Exclusive: Jack's 'Lost' grandpa finds 'NCIS: LA' gig

raymond-barryImage Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images; Sonja Flemming/CBSAre we about to meet one of Hetty’s legendary sexual conquests?

Sources confirm to me exclusively that NCIS: LA has tapped Raymond J. Barry — whose long list of credits includes playing Jack’s grandfather Ray Shephard on Lost — to play a former secret agent who shares a past with Linda Hunt’s onetime minx.

According to the original casting call, Barry’s character, Branston Cole, appears “frail and blind from a stroke he suffered a while back, but he remains vigorous and sarcastic as he lives out the remainder of his days in a retirement home. A man with a long history and a deep well of secrets, he seems to still enjoy the game of espionage and manipulation, leading his handlers down questionable paths.”

Barry first shows up during November sweeps.

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  • Brian

    Arlo Givens, my man!

    • Larry David

      Exclusive: Ausiello sucks!

    • Bwana

      Arlo Givens, AMEN! This lack of respect for the show “Justified” by people supposedly in the know demonstrates why the show got shut out in the Emmy’s…

    • DC

      I can’t believe they skipped his Justified role either. He was Jack’s grandpa on LOST for what 1/2 an hour… He is a real catalyst for Raylan on Justified.

  • K

    He was on one episode. I don’t think that is what he known for at all.

  • Googoo

    Agreed K. He is Arlo Givens.

  • Melody

    Way to go Hetty!

  • theschnauzers

    Some of us know Raymond Barry from his recurring gig as Lilly’s dad on Cold Case.

  • Ryan

    Yeah he’s Arlo Givens from Justified

  • Kyle

    He and Matthew Fox actually have a nice resemblance.

  • Jammy Jam

    Wrong kid died!!!

  • Megan

    Arlo from Justified to me. He was only in LOST for one episode…wish it had been more though.

  • Nicole

    It’s kinda cool that he’s on NCIS LA, and he was just in Charlie Valentine with Michael Weatherly…not the same show, but still kinda cool.

  • Kyle Butler

    the wrong kid died!

  • Craig

    I don’t even remember him from Lost. I recognized him as Arlo Givens.

  • Petra

    I don’t even remember him…

  • Tego Livi

    He is also the son of the little old lady who had the hat in the wedding audience in “Arthur” and was just browsing in the department store in “Easy Money.”

    • Tego Livi

      I forgot to add: I wonder what LL Cool J thinks about all the special guests they keep having and all the cast changes, without doing anything at all with his character. Far as I can tell, they don’t seem to realize he’s even there. If I were LLCJ, I’d be getting pretty mad.

      • Shonaille

        The promo for the next ep shows that we find out more about Sam’s background and I’m hoping for more before sweeps or even during sweeps.

  • Dwigt

    Please have him hold a machete in hand…

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