.”