True Blood Scoop: Robert Patrick to Play Alcide's Dad

Natalie Abrams
TV Guide
Joe Manganiello, Robert Patrick | Photo Credits: John P. Johnson/HBO, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Get ready to meet the werefather!

Robert Patrick has been cast as Alcide's father on True Blood, has confirmed.

Patrick will portray Jackson Herveaux, whose debt to Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) was what brought werewolf Alcide (Joe Manganiello) into the fold on Season 3 of the HBO series. According to, Jackson is introduced through a flashback to when Alcide and Debbie Pelt (Brit Morgan) were teenagers, and Alcide actually looked up to his father. In present day, that's not the case since Jackson has apparently given up on life.

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At the True Blood premiere party, Manganiello teased the introduction of Alcide's father to, calling the casting "awesome." "My own father approves of him!"

Patrick, who was recently promoted to series regular on ABC's Shawn Ryan drama Last Resort, is well known for his role in Terminator 2.

Patrick will appear in at least two episodes, beginning with Episode 9, slated to air Sunday, Aug. 5 at 9/8c on HBO.

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