Last week, we reported on the addition of child star Abigail Breslin to the list of upcoming Grey's Anatomy guest stars, as well as other spoilers.
This morning, we learned that veteran character actor Fred Ward has signed on for a guest starring role on the medical drama as well. He will appear on one of the first five episodes of the season, in what will be his first foray into prime time TV.
Ward, 63, has appeared in more than 70 movies, among them Escape From Alcatraz, Southern Comfort, The Right Stuff, Tremors and Sweet Home Alabama.
Grey's Anatomy is up for 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Drama series, which are being handed out Sunday. Will it win? Our readers seem to think so... but they may be a bit biased.
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