Robert Patrick will guest star in True Blood season 5 as someone's father.

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

EXCLUSIVE 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).

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

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

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

  4. “Have you seen this werewolf?”

  5. 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.