FOX CASTS JACK BAUER'S FATHER
Six Feet Under star, James Cromwell (Babe, L.A. Confidential) is joining the cast of FOX hit counterterrorist drama 24.
The actor who is currently filming Spider-Man 3 will play father to federal agent Jack Bauer (played by Kiefer Sutherland).
In addition to Cromwell, FOX has also announced casting British comedian Eddie Izzard as a 'villanous accomplice" whom Jack Bauer will hunt and torture.
Cromwell and Izzard join Kal Penn, Peter MacNichol, Regina King, Marisol Nichols, and Harry Lennix as new cast members in the show's sixth season scheduled to premiere in January 2007 on FOX.