EXCLUSIVE: Robert Patrick Joins True Blood Season 5 {SPOILERS}

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True-Blood.net has confirmed with HBO that Robert Patrick will guest star on True Blood season 5 as  Jackson Herveaux, Alcide’s father. We’ll meet him in episode 5.09, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”, when we flashback to when Alcide and Debbie Pelt were teenagers in the 1980s. Back then, Jackson was “powerful, inspiring, and heroic”, but in present day he’s pretty much given up on life. He’ll be a recurring guest star.

Robert has a lengthy list of credits, including Terminator 2, The X-Files, and the upcoming ABC drama Last Resort (I’ve seen the pilot; it’s on my Must See list for Fall).

Fan of the Southern Vampire Mysteries since 2001, and co-admin of True-Blood.net since 2008. Team Sookie!


  1. toni

    June 14, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    He is one tiny guy to play Alcide’s father, there is no resemblance at all.

    • Mel

      June 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      Yeah, not really seeing the family resemblance in appearance, but I can totally picture it in personality & attitude!

  2. Mike

    June 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I absolutely agree. He is a tiny guy and the person in the picture above looks a little overweight, not even sure that is him in the picture. I guess we will see soon enough.

  3. Elisha_Q

    June 17, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I have always imagined Alcide’s father more like around a decade younger James Brolin.

  4. normlgirl

    June 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    “Have you seen this werewolf?”

  5. K

    June 17, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I think he can more than deliver this role. Robert Patrick was excellent as Johnny Cash’s father in Walk the Line. I think he’s an underrated actor, and I look forward to seeing him on True Blood.