He has scored small roles on television shows, including Boston Legal, and worked behind the scenes for World Wrestling Entertainment before quitting that job earlier this year.
Now the star is preparing for his return to the public eye, playing Counter Terrorist Unit field ops chief Davis Cole, a Marine who idolizes Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer in the hit TV drama.
Prinze Jr. is the latest in a line of stars to sign up for the show's upcoming eighth season, joining Slumdog Millionaire actor Anil Kapoor, Law & Order's John Boyd, and Broadway favorite Jennifer Westfeldt.
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