Happy Days vet Henry Winkler is joining the cast of Royal Pains in the recurring role of Eddie Larson, the absentee father to Hank and Evan, a show rep confirms.
Winkler will debut during the hit drama’s upcoming second season when pops “arrives unannounced in the Hamptons, determined to reinsert himself into his sons’ lives and make up for lost time,” reads the official (and soon-to-be-released) press release. “But his motives are unclear at best. He will have a considerable impact on HankMed, as Hank and Evan grow divided over whether family reunions are always something to celebrate.”
Pains‘ second season is slated to premiere this summer.
PHOTO CREDIT: Royal Pains: USA Network; Winkler: Tina Gill/PR Photos