Patrick Gallagher, who has co-starred as Coach Tanaka in Glee and Chow in True Blood, is coming to TNT’s MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE as a recurring character. In several upcoming episodes of the series starring Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher, Gallagher will play Jesse, the supervisor of the service department at Thoreau Chevrolet. The rather slow workpace of his crew has been an ongoing problem with Owen (Braugher), who recently took over the dealership from his father. MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE airs Mondays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with Gallagher’s first episode slated for tonight, Dec. 13.
In addition to Glee and True Blood, Gallagher has co-starred in such series as The Line and Da Vinci’s Inquest. He recently made guest appearances on the series Entourage and Hawaii Five-O. Gallagher’s big-screen credits include Sideways, Night at the Museum and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
Created by Ray Romano and Mike Royce, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE centers on three lifelong friends struggling to make their way through midlife. The show is a critical favorite, earning Braugher a 2010 Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE is from TNT Original Productions and is executive-produced by Romano, Royce, Rory Rosegarten and Cary Hoffman.