Exclusive: 'Greek' taps Lea Thompson as Cappie's mom

Now that Casey has finally hooked her wagon to Cappie on Greek, it’s time for her to — you guessed it — meet the parents!

Caroline in the City herself, Lea Thompson, has been cast as Cappie’s free-spirited mother, April, while Jim Abele (24) will play his non-conformist father, Tobias.

“Meeting his parents will have a big impact on Casey,” says a Greek insider, adding that the modern-day hippies will appear during the second half of the show’s upcoming 10-episode cycle (debuting Jan. 25).

Do you pledge to support Greek‘s decision to hire Thompson and Abele as Cappie’s parents? Rush to the comments section with your answer! (See what I did there with “pledge” and “rush”?)

Photo Credit: Jamie Trueblood/ABC; Thompson: Sara De Boer/Retna


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  • Mel

    That’s so great! I love Lea Thompson. Missed her since Caroline in the City, and she was wonderful on Back to the Future. lol

  • Lori

    Both actors sound great! Lea is a great comedienne, so it should be very funny!

  • Elizabeth

    love greek! love cappie and casey together and i think that the parent choice is great!

  • Paige

    Man I love Greek news <3. Lea Thompson seems like she could pull off being a Hippy though not to sure based on Jim Abele's looks, we'll see. I'm excited for this episode though! Hopefully the so called "Big Impact" on Casey will be a good one. It's going to be fun to see Cappie with his parents.

  • Travis

    WooHoo!!! Lea Thompson will be awesome as Cappie’s mother! Can’t wait!!!

  • sean

    I saw Leah Thompson at the Spice Girls concert in Los Angeles like 12 years ago. That’s all.

  • Neil

    Does this mean we’ll learn Cappie’s REAL name? I’ve always been curious about why he’s so embarrassed about it. Coming from an April and a Tobias, it’s going to have to be something totally crazy and Zappa-ish.

    • elissa

      From the spoilers I’ve read, his parents seem to call him “Cap” so sadly, I think we will not be learning his name YET, probably in the series finale (I hope!) (which will, hopefully, be in a long time :P)

    • Sally

      I keep thinking it’s something like Capone, or since they’re hippies Carpathius or something weird like that.

      • lefty

        or just Captain.

      • elissa

        lmao Carpathius. good one. It’s for sure something embarassing!

      • RodneyJ

        I suspect it is Capricorn.

  • Sarah

    LOVE IT!!! CAN’T WAIT!!!

  • Tom

    This is great news. Lea will be perfect as Cappie’s mother–funny and free-spirited, for sure!

  • elissa

    LOVE GREEK!! <3 Thanks for the news :) And I think these choices are acceptable. Keep the Greek stuff coming until Jan. 25th so I don't loose my mind!!!!!!!!!! Thanks !!!

  • Lucy

    Lea Thompson! I missed her.

  • Flávia

    I love Caroline in the City. These are great news!

  • MC

    Brilliant piece of casting.

  • Lonestar

    Does that mean that we are finally going to find out cappie’s real name?

  • CappiesDad


    • elissa

      they should have cast you :P hehe

      • cappiesdad

        I KNOW! Too bad I can’t act, or I would be perfect for the part!

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