The veil of secrecy surrounding the Psych vet’s Season 4 recurring stint lifted slightly early Tuesday, with EW.com revealing that he will be portraying Kate and Toby’s grouchy new neighbor Gregory. Meanwhile, Omundson — who suffered a stroke in April 2017 — took to social media on Tuesday to talk up the momentous nature of the job itself.
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“Kind of a big day for me,” Omundson declared on Twitter. “Just over [two] years ago, a stroke almost killed me. Tonight, I’m returning to primetime network television thanks to [series creator] Dan Fogelman and the great people [at] This Is Us. Hope you’ll turn in.”
kind of a big day for me Just over 2 years ago, a stroke almost killed me. Tonight, I’m returning to Prime Time Network Television Thanks to @Dan_Fogelman and the great people @NBCThisisUs hope you’ll turn in. #suckitstroke #Tim2.0
— Timothy Omundson (@Omundson) October 8, 2019
The This Is Us gig is the first phase of a two-tier comeback for the actor. He also recently reprised his role as Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter in Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, which is slated to premiere on NBCU’s Peacock streaming service in 2020. Omundson’s stroke recovery precluded him from having a major presence in the first Psych movie on USA Network.
Omundson’s This Is Us character is similarly on the mend from a stroke. As noted by EW, Fogelman created the role of Gregory specifically for the actor.