Los Angeles: The creators of legal drama “Suits” have roped in actor Jay Harrington to feature in a multiepisode arc in the show.
The 45-year-old “Better Off Ted” actor will be seen playing Mark Meadows, Donna Paulson’s ex-boyfriend in two episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We have discussed Jay for many roles over the years because our casting director, Bonnie Zane, knows I’m a huge fan of his from ‘Better Off Ted’ and other things. Often he was unavailable. A few months ago he was pitched for the role of Tommy Bratton, but we ended up going with Al Sapienza. A few weeks later we were writing the role of Mark Meadows and that was perfect.
“It requires someone in that age range who can be charming, can be handsome, and someone who can be a challenge sexually with Harvey for Donna,” showrunner Aaron Korsh said.
The role brings Harrington back to USA, where he featured in the 2014 short-lived legal comedy “Benched”. “Suits” is currently in its seventh season.