This Is Us casts West Wing star in a recurring role for season 4

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Photo credit: NBC Universal - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Time-hopping drama This Is Us is adding a familiar face for its fourth season, expanding the family just a little bit more.

As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, actor Tim Matheson is joining the show. You'll probably know him best from The West Wing and National Lampoon's Animal House, or even for popping up in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the recent Child's Play.

He will take on the role of the previously unseen father of Rebecca, played by Mandy Moore. Rebecca is quite close to her dad and is closer to him than she is her mother, who she has a very strained relationship with.

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Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

Season 4 will also feature a host of new stars in smaller roles, including Once Upon a Time star Jennifer Morrison, When They See Us stars Asante Blackk and Marsha Stephanie Blake as well as The Sixth Sense director M Night Shyamalan.

As for what fans can expect, Randall Pearson actor Sterling K Brown recently revealed that the fourth season will be "disruptive" and is set to "broaden" the world of the show.

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"We're not necessarily understanding how characters are connected to the Pearson plan at large," he said. "There will be something that is disruptive, from the beginning."

This Is Us season 4 will air on Tuesday, September 24 on NBC in the US. The show airs on Channel 4 and is available on Amazon Prime in the UK.

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