THE MENTALIST Sees Kevin Rankin in its Future

Former Trauma and Friday Night Lights star Kevin Rankin will join CBS’ THE MENTALIST in the potentially recurring role of Patrick Jane’s (Simon Baker) brother-in-law. When asked about Rankin’s character, who will be named Danny Ruskin, Executive Producer Bruno Heller said “He’s a hustler, a con artist, a ladies’ man, a cunning ne’er do well.” As for his effect on Jane, Heller continued “Through his sister, he has an emotional hook in Jane that he’s not afraid to tug at when it serves his nefarious purposes.”

Kevin Rankin is best known for his role as Herc in the much-loved drama, Friday Night Lights and he is currently shooting The Chaperone, a comedy film starring wrestler Triple H (Paul Levesque). His first appearance on The Mentalist will be in the second episode of the new season, airing Thursday, September 30 at 10pm.

(Source: EW)