That is, Williams is guest-starring as Ford, an old friend of June’s (Diahann Carroll) late husband, Byron, in an episode shooting this week, Fancast has learned.
Fresh from a prison stint, Ford shows up on June’s doorstep. Immediately, Neal (Matt Bomer) suspects that con man Byron’s equally shifty pal has an agenda and is looking for more than a trip down memory lane. After all, as Neal himself knows all to well, giving up the life of a grifter is easier said than done.
An actor for 50-plus years, Williams’ credits are many, including ‘Brian’s Song’ (for which he netted an Emmy nod), the big-screen romance ‘Mahogany’ and ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.’ His recent TV credits include scads of voice work, ‘Private Practice’ and the ‘General Hospital’ spin-off ‘Night Shift.’
And yes, I’ve used this “____ Landos Billy Dee Williams” headline pun before. I’m easy.