Scoop: ‘White Collar’ Landos Billy Dee Williams

by | August 2, 2010 at 5:37 PM | Casting News, Matt's TV News, TV News

Billy Dee Williams (Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

Billy Dee Williams (Charley Gallay/Getty Images)

The Ford will be with ‘White Collar‘ when Billy Dee Williams appears on an upcoming episode of the USA Network series.

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.

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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.

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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.

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