Screen Comeback for Prinze Jr. on ’24’

Freddie Prinze Jr. is set to make an explosive screen comeback after five years in the Hollywood wilderness — he has landed a role on hit TV series 24.

The actor, who is expecting his first baby with wife Sarah Michelle Gellar this fall, has been absent from movies since 2004’s Scooby Doo sequel.

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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