ET Star Henry Thomas Scores Guest Spot On THE MENTALIST

Henry Thomas

Child star Henry Thomas, who sky rocketed into fame after appearing as Elliott in the classic Spielberg movie ET, will guest star on THE MENTALIST. The thirty-nine year old seasoned actor is slated to appear as a bounty hunter by the name of Tommy Lisbon. The sibling of Robin Tunney’s Teresa, TV Guide has confirmed. The role will reunite both Thomas and Tunney who have previously worked together back in the late 90’s on the movie Niagara, Niagara, as pointed out by the news outlet.

The Mentalist’s creator Bruno Heller shared a little of the back story on the Lisbon family tree. “Everyone else in the Lisbon family is a policeman or fireman so Tommy is considered a bit of a black sheep. We’ll see that he’s the kind of ne’er-do-well who will bring his 12-year-old daughter on a bounty-hunting expedition.”

Henry Thomas’ guest appearance in the show will air sometime in the later half of October. The actor’s impressive resume to date includes a lengthy list of over three dozen films, with his most notable and recent appearances in Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall, CSI, Without a Trace, Masters of Horror and Dear John.

The Mentalist will return to September 22nd on CBS in its fourth season.