The 'NCIS' Team Rocks and Rolls All Night With Oscar Winner Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine and Michael Weatherly in 'NCIS'
Will Tony DiNozzo get down and funky with his bad self on Tuesday's "NCIS" (8 p.m. on CBS)? Well, probably not, but he will have his hands, and ears, full when he's charged with keeping an '80s rocker safe.
In "Rock and a Hard Place," DiNozzo and company are called into action when a bomb detonates in the dressing room at a military charity concert. The performer: Manheim Gold, a veteran rocker who will keep DiNozzo on his toes as Tony tries to keep him alive and kicking.
And playing the country rock god: Keith Carradine, the "Deadwood" and "Dexter" actor who won a Best Original Song Oscar in 1976 for "I'm Easy," a tune he wrote and sang in Robert Altman's "Nashville."
See Carradine performing "I'm Easy":
"They came to me with this offer to play this part. When I read it, I thought, 'Well, that will be fun,'" Carradine says of playing the character described by the network as a "washed-up '80s rocker."
Watch a preview of Carradine on "NCIS":
"Yes, that's the concept, although I have to admit that my own personal era was more the '70s," he adds. "It's somewhat nebulous, the actual time frame, and a lot of the choices that I made reflected my own history. He's a throwback. This is a guy who's never let it go. His hair is still past his shoulders, and he still has a mustache à la David Crosby. He wears a lot of Navajo jewelry. The bolo tie ... I actually brought a lot of my own stuff that I've had for a long time, that I've always kept. There's a Zuni bolo tie and a Navajo concho belt that I'm wearing [in the episode]. A lot of [Manheim's] appearance reflects that kind of sensibility — the long hair and the heavy metal look, although he's more country oriented, more country rock in his look."