'True Blood' Casting News: 'Terminator 2' Actor Will Play Alcide's Dad

'True Blood' Casting News: 'Terminator 2' Actor Will Play Alcide's Dad On "True Blood," Joe Manganiello plays Alcide Herveaux, a tough werewolf. But the actor who was just cast to play Alcide's father is probably best known as a puddle of homocidal metal.

Robert Patrick has joined the cast of "True Blood" season five in the role of Alcide's dad, Jackson Herveaux. Patrick has had a long career with movie and TV credits that include "Flags of Our Fathers" and "The Unit," but you might know him best as the T-1000, the shape-shifting evil Terminator from "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

According to THR, Jackson Herveaux will first appear in a flashback that features a young Alcide. He has a debt to repay to Eric Northman through his father, which also explains why Alcide lent a hand in helping Sookie in the first place.

Patrick will make his appearance in season 5, episode 9, which is set to air on August 5. So there's a little bit of advance knowledge on Alcide's dealings later in the season!

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