Out actor Murray Bartlett has joined
the cast of Nashville.
Bartlett will have a recurring role
playing Jakob Fine, a “very handsome, charismatic and successful
men's fashion designer,” Deadline
Bartlett, 45, most recently played Dom
Basaluzzo for two season on HBO's gay drama Looking. Looking
ended earlier this year with a made-for-television movie.
star Jonathan Groff calls Murray Bartlett “a great kisser.”)
Other television credits include stints
on US daytime soap operas All My Children and Guiding
Light. The Australian-born actor also appeared on the Australian
prime-time soap Home and Away.
actress Jen Richards is also joining the cast in season 5.
ABC canceled the country music drama in
May after four seasons. Roughly a month later, CMT announced that it
would broadcast the show's fifth season, consisting of 22 seasons.